This is the list of Top 10 Comedians in Nigeria, talented Nigerians who not only makes people laugh but also paved their way into fame.
The Nigerian entertainment industry has blossomed into a mainstream sector that has not only made a name for its practitioners, it has equally given them wealth as a reward.
For the love of laughter, comedy was created as a means of easing stress and lightening our mood. Also, it has become a business venture that has profited those involved over the years.
However, we have done a research on the top 10 comedians in Nigeria. The names are as follows:
Ayo Makun popularly known as Ay is an entertainer par excellence. Many persons have stated that his jokes are not as exciting as they would want it to be.
Nevertheless, it does not take away the fact that Ay understands what entertainment is about. His popular Easter Day comedy show Ay Live is one of the biggest shows in the country.
It brings together comedians, musicians, dancers, and other notable personalities in one hall for a night of quality entertainment.
In the movie industry, Ay has excelled with producing and acting in movies such as 30 days in Atlanta, 10 Days in Sun City, A trip to Jamaica, and Merry Men 1&2.
AY net worth is currently estimated at $2 million in Dollars and about 3.2 billion in Naira.
Gordons is one of the big names in the comedy business. The Delta State indigene is famous for using slangs like “Hallelujah”.
Often, he calls himself Comedy Barlusconi and bishop of the Osusu ministry. Likewise, he has released many comedy CD compilations under the Gordons Comedy Klinic Wards.
His net worth is set at 400 million naira.
Jephthah Bowoto popularly known as Akpororo is an energetic gospel singer and comedian. He is the host of the annual comedy show, Akpororo Vs Akpororo.
He has warmed his way to the hearts of his fans with his ability to elicit laughter with the way he looks at people. His demonstrations are funny in themselves.
For his consistency and hardwork over the years, he definitely deserves a place on our list of top 10 comedians in Nigeria.
Akpororo’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million
Atunyota Akpobome, popularly known as Ali Baba and the Grand Comedian of the Federal Republic (GCFR), is an evergreen breed. The renowned comedian is known as the King of Comedy for being the first comedian to commercialise comedy in Nigeria. Likewise, he is the pioneer of Stand Up comedy in the country.
Ali Baba has moved away from stand up comedy to compereing prominent events in the country. He is also known to organise the Ali Baba spontaneity comedy contest on January 1st yearly.
Forbes estimates his net worth as N3 billion
Comedy is a talent for most persons. With little grooming, they became professionals who hold their audience to memorable moments of laughter.
Acapella is one of such comedians. He creates laughter effortlessly. He is known to keep a straight face and move about the stage as he dishes out jokes to the excitement of his audience. Comes naturally for him. Over the years, his talent has led to an increase in his fan base.
His net worth is estimated to be $500,000
5. Seyi Law
Seyi Law is an energetic comedian who banks on entertaining his audience with issues they can all relate to.
He is popularly known for his comedy skit about black Jesus that was being flogged on his way to Calvary.
It is paramount to note that Seyi Law, like his other colleagues, is very hardworking.
His shows are also top-notch. Regularly, he creates comedy skits to keep his fans focused on his works.
Seyi law have an estimate net worth of $750,000
4. Kenny Blaq
Arguably, Kenny Blaq can be said to be the most creative comedian in Nigeria.
He sits at the fourth spot of our list of top 10 comedians in Nigeria with a net worth estimate at $100,000-$500,000.
He is a singer cum comedian. Often, he uses songs to get his audience wowed. Also, he is known to remix the songs of most artists and perform them in his version. Usually, many of his fans get excited that they spray money at him for his ability to entertain them nonstop.
3. I Go Die
Francis Agoda is a rib cracker par excellence. The Warri-born comedian does not waste time to put smiles on the faces of his audience.
Comedy comes to I Go Dye naturally. Most times, he comes on stage with the sole aim to talk about himself, relationships, and the government.
However, he usually delivers more on that. At the end of most of his performances, he advises his listeners on the need to keep their hope alive. If he can make it, despite coming from a poor background; then, they can also make it.
His net worth is valued at N1.8bn
With two decades as a stand-up comedian, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basket Mouth is one of the best comedians in the country.
He is hilarious with his coordinated jokes which spans across various ages, topics, and sectors of the country.
Beyond Nigeria, Basket Mouth is very popular among other African comedians.
He invites them for his comedy shows as well as they invite him too. We will not be wrong if we say that Basket Mouth is Nigeria’s biggest comedy export with his quality international collaborations.
Basketmouth net worth N2bn
Bovi is a talented actor and comedian. His rise to fame began when he featured as Onoriode in a television series, Extended Family.
Besides, he was known as Akpos in Ay’s Who Wants To Be A Billionaire, a comedy skit that mimicked the MTN sponsored Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
Bovi is very witty and has his jokes well carved out. It is pertinent to note that Bovi hosts a one-man comedy show – Bovi Man on Fire and delivers to the delight of his fans.
Bovi Ugboma sits at the number one spot of our list of top 10 comedians in Nigeria with estimate net worth $1m – $5m.