Sydney Talker (born on 26th January 1995) is a 28-year-old Nigerian comedian, content creator, and social media influencer best known for his white towel and funny face. His net worth is estimated at $280,000.
Although it seems the online comedy market is getting filled up by the day as many are going into it, Sydney Talker has quite succeeded in the industry by setting himself apart with his high creativity and talent in content creation. He has not only been acclaimed in his career but also has carved a niche for himself in terms of accruing money.
Where is Sydney Talker From?
Sydney Talker originally hails from Edo State but was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. His parents got divorced when he was still at a very young age, hence, he and his siblings were raised singlehandedly by their mother.
Details of his primary and secondary schools are not known, but he reportedly had them in Lagos State, where he was born. Sydney recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Benin (UNIBEN). He mentioned that he picked interest to study Computer Science because of his passion for cinematography which is not studied as a major course in Nigerian universities.
Sydney has 3 nicknames. He got the nickname Towel Guy because he is usually seen with a white towel on his neck in most of his comedy skits. This has also become his signature look. He is also called “Mr. Bean of Nigeria,” given the funny facial expression he puts on in his comedy videos which makes people stagger in laughter.
How Old Is Sydney Talker?
Sydney Talker was born on the 26th day of January 1995 and is currently 28 years old. Sydney does not fail to celebrate his birthday every year on social media by posting adorable photos and videos of himself.
Sydney Talker’s Mom
Sydney Talker has a mother who could pass for his sister. The comedian sparked reactions online when he posted photos of his beautiful young mother in a bid to celebrate her birthday on the 1st of December 2021. On his Instagram page, the comedian shared photos of her mother in an orange dress with a ponytail packing gel hairstyle.
Sydney Talker described his mother as his number one person in the world, queen, world, guardian, love, and showered prayers on her. Reacting to the post, some netizens argued that the woman could be his sister and not his mother. But it is a fact as he also added her IG handle, and fans went to prove for themselves.
Sydney Talker Began His Career as an Online Comedian
According to Sydney Talker, he went into comedy majorly for fun. He said that he has been doing comedy since his secondary school days but did not pay attention to it as something that would later make a career for him. However, he began to pay attention to his great skills in making people reel in laughter only when one of his random skits blew up on social media.
Sydney posted his first comedy video titled Power of the Tongue in 2015, but it didn’t get enough views and recognition he desired. Then in 2016, he did a skit titled “The Poor Power Supply” and posted it on his Instagram page. In the skit, he joked about the poor supply and ineffectiveness of Nigeria’s electric system. The video went extremely viral that it became the talk of the town then.
More significantly, it earned him massive recognition as well as established him as a comedian in the entertainment industry. Further, this same skit in question was recognized and appraised by several social media big names and celebrities, including Toyin Abraham, who commended his talents and unique concept.
While speaking with Punch Nigeria in an interview, Sydney Talker mentioned that he wasn’t really paying attention to his funny facial expression until the actress praised him about it. Consequently, his initial intention of building his brand around the towel concept drastically diversified to make his face look even funnier. Sydney Talker came on board alongside his contemporaries like Broda Shaggi and Lasisi Elenu.
He gets his comedy concepts from the happenings around him and society and creates his video in a way that everyone can relate to it, regardless of their social status. He has featured a number of popular celebrities such as Don Jazzy, BBNaija Alex, and others in his comedy videos.
Sydney Talker’s Net Worth
With a net worth estimated at $280,000, which is equivalent to N120 million, Sydney Talker is one of the richest and most popular comedians in Nigeria. He accrued his wealth majorly from his career as an online comedian. He has also partnered with other popular Nigerian comedians to create comedy skits, some of which are Taaooma, Nasty Blaq, and Caramel Plug, among others.
Sydney Talker owns a monetized YouTube channel where he posts his funny videos. He also doubles as a Master of Ceremony. He has anchored numerous comedy shows, concerts, and events. He also graces ceremonies with his hilarious comedies, which end up cracking the ribs of guests.
Besides comedy, Sydney Talker makes additional income from his own music record company. In January 2022, the talented comedian launched the record company Neville Records and signed his first artist Khaid. All these summed up Sydney Talker’s net worth to the tune of $280,000.
Is Sydney Talker in a Relationship?
Sydney “Talker” Egere is not married, has never been married before, and is currently not officially in a relationship with anyone. However, the comedian is used to featuring beautiful ladies in his comedy skits, and after each release, rumors would begin to trend that he is dating the woman. But the rumors don’t last for a long time as fans would shortly know that it is only a comedy shoot.
Meanwhile, Sydney was previously believed to be in a relationship with Ogechi Ukonu, better known as Caramel Plug, a social media influencer and chief president of cruise nation.
However, in February 2022, Sydney sparked dating rumors with a mystery light-skinned lady after he posted on his Instagram page photos and videos where both of them were seen hugging, dancing, and vibing to a song. Rumors were all over that he is actually in a relationship with the lady because there was no skit he released afterward where he featured her. Yet, Sydney has not debunked or accepted the rumors.
Social Media Presence
Needless to say that Sydney Talker is very active on different social media platforms. In fact, social media plays the most significant role in earning him both fame and fortune.
With over 4 million Instagram followers and thousands of YouTube subscribers, Sydney is regarded as one of the most influential comedy skit makers in the country. Here are his active social media handles:
- Instagram: @sydneytalker
- Facebook: @SydneyTalker
- Twitter: @SydneyTalker
- YouTube: @SydneyTalker