The most popular industry in Nigeria where there is neither limitation nor boundary to whoever can participate in and make a living out of it is the media industry.
That is if you know how to play your games well, anyways. An aspect of the media industry that engages more audience more than their imaginations through various concepts and perspectives is the comedy aspect. Yeah! Comedy has been for ages and I tell you, day in, day out, more people join the profession, not only because they want to, but because they have the in-built talent in them to make people laugh and laugh and laugh to forget their worries. We have so many popular comedians in Nigeria today. Some are Basket mouth also known as the King of Comedy, Bovi, Apkororo, I go die, Ayo Makun (AY), Seyi Law, Gordons, Alibaba, Saka and so many others. These set of persons have carved a niche for themselves in the media industry. Unlike actors and actresses in the movie aspect of the media industry, these comedians engage in live shows both homes and abroad.
This article will basically be discussing 5 Nigerian Comedians and their Net Worth. Listed above are some of the Nigerian comedians well known for their dynamicity and “humorousic” style when entertaining their audience. There are five comedians who have, through their hardwork and diligence in the industry, made it well enough. Join me on this ride as I take you through these comedians and what they worth.
His real name is Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomere, is the wealthiest of all comedians in the country. He often refers himself to be the Grand Comedian of the Federal Republic (GCFR). This name portrays him as the most experienced in the media industry in terms of comedy. He has hosted diverse events ranging from presidential events to governors’ event to other important dignitaries in and outside the country. Alibaba’s net worth is #3 billion, estimated by Forbes in 2020.
2. Ayo Makun.
He is popularly known as AY, has been ranked to be one of the richest comedians in Nigeria. Coupled with his profession as a comedian is the fact that he is an actor which has also contributed to his rise as one of the richest comedians. His show, A.Y live, shows all across the country. A.Y’s net worth is #2.5 billion.
His real name is Bright Okpocha has also been ranked to be one of the richest and talented comedians in the country. His style of creating humors and cracking his fans’ ribs cannot be underestimated. Basketmouth’s net worth is estimated at #2 billion naira.
4. Francis Aguda
Talking about one of the oldest, richest, and experienced comedian in the industry, Julius Agwu cannot be an exception. He is more experienced and has even groomed likes of Basketmouth in the comedy aspect of the media industry. His net worth is estimated to be #1.5 billion.
It is very crucial for you and I to know that these set of comedians do not only rise to this level they are through their profession, but also through various endorsement deals, contracts, ambassadorship and through different streams of businesses they are involved in.