Mc Aproko (Real name: Gift Loveday Igbomgbo) is a Nigerian stand-up comedian who became famous after he won the Next Nigeria Comedy Star. He is one of the most talented and outstanding comedians in Nigeria, and has over the years, garnered an estimated net worth of $250,000.
The comedian started his career in 2007 but became known in 2017 with the Maltina Comedy Central “Grab The Mic” challenge. He won the sum of N1.5 million from the show. MC Aproko became a household name with AY’s show titled the Next Naija Comedy Star which he won and was awarded a sum of N5 million with an SUV car. Since then, he has been making a name for himself in the comedy industry and has continued to be in the game. Find out more about MC Aroko and his net worth.
MC Aproko’s Real Name is Gift Loveday Igbomgbo
Just like most comedians and celebrities, MC Aproko does not use his real name in comedy. His real name is Gift Loveday Igbomgbo and Aproko is his stage name. There may be a history behind this choice of stage name, but we are yet to find out. But the stage name and his appearance make people laugh, then his comedy further cracks his audience up no matter who they are.
It is important to note that there are other comedians who have Aproko in their stage names and people mistake them for MC Aproko. We have the likes of Aproko Husband, Aproko Doctor, and so on. But Gift’s name is just MC Aproko and on social media, he goes by Aporko Comedian or Aproko without any other attachment.
He is From Bayelsa State but Grew Up in Port Harcourt, Rivers State
The comedian is of Niger Delta blood. MC Aproko is from Bayelsa State but he was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He is a native of Ogbia/Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He grew up in Port Harcourt and had his early education there. Aproko attended Abia State University but dropped out in his second year in order to pursue his career in comedy.
Aproko was born into a family of seven children where he is the fifth child and second son. However, other details of his family, childhood, education, and relationship are hidden from the public as MC Aproko is not so open with his private life.
MC Aproko Started His Career in Comedy in 2017
Comedian Aproko started comedy as far back as 2007, but he was not known at that time. His breakthrough came in 2017 when he won a major competition i.e. the Maltina Comedy Central “Grab The Mic” show. The show took place at Eko Convention Center and he won a prize of N1.5 million. Then he participated in the Ibile Comedy Challenge which also took place at Eko Convention Center, Lagos State. The show was organized by the Lagos State Government and he won a prize of N1 million.
It was in 2020 that MC Aproko shot into the spotlight and became a household name when he emerged as the winner of AY’s Next Naija Comedy Star show. The show took place at The Grandeur, Lekki, Lagos, with Ali Baba, MC Shakara, and I Go Dye as judges. MC Aproko emerged as the winner with a prize of N5 million and a GAC SUV car.
MC Aproko’s talent, appearance/looks, and name are unique; they make people laugh. He is one of a kind because his jokes are gotten from his local environment. He doesn’t recycle jokes and he uses his people (Ijaw) in making some of the jokes. Since he joined the industry, he has continued to make more people laugh with his irresistible style of comedy. And he has continued to make more money and draw more fans to himself.
The Comedian is Also an Events MC
As his name implies, MC Aproko is also an event MC. It is normal for comedians to be the MC on any occasion as their jokes make events lively and keep people entertained. For an event, MC Aproko charges a handsome amount but the exact figure is yet to be revealed.
Being an event MC is a gig that often comes around and Aproko has utilized the opportunity to advertise himself, get more jobs, and make more money. This is also part of his income sources and has contributed greatly to his net worth.
In addition, he has started starring in Nigerian movies as an actor which has shown how versatile he is when it comes to entertainment.
MC Aproko’s Net Worth is Estimated at $250,000
The Nigerian talented comedian has garnered a net worth of $250,000. This net worth came from his career as a comedian. As a comedian, he gets invited to shows and he gets paid. He also signs up for challenges and wins monetary prizes. In addition to his career. MC Aproko also earns from endorsement deals and his involvement in politics.
More so, his side jobs as an MC contribute greatly to his impressive net worth. He has also made good money from performing at shows. The Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt has invited him severally to perform at their events and he has honored that invitation with all happiness. Having grown up in Port Harcourt, he has more opportunities there than in other states.
As a comedian, there are many ways through which money comes into MC Aproko’s pockets. They include the Internet, social media, YouTube, and acting, among others. Aproko posts his shows and performances to gain more viewers and in return more money in his pockets.
MC Aproko is a Political Appointee in Bayelsa State
Being a native of Bayelsa State, the Bayelsa State Governor Duoye Diri appointed MC Aproko to be his Special Assistant on Entertainment in December 2020. The comedian still serves in this political office and he combines it with his comedy career. He has not totally abandoned his career in comedy because that was what bought him the wealth, fame, and even the political appointment that he enjoys today.