Let’s talk about the top best performing comedians in Nigeria and Africa at large.
From the Niger Delta region to the Southwestern part of Nigerian, we have people doing either stand-up comedy or acting in the form of skits and movies that can crack your ribs till they hurt.
While we have a lot of these great entertainers presently in Nigeria, we have carefully selected about top 10 of them that are considered the wealthiest and the “baddest rib-crackers” in the country.
Here Are The Top 10 Wealthiest Comedians in Nigeria Presently.
1.) Ali Baba
Real Names: Tunyota Alleluya Akporobomere
Estimated Net Worth: $8 million
Ali Baba is widely regarded in Nigeria as “Father of Comedy”.
Ali has been in this comedy business for quite a long time and has managed to build a brand name for himself in Nigeria Entertainment Industry and Africa at large.
This top comedian has hosted several events all over Nigeria and Africa with presidents, governors, senators, billionaire businessmen and top celebrities in attendance.
Ali Baba is presently the richest comedian in Nigeria.
The veteran comedian is reportedly the owner of several businesses in Lagos and other parts of the country.
According to reports, it will cost you about N4 million to have this very talented man to come and perform at your events.
His net worth in 2020 is estimated to be about $8million.
Real names: Ayodeji Richard Makun (Ayo Makun)
Estimated Net Worth: $6.8 million
AY is the second wealthiest comedian in Nigeria till date. The comic star became popular in Nigeria through his numerous live comedy shows on TV AY Live and viral comedy videos.
The comedian did not relent as he also venture in film productions. He recently started writing, acting, and producing his own movies. He is the producer of the award winning movies:
- “A Trip to Jamaica”,
- “30 Days in Atlanta”,
- “10 Days in Sun City”,
- “American Driver” etc.
Before you can invite AY to anchor your event or movie you must be a millionaire. He worths about $6.8 million.
3.) Basket Mouth
Real Names: Bright Okpocha
Estimated Net Worth: $5 million
Basketmouth was one of those comedians who became popular through the comedy show in the early 2000s known as Night Of A Thousand Laughs by Opa Williams.
Apart from doing stand-up comedy, “the man with the Basket mouth” Bright Okpocha also produces his own comedy skits and as well stars in movies.
His comedy skits are among the most watched in Nigeria on YouTube.
The comedian hosts his own comedy shows that thousands of people do troop out from different parts of the country to attend. According to reports, Basketmouth makes millions of naira from each of his shows.
He is an Ambassador to the popular telecommunication network GLOBACOM, AMSTEL MALTA and other companies in Nigeria.
Basketmouth’s net worth in 2020 is estimated to be about $5 million.
4.) I Go Die
Real Names: Francis Agodo
Estimated Net Worth: $4.9 million
I Go Die is one of the Nigerian entertainers. You can’t really know his worth by looking at him. His very skinny body will make you dismiss him as someone who may not really have much to deliver until he opens his mouth, and then you will start gasping for air.
He is one of Nigeria’s best comedians and a monster on the mic.
From his early days in Opa William’s Night Of A Thousand Laugh show till now, the young man is a force to reckon with when we are talking of above-the-average comic stars in the country.
Apart from being a comedian, I Go Die is also a very successful businessman and entrepreneur. He is the Director of Revamp Construction Company, one of Nigeria’s fast rising real estate and construction companies.
You can find his comedy videos by searching for “I Go Die” on Youtube.
Recently, I Go Die’s Net Worth is estimated to be about $4.9 million in middle of 2020
Real Names: Abovi Ugboma
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million
Since 2007, Bovi has been very active in Nigerian entertainment industry. He is one of the most celebrated and most wanted comedians in the country. His comedy show “Bovi’s Man on Fire” is usually packed with thousands of people from different parts of the country.
The Nigeria rib-cracker came to limelight through the same Opa Williams “Night of A Thousand Laugh” that brought AY, Basketmouth, I Go Die and several other comedians out there to limelight.
Bovi has also starred in series of comedy movies and skits which can be watched on social media platforms like Youtube, Instagram, Facebook etc. He is one of those comedians with the highest endorsement deals in the country.
He is currently estimated to be worth about $2 million.
6.) Okey Bakassi
Real Names: Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million
Okey Bakassi is one of those Nigerian comedy stars who has been in entertainment industry for a very long time. Apart from doing stand-up comedy at events, Okey Bakassi also acts in movies.
He has acted in movies alongside the likes of Nkem Owoh (Osuofia), Mr. Ibu, Victor Osuagwu, Sam Loco Efe and several others.
He is also a professional MC and a TV presenter. His recent involvement in politics (Imo State) has also opened doors for him to host events for top political figures in the country.
Presently, Okey Bakasi’s net worth is estimated to be about $2 million.
7.) Julius Agwu
Real Names: Julius Agwu
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million
Julius Agwu is the CEO of Real Laff Entertainment Company, an event management company that organises his two yearly comedy shows “Laugh For Christ Sake” and “Crack Your Ribs.”
He is a well-known Nigerian comedian, actor, MC, motivational speaker and a musician from the South South region of the country.
According to reports Julius Agwu charges about 2 to 3 million naira to perform at an event presently. He is currently estimated to be worth about $2 million.
8.) Gbenga Adeyinka GCON
Real names: Gbenga Adeyinka
Estimated Net Worth: $1.9 million
Gbenga Adeyinka, “ The Grand comedian of Nigeria (GCON)” or “Comedian Of The Federal Republic (CFR)” as he usually calls himself, is one of Nigeria’s best and wealthiest comedians presently.
The multi-award winning comic star is the brain behind the comedy magazine known as Laffmattazz, the first of its kind in Nigeria.
Apart from his regular comedy events, Gbenga Adeyinka is the owner of several businesses across the country that generate a lot of money for him on a yearly basis.
His comedy show “Laffmattazz” is one of the most anticipated comedy concerts in the country. The show has on different occasions recorded over 5,000 people in attendance.
Gbenga Adeyinka is currently estimated to be worth about $1.9 million.
Real Names: Godwin Komone
Estimated Net Worth: $1.5 million
Godwin Komone popularly known as Gordons is the host of the comedy event, Gordons Comedy Clinic. Before coming out fully for comedy, Gordons was once the resident pastor of Rainbow Christian Assembly, Jakpa branch, Warri. Now you Know where his “Halleluya” trademark came from.
Gordons makes his money from his comedy shows and his mouth-watering endorsement deals with companies like GLOBACOM, one of Nigeria’s biggest telecommunication networks. He is currently among the wealthiest Nigerian comedians.
According to reports, Gordons is presently worth about $1.5 million.
Real Names: Steve Onu
Estimated Net Worth: $900,000
Nigeria’s stand up comedian, event host, on-air personality and MC Steve Onu, popularly known by his stage name “Yaw”, is among the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria 2019.
According to reports, Steve Onu makes his money mostly on comedy events, business advertisements and radio presentations.
He is also reported to be into real estate business and equipment leasing.
With a current net worth of about $900,000 in 2019, this very talented comedian is definitely among the top wealthiest comedians in the country.
The comedians mentioned above are the current richest comedians in Nigeria 2020.
Who among them is your favourite? Feel free to let us know using the comment section below.