List of 20 Funniest Nigerian Comedians

 

List of 20 Funniest Nigerian Comedians


Comedy in Nigeria is getting more interesting and valuable every day. Comedy concerts are now held all over the country, attracting the attention of VIPs and commoners alike. As it becomes more profitable and entertaining, people are willing to take up comedy as a career or spend money to enjoy comedy shows.

It would never have happened without the tireless efforts of industry pioneers who believed that careers come with clowns and never gave up on their passion. Julius Agwu, I Go Die, Ali Baba, AY, Basket Mouth and others are credited for putting Nigerian comedy on the map but surprisingly new comedians are taking the industry by storm, most of whom are active on social media. Learn about Top 20 Best YouTube Comedians in Nigeria

In no particular order, we've rounded up some Nigerian comedians you can't help but laugh at in their videos or when they're on the mic.

 

• Nasty Blaq

Net worth: ₦18.9 million

Age: 27

Country of origin: unspecified

Years of activity: 2016 to present

Other Sources of Income: Content Creation

Nasty Blaq (real name Abisi Emmanuel Ezechukwu) is a comedy artist and content creator. He is an Igbo citizen born and raised in Lagos state but his origins are yet to be confirmed. He is an Igbo citizen born and raised in Lagos state but his origins are yet to be confirmed.

He became interested in comedy during his high school years, where he created some very funny jokes and cartoons. Nasty Blaq started writing comedy scripts professionally in 2016, and in 2018 he became famous for his parody comedies, which many stars reposted on social networks.

His style is relational and he is never wrong. Laugh out loud sure to make all his sketches. He often works with Sidney Talker.

 

• Broda Shaggi

Net worth: $200,000

Age: 30

State of Origin: Delta State

Year of activity: unspecified

Other Sources of Income: music and movies

Broda Shaggy born Samuel Anishawn Perry is one of the most influential and popular Nigerian comedians who also works as a singer, actor, screenwriter and director and has over 9 million followers on Instagram. He studied creative arts at the University of Lagos.

Shaggy discovered his passion for comedy while in college and began performing at many corporate and casual events. He became famous on social media after his movie Jesus in Mushin went viral.

Today, he uses his humor and creative dynamism to make people laugh and engage in the game. His style, which mimics street culture and attitudes, has become very popular both online and offline.

 

• Lasisi

Net worth: $100,000

Age: 32

Place of Origin: Kwara State

Years of activity: 2017 Till Date

Other sources of Income: Acting, Music

Her real name is Nosa Adeyemi Afolabi and she was born on April 29, 1991. Lasisi's comedy is so funny that it makes him stand out as one of the most talented Nigerian comedians. Hailing from Kwara State, he is one of the funniest comedians in Nigeria today. With 3 million followers on Instagram and 75,000 on TikTok, she addresses her fans with funny remarks through a Snapchat filter with a mouth wider than a frying pan. After graduating from the University of Ilorin, Lasisi started as a musician before venturing into the comedy business.

One of her popular projects is a 16-minute episode of Mama & Papa Godspower that focuses on low-income households in Nigeria. He is also a live comedian and master of ceremonies. Lasisi starred in the hit Netflix thriller The Ghost and the Tout.

 

• Zic Saloma

Net worth: ₦20 million

Age: 32

Place of Origin: Abia State

Years of activity: 2017 Till Date

Other Sources of Income: Music

His real name is Aloma Isaac Jr. and he is famous for his comedy videos posted on Instagram and TikTok. The Abia State native is one of the most talented rib crackers in Nigeria. Zeke Saloma's mouth is very fast and can tell a story so funny that it will have the audience laughing on the edge of their seats in seconds. 

She is famous for constantly alternating between the roles of the reincarnated boy Sister Equitus, the troubled old Mamaizing Grace, and the mother of the perpetually pregnant woman, Despair. I can't stop laughing when I watch his creative and funny videos. To make his expressions funny, Zeke always wore heavy costumes and funny makeup, which was a satisfying and enjoyable time.

 

• Kenny Blaq

Net worth: $200,000

Age: 44

State of Origin: Lagos State

Year of operation: 2008 Till Date

Other Sources of Income: Songs

Otolorin Kehinde, better known by his stage name Kenny Black, is a Nigerian comedian and singer known for using songs to create comedy. He started with skits on Instagram and gained fame and popularity today through his creativity. She has over a million followers on Instagram and has several awards to her name. Some of them are Comedian of the Year at Naija FM Comedy Awards (2016), Comedian of the Year (Stand Up) at MAYA Awards (2019), MEAMA Awards Nigeria (2016) and many more.

 

• Mark Angel

Net worth: $1.2 million

Age: 32

Year of activity: 2013 Till Date

Place of Origin: Imo State

Other sources of Income: Endorsement

Even if you're not a comedy fan, there's probably no one anywhere in the country who doesn't know Emmanuella and Mark Angel's ghost comedy. Mark Angel is a Nigerian comedian and video producer, best known for his short-lived YouTube series Mark Angel Comedy (mainly the children's comedy Emmanuella and Luck). He is also known for his unique, childlike voice and has a creative ability to invent funny stories and stories that he tells in the most entertaining and dramatic way. Marc Angel is making waves on YouTube with over 8 million subscribers. 

Marc Angel's longest serving actress, Emmanuella is Africa's youngest YouTube award winner and has won local and international comedy awards for her work with Marc Angel. Emmanuella has been captivating audiences with her very funny jokes for a long time. In most short comics, he usually takes on the role of a naughty boy. In 2019, it won the Children's Comedy of the Year award at the African Film Awards.

 

• Crazeclown

Net worth: $100,000

Age: 31

Place of Origin: Imo State

Year of activity: Unspecified

Other sources of income: N/A

Emmanuel Ogonna Ivueke, better known by his stage name Crazeclown, graduated from Kharkiv National Medical University in Ukraine. He remains one of the funniest Nigerian comedians who has carved a niche for himself in the field of comedy skits.

Crazezclown is known for his naturalness and his skits are so funny and relaxed that you won't want to miss them. He has over 4 million followers and often pranks his "son" Ade, demonstrating how a typical Nigerian father behaves. He wears a white elder agbada with a cap popular among the Yoruba tribe. They also engage in sponsored posts for various brands.

 

• Josh2funny

Net worth: $100,000

Age: 33

Place of Origin: Anambra State

Years of activity: 2015 Till Date

Other Sources of Income: Not specified

Josh2funny also known as Madam Felicia is a Nigerian comedian, singer and transvestite. Josh2funny may not have been established in the comedy entertainment industry for long, but he is very funny and that made him popular very quickly. 

He studied computer science at the Federal University of Science and Technology, Yaba and after graduation started performing at churches and private functions. He's very smart, funny and has the stuff to blow your walls up anytime, anywhere! With over 2 million followers on Instagram, he is gradually gaining leadership as one of the funniest comedians in Nigeria. Josh2funny starred in the sitcom My Flatmates. In 2011, he won the Project Talent Hunt competition.

 

• Bovi

Net worth: $640,000

Age: 44

Place of Origin: Delta State

Years of activity: 2007 - present

Other sources of Income: Writing and Production

His real name is Bowie Ugboma and he was born on September 25, 1979. Besides being a comedian, he is also a director, producer, actor and writer. Bowie is a native of Delta State and holds a degree in Theater Arts from Delta State University. 

He is one of the funniest comedians in Nigeria today. He is closely associated with the popular joke 'Aqpos' and was also the first person to name comedian AY in the comedy show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'. He began his career in 2007 starring in the sitcom Extended Family, which he created, wrote and produced. She is dating popular Nigerian comedian Basket Mutt.

 

• Funny Bone

Net Worth: $400,000

Age: 38

Place of Origin: Anambra State

Year of activity: N/A

Other sources of Income: N/A

Funny Bone whose full name is Stanley Chibunna is one of the most popular and entertaining Nigerian comedians. He holds a BA from the University of Jos. He started his career as a dancer, then moved on to acting and finally to comedy. 

Funny Bone gained national attention after appearing in Grandpa Williams' comedy show "A Night of a Thousand Laughs." His comedy is catchy and will make you laugh easily. He calls himself a proud Igbo boy and says he uses Igbo slang to make his comedy more interesting and attractive to the audience. He acted in many comedy skits and shows of other famous comedians like AY, Julius Agwu, Bowie, Basketmouth etc. Awards he has received throughout his career include Best New Comedian at the Diamond Awards, Most Promising Comic Act at the City People Entertainment Awards and Best Comedian in Nigeria at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

 

• Mr. Macaroni

Net worth: $200,000

Age: 53

State of Origin: Lagos State

Year of activity: 2014 to date

Other sources of Income: N/A

Popularly known as Mr Debo Adedayo. Macaron has established himself as a notable force in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He is a popular comedian, actor, screenwriter and content creator on Instagram and YouTube. Mr. Macaron is the originator of the phrase "You're doing it right" which is commonly used among young Nigerians. He said he got his comedic inspiration from watching Broda Shaggy posting skits online that people liked a lot.

Then he got an idea and started with the old school teacher character and then moved on to the sugar daddy character he plays now. So far, she has had a successful career and appeared in many movies and series like Wale Adenuga series, Family Ties, Papa Ajaco, Face 2 Face etc.

 

• Mr. Funny

Net worth: $100,000

Age: 28

Place of Origin: River State

Years of activity: 2015 - present

Other sources of income: N/A

Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Ejekwu popularly known as mr. The cheerful and funny character was popularized by Sabinus, who usually wore a blue shirt and was always grumpy in all his sketches. He started doing comedy skits at the University of Port Harcourt and rose to fame during the school's student week. Later, he started posting his videos on his social media pages and soon attracted the attention of many celebrities who helped him repost his videos.

Currently m. Funny has gathered a huge fan base which is growing every day.

 

• MC Aproko

Net worth: $250,000

Age: 44

Place of Origin: Bayelsa State

Years of activity: 2017 till date

Other sources of income: N/A

MC Aproko is a Nigerian comedian with talent and natural talent. He started his comedy career in 2017 after winning the Comedy Central Grab the Mic with Maltina for ₦1.5 million at the Eko Convention Centre. MC Aproko rose to fame in 2020 when he won ₦5 million and a new car on Next Rated Naija Comedy Star hosted by top comedian AY.

Since then, the talented comedian has rocked the comedy industry with his talent and creativity, making us laugh out loud. In December 2020, Bayelsa State Governor Duye Diri appointed him Special Assistant on Entertainment.

 

• Frank D Don

Net worth: $450,000

Age: 38

Place of Origin: Delta State

Years of activity: 2009 - Until Date

Other sources of Income: N/A

Frank D Don is one of the most talented and gifted Nigerian comedians. After graduating with a BA in Mass Communication from Ogwashi-ukwu Polytechnic, Frank pursued his interest in comedy. He started out as a stage performer and rose to fame after appearing on the Star Trek Show and performing in his first productions with Unity Theater Productions. Frank D has worked with popular comedians like Bovi, Igodye Buchi, Basketmouth, Alibaba and more. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions in his comedy career.

 

• MC Lively

Net worth: $125,000

MC Lively is a Nigerian comedian and actor from Edo State, Nigeria. After studying law at Obafemi Awolowo University, he pursued his passion for comedy. He started as an MC and then moved into stand-up comedy. However, his attempts at stand-up comedy failed and he decided to continue acting. He gained attention in 2015 for his role as MC Lively in the comedy 'Agidi', which deals with the fuel shortage issue. He became a popular comedian in the industry and also appeared in many Nigerian comedy movies.

 

• Basket Mouth

Net Worth: $300,000 Age: 45

Place of Origin: Abia State

Years of activity: 2000- Ttill Date

Other Sources of Income: acting

Basket Mouth, whose real name is Bright Okpocha, is a popular Nigerian comedian, a leading artist in the Nigerian stand-up comedy industry and the second most popular comedian in Africa. He tried his hand at comedy while studying at the University of Benin, but says his first stand-up show was a disaster when the audience became irritated and kicked him off the stage.

Today, Basket Mouth has no serious rivals in the Nigerian comedy scene. It is in a league of its own. He was the first African comedian to perform at the HMB Hammersmith Apollo in a sell-out one-man comedy show. Basket Mouth is so good at comedy that almost everyone thinks it can never go wrong.

 

• Chief Obi

Net worth: $500,000

Age: 29

Place of origin: N/A

Years of Activity: 2019 – Till Date

Other sources of Income: N/A

Henry Obifule popularly known as Chief Obi rose to fame in the comedy industry by dressing up as a typical Nigerian father. He has appeared in music videos of musicians like 2face, Olamide and others. His success led him to become the first ambassador of Vomoz Communications.

 

• Chief Imo

Net worth: $300,000

Age: N/A

Place of Origin: Imo State

Years of Activity: 2000 Till Date

Other sources of Income: Acting

Chief Imo is a Nollywood comedian and one of the funniest Nigerian comedians known for his hilarious satire delivered in Igbo. He began his career in his school's drama club, where he performed Bible verses every day and was evaluated by his teacher after each performance. Having discovered his talent in the entertainment industry since 2000, he never let anything stop him from achieving his goals, even when people tried to hurt him. Currently, he has established himself as one of the most popular comedians in the entertainment industry.

 

• Twyse

Net worth: $55,000

Age: 31

Place of Origin: Edo State

Years of activity: 2016 to present

Other sources of Income: N/A

Twyse, whose real name is Ereme Abraham, became popular on social media due to the originality of his skits. His unique Instagram videos have made him popular on social media. The Brit said he got into comedy out of boredom and found a career that would make him one of the 20 funniest Nigerian comedians today who never fail to put a smile on our faces. Twyse has worked with top artists including Falz.

One thing that makes his comedy stand out and stand out is his costumes.

 

• Sydney Talker

Net worth: $400,000

Age: 28

Place of Origin: Edo State

Years of activity: 2015 Till Date

Other sources of Income: N/A

Sidney Egere is a beloved comedian on Instagram whose hilarious sketches have earned him a place in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Born on January 26, 1994, he is from Edo State. The graduate of the University of Information in Benin gained fame and recognition in the media with his face and white headscarf. Sydney is said to still be studying at the University of Benin. He rose to fame with the 2016 film Poor Power Supply Comedy Skits.

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