OGB Recent, whose real name is Michael Charles, was born on September 2, 1997. The 26 years old, believed to be from Delta State in Nigeria, is a comedian, Master of Ceremony (MC), singer, and social media influencer famous for his slang “cultist boi you won collect?”
Also famous as Cult Boy or The Cultists and for dedicating the song 30BG Anthem to Davido, OGB created a world for himself through entertainment as an acclaimed comedian by mimicking cultists. He has recorded skits such as Ajah Boys, The Street King, Cultists Achieved Benz, and The Mad Dog. Also, to his name, his list of songs includes You Won Collect, Raresteppers, and OBO Anthem.
Where is OGB Recent From?
The most popular opinion on the internet is that OGB Recent hails from Delta State and was raised in the State by his parents. However, sources such as This Day Live and Vanguard have reported that the comedian hails from Ebonyi State in the Southeast region of Nigeria but was born and bred in Kogi State, north-central.
Whatever the case, he was born on 2 September 1997 and led his early life away from fame, and completed his primary and secondary schools before he reached stardom and relocated to Lagos State.
His Childhood and Life Before Fame
Growing up away from fame, OGB went without notice, especially because he was not raised by famous parents. Yet, he had big dreams of becoming a cinematographer.
Subsequently, acting began to get his attention when he realized that he had a talent that he could turn into a career. Acting caught his attention when he graduated from secondary school and started creating skits.
In later years, he headed to a tertiary institution to study computer science while he equally developed his talent as a comedian and also made a career out of it by creating content online.
How OGB Recent Became an Acclaimed Comedian and Digital Content Creator
As revealed in some reports, OGB had already taken a different job while he was still auditioning for roles in Nollywood. Since he couldn’t clinch any movie role, he was advised by a friend to try creating his own skits.
At the time, he was already a fan of comedian Brain Jotter, and he decided to take a similar path and adopt some elements used by Jotter in his own skits. Nonetheless, he also brought his unique style and also infused the character of a cultist in his works.
He started posting his videos on different social media platforms, and in no time, he started to grow a great fanbase. By the end of 2021, his comedy had drawn great attention among social media users, and by 2022, he had already become one of the most entertaining comedians on social media.
As his fame grew, he started to collaborate with prominent people such as Zlatan, Mr. Macaroni, and Nedu Wazobia. One of his major career milestones was drawing Davido’s attention with his 30BG Anthem. The 30BG leader, Davido, recognized it and even hung out with him.
Some of OGB Recent’s Major Skits
- Cultists Number One Ft. Kelvin Ikeduba
- Ajah Boys
- Cultists Loan Money
- Fighting Because of Bread
- The Street King
- Cultists Achieved Benz
- The Mad Dog
- Cult@st and Demon in the Church
- Abino and OGB Recent
- Ghost Just Collect from OGB Recent
- You Dey Prank
- Cultist Collect from Real Warri Pikin
He is also into Music
OGB has released a number of songs that have further added to his fame over time. Among the songs, 30BG Anthem became one of the most famous. The song opened a door for him to meet one of Africa’s most celebrated artists, Davido.
List of OGB Recent’s Songs
- You Won Collect
- 30BG Anthem
- OBO Anthem
Is OGB a Cultist?
OGB only got the pseudonym “Cultist” and “Cultist Boy” as a result of his character portrayal on the internet and not necessarily that he belongs to any cult group. In fact, he preaches against cultism on social media.
According to a report by Legit.ng, the comedian revealed that he is not promoting cultism but only uses it for his skits with the intention of having fun and making money off of it. With respect to how he got the name OGB, he said that the name is the short form of “Ogbonna.”
OGB Recent’s Net Worth
The comedian’s net worth is estimated above $10,000. This net worth has, however, been reported differently by sources, as others report that he may be worth as low as $10,000 and as high as $1.5 million.
Since he has neither accepted nor refuted any claim with respect to his exact earnings, all that is available on the internet is an estimation based on the success he has recorded over time.
There are different contributors to OGB’s wealth. He has earned mainly from comedy. He has also won an endorsement deal while the streaming platform also increases his wealth. Here is a breakdown of how OGB has gained his net worth.
Comedy and Streaming Platforms
OGB releases his comedy through social media and streaming platforms which have all added to his wealth. On TikTok alone, he has recorded more than 25 million views. Since the platform reportedly pays content creators about 3 to 5 cents per 1,000 views, he may have recorded about $3,000 with his over 25 million views.
Looking into his earnings on Instagram, the comedian has recorded almost 1 million followers on Instagram. Putting this and social media earnings into consideration, brands pay to depend on the number of followers. Since he has almost a million followers on the platform, it is not out of place for him to also record good fortunes.
Furthermore, OGB has a YouTube channel, “Real OGB Recent.” Based on different reports on the internet, YouTube pays monetized channels from $3 to $5 per 1,000 views. Putting this into consideration, he may have recorded earnings of about $100,000 with his over 35 million views.
How Endorsements Have Contributed to OGB Recent’s Net Worth
Endorsement deals are contributors to OGB Recent’s net worth. At the time of this writing, he is a brand ambassador of Terescrow. The company specializes in digital assets and helping people and organizations make good decisions in regard to the dynamic world of cryptocurrency and gift trading.