In this article, you will find the latest list of the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria. The comedy industry has seen tremendous growth in the last 2 decades. Nigeria can boast of many talented, humorous comedians with net worth’s that are hard to believe. The comedy industry did not use to have as much regard as it does today. Through sheer hard work, dedication, and consistency, these ones have built their crafts and changed the Nigerian comedy industry for good. The huge success recorded by these comedians has increased interest and regard for the comedy industry in Nigeria.
Below are the 10 richest comedians in Nigeria
Ali Baba Net Worth: N3 Billion
In many quarters, Ali Baba is regarded as the originator, sole creator and innovator of the Nigerian comedy industry. Ali Baba’s career started as far back as the early 90s. He is credited as the one who made the Nigerian comedy industry into a profession and carved a niche for comedy in the Nigerian Entertainment industry. He stayed in the comedy industry when people did not have a flair for stand-up comedy. Today, his consistency has yielded much fruits which are seen in his high net worth, endorsement deals and influence. Many upcoming comedians look up to Ali Baba and have become popular through the many platforms he provides. Ali Baba is an icon and legend.
Ayo Makun Net Worth: N2.5 Billion
Ayo Makun is a popular and iconic figure in the comedy industry. His work was in fact recognized when he was appointed as a U.N Peace ambassador. He is also one that upcoming comedians look up to. Many comedians have established themselves in the industry based on his influence. Ayo Makun was born and brought up in Delta state, he returned to Lagos to make a career for himself. AY has a show called the A.Y live shows. What’s more? A.Y is also into movie productions. This has helped diversify his portfolio and increased his value in the entertainment industry. Today, he has produced a series of movies including 30 days in Atlanta, A trip to Jamaica, 10 days in Sun City, and merry men, all of which recorded considerable commercial success.
Basketmouth Net Worth: N2 Billion
His full name is Bright Okpocha. He is a comedy guru, star actor, and master of ceremonies. Basket mouth is such a versatile talent, which endears him to so many fans in Nigeria. He earned the honor of the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Interestingly, Basket mouth initially started out as a musician. However, his comedy career has witnessed huge success. He earns a lot from his comedy shows and endorsement deals with top firms such as Globacom.
I go Die (Net Worth: N1.8 Billion)
I Go die has maintained an outstanding career in comedy to date. He is the first Comedian to have had a tour of comedy in over 7 European countries. As a result of his achievements, he was also contracted to perform at the UNESCO cultural week, where he bagged an award. I go Die is indeed one of the richest in the industry.
Julius Agwu Net Worth: N1.5 Billion
Julius Agwu is one who is well-deserving of the recognition he receives in the comedy industry. He has experienced tough circumstances such as going through 4 surgeries, about 5 months in a coma. He has however persisted and remained on top of his game. His strength, resilience, and courage is one attribute that endears him to many and has contributed to the success of his career.
Okey Bakassi Net Worth: N800 million
Okechukwu Anthony, popularly known as Okey Bakassi is a clearly gifted comedian who is particularly loved for his intelligent jokes. He is regularly invited to shows both on domestic and international levels. Okey Bakassi’s charge per show is not known to the public but from his net worth, we know it has to be huge.
Bovi Net Worth N600 million
Abovi Ugboma, popularly known as Bovi is one of the most popular comedians in Nigeria. Bovi earns quite a lot from his shows, endorsement deals, business ventures, and other activities. His inclusion on the list of the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria is no mistake. Bovi’s comedy career started off in 2007 when he appeared in a family sitcom show called ‘The extended family’. Through hard work, dedication, and determination, he is one of the best in the Nigerian comedy industry.
Gbenga Adeyinka Net Worth: N500 million
Gbenga Adeyinka is not only a radio presenter but an actor, writer, and master of Ceremony. He is fluent in many Nigerian languages, this gives him an upper hand and makes him knowledgeable in lots of things about people, races and traditions. Gbenga Adeyinka is the brain behind the popular comedy magazine, Laffmatazz.
Gordons Net Worth: N400 million
Gordons, whose real name is Godwin Komone has had such an interesting comedy career. He started off as a pastor. When in search of green pastures, he decided to try his hands on comedy, a move which eventually paid off. Gordon earns mostly from shows which he hosts and his personal comedy series. This series is titled the ‘Gordons Comedy Clinic’ which has 5 editions. This series is a compilation of many of his comedic masterpieces, which most of his fans cherish a lot. Gordons is also an ambassador with the telecom giant, Globacom in a multi-million contract.
Akpororo Net Worth: N350 million
Akpororo whose real name is Jephthah Bowoto, is a very familiar figure when discussing comedy in Nigeria. He has a unique way of presenting his jokes which leaves many enthralled. He is also a very charismatic comedian. Akpororo grew up in Warri, despite hailing from Ondo state. Akpororo has made quite a name for himself through sheer hard work and dedication. It is a known fact that Akpororo charges at least one million Naira to host a show. He also has lots of endorsement deals.