Dive into the vibrant world of Nigerian comedy with our exclusive look at the Top 10 Richest Skit Makers in Nigeria.
The skit-making industry is a fast-growing one, which has allowed Nigerian youths to grow wealth while engaging in legitimate business.
This form of entertainment has gradually won the hearts of Nigerians and it is now used for advertisement purposes.
Hence, many skit makers have entered into wealth with the help of social media and their wit.
Join me to discover the top 10 richest skit makers in Nigeria.
Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Ejekiru, widely recognized as Oga Sabinus (Investor), Mr Funny, or Mumu man, is a versatile Nigerian entertainer, encompassing roles as an actor, comedian, and Master of Ceremony (MC). He was born on January 30, 1995, in Rivers State, Nigeria. Oga Sabinus discovered and unleashed his potential at the age of 20.
Amidst numerous content creators, Oga Sabinus distinguished himself as the premier online comedian in 2019, securing the Bae Awards for Best Online Comedian that year. Furthermore, he achieved recognition by winning the AMVCA Awards for Best Online Content Creator in 2022.
Oga Sabinus has an estimated net worth of $500,000, but this cannot be verified. His sources of wealth are stand-up comedy, skit-making, a flourishing YouTube channel, acting, endorsements, promotions, and hosting successful comedy shows.
In a candid interview with Channels Television host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Oga Sabinus revealed charging between ₦1.5 million to ₦2 million per social media post or advert, contributing significantly to his monthly earnings, which can soar to ₦10 million from advert placements and promotions alone.
Additionally, Oga Sabinus has lucrative endorsement deals with renowned brands. With a substantial following of over three million on Instagram and more than 680,000 YouTube subscribers, Oga Sabinus has the attention and admiration of many people.
Broda Shaggi, the renowned Nigerian skit creator, goes by the name Animashaun Samuel Perry. He was born on July 6, 1988, and is widely celebrated for his uproarious sketches. He frequently showcases his iconic character – a comically naive and loud street urchin. Beyond his comedic endeavours, Broda Shaggi has achieved success as an actor, gracing the screens of numerous films and television productions.
Broda Shaggi’s comedic genius thrives in everyday scenarios, delving into social issues and embracing the richness of Nigerian culture. His distinctive catchphrase, “Patience is virtual,” has become iconic, while his rise to fame stems from answering questions with a delightful blend of humour that leaves audiences in stitches.
He depicts relatable characters—from the exuberant gate man to the playful neighbour and the bumbling job seeker—he effortlessly strikes chords that resonate with individuals across diverse backgrounds. Through these characters, Broda Shaggi not only elicits laughter but also bestows a dose of joy upon his viewers. Broda Shaggi net worth is estimated to be around $200,000.
Sydney Sunday Egere, widely recognized by his alias Sydney Talker, born on January 26, 1996, is a prominent Nigerian comedy video creator and entrepreneur. Notably, he serves as the visionary founder and CEO of Neville Records. He is an indigene of Edo state although he spent his childhood in Lagos.
Sydney Talker earned the moniker ‘Towel Guy’ as he began sharing additional Instagram skits, donning towels while dancing and spreading laughter, solidifying his playful and unique persona.
In 2016, Sydney Talker embarked on his comedic journey, delighting audiences with hilarious videos shared on Instagram. His wit and humour have garnered a substantial following, with an impressive 3.5 million fans on the platform.
In January 2022, Talker revealed a new chapter in his career with the introduction of Neville Records. Adding a musical note to his repertoire, he proudly announced the signing of Khaid to the burgeoning record label. Sydney Talker net worth is presumed to be around 200k to 500k dollars.
Apaokagi Adedoyin Maryam aka Taooma, was born on 28 February 1999. Her skits convey the story of a typical African family with the iconic slaps of African mothers.
In 2015, Taaooma debuted her first comedy skit, marking the beginning of her ascent to fame. Since then, she has garnered nominations and wins at both global and national awards, including The Gage Award for Best Online Comedian in 2019 and recognition as a Social Entrepreneur at the Nigeria 25 under 25 awards. In 2020, she received nominations at the MAYA Awards Africa and The Future Awards Africa for Skit Maker of the Year and Content Creation, respectively.
Taao runs a food business called Chop Tao and she has a presumed net worth of $200,000. She made her wealth from businesses, promotions, and endorsements.
Nosa Afolabi aka Lasisi Elenu is one of Nigeria’s popular influencers. He hails from Offa, Kwara state, and is widely known for his skits where he uses the wide mouth filter.
He started his career as a songwriter but switched to comedy after some time. He released his first comedy skit in 2017, and he has gone uphill from there.
Lasisi functions as a brand influencer, businessman, TV host, and many other roles. Lasisi has an estimated net worth of about $200,000.
Josh Alfred, popularly known as Josh2funny, is a renowned Nigerian comedian and compere born on December 18, 1990.
He is known for his comedic skits shared on Instagram and YouTube. He has over a million followers on social media and an assumed net worth of $200,000.
Mr Macaroni is officially known as Debo Adebayo. He was born on the 3rd of May 1993 and is widely known for his catchphrase ‘Oiin’ and his ‘Daddy Wa’ roles. Mr Macaroni has been featured in several movies including Brotherhood, Jagun Jagun, Anikulapo, and others.
He is the founder of Mr Macaroni Entertainment Ltd and has a speculative net worth of $300,000.
Craze Clown is popularly known for his “Papa Ade” skits. His full name is Emmanuel Ogonna Iwueke, an indegene of Imo state. He won numerous awards like Most Outstanding Comedian of the Year City People Awards, the Online Sensation of the Year Naija FM Comedy Jam Awards, and got nominated for others. Craze Clown has an estimated net worth of about $200,000.
Chukwuebuka Emmanuel Amuzie who is known by his stage name, Brain Jotter is a Nigerian skit maker with millions of subscribers and followers. He was born on the 5th of February 1995 in Imo state. Brain Jotter is known for his indifferent attitude in his skits and he has a presumed net worth of $100,000.
This list will not be complete without the Nigerian skit maker, trouble maker and fashion sensation, Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori, aka Kie Kie.
She was born in 1990 in Ibadan, Oyo state. KieKie is known for her quick comebacks and mischievous skits which end with the line ‘problem’. The antics of Kikelomo will leave you rolling in laughter.
KieKie has a presumed net worth of $100,000.
And there you have it, the top 10 richest skit-makers in Nigeria.
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