Small Daddy (born 23 October) is a versatile Nigerian comedian, actor, skit maker, dancer, social media sensation, YouTuber, and philanthropist. The entertainer, whose real name is Chinedu Mitchel Chizoba Nwaonu, has appeared in films such as Divine Intervention, Entanglement, and Mysterious.
Other than his thriving career, the little man’s unique small structured body further brings attention to him. Here’s every interesting detail about his age, rise to fame, and net worth.
How Old is Small Daddy Comedian?
While the exact year of birth of Small Daddy remains shadowy, he was born on October 23. This date of birth (23 October) is evident in his Twitter bio @MitchelChinedu. However, other reports about his date of birth on the internet are 23 December.
While there may be a suggestion that the account may be a parody, the entertainer added the handle on his YouTube about page. Moreso, he celebrated his birthday with images and captions on his Instagram page on October 23, 2022.
In any case, there are internet suggestions that he was either born in 1990 or 1992. Going by these years, he may be 32 or 30 years old.
Whatever the case, he hails from Ngo Okpala in Imo State in the southeastern part of Nigeria. His mother is Nkechi Nwaonu, while his father is Mr. Nwaonu. The comedian has kept other details about his family private.
At the young age of 7, he developed an interest in entertaining people and already started attending events and parties just to entertain. While attending school, he became popular for entertaining people. His prowess led to his being called upon by teachers and students whenever there was any gathering.
How He Got the Name “Small Daddy”
The Nigerian comedian and skit maker got his name while attending a higher institution. The name came about when he noticed that he had started to gain the public’s attention and that he needed an identity.
“Small Daddy” came into his mind at the time, and he adopted it as his stage name. As to why he chose the name, it may not be farfetched from the fact that he has a small stature despite the fact that he is older in terms of age.
The entertainer is also known as Small Daddy of Lagos and Happy Boy.
How Small Daddy Became Famous
Small Daddy started making skits while in college. However, attention started coming to him when a friend named Enyinnaya Appolos posted his picture on Facebook in 2017.
In 2020, he became the SUG director of socials at Abia State University, where he was studying mass communication.
Although all of these efforts paved a way for him in the earliest stage of his career, it was when he made his debut in Nollywood in Secret Pain that he gained national recognition. According to him in an interview, the film was accompanied by another role to feature in an MTN advert that further gave him a footing in the entertainment industry.
His career has since grown over the course of time and is currently known as one of the most entertaining comedians in Nigeria. As a comedian, he has shared the same stage with Broda Shaggi, Sirbalo, and OGB Recent. He releases most of his works on social media and his YouTube Channel, SmallDaddy. The entertainer uses everyday life happenings to create his comedy skits and still make fame out of it.
Looking at his acting, on the other hand, Small Daddy has appeared in the same movies as Pete Edochie and Patience Ozokwor, among other veterans. According to him, his most challenging role was when he was asked to wear diapers. Instead, he decided to let go of the role.
Be it as it may, he continues to forge ahead and makes a name for himself in Nollywood. Rather than stopping at acting, he works towards building his own production company called CMC Productions.
While at it, he has appeared in Entanglement, Mysterious, and Divine Intervention. He is equally famous for his skits, such as:
- The Stolen Christmas Goat
- Councilor with my Girlfriend
- Prank Gone Wrong
- My Oversized Girlfriend
- The Prodigal Sons Who Dealt with their Father
- Small Dadddy the Big Driver
- It is not by Height or by Size
- Small Daddy the Magic Guru was Caught
- When She Wants All Your Money for Jealousy
- I Dey for You, if You Dey for Me
- Shey You Dey Whine Me Nii
Another major thing that has brought the multifaceted entertained to the limelight is his dancing skills. While some of his skits feature him as a dancer, one of his most renowned career breakthroughs as a dancer was sharing the same stage with Burna Boy, Zlatan, Poco Lee, and Rahman Jago.
Small Daddy’s Net Worth
Small Daddy’s net worth is estimated above $50,000. Since the actor may have kept his earnings away from the public, this net worth is estimated based on his successful entertainment career as projected mostly on the internet.
Regardless, it is worthy of note that several sources report Small Daddy’s net worth differently to be as low as $7,000 to as high as $200,000. He has made this income from several sources, majorly in the entertainment sector. Some of the ways include acting, skits on social media, and streaming platforms such as YouTube.
Even though it is difficult to state exactly how much he has made through all these mediums, several reports claim that actors in their early careers are paid about ₦100,000 to ₦500,000. On the other hand, more experienced actors can earn from ₦500,000 to ₦800,000. A-listers get paid mostly in millions.
Seeing Small Daddy’s income through this report, it is safe to say that he may have earned roughly ₦100,000 in the earliest phase of his career and later within the range of ₦500,000 to $800,000 when he became more experienced.
More into how he may have achieved his net worth, YouTube remains vital to his income. Based on estimations available on the internet, YouTubers earn from $3 to $5 per 1,000. At the time of this writing, he has recorded over 70,000 subscribers and 10.1 million views. As such, he may have recorded more than $10,000 from the streaming platform.
Moreso, he influences brands on Instagram. As much as is available, he has not given any insight into how much he receives to promote brands and products. Yet, a breakdown of how Instagram influencers earn in Nigeria is given by Pulse.ng –
- Nano Influencers (less than 15,000 followers) – ₦40,000 per post
- Micro-Influencers (100,000 – 500,000 followers) – ₦150,000 and above per post
- Macro Influencers (2 million) – ₦700,000
Since Small Daddy has about 50.2 thousand followers on Instagram at the time of this writing, he may be receiving about ₦100,000 per post. Initially, he had about 417,000 followers on the platform under the handle @Smalldaddy_. Nonetheless, the account was disabled.
Through the account and using the influencing payment rate stated earlier, the comedian may have charged nothing less than ₦150,000, except when he gives a discount.
Looking at other aspects of his wealth, how he makes money, and also how he spends, the little entertainer owns a foundation – SmallDaddy Foundation, which is aimed at helping children and teenagers.
Small Daddy’s Height
With this height, he is considered a dwarf since an adult whose height is from 4 feet 10 inches (147) and below is considered one.
On what may have caused Small Daddy’s short figure, there are 2 major things that cause dwarfism – a genetic and medical condition. More so, his form of dwarfism is known as proportionate. This means that his head, limbs, and other parts of his body are proportionate or in sync with other parts of his body.
According to a study reported by Healthline, this type of dwarfism is caused by hormone deficiency which can be treated with hormone injection while the child is growing.