List of Nigerian comedians

BASKETMOUTH.

His name is Bright Okpocha (goes by the pen name Basket). Bright was born on the 14th of September, 1978 in Lagos. He is a known comedian as well as an actor. He is the best among best, a star among stars in his profession as a comedian. I dey cut gap for dis guy ah tell u. This guy fit make you break your rib with laughter thus his pen name Basketmouth which suits him well. He’s an associate of many companies and has signed different endorsement contracts in the last 6 years. He started his profession as a comedian in 2000 and has brand deals with Amstel Malta, Globacom Limited etc. He has held many shows in different countries of the world in South Africa, London and America to mention the least. Basketmouth worth about 2 billion naira and earns about 350 million naira annually.

AY

Ayodeji Richard Makun, popularly called AY, is a multi-award winning Nigerian comedian and actor. An indigene of Ondo state. He’s a writer, director and MC. Omo this guy rock! He is the host of A.Y live shows and A.Y comedy skits. His rise in the industry is faster than expected and charges between 1 to 2 million naira per event. He makes about 280 million naira annually and worth about 800 million. He beats other comedians by his level of creativity that’s why when we talk of Ayo, we talk about creativity, suave and sophistication. He has won several awards to recognize his contribution in the Nigerian comedy industry. Recently, he just released his latest mind blowing melodrama “10 days in Sun city” featuring prominent actors and actresses in Nigeria and beyond.

I actually longed for this opportunity to distinguish between Basket mouth and Ay. Basket mouth has ideas that’s why his comical metaphysics theory will always leave you in awe relating to how he combines senseless issues and make them sensible and equally laughable. You would agree with me that he is intelligent and very talented beyond reasonable doubt. On the other hand is Ay and omo the guy get swags. He is fashionable and creative maybe because he’s a writer. Ay stands out because of his maturity in writing and performance. His creativity alone and aura of excellence is what no other comedian can beat.

ALIBABA

His real name is Atunyota Alleluya Akporobome. He was born on the 24th of June, 1965 and has over 30 years of performing on stage and serving as the host of most of the events of former  Presidents. If you don’t know Alibaba that means you weren’t born in the 90s. His Lekki mansion is worth more than 300 million naira. He is a motivational speaker a professional comedians who is regarded as one of the founding fathers of comedy in Nigeria. He plans and pioneers events especially political programs performing as MC and his estimated is worth about 3 billion naira and earns about 400 million naira per annum.

BOVI

Bovi Ugboma was born on the 25th of September, 1979. He hails from delta state, Nigeria. He is a graduate of delta State University, Abraka. He was born and brought up in Benin city and has been active in the comedy industry since 2007. Apart from being a comedian, he’s also a director, producer, actor and writer. He organizes comedy concerts e.g. “Man On Fire” across the globe. He has made lots of money from events he has anchored coupled with numerous adverts and tours. He is also a Globacom Ambassador. He is work Over 6oo million naira.

AKPORORO

Jephta Bowoto (a.k.a. Akpororo) is a Nigerian comedian and singer. He is an Ilaje-Warri Boy. His career took a great turn when we held a comedy and Music Concert tagged Akpororo Vs. Akpororo at the Shell hall of Muson Center, Lagos. He is a great singer and a terrific entertainer. He has been nominate for several awards and has won many. He’s known as the richest kid in his profession at the moment. His worth is over 100 million naira.

I GO DYE

Francis Agoda was born on the 4th of April, 1979. He hails from Delta state, Nigeria. He has organized different shows such as “I go dye Standing” across the globe and has been active in the industry since 1991. His debut into the night of A Thousand Laughs coupled with his hilarious personality earned him a place in the Nigeria comedy house.

He is a United Nations millennium Developmental Goal Ambassador and also the C.E.O of Revamp Construction Company. His networth is over 2 billion naira and earns about 500 million naira annually. He is presently constructing a bottle water company; Franstel natural Bottle Water.

KLINT DA DRUNK

Afametuna Clinton  Igwemma was born on march 3th 1973, an indigene of AgukwubNri in Anocha LGA in Anambra state. He began as a teenager performing to entertain in class and church dramas. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at the Insitutute of management and technology Enugu where he studies Fine and Aplied Arts.  He is a comedian as he is a talented actor and musician. Today, he is a multimillionaire who’s style of comedy as a drunk is simply irresistible. As at 2013, his estimated worth was 3billion naira now his over $680,ooo

JULIUS AGWU

Julius agwu was born on the 7th of aprilb1973 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to Chief Augustine Amadi agwu and mrs. Mary Agwu. Heis early education was in  an Elementary state school and UPE school both in choba. He attended government secondary school in Borokini Port Harcourt acquiring his 0level at Akpos Grammar school in Ozoba, a diploma and bachelor degree in theatre arts at the university of Port Harcourt. He was awarded best student in the graduating class .  Is a Nigerian comedians known for his good sense of dressing. He made more than 20 million naira during the launch of his book when he clocked 40. He is not just a comedian but also a political affiliates that’s why whenever you watch him perform, you see a classy and responsible individual on stage that doesn’t quite fit into the children scene. He has properties scattered all over the country.

GORDON

Gordon a.k.a comedy barloscuni under the ODP osusu political party is the first born child of his parents who attended Ighagbadu primary school delta state and then proceeded to nana college for secondary education. At age 13, the comedian was already the bread winner of the family. He studied integrated science at the university of delta. He is based known for his cliché “HALLELUJAH” in between jokes which most people disapprove with.

GBENGA ADEYINKA

Gbenga Adeyinka was born on may 7th 1968, an indigene of Abeokuta in ogun state, Nigeria. He is a graduate of English from the University of Lagos. He is the first Nigerian comedian to have worked in Ghana. He has anchored the Ghana music Award twice and performed at more than 12 shows in Ghana where he has a huge number of fans. He was known as the comedian of the federsl republic and now grand comedian of Nigeria.

Currently, he anchors more events than any other comedian in the country. He is the politicians’ top choice. He owns the Laffmattaz show one of the most outstabding show with over 5000 people in attendance yearly. Gbenga Adeyinka is work over 1 billion naira.

 OKEY BAKASSI

Okechukwu Anthony Oyegbule known by his stage name Okey Bakassi is a Nigerian comedian, movie actor an entertainer and a politician in charge of upscale events and once served as Senior Special Assistant on entertainment in Imo state where he hails. He was born on October 23 1969.  His worth is over 750m and he has assets in Imo and Canada.

 TEE A

Babatunde Adewale, a.k.a. Tee A is a Nigerian comedian and a gifted wedding MC who was born on December 19 in delta state. He began his performing when he was in JSS class back then in secondary school. He is a graduate of linguistics at the university of Lagos. He was a pupil of Alibaba,  a well known merchant which excluding his private businesses, he is worth over #300m.

SEYI LAW

I won’t fail to include Idileoye Oluwaseyitun Lawrence Aletile who was born on the 22nd of june 1983. He grew up at Gsbon without his paents before rrturning to Nigeria at six. He attended nursery and pimary schools at okitipupa, ondo state, secondary school at ekiti state government collge formerly unity secondary school then travvlled to lagos where he completed his enior secondary school at Methodist boys high school, victoria highland, lagos. he rested a bit before takin a part time programme on computer at th lagos state polytechnic. Did you know thst this comedian was a fish trader? He woud go to the makok market withhis mother, buy the fish, cross the mainland with baskets of fish on his head. On getting home would wash, dry and coat the fish with flour for sale in fron of their house. After a while, hedeicded to move to orile to joinhis elder borhter, there  he startesa small acle business of selling recharge cards. He got into comedy upon winning the Ay open comedy skit in September 2006. After that he decided to  bw under the tutelage of Ay following him to events to learn the modus operand I to the merchant and then decide to take up comdy as aprofession in 2007. Apart from winning the ay skit he was  also invited by Opa Williams for a live comedy show. His growth in the industry is tremendous. He is an endorser who bagged a deal worth millions of naira in 2013 for Ptv phones.

HELEN PAUL

Helen Paul Bamisile (Tatafo) is a comedienne, singer and actress you would easily remember especially after her feature in Olmaide’s hit “introduction”. She was born on January 29 1978 and lived with her grandmother in Lagos state.  She ia an indigene of Edo state.  She attended Omiyade primary school, jibowu high school and Bejide Memorial College all in Lagos State. She couldn’t go to college due to insufficient fund so she started working as a waitress where she was paid 10,000 then 40,000. With this, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in theatre arts in 2010 and a master’s degree in 2012 from the University of Lagos.  She is currently undergoing her Phd in theatre arts in the same university of Lagos, Lagos state.

There are several comedians in Nigeria.

This is a list of notable Nigerian comedians arranged in alphabetical order.

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Mark Angel (born 27 May 1991) is a Nigerian comedian and video producer, best known for the Mark Angel Comedy series of shorts, often featuring child comedians such as his niece, Emmanuella Samuel (age 9) and her sister, “Aunty” Success Madubuike (age 5 as of 2019). Angel’s YouTube channel was the first African comedy channel to reach one million subscribers

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