Here Are The Top 5 Richest Comedians In Nigeria
By Victor Chinonso
Making people laugh is not an easy task, it takes a lot of skills and Nigerians spends a lot of money just to be happy and laugh.
Going to comedy shows is one way we help put a smile on our faces and it is also how comedians make their money.
Years back people saw comedians as individual who did not have a real job and could not make a proper living from telling jokes, but today it’s a different story.
Below are the top richest comedians in Nigeria;
- 1. Alibaba
Alibaba is regarded as the “Father of Modern Day comedy in Nigeria” because he was arguably the first to take the craft into a money making venture, he is seen as a role model by a lot of comedians for giving them their big break. He is not only a comedian but also a radio show host, motivational speaker, photographer, writer and has a strong flair for creating and developing Ideas. He has an estimated worth of N3 billion.
- 2. Basketmouth
Bright Okpocha better known by his stage name Basketmouth is a very talented comedian and actor. With a penchant of creating fresh jokes and a good businessman acumen Basketmouth organises stand-up concerts like ‘Basketmouth Uncensored’ not just in Nigeria but also globally. He is an Ambassador to some big brands in Nigeria, and he has an estimated worth of N2 billion.
- 3. I Go Dye
Born Francis Agoda, I Go Dye is one comedian that took the comedy industry by storm. His Unique looks always works for him as the audience finds him very funny. He has organized several international comedy shows, such as “Igodye Standin”. He is an Ambassador to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals and also the CEO of a real Estate company. He has a good number of mouth-watering endorsement deals and sits comfortably in the list with an estimated net worth of N2 billion.
- 4. Julius Agwu
Julius ‘D GENIUS’ Agwu is one of Nigeria’s funniest comedians. He is a man of many talents as he is also a musician and an actor. As a host of many successful shows both local and international, Julius Agwu is really milking the comedy business. He also enjoys endorsements from some big organisations and has an estimated net worth of N1.5 billion.
- 5. AY
Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY is a multi-talented entertainer. He constantly seeks to up the ante of his comedy game by exploring available opportunities. He organize shows both locally and internationally in which he carve a niche for himself as a successful comedian in Nigeria. Apart from making people laugh AY is an actor and a film producer, his self-produced movies “30 Days in Atlanta”, “A Trip To Jamaica” and “10 Days In Sun City” were very successful.
It is great to see these comedians turn their talents into a money making skill, because a lot of people are inspired to do just as good as them if not better.