When it comes to being funny, there are Nollywood actors and actresses we cannot just forget, they definitely cannot be deleted from our memories. They remain ever memorable whether in life or in death because of how remarkably hilarious they were/are in the movie industry. These class of actors and actresses are so naturally gifted with the ability to cause peals of laughter in their spectators that every Dick and Harry would never love to miss watching any movie they starred in. We present to you here, the funniest Nigerian actors and actresses, anytime, anywhere. Enjoy!
10. Funke Akindele
Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, popularly known as Funke Akindele is one of the funniest Nollywood actresses ever. In 2009, she won the African Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress In A Leading Role. Some of her movie credits include Jennifer, Girls on Fire, Angelina, Sherikoko, Osuofia Goes To School, Maami, and Married but Living Single among others. I think she should not only be seen just as an ordinary actress, but as a comedy actress.
9. Chinedu Ikedieze
Chinedu Ikedieze, popularly known as Aki could be said to be Osita Iheme’s partner in Nollywood. He has the same mini stature with Osita and acts alongside him in most movies. Chinedu does so well in comic role such that seeing him in a movie advert already labels the movie a very interesting and hilarious one. His popularity came through after his role with Osita in the Nigerian movie, Aki na Ukwa. His other movies include Spanner, The Johnsons, Magic Cap, Jack and Jill among others. Their most recent comedy movie is Aki and Pawpaw’ Sisters.
8. Eniola Badmus
Eniola Badmus is the busty and fat Nollywood actress who is popularly known as ‘Gbogbo Bigz Girls’ in Yoruba movie circles for the role she played in the sensational Yoruba movie, Jenifa produced by Funke Akindele. Her comic dressing sense, idiolect, and her other unique idiosyncrasies are among the major things that’re bringing her recognition in the movie industry. Another significant thing is the way she interprets her film character which makes most of her fans to get excited just seeing her name on movie jackets. Her most recent comedy movie is Basira Goes to London which will soon hit the market. The actress is excited to play the lead character, ‘Basira’, in this new comedy.
7. Osita Iheme
The miniature Osita Iheme is a comedic Nigerian actor widely known for playing the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. That particular movie succeeded in giving him the common nickname, Paw-paw which he goes by till today. Usually, he plays the role of a child in movies because of his stature and voice, but recently, he has taken several adult roles too. The fact is, whether he plays an adult or childish role, the comic ones have always been the best. Some of his most popular rib cracking movies include One Good Turn, Baby Police, Mirror Boy, The Johnsons, etc.
6. Patience Ozokwor
Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama-G may not be completely tagged a funny actress; it may have been more suitable to label her a troublesome character but you can agree with me that humour has never been left out in most of her roles, be it the purely comic roles or the completely troublesome ones, and for this reason, we can’t afford to miss her in this list. It is true that sometimes her roles could be annoyingly funny, that is, she may be doing something really wicked in an amusing way, Patience knows how to make her roles real interesting. The most striking thing about her and comedy is her ingenuity and spontaneity which makes the whole thing most enjoyable. She is one of Nollywood’s funny actresses whose mark on the industry will remain indelible.