Behold Nigeria’s Top 10 Comedians In 2018 So Far


There is no doubt that comedy is a lucrative business in Nigeria Years back nobody knew comedy would turn into a profession that can put food on a man’s table, it is today a noble profession, a professional entertainment consisting of jokes and sketches intended to make an audience laugh. In modern sense, comedy refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter.
Today we talk about the top 10 comedians as of 2018 so far in Nigeria, no net worth estimation is attached, but certain details about their wealth and how they make their money are mentioned. The list is based on how much they charge per show and how often they get called for shows their endorsement deals and assets, their successful shows and digital market worth.
Below are the top 10 comedians in Nigeria presently and they are listed in descending order as follows.
Yaw: He is quite a very popular comedian and makes from MTN Adverts, radio presentation, event anchoring, equipment leasing and so many other businesses. Yaw has his own share of exclusive properties among the elite.
Okay Bakkasc: Okey Bakkasi is a comedian actor and politician, he started acting and doing standup comedy while still in the university. He was the Senior Special Assistant to the former Governor of Imo State Ikedim Ohakim. He is a house hold name in the entertainment industry.
Seyi Law: Seyi Law won the AY comedy competition in 2006 and since then he has been blossoming as a standup comedian. He is always at most events for performance and has his own show. He is the big deal in South-West, he attends almost every show or concerts organised in any South-Western States. Seyi often attend many shows outside Nigeria too.
Julius Agwu: With two popular events namely: ‘Crack Ya Ribs’ and ‘Laugh for Christ Sake’ he has bagged millions by charging 203 million naira per event.
He owns properties spread across 3 states in Nigeria and is the CEO of Real Laff Entertainment. He made over 20 million naira from a book launch and reports say he takes home tens of millions naira annually.
Mark Angel: Well, most of you may not believe this, but we are proudly telling you that this guy is crazily rich right now. This guy and the popular comedienne Emmanuela have taken over the skits world since 2015. They make the most of their money from you tube, their blog and shows. Mark Angel earns the most from the group. He makes at least 3 million naira per month from you tube only.
Bovi: Presently, he is probably the hottest in the industry. He has made millions from organizsing tours, adverts and events. There is always a rush for tickets and if you are early enough it would have sold out. Bovi also signed a multi-million naira deal with Glo in 2015. He often headlines most shows in Nigeria every year.
I Go Dye: This comedian doubles as the CEO of Revamp construction Company, a real estate and road construction company. He is also an Ambassador to the United Nations Millennium Development Goal. With a lot of assets this guy is quiet one of the top guys in the industry.
Ali Baba: Having hosted several events for dignitaries amongst which are past Nigerian presidents, he gets paid a lot. His residential home in Lekki is a mansion valued at over 300 million naira. He also has a chain of businesses in Lagos and a motivational speaker besides his professional comedy business. He charges an average rate of 4-5 million naira per event and only hosts a minimum of two events weekly.
Basket Mouth: This is another comedian that takes entertaining his fans very serious. He has also become the Brand Ambassador for companies like Globa Com Ltd and Amstel Malta. He hosts several events in London, America and South Africa which are always sold out and through his Basket Mouth uncensored platform, he has gained too much popularity. He reportedly has an endorsement deal worth over 120 million Naira annually. He is definitely the richest comedian in Nigeria.
AY: This comedian rose to fame at a rate faster than was expected, he charges a performance of between 1 and 2 million naira annually via his A.Y. Live events. He also owns an event company and MUP Club. AY’s worth has skyrocketed since he ventured into Nollywood movie industry having a lot of successful monies to his name.