There are so many top comedians in Nigeria with some having the ability to make you laugh even in your moments in despair. With the ever expanding comedy industry in Nigeria, there are a lot of promising comedians in Nigeria but for the reason of this article, we will focus on the best comedians in Nigeria. We have created a comprehensive list of names of Nigerian comedians who have taken comedy in Nigeria to another level.
There has been an upward curve for comedy in Nigeria and the entertainment industry in Nigeria. From the Nights of a Thousand Laughs, the AY Live show, Crack Ya Ribs, to Stand Up Nigeria, these gifted Nigerian entertainers are amazingly clever leveraging on several events occurring in the country just to put a smile on people’s face and are also the richest comedians in Nigeria.
In no particular order, below are the best comedians in Nigeria as well as their Net Worth
Alibaba is popularly regarded as the Nigerian King of Comedy. He is among the pioneers of the Nigerian comedy business industry. He helped prepare a larger part of the current popular comedians we have now. His jokes are generally focused on legislators and the prolific politicians of Nigeria.
His Home In Lekki is worth over N400 million and his appearance fee per show is about N4-6 million Naira. Asides being a comedian, Alibaba is also a business man and the total assets net worth over N3 billion Naira and pockets N400 million yearly from live comedy performance.
2 Basket mouth
His genuine name is Bright Okpocha however famously referred to with his stage name as Basket mouth, he has re-invented the comedy business with his own specific image. He remains the best comedian in Nigeria right now. He is a brand ambassador for a telecommunication giant, GLO and also for the betting company, SureBet 247. He is the CEO, Barons World Entertainment that organises some of the best shows in Nigeria.
Basket mouth’s Net Worth is estimated at over N3 billion. He gets around 150 million nairas from endorsement bargains and over a 100 million from comedy shows alone.
3. I Go Dye
I Go Dye is among the best comedians in the Nigerian comedy business. His genuine name is Francis Agoda yet he is famously known by his stage name “I Go Dye”. His warri accent and style of comedy is one of the things that make him amusing.
I Go Dye is also a business man and owns as a development association called Revamp Construction which deals with Real Estate and road development. His yearly income is something around 350 and 300 million with his total assets worth more than 2 billion.
4. Julius Agwu
Since the origin of comedy in Nigeria, Julius Agwu has been in the limelight of media outlets and the comedy business, making him and Alibaba one of the pioneers of the Nigerian comedy industry. Julius charge per show is about the price range of 2-4 million Naira. He is also the CEO of Real Laff Entertainment that hosts both Crack Your Ribs and Laugh For Christ Sake. These shows give him around 145 million naira yearly. Julius Agwu’s net worth is valued at 1.5 billion Naira which includes real estate investments in Nigeria.
5. Ayo Makun a.k.a AY
Another best comedian in the nation is Ayo Makun, prominently referred to with his stage name as AY. He recently featured in a popular movie “30 Days In Atlanta“, the most successful movie in Nigeria and abroad, which helped increase his total assets. His yearly show AY Live brings him around 160 million Naira and he charges around 1-2 million for each show. He pockets around 200 million yearly in addition to other endorsement deals and has total assets of more than 800 million naira. He owns so many real estate properties and fancy cars.
Bovi as at present is the most sought after comedian in Nigeria. “Smoking hot”, Bovi has made his riches from visits, adverts, and occasions. He is also on the rundown of best comedians we have in Nigeria today.