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Top funniest comedians in Nigeria for this 2022

Top funniest comedians in Nigeria for this 2022

Nigeria is one of the best countries in the world that houses a lot of funniest, best and wealthiest celebrities such as comedian, musician, songwriter, etc. Here, we have listed and explained top funniest comedians in Nigeria for this 2022. If you are interested to know the name of top funniest Nigerian comedians, then here is the right place.

The name of comedians in Nigeria who we discussed about in this article have worked very hard and that is what makes people love them most nowadays. They are also famously known in other countries in Africa. The funniest comedians in the country, it is you every body will like to invite to their occasion and ceremony to make people get fun.

If you want to know the name of top funniest comedians in Nigeria for this 2022 who you can invite to your occasion such as marriage, birthday, naming ceremony, etc., or you just want to know their name, you are still in the right place.

Now, here are the list of the name of top funniest comedians in Nigeria and their brief information.

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Top funniest comedians in Nigeria

  1. Basketmouth
  2. Bovi
  3. I Go Dye
  4. Funke Akindele
  5. Akpororo
  6. Okey Bakassi
  7. Broda Shaggi
  8. Mark Angel
  9. John Okafor
  10. Igosave
  11. Emmanuella
  12. Charles Inojie
  13. Alibaba

1. Basketmouth

Bright Okpocha, popularly known by his comedian name, Basketmouth. He is one of the top best funniest comedians in Nigeria as of 2022. He is an Igbo by tribe born in Lagos on 14 September 1978. Being the funniest comedian, Basketmouth has acted as a brand ambassador to many brands and firms in Nigeria and other African countries.

Comedian Basketmouth attended University of Benin where he obtained degree. He started his comedy skit career in the year 2000. As of March 2022, Forbes ranked basketmouth as the top best richest and funniest comedian in Nigerian and in the whole Africa at large.

2. Bovi

Abovi Ugboma, known professionally as Bovi Ugboma is a comedian, actor and writer. He has organized popular comedy skits, one being ‘Man on Fire across the globe’. He is a Nigerian comedian born in Benin City on 25 September 1979. He is one of the top funniest comedians in Nigeria who started his comedy career in the year 2007.

As of 2022 according to Forbes, the net worth of comedian Bovi is estimated to be over 2 billion Naira. The most funniest movies among his comedy skits are:

  • My Village People | Year produced: 2021.
  • Nneka the Pretty Serpent | Year produced: 2020.
  • It’s Her Day | Year produced: 2016.

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3. I Go Dye

Francis Agoda is a popularly known Nigerian comedian, motivational speaker, writer and social crusader known by his stage name as I Go Dye. He was born and raised up in Abraka, Delta state on 4 April 1979 (42 years as of 2022).

One of most funniest skits of I Go Dye which he made in 2018 is titles ”I Go Dye and Buhari Again?”. He is among the list of top funniest comedians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of #1.8 Billion as of 2022.

4. Funke Akindele

Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde, fondly known as Funke Akindele or Jenifa is a Nigerian actress, comedian and producer. She is the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Funke Akindele started her comedy and film production career since decades and that has made her become the top funnies and richest comedians we have in Nigeria. Since she begin her career, she has won so many awards and fame for herself. Recently, Forbes estimated her net worth to be $4 million dollars.

Her four top funniest movies are listed below with their release year:

  • Jenifa | Year released: 2008.
  • Jenifa’s Diary Since | Year released: 2015.
  • Omo Ghetto | Year released: 2010.
  • Omo Ghetto‑The Saga | Year released: 2020.

5. Akpororo

Akpororo, is a Nigerian top funniest comedian, vocalist, TV personality and actor with a real name as Jephthah Bowoto. He is a Delta state origin born on 13 February 1989.

Currently, the net worth of Akpororo is estimated as N400 million predominantly making his wealth via Endorsement, Comedy, skit, motivational speaking service, etc.

6. Okey Bakassi

Okey Bakassi is another comedian and actor in Nigeria among the list of top funniest comedians we discussed here. He is the winner of the Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the film Onye Ozi in 2014. He is an Igbo man, one of the most spoken languages in Nigeria. He was born on October 23rd, 1969 in Owerri, Imo State.

Being the funniest comedian, Okey Bakassi has a lot of fans and followers. His funniest comedy skits are:

  • Onye Ozi | Year released: 2013.
  • Love Is in the Hair | Year released: 2016.

7. Broda Shaggi

Another funniest comedian we have in Nigerian is Broda Shaggi whose his full name is Samuel Animashaun Perry. He is not only a comedian but also an actor, songwriter and musician. He chose to become a comedian and celebrity at his young age.

Broda Shaggi popular movies
  • Fate of Alakada | Year released: 2020.
  • D.O.D.: Day of Destiny | Year released: 2021.
  • Namaste Wahala | Year released: 2020.
  • Dwindle | Year released: 2021.
Broda Shaggi songs
  • Cross My LaneCross My Lane | Year released: 2022.
  • OkotoFine Boy Agbero Volume 1 | Year releases: 2020.
  • Oya Hit MeOya Hit Me Skits, Vol. 1 | Year released: 2019.

Broda Shaggi is just 28 years old as of 2022 (born on 18 June 1993) with a net worth of $200000 dollars. He is a comedian, singer, actor, entertainer and Instagram Influencer.

8. Mark Angel

Mark Angel is another funniest comedian, scriptwriter, and video producer known popularly as Mark Angel Comedy. He publishes his comedy skit series of of shorts on YouTube weekly mostly featuring children comedians such as Emmanuella Samuel, Aunty Success, etc.

The first comedy skit of Mark Angel which made him more fans and followers is titled ”Oga Landlord”. According to Forbes, Mark Angel is the most influential comedians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.250 million Dollars as of 2022.

Being the funniest comedian, Mark Angel has a lot of subscribers on his youtube channel. The current subscribes on Mark Angle youtube channel are 7.6 million. His channel is monetized with Google Adsense, hence, some sources estimated his monthly earning as $16,000.

Mark Angel is a Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria citizen born on 1991. After finishing his secodary school, he intended to study Medicine and Surgery in Obafemi Awolowo University unfortunately his sponsorship died, hence, the dream of studying in tertiary died. Along the way, he intended to learn how to record and edit video in order to become a comedian. That is the brief history how Mark Angel, the top best funniest richest comedian in Nigeria as of 2022.

9. John Okafor

John Okafor is a Nigerian oldest actor and comedian also popularly known as Mr. Ibu. He has been acting comedy skits movies since decades. In fact, he started before the year 2000. The title of top four funniest comedy movies of Mr. Ibu, John Okafor which every household in Nigeria is still watching up till now are:

  • Mr Ibu | Year released: 2004.
  • Mr Ibu in London| Year released: 2004.
  • Police Recruit | Year released: 2003.
  • 9 Wives | Year released: 2005.

According to an interview had with John Okafor with Channels TV in 2015, he declared that he stared his acting career in December 3, 1978. According to him, he was once a very poor man doing small business like hair dressing and other petty trading. As of 2022, John Okafor, Mr. Ibu is 60 years (born on 17 October 1961). John Okafor has made and featured in more than 200 NollyWood movies since he has started.

10. Igosave

Igosave is a comedian born and raised in Delta State, Nigeria. He ha organized different shows including Igosave Unusual. He full real name is Otaghware Otas Onodjayeke. On May 2022, the Nigerian top funniest comedian, Igosave will turn 42 years, hence, he was born on May 1979.

11. Emmanuella

Emmanuella is a female child who participates comedy skits with Mark Angel Comedy on YouTube. She is known as a funniest actress, model and a TV personality gaining a net worth of $150,000 dollar as of 2022 according to Forbes. Emmanuella is just eleven years born on born July 22, 2010 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Note: Mark Angel is a cousin to Emmanuella.

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12. Charles Inojie

Charles Inojie is an actor, comedian, movie director and producer. He predominantly known for producing comedic role in any movie he is featured in. He has been in comedy skit since decades, some funniest comedy skit videos he produced are listed below with their release year:

  • The Johnsons| Year released: 2012.
  • Police Recruit | Year release: 2003.
  • Reggae Boys | Year released: 2018.
  • My Village People | Year released: 2021.

The state of origin of Charles Inojie is Edo state. Being the funniest comedian in Nigeria and other country, he is known to be rich. According to Forbes, his net worth is estimated to be $5 million as of 2022.

13. Alibaba

Ali Baba, is a comedian, master of ceremonies and actor born in Warri, Delta state on 24 June 1965 (age 56 years). His real name is Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome. He has been making comedy skits since decades. Most of his most liked funniest comedic movies are:

  • Head Gone | Year released: 2014.
  • The Wedding Party | Year released: 2016.
  • The Wedding Party 2| Year released: 2017.
  • 10 Days in Sun City| Year released: 2017.

 The current net worth of Alibaba comedy as of 2022 is 3 billion Naira. Alibaba is not only a comedian but also a motivational speaker and businessman. For Alibaba to render a motivational speaking service at an event, some sources say that he collects ₦4 million as a result of funny speeches he was being gifted with.


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