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.
N20m For Grabs As Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Others Contest
Nigerian social media space is bustling with activities as top Nigerian celebrities drawn from music, movies and football sectors lock horns in an online engagement contest hosted by the Nigerian Social Media Awards whose grand finale is slated for December 11, 2021 at Eko Hotel and suites, Victoria Island Lagos.
Celebrities competing in the Naija Game of Thrones category are 2Baba, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Olamide, Don Jazzy and Genevieve Nnaji, while Phyno, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, King Rudy, Yemi Alade, Funke Akindele Bello, Timaya and Mr. P are contesting in the Naija x Factor category.
A confirmation of the degree of engagement the celebrities have with their online fans, the contestants involve the fans visiting the website to vote for them to boost the celebrities opportunity to win N20 million grand prize that would be paid to the celebrities to support his/her corporate social responsibility project.
The project manager Nigeria social media awards, Francis Amirize in a statement said the social media which a few years ago started as a fun spot has today metamorphosed into an opinion shaping part of existence which can no longer be ignored in the marketing of brands projects and personalities.
Egwu Ogba Holds, August 9
The Umu-Akoku Family of Erema Town, Egi in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State has fixed 9th of August, 2021 as date for this year’s Egwu Ogba festival.
August 9, according to the family source, falls within eight Nkwo market days from the nineth of July 2021, when the declaration was made.
The declaration of the date was made by Elder Elijah Obulor on behalf of Elder Andrew Nwaoma who is the eldest member of Umu- Akoku family of Erema at the ancient Anamaoji play ground.
Speaking earlier in an interview with The Tide, the oldest member of the Umu-Akoku Family, Erema, Elder Andrew Nwaoma said the festival has no iota of fetism in it, stressing that it is a celebration of the culture of the Egi people.
Elder Nwaoma said Egwu-Ogba also fosters peace and unity, stressing that it is a celebration of all persons irrespective of their religious creed.
Also speaking, the head chief of Umu-Akoku Royal Family of Erema, Chief Ikenna Obulor said the celebration has remained the same despite the influx of different religions into Erema.
Chief Obulor said Egwu Ogba brings peace, prosperity and oneness to the entire Ogba Kingdom.
He used the occasion to refute alleged rumour of fighting during the ceremony, stressing that the entire place is peaceful.
The eldest son of Andrew Nwaoma, Bro. Kayedi Nwaoma said the present generation will ensure that the festival does not die.
Also speaking, the Eze Egi of Ogbaland, Eze (Prof) Anele Uzondu Wokoma said Egwu Ogba represents the feast of passover for the Egi people.
Wokoma said the festival brings bumper harvest to the Egi people as well as fosters unity in the Kingdom.
By: John Bibor
BB Naija Season Six Begins, ’Morrow
Multi Choice Nigeria, Monday, revealed that Season 6 of the Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show will begin on July 24.
Disclosing this while briefing journalists, Multi choice customer officer, Martin Mabudu, said that this year’s edition of the reality show would run for 72 days and end on October 3, 2021.
Recall that Olamilekan Agbeleshe also known as Layon won BB Naija lockdown edition last year. He went home with N30 million cash prize, a two bedroom apartment, courtesy of Revolution Plus, a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors, a trip to Dublin, courtesy of Guinness and home appliances courtesy of Scan Frost.
Others are trip to Dubai, packaged by Travel Beta, a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste, a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller trip to watch the UEFA Champions League final and a branded new oppo mobile smartphone.
In 2019, BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, won N30 million prize money as well as other mouth-watering gifts.
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