Mr Macaroni is a renowned actor, comedian, social media influencer, and activist with an estimated net worth of $117,000 (about N48 million). He is ranked among Nigeria’s wealthiest comedians and one of the country’s most famous celebrities.
He is one of the pioneers who spearheaded the evolvement of comedy from stand-up performances and narratives into skits. And in recent times, there’s been a growing wave of comedy skit makers.
If you haven’t caught the gist of who we are referring to by his stage name, Mr. Macaroni’s real name is Debo Adebayo. You’ll recall that he was actively involved in the #ENDSARS protest and is popularly known for his catchphrases “ooin,” “Fantabulous,” “you’re doing well,” and “freaky freaky.” The budding comedian has left an indelible mark in Nigeria’s comedy industry within the short time he made his debut; little wonder he’s regarded as one of the most sought-after artists in the entertainment industry.
Mr Macaroni Has a Net Worth of N48 Million He Earned Chiefly from Comedy
The social media personality has made a considerable amount of money, estimated to be N48 million from his comedy skits. While it can’t be ascertained the exact amount he has been able to make from comedy alone, it’s believed that he’s made so much from his funny videos and parodies. However, no matter how large Mr Macaroni net worth might be, it is paramount to point out that it is a conservative estimate as some reports have it that he has as much as N67 million as his net worth.
Though undeniably rich, Mr. Macaroni sits comfortably on the lower end of the spectrum compared to the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria. The list is headed by Ali Baba, who has a net of N3 billion and rounded off with Akpororo, worth N350 million.
Still, Mr. Macaroni is deserving of praise, seeing how much he has gathered within the short time he debuted on the Nigerian comedy scene. Also, his success as a comedian can be attributed to his ingenuity in designing a comical character, which many “wealthy” Nigerian men can relate with.
A Look At His Other Sources of Income
In addition to his comedy career, the entertainer earns money from social media, his entertainment company, advertising, and the movie industry. However, the exact amount he has made from these income sources isn’t known. However, they contributed to the massive net worth Mr Macaroni currently enjoys.
He First Earned Money as an Actor
Before his comedy career, Mr. Macaroni dipped his toes into acting in 2014. He was part of his secondary school drama group and once featured in Williams Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. That same year, he underwent an acting course at PEFTI film institute. After graduating from acting school, he began auditioning for movie roles. He has featured in several movies and drama series, including –
- House 31
- Jenifa’s Diary
- Royal Outlaw
- SuperStory and most recent
Mr. Macaroni Also Makes Money From Writing Acting/Comedy Scripts
Besides being an actor, the comic sensation doubles as a scriptwriter. He has written many scripts for movies and comedy skits. Before taking up the sugar daddy role in the Mr. Macaroni series, he once featured as an educationist. The series was inspired by a short YouTube video he created for a client. Thrilled by the comedy skills of Maraji and Broda Shaggi, he delved into online comedy skits, and since then, he’s been creating content addressing societal ills and political issues.
His YouTube Channel Contributes to His Net Worth
Besides being an artist, Mr. Macaroni is also a YouTuber. He has over 389,000 subscribers and 7 million views on his YouTube channel. With the multiple subscriptions and views, it’s believed that the thespian earns a lot from his channel. His videos gained massive recognition, thereby increasing his income.
He Makes Money from Numerous Brand Endorsement Deals
Having a massive following on various social media platforms, he has managed to secure the title of a social media influencer. He has over 3.3 million followers on social media, and due to his following, he’s often approached by brands to promote their businesses.
Mr. Macaroni has successfully built his brand around his catchphrases, and this has undeniably earned him many endorsement and advertisement deals. The content creator has many endorsement deals with prominent organizations, including a farm company and a pioneer betting company called 1960Bet. He’s also a brand ambassador for myPaddi and Crystal Dental Care. In addition, he’s promoted brands like Guilder, Dano milk, Heirs insurance, VBank, Kobobid, and Chiji4xchange.
He owns an Entertainment Company
Mr. Macaroni isn’t only skillful; he’s also an entrepreneur who manages a Theatre troupe and digital firm, Mr. Macaroni Entertainment Ltd, focused on promoting different brands.
Dissecting the Mr. Macaroni Character
The media personality took up the moniker “Mr Macaroni” after starring in the comedy movie, Face2face. The ooin! you’re doing well crooner said that he was playing a role in the movie when he came about the name. In a bid to get a name for his character, the director asked him to think of any name. So, due to his playful nature and comedic role, he coined the name- Mr. Macaroni, which has stuck since then.
The phenomenal artist has featured several movie stars and comedians in his skits. His comedy videos center around a wealthy, randy man who loses his guard when he’s around pretty female folks. He has signatory wear, a brown agbada, which he often uses in his satirical videos. This costume has become his trademark. His popular slang Ooin originates from his supermarket video. The online sensation once divulged that he said the catchphrase casually, and it’s been warmly received by his audience.
What has Mr. Macaroni been up to Recently?
As an activist, the 30-year-old content creator has been actively involved in various movements from school days until now. He was among the celebrities that spearheaded the #ENDSARS protest in October 2020.
On the 13th of February, 2021, Mr. Macaroni took part in the OccupyLekki protest, which led to his incarceration. This caused an uproar on social media. He was released later. Despite what he faced in the hands of the security operatives, there seems to be no backing down for the comedian.
Get to Know the Debo Adebayo Inside Mr. Macaroni
Mr. Macaroni was born on the 3rd of May, 1993, into a family of 10. An indigene of Ogun State, he had his early beginnings in Abebi, Ojota in Lagos State. There, he had his primary and secondary education. He attended Tendercare School and Babcock High School before obtaining a degree in Theatre Arts from Redeemers University in Ogun State. Growing up, Mr. Macaronic was quite a handful and always up to some mischiefs. He was often imitating TV personalities like Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the General Overseer of Christ Embassy. This spurred his creativity and humorous side, which propelled his comedy career.
Debo Attended 4 Tertiary Institutions Studying 3 Courses
Mr. Macaroni did not quite have a rosy tertiary education. He attended four universities, including Lead City University, Houdegbe North American University, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), and Redeemers University Nigeria (RUN). He initially started off studying Law at the Lead University before dropping out due to accreditation issues. The thespian went ahead to study the same course at Houdegbe North American University in Benin.
But after having a fallout with a lecturer, he left the institution for further studies at ABUAD. The self-acclaimed sugar daddy studied English and Media Studies briefly before completing his education at RUN. Due to his activism, Mr. Macaroni was expelled a few days before his graduation. This didn’t sit well with his parents. They filed a lawsuit against the school, which was later withdrawn after the institution retracted its statement. In 2018, the actor graduated with a second-class upper in Theatre Arts. Following his graduation, he enrolled in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in 2020.