Comedy in Nigeria can now be said to be a profession as professional stand up comedians have made a good living out of it. Nigerians are naturally funny but it takes a very talented comedian to make a Nigerian laugh with the depressing economic situation.
In no partparticular order, we present to you, the list of the top 10 funniest comedians in Nigeria:
Oh Yes!!! If you don’t know who Basket Mouth is, then you are not in this great country of ours. Well, many dubbed him the king of Comedy for his natural physics especially as a stand-up comedian and his frequent mini-movies in collaboration with other artiste, musicians and comedians alike. He’s a Glo Ambassador with a difference.
His real name is Bright Okpocha and he’s also won the heart of many other African nations like Ghana. He is also the preferred comedian to host any comedy show by a mile.
Bovi Ugboma, who goes by the stage name Bovi has over the years aligned himself with other comedians as he climbs the comedy ladder in greatness. The Benin City Born Comedian is known for popularizing the words Akpos in most of his jokes and just so you know, Bovi is not just a comedian as many thought; he has been in the Nollywood Industry acting funny 30-mins plays before finally switching to Comedy full time. I remember him cracking a joke on Basketmouth about God telling Basketmouth to “go to hell” on Judgement day. Basketmouth was seen almost climbing the stage immediately with bottles to break his head.
This guy is damn funny and rising fast to the top of comedians list. He once made it known of his intention in adding Dettol to his enemies soup and his fans were like “WHAT!!!”. Akporo is a Stand-Up comedian who also diversifies and often delves into music.
4. I go die
This guy is dope. If you ever sit under his Comedian influence, you will laugh your ribs out with his fast-mouth kind of comedy as he often takes on his guest and those in the crowd. Known for his funny jokes on poverty, politics with his off-colour suits – He lies too. E.g I Go dye will tell the crowd “i was in UK recently to see Barack Obama” We all know Barack Obama is in USA!!! or He was in Aso Rock last week to see President Jonathan to discuss his ambition to run for Presidency!! lol. He’s a real rib cracker and natural.
5. Seyi Law
Seyi Law is said to be Gordons’ partner in crime as he displays the same agility as Gordons when on stage. His mini-skits in which he played Jesus Christ on the way to be crucified while he carried a cross and been flogged has won many audience over the years too.
Ayo Makun happens to be one of the most creative comedian in Nigeria with his AY LIVE lines of Entertainment. AY as many calls him is not just a Stand-up comedian; he is an Entertainer, an Actor, a Musician and a TV host of his popular who wants to be a Billionaire which often features other comedians especially Bovi. He has acted his mini-movies with top celebrities like Genevieve Nnaji, Tonto Dikeh, Nadia Buhari and many more.
Gordons is definitely one of the most hilarious Comedian in Nigeria with his self-composed jokes especially his flair for Ministry-Based jokes “movement to the permanent site” and his steady slang of often saying “Hallelujah” in between jokes.
Gordons calls himself Comedy Barlusconi under the ODP political party (Osusu Democratic Party). He has released many comedy CD compilations likewise under his Gordons Comedy Klinic Wards.
You all remember Uncle Saka. Ok, he was the former Etisalat ambassador that ported to MTN in a whooping N20million deal. He sang the song “I Don Port go MTN” that left many Etisalat fans devastated as to why their Icon would port to MTN. Etisalat is yet to recover from this action. Uncle Saka unlike the other listed Comedians is not a stand-up Comedian but in his very way happens to be one of the favorite comedian in the Nigerian sphere. He is a Lecturer, a Singer and currently an MTN Ambassador.
9. Julius Agwu
Julius is one of the few comedians with a future to serve their state. Julius Agwu has also carved a niche for himself in the Comedy sphere. He goes by the nickname “Julius d’ Genius” He also delves in to music with his very brand called “Reel Liaf Band” He has also notified his intentions to be the next Governor of his state after the people of Rivers “verbally told him to”
Ali Baba’s real name is Alibaba Akporobome and he is popularly called the Grand Comedian of the Federal Republic (GCFR), a title he carved out for himself as not only the Father of all Comedians but as one of the best in his field. Ali Baba is said to be the very man who invented the concept of Stand Up Comedy in Nigerian History. This great feats has taken him inside Aso Rock as he no longer crack jokes for the masses as it were but for top Shots. He is also an Event pioneer and MC for most top celebrations in Nigeria; ranging from the Presidency to other Political figures in and outside the country.
Nice selection, I love basket mouth too
seyi law is my mentor & also a coming up comedian you can call me on 08134373483
08119923173 my stage name is kpados
Akpororo is my best comedian from the top comedian , i am also a young comedian that has been performing in some local shows as a stand up comedian 07014123132
07018220801 my stage name is Clerk de Comedian
What about brodashaggi…josh2 funny.. Craze clown
Where is Kenny black …without Kenny black ,this list is rubbish
Akpororo is my number 1 man and please be informed that am a new and upcoming comedian and i have done my 1st stand-up comedy and if you need an Mc or comedian you can contact me by droping a message on Facebook@ Yg Ambassador or call;08128273190….
Alibaba is not the first and did not invent stand up comedy. The late John Chukwu was there before now.You forgot JC used to say prominent people share the same initials with him.Namely Julius Caeser,Jimmy Castobunch,Julie Coker,Jesus Christ etc.
I love all the comedian because it is not easy to go on stage and start making people who have problem laugh and I pray for their mercy from above to also support my so people also can know me too as they have known them so if you are out there please I need your support my number for an mc or to make your event fascinating call 07011456702.
You shall go placs monshaAllah… Amin
My best comedians are Akpororo, Ay, Kenny Blaq, Helen Paul, Elenu, Pencil, I go die, Seyi Law, Bovi, Basketmouth, Funny bone, Gordon.
Infact there is no comedian that a is out of my lists they are all in, because am dreaming to be just like them, it is not easy to go on the stage and make people laugh.
????????You didn’t mention my stage name ???? uncle big eye ????
then who ever follows
GORDONS IS THE BEST
Gordons is te most creative comedian in Africa.
The guy pass all others
u guys didn’t call kenny blaq
Gordon suppose to be in number 2 while Bovi should be in Gordon’s place.Based on my own view.
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Nice on all posters…
Where is Helen paul??
Where is Helen paul
Wow i luv d way u explain u make me understand alot
Where is Kenny black …without Kenny black ,this list is rubbish
Seriously u rili underrated i go die. Akpororo aint dat funny nd ay isnt even a comedian
well i rilli like ur pages nd i guest ur choice of funniest comedian’s list was wrong cus a go die would have top dat list ok
Well the fact you prefer i go die does not mean its everyones choice. Also its was stated that the list is in no particular order. 😉
where is kenny blaq?