Taaooma Biography: How Old is She and What is Her Net Worth?

Taaooma (Real name: Maryam Abisola Apaokagi; born 27 May 1999) is a 23–year-old Nigerian comedienne, social media influencer, cinematographer, content creator, and entrepreneur with a net worth of over $200,000. She is popular for skits such as Caught in the Act, Matchmakers, and Valentine’s Gift. 

Also famous as Taaoo, this Nigerian entertainer has been on a fast-paced rise to stardom in the industry compared to many others who started out around the time she did. She has turned herself into a household name in recent times pending her skill set in comedy and cinematography. Taaooma has not confined herself to working alone, as she has featured in skits with Kunle Remy, Mr. Macaroni, Small Daddy, Shaffy Bello, and MC Lively among others.

Summary of Taaooma’s Biography

  • Full name: Maryam Abisola Apaokagi-Greene
  • Nickname: Taaooma
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 28 February 1999
  • Taaooma’s Age: 23 years old
  • Ethnicity: Yoruba
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Zodiac Sign:  Pisces
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Muslim
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Taaooma’s Husband: Abdulazeez Oladimeji Greene (Abula)
  • Parents: Mr. Tunde & Mrs. Aishat Apaokagi
  • Taaooma’s Height in Inches:  5 feet 5 inches
  • Height in Centimetres: 165cm
  • Her Weight:  60kg
  • Taaooma’s Net worth: $65,000
  • Famous for: comedy, social media influencing, cinematography, content creation
  • Taaooma’s Instagram: @Taaooma
  • Twitter: @Taaooma
  • Facebook: Apaokagi Maryam

How Old is Taaooma?

Taaooma is currently 23 years old. She was born on 28 February 1999 as Maryam Abisola Apaokagi to a Muslim family from Kwara State. She is the last child of Mr. Tunde & Mrs. Aishat Apaokagin out of their five children. The comedian grew up in the capital of Kwara, Ilorin in the North Central geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It was there that she started her educational pursuit.

After her primary education, she moved to Abuja where she attended Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Bwari, Abuja in 2011 from the age of 12. Later on, she was accepted into Amazing Kids Private school. Taaooma spent some part of her teenage years in Namibia for a while and attended Concordia College, Windhoek from 2014-2015.

At 17 in September 2016, Taaooma gained admission to study Tourism and Travel Services Management at the Kwara State University, Malete. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2019 and went on to serve under the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mandatory one-year service to her country in 2020.

What is Taaooma’s Net Worth?

Taaooma’s net worth is estimated as low as $65,000 and as high as $500,0000. From our gathering after an in-depth calculation, she may have a net worth that is not less than $200,000. This translates to at least 92 million Naira.

Taaoma’s career which started in 2017 is her major source of wealth. She has garnered more wealth from endorsements, businesses, promotions, adverts, and her YouTube channel.

 

 

Sources of Taooma’s Net Worth

She Started Her Career in 2015 in Cinematography and Video Editing

Taaooma’s career kickstarted in 2015 at the age of 17. She began by learning the intricacies of cinematography and video editing from Abdulazeez Oladimeji (presently her husband).  Even though she was only learning the art to get better, every time she uploaded content for reviews on Instagram, people found the comedic aspect of her videos even more interesting.

Soon enough, Taaooma discovered how good she was at comedy and decided to make a career out of it. The multiple-role artist also had to come up with a brand name for herself early on in her career by combining her names into an abbreviation to form the name Taaooma.

Now, Taaooma has already laid down enviable success in the comedy and cinematography business. She however gained massive prominence in 2019, the same year she graduated from the University.

Her Comedy and Music Careers are Major Contributors to Her Wealth

Taaooma set a pace for herself in the comedy industry and pays close attention to creating skits. She mostly shares her works on social media.

She has also worked with comedians and actors in the industry on her skits including Mr. Macaroni, MC Lively, Kunle Remi, Odunlade Adekola, Tobi Bakre, Lasisi Elenu, and Sonia Uche among others.

In addition to her career moves, Taaooma recently included music in her ever-growing portfolio. She released the song Check featuring Liya who was signed to the Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) records signed artist in 2021.

While these sectors may have added to Taaoo’s career fortune, there is no known information with respect to how exactly she has made.

Taaooma’s Skits and Videos

  • The Birthday Party
  • Caught in the Act
  • Matchmakers
  • Anti-Malaria
  • Valentine’s Gift
  • Match Makers
  •  Canadian Visitors
  • The Sacrifices
  •  The Job Hunt
  • Broke Boys
  • Check (song) Taaooma ft Liya (DMW)

Taaooma Awards, Nominations, and Recognitions

With a thriving career in the comedy world, it is not surprising to know that Tao has received several award nods within and outside of Nigeria. She has received so many accolades that have turned her into one of the most awarded content creators and comedians in Nigeria.

Here is a list of Taaooma’s awards:

  • The Kwara State University graduate received The Future Awards Africa  nomination for Content Creation (YouTubers, Vloggers) (2022)
  • In 2021 and 2022, she received Net Honours nominations for Most Popular Comedian
  • She received a nomination for Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in the category of Best Online Social Content Creator (2022)
  • In 2021, Taaooma won a Cultural Achievement JCI TOYP Award
  • Maya Awards (Africa) nominated her for Skit Maker of the Year in 2020
  • Taaooma’s career received a nod from City People Music Awards when she was nominated in 2020 for Comedy Act of the Year
  • She was listed by The Guardian among the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria in 2020
  • She was named the Face of Media Room Hub (2019 July Issue)
  • Taaooma won The Gage Awards for Best Online Comedian of the Year in 2019
  • In 2019, she won Nigeria’s 25 Under 25 Awards for Social Entrepreneur
  • The 23-year-old humorist won The Future Awards Africa for Content Creation (YouTubers and Vloggers) in 2019

She Has a Series of Businesses to her Name

The Kwara State native is known to be part of a movie and television studio called The Greenade Company. She runs it alongside her husband, Abdulazeez Oladimeji also known as Abula. The company caters to music videos, commercials, talent management, and events.

Some of the artists they have been able to work with are Olamide, Simi, Falz, Portable on the video Ogo Forever, Reekado Banks and Nextee on I Don’t Know, Burna Boy, Lil Kesh, Naira Marley, Peruzzi.

More into her life as a businesswoman, she spread her wings to accommodate her food business known as Chop Tao. It is a food delivery service in Lagos called.

While there may be limited information about how much this company may be fetching the young comedienne, it is an undeniable fact that due to her fame, the business stands at an advantage of high patronage and attention from the public.

Moreso, she runs another business called Taofidence. It is a clothing brand run by the skit developer and seems to be thriving lavishly.

YouTube, Endorsements, and Social Media Influencing Have Added to Taaooma’s Net Worth

Although she is not one for standup comedy, her channel on YouTube delivers humor and boasts 849,000 subscribers and over 170 million views. Taaooma makes money from the site majorly through Google AdSense, partnerships, and the number of views she gets from videos uploaded.

Endorsements are also a great part of her source of income. She endorses major brands such as Cîroc, Get Fit Technologies and Royal Hair, Predator, Bama Mayonnaise, and Onga.

A Look at Taaooma’s Cars

The celebrity has a number of luxuries to her name, such as cars. Taaooma has displayed her love for cars on her social media pages and does not spare any expense in getting the good one. Some of her cars and how much they cost are shown below.

  • Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 2018- $86,390
  • Mercedes Benz C350-  $13,500- $23,880
  • Suzuki Hustler 2020- $13,441
  • Toyota Camry 2006 XLE -$7,545

Is Taaooma Related To Kizz Daniel?

Taaooma and Kizz Daniel share a mutual likeness and respect for one another thereby leading to speculations that they share family ties.

As far as it is known, Taaooma and Kizz Daniel are not related nor do they come from the same state. Further digging has not proven any family relations between them. The only comment that may have fueled this idea among fans was when Taaooma bought Mercedes Benz toy cars for Kizz Daniel’s children.

The artist came out to publicly acknowledged her whilst referring to her as a “sweetheart” and in response, Taaooma referred to herself as “Big Aunty” to the children.  This occurrence was followed by an identity and face reveal of the singer’s twin sons, Jelani and Jalil to the public for the first time.

In several posts, Kizz Daniel and Taaooma have been seen sharing fun moments and dancing to the Buga artist’s songs. She is also big on using and promoting his songs on her social media pages. This may have flagged off reasons for fans to think there may be more than just a colleague relationship between them.

Nenpan Ngwan
Nenpan Ngwan
Nenpan is a linguist, reader and writer who can spend hours thinking of the right words. She believes that with each thought comes words, and with each good word comes a great writing that can change how we see things.

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