Friday, 7 September 2012
Not a joke: Comedian Julius Agwu stranded in the US after Air Nigeria shuts down
Comedian Julius Agwu is lamenting about his current situation – he is trapped in the US, no thanks to Jimoh Ibrahim and the recently defunt Air Nigeria.
Agwu says he flew with Air Nigeria from Nigeria to London for his ‘Crack Ya Ribs‘ show which was held on August 26, 2012 at the plush Lighthouse Hall, Camberwell but cannot return to Nigeria now because the airline has abruptly shut down services.
The owner of the airline, Jimoh Ibrahim, had on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 announced a one-year suspension of all activities of the airline and terminated the employment of all its staff, sparing only 50.
The usually lively comedian took to micro-blogging website Twitter to complain bitterly;
Is it a Crime to support nigerian bizness, we flew AirNig to Lond, now we can’t return cos #JimohIbrahimOFR ordered a closure GEJ #WHY?☹’, @JuliusAgwu1 tweeted.
‘#JimohIbrahimOFR #JimohIbrahimOFR #JimohIbrahimOFR #JimohIbrahimOFR #JimohIbrahimOFR GEJ#WHY?????’, he continued
Agwu then asked for the suspension to commence after his return to the country. ‘#JimohIbrahimOFR… Postpone ur closure until after our return o!!!! #NaijaBizness‘.
The on-going ‘Crack Ya Ribs’ show is however going on smoothly; after staging concerts in London and New York, Agwu and his crew will be going live on stage in Houston on Saturday, September 8, 2012.