List of 20 Funniest Nigerian Comedians

Comedy in Nigeria is becoming more interesting and worthwhile by the day. Comedy concerts now attract a great crowd of VIPs, as well as ordinary people whenever it is held anywhere in the country. As it gets more rewarding and funnier, people are becoming more willing to make comedy their career or to part with their money in order to enjoy comedy shows. This would never have come to be without the relentless efforts of some of the pioneers in the industry who refused to give up on what they have passion for, believing that careers could be birthed out of clowning.

The likes of Julius Agwu, I Go Die, Ali Baba, AY, Basket Mouth, and many others take credit for putting Nigerian comedy on the map but notably, a new crop of comedians are taking over the industry and they are mostly active on social media. In no particular order, here is the wave-making set of Nigerian comedians with whom you have no option but to reel in laughter with their videos or whenever they take up the microphone.

1. Nasty Blaq

  • Net Worth: ₦18.9 Million
  • Age: 25 years old
  • State of origin: Unspecified
  • Years active: 2016–present
  • Other Sources of Income: Content creating

Nasty Blaq whose real name is Abisi Emmanuel Ezechukwu is a comedy skit maker and content creator. He is an Igbo guy born and raised in Lagos State, but his state of origin is not yet verified. He developed an interest in comedy during his secondary school days when he would make extremely funny jokes and comics. Nasty Blaq professionally started shooting comedy skits in 2016 and came to the limelight in 2018 following a parody comedy he made which was reposted by many celebrities on their social media handles. His style is centered on relationships and he can never get it wrong – loud rolls of laughter are sure to follow every single skit he makes. He often collaborates with Sydney Talker.

2. Broda Shaggi

  • Net Worth: $200,000
  • Age: 28 years old
  • State of origin: Delta state
  • Years active: Unspecified
  • Other Sources of Income: Music and movies

Born Samuel Animashaun Perry, Broda Shaggi is one of the most influential and popular Nigerian comedians who doubles as a singer, actor, screenwriter, and director, with over 9 million followers on Instagram. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos from the department of Creative Arts. Shaggi discovered his passion for comedy while in the university and started performing at many corporate and informal events. He gained social media prominence after his skit Jesus appeared in Mushin went viral. Today, he is growing in the game, using his sense of humor and creative dynamism to make people roll on the floor in laughter. His style of impersonating street culture and attitude has gained him a lot of fans both online and offline.

3. Lasisi

  • Net Worth: $100,000
  • Age: 31 years old
  • State of origin: Kwara State
  • Years active: 2017–present
  • Other Sources of Income: Acting and Music

His full name is Nosa Adeyemi Afolabi and he was born on 29th April 1991. Lasisi’s comedies are simply hilarious, making him stand out as one of the most talented Nigerian comedians. The Kwara state native is currently one of the funniest comedians in Nigeria. With over 3 million followers on Instagram and 75,000 followers on TikTok, he reaches his fans with funny rants using a Snapchat filter that makes his mouth wider than a frying pan. After graduating from the University of Ilorin, Lasisi first began as a musician before delving into the comedy business. One of his popular projects is a 16 minutes episode Mama & Papa Godspower which focuses on a low-income household in Nigeria. He is also a live stand-up comedian and Master of Ceremony. Lasisi featured in the popular Netflix thriller, The Ghost and the Tout.

4. Zic Saloma

  • Net Worth: ₦20 Million
  • Age: 30 years old
  • State of origin: Abia State
  • Years active: 2017–present
  • Other Sources of Income: Music

His real name is Aloma Isaac Junior and he gained prominence with the comic videos he posts on Instagram and TikTok in his cross-dress attire. The Abia State native is one of the most talented rib crackers Nigeria is blessed with. Zic Saloma is very fast-mouthed and can cook up hilarious stories, funny enough to make his audience fall off their seats in laughter just within seconds. He is famous for his constant switches from playing the role of Sister Ekwitos, a born-again fellow, Mama Amazing Grace a troublesome old lady, and Mama Desperate, the ever-pregnant woman. I bet you can never afford not to roll in tears of laughter with his creative and funny videos. Making his expressions funnier, Zic would always wear heavy costumes and hilarious makeup, living you satisfactorily entertained.

5. Kenny Blaq

  • Net Worth: $200,000
  • Age: 43 years old
  • State of origin: Lagos state
  • Years active: 2008-present
  • Other Sources of Income: Singing

Otolorin Kehinde best known by his stage name Kenny Blaq is a Nigerian comedian and singer who is famous for using songs to make comedy. He started with Instagram skits, and today, he has gained fame and popularity through his creativity. He has gathered more than 1 million followers on Instagram and has won several awards for his name. Some of them include the Best Comedian of the year by Naija FM Comedy Awards (2016), Comedian of The Year (Stand Up) by MAYA Awards (2019), Best Comedy Act, Nigeria by MEAMA Awards (2016), and others.

6. Mark Angel

  • Net Worth: $1.2 million
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Years active: 2013-present
  • State of origin: Imo State
  • Other Sources of Income: Endorsement

Even if you are not a lover of jokes, you can’t help but know of Emmanuella and Mark Angel’s comedy wherever you are in the country. Mark Angel is a Nigerian comedian and video producer who is popular for the Mark Angel Comedy series of shorts on YouTube, mostly featuring child comedians Emmanuella and Success. He is also popular for his unusual childish voice and has this creative ability to cook up hilarious stories and events which he relates in the funniest and dramatic ways. Mark Angel is seriously making waves on Youtube with over 8 million subscribers.

Mark Angel’s longest-appearing actress, Emmanuella is Africa’s youngest YouTube award winner and has won comedy awards both locally and internationally for her works with Mark Angel. Emmanuella can hold her audience spell-bound for a long while with her very funny jokes. In most of those short comic stories, she usually takes the place of a naughty mischievous child. In 2019, she won Child Comedienne of the Year by the African Film Awards.

7. Crazeclown

  • Net Worth: $100,000
  • Age: 30 years old
  • State of origin: Imo State
  • Years active: Unspecified
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

Emmanuel Ogonna Iwueke known by his stage name Crazeclown is a graduate of Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine. He remains one of the funniest Nigerian comedians who carved a niche for himself in the comedy skits field. Crazeclown is known for flowing with a naturalness that is so hilarious and relaxing that you can’t afford to miss any of his skits. Delivering to more than 4 million followers, he often features in his skits antics of his ‘son’ Ade, and himself showing how a typical Nigerian father behaves. He dresses in elderly man off-white agbada with a cap that is customarily known to the Yoruba tribe. He is also involved in sponsoring posts for several brands.

8. Josh2funny

  • Net Worth: $100,000
  • Age: 31 years old
  • State of origin: Anambra State
  • Years active: 2015-present
  • Other Sources of Income: Unspecified

Josh2funny, also known as Madam Felicia, is a cross-dressing Nigerian comedian, singer, and actor. Though he had not been long-established in comedy entertainment, Josh2funny is extremely funny and that has earned him fast popularity. He studied Computer Science at Federal Science and Technical College Yaba, and after graduation began to perform in churches and private functions. He is very ingenious and hilarious and has got things that are capable of cracking your ribs anytime, anywhere! With more than 2 million followers on Instagram, he is gradually taking the lead as one of the funniest Nigerian comedians. On the sitcom My Flatmates, Josh2funny was featured as a guest actor. In 2011, he won the Project Talent Hunt Competition.

9. Bovi

  • Net Worth: $640,000
  • Age: 42 years old
  • State of origin: Delta State
  • Years active: 2007-present
  • Other Sources of Income: Writing and production

His full name is Bovi Ugboma and he was born on 25th September 1979. He is not only a comedian but also a director, producer, actor, and writer. Bovi is from Delta State and is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the Delta State University. He is currently one of the funniest comedians in Nigeria. He is closely associated with the wave-making Akpos jokes, being the first person to be called that name by a fellow comedian AY in the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire Comedy Show. He began his career in 2007, starring in the sitcom Extended Family, which he produced, wrote, and packaged. He is always spotted with the popular Nigerian comedian Basket Mouth.

10. Funny Bone

  • Net Worth: $400,000
  • Age: 36 years old
  • State of origin: Anambra State
  • Years active: N/A
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

Funny Bone whose full name is Stanley Chibunna has his place as one of the famous and funniest Nigerian stand-up comedians. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Jos. He started his career as a dancer, from there, he developed into acting and finally went into full-time comedy. Funny Bone came to the limelight after performing at the comedy show Night of a Thousand Laugh hosted by Opa Williams in different parts of the country.

His comedies are simply breathtaking and can easily make one roll in laughter. He declares himself as a proud Igbo boy and would use Igbo slang to make his comedies more interesting and appealing to his audience. He has featured in many comedy skits and shows of other famous comedians like AY, Julius Agwu, Bovi, Basketmouth, and many others. Some of the awards he has won in the course of his career are Best New Comedian at the Diamond Award, Most Promising Comic Act to Watch at the City People Entertainment Award, and Best Comedian in Nigeria at the Nigeria Entertainment Award.

11. Mr. Macaroni

  • Net Worth: $200,000
  • Age: 52 years old
  • State of origin: Lagos State
  • Years active: 2014-present
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

Debo Adedayo best known as Mr. Macaroni has made himself a force to reckon with in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He is a popular Instagram and YouTube comedian, actor, scriptwriter, and content creator. Mr. Macaroni is the originator of the slang ooin you’re doing well which is widely spread among Nigerian youth. He said that he got his comedy inspiration from Broda Shaggi, seeing him post online skits that people really enjoyed. Then, he got an idea and started with the character of an old school teacher before switching to the sugar daddy character he currently plays. So far, he has experienced success in his career and has featured in many movies and soap operas such as the Wale Adenuga TV series, Family Ties, Papa Ajaco, Face 2 Face, etc.

12. Mr. Funny

  • Net Worth: $100,000
  • Age: 27 years old
  • State of origin: Rivers state
  • Years active: 2015-present
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Ejekwu known as Mr. Funny became popular with the comic character of Sabinus who usually wears a blue shirt and is always unfortunate in all of his skits. He started making comedy skits while he was at the University of Port Harcourt and gained much fame during student’s week in the school. Going on, he began posting his videos on his social media pages and it was not long after he caught the attention of some celebrities who helped him repost his videos. Today, Mr. Funny has gathered a huge fan base which continues to grow by the day.

13. MC Aproko

  • Net Worth: $250,000
  • Age: 43 years old
  • State of origin: Bayelsa State
  • Years active: 2017-present
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

MC Aproko is a Nigerian naturally gifted and talented stand-up comedian. He began his comedy career in 2017 after he won the Comedy Central Grab The Mic with Maltina held at Eko Convention Centre, and was gifted a whopping sum of ₦1.5 million. MC Aproko became a household name in 2020 when he won Next Rated Naija Comedy Star organized by A-list Comedian, AY, where he received ₦5 million alongside a brand new car. Ever since then, the talented comedian has been making waves in the comedy industry with his skills and creativity in making people crack their ribs in laughter. In December 2020, Douye Diri, the governor of Bayelsa State appointed him a special assistant on entertainment.

14. Frank D Don

  • Net Worth: $450,000
  • Age: 36 years old
  • State of origin: Delta State
  • Years active: 2009-present
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

Frank D Don is one of the highly talented and gifted Nigerian comedians. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Ogwashi-ukwu polytechnic, Frank went ahead to pursue his interest in comedy. He first began as a stage performer, performing his first gig at Unity Theatre Productions, and gained special recognition after he was featured in Star Trek Show. Frank D has worked with A-list comedians like Bovi, Igodye Buchi, Basketmouth, Alibaba, and many others. He has also won numerous awards and recognition over the course of his comedy career

15. MC Lively

  • Net Worth: $125,000
  • Age: 29 years old
  • State of origin: Edo State
  • Years active: 2015-present
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

MC Lively is a Nigerian comedian and actor from Edo state, Nigeria. After studying law at Obafemi Awolowo University, he went on to pursue his passion for comedy. He began as an MC before transitioning to stand-up comedy. However, his attempt as a stand-up comedian failed and he decided to go into acting. He came to the limelight as MC Lively in 2015 with his Agidi comedy skit about fuel scarcity. He has grown to become a well-known comedian in the industry and has also featured in many Nigerian comedy films.

16. Basket Mouth

  • Net Worth: $300,000
  • Age: 43 years old
  • State of origin: Abia State
  • Years active: 2000-present
  • Other Sources of Income: Acting

Basket Mouth whose real name is Bright Okpocha is a popular Nigerian comedian, a leading artist in the Nigeria stand-up comedy industry, and also the second most popular comedian in Africa. He gave comedy a try in his school days at the University of Benin, but according to him, his first stand-up comedy was a disaster because the crowd got irritated and booed him off the stage. Today, Basket Mouth has no serious rival in the comedy business in Nigeria; he is simply in his own class. He was the first African comedian to host a one-man comedy concert at the HMB Hammersmith Apollo which made huge sales. Basket Mouth has grown so good at comedy that almost everybody believes he can never get it wrong.

17. Chief Obi

  • Net Worth: $500,000
  • Age: 27 years old
  • State of origin: N/A
  • Years active: 2019- present
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

Henry Obiefule popularly known as Chief Obi has grown fame in the comedy industry given his dressing as a stereotypical Nigerian father. He has featured in music videos of musicians like 2face, Olamide, and others. His success has earned him the first ambassador for Vomoz Communications.

18. Chief Imo

  • Net Worth: $300,000
  • Age: N/A
  • State of origin: Imo State
  • Years active: 2000-present
  • Other Sources of Income: Acting

Chief Imo is a Nollywood comic actor and one of the funniest Nigerian comedians popular for his hilarious sarcasm which he delivers in the Igbo language. He started his career in a drama group in school where they would act a bible passage everyday and their teachers would appreciate them at the end of each performance. He discovered his talent in the entertainment industry since 2000, even though people tried to discourage him, he would not allow what they said to stop him from attaining his goals. He currently has a decent spot as one of the most recognizable comedians in the entertainment industry.

19. Twyse

  • Net Worth: $55,000
  • Age: 29 years old
  • State of origin: Edo State
  • Years active: 2016-present
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

Twyse whose real name is Ereme Abraham has become popular on social media, given THE originality in his skits. His unique Instagram videos have gained him social media prominence. The UK-based revealed that he started comedy out of boredom and today, he has found a career in it, making the list of the top 20 funniest Nigerian comedians who never cease in putting smiles on our faces. Twyse has gone on to work with top artists like Falz. Also, one of the things that make his comedy different and unique is his costume.

20. Sydney Talker

  • Net Worth: $400,000
  • Age: 26 years old
  • State of origin: Edo State
  • Years active: 2015-present
  • Other Sources of Income: N/A

Sydney Egere is one endearing Instagram comedian whose crazily funny skits have given a good spot on the Nigerian entertainment front. He was born on 26th January 1994 and hails from Edo State. The graduate of computer science from the University of Benin has gone on to earn himself fame and popularity all over the media with his facial expression and white towel. Sydney is reportedly still an undergraduate at the University of Benin. He rose to stardom in 2016 with his Poor Power Supply Comedy Skits.

Recap of 20 Funniest Nigerian Comedians

  1. Nasty Blaq
  2. Broda Shaggi
  3. Lasisi Elenu
  4. Zic Saloma
  5. Kenny Blaq
  6. Mark Angel
  7. Crazeclown
  8. Josh2funny
  9. Bovi
  10. Funny Bone
  11. Mr. Macaroni
  12. Mr. Funny
  13. MC Aproko
  14. Frank D Don
  15. MC Lively
  16. Basket Mouth
  17. Chief Obi
  18. Chief Imo
  19. Twyse
  20. Sydney Talker

Five Upcoming Comedians to Watch Out For

1. Remote

Remote is a very hilarious upcoming comedian who is currently making waves on YouTube. His skits have over time gone viral and his face is gaining a strong presence on memes and WhatsApp stickers. With his current pace, Remote might soon become one of the biggest Nigerian comedians.

2. The NEPA Boys

The list will not be complete with a notable mention of these two guys who are just good in the game. Using classic puns, their style of comedies revolve around many funny incidents that happen whenever electricity distribution officials go around the city disconnecting people from the power grid. They are also gradually venturing into stand-up comedy.

3. Bukunmi Adelani

Bukunmi Adelani is famed for his spectacular preaching style of comedy. He had a decent taste of fame in 2014 doing stand-up on the set of The Teju BabyFace. He has worked with popular comedians like MC Lively, Seyi, etc, and this continues to pave way for him to become one of the best upcoming Nigerian comedians.

4. Destiny Osarewinda

Denzy shared his first comical clips in October 2019 and has not yet become so popular but has great potentials. He gained social media relevance in January 2021 after he posted a video about conductors figuring out passengers’ change. The creativity portrayed in that video simply showed that Denzy is definitely one of the Nigerian comedians to look out for. We can’t wait to see all he’s got in stock for us!

5. MC Pashun

MC Pashun actually started his comedy career in 2013 by performing at comedy clubs. He attained fame by joining the cast of Basketmouth’s ‘My Flatmates. Since 2017, he has been doing stand-up at comedy shows like Lords of the Ribs and Sunday Nite Laughs. MC Pashun is gradually gaining ground in the Nigerian comedy scene.

A Notable Mention of Other Nigerian Long and Well Established Comedians

  • I Go Die
  • Ali Baba
  • Gordons
  • Julius Agwu
  • Okey Bakassi
  • Helen Paul
  • Seyi law
  • Buchi
  • I Go Save
  • Klint Da Drunk
  • Akpororo

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