Do you know that Comedy and Laughter have been helping people wipe away some burden of sorrows that is disturbing bothering them at a time like this? That is why Comedians have stopped at nothing to keep Nigerians on a lighter mood, especially during this period of COVID-19 that is forcing people to stay home. They come up with different skits to enlighten Nigerians at the same time crack their ribs, they also double as social media influencers and many of them also have endorsements with a different brand across the country. Bunmi Mustapha brings you the list of the fifteen social comedians Nigerians are crazy about at the moment.
Sifon Okoi AKA Kalistus Yawa is one of the social media comedians who has indeed proven himself to be among the top comedy skitters in Nigeria. In which the famous Sifon Okoi AKA Kalistus Yawa fall into, Yawa can make you laugh in a way you never expect couple with the shape and structure of his body and the way he demonstrates will make you laugh out loud the more.
Mr Macaroni Debo Adebayo is a Nigerian actor, comedian, entrepreneur and social media influencer popularly known for his ‘ooin you’re doing well’ phrase. He is one comedian that will make you keep going to his page over and over again, he mostly plays the role of an elderly man with his freaky freaky lifestyle. His father is a journalist, while his mother is an educationist.
LIZZY JAY OMO IBADAN
Few years ago, Adeyela Adebola popularly known as Lizzy Jay Omo Ibadan came to limelight with her social media skits full of hilarious English in her coaching centre, today she is one of the comediennes currently rocking the Nigerian entertainment industry. She is the CEO” Omo Ibadan CosinSenta”, a comedy skit currently making waves on social media. The talented female comedian was born and brought up in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Her skits are one of those Nigerians look forward to as she drops skits that have to do with the current situation all over the world by enlightening viewers in a very hilarious way.
Taaooma a popular Nigerian online comedian, content creator and cinematographer. She is also another rave if the moment social media comedians with different skits, Taaooma plays multiple characters in a skit, such a married man, a young boy, and an old woman who loves to scold her daughter at every instance she gets. Taaooma’s real name as Apaokagi Adedoyin Maryam and she hails from Kwara State. She was born and raised in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, where she had her early education. She obtained a Bachelors degree in Tourism and Travel Services Management at Kwara State University.
Ereme Abraham popularly known as Twyse is known for his acting skills, comedy, and video editing, which has been viral on Instagram. He also plays multiple characters in skits, in Twyse and Family, where he plays the role of Tao, Tobi, Mommy Tobi, Daddy Tobi and Shade who is the most hilarious in the family.
Twyse grew up in Germany and Port Harcourt, however, spent most of his years in Ibadan, Nigeria. Although raised up by parents, Babajide and Taye Ereme, his grandmother had a big part to play in his upbringing.
Oluwadolarz is a rare gem who has been affecting the lives of some many people on the internet. As an Instagram and YouTube sensation, Oluwadolarz has succeeded in carving a niche for himself, boasting a staggering 1.4 million followers on Instagram.
His real names are Ogunleye Olamide Babatunde, the performer known professionally as Oluwadolarz is a popular Nigerian standup comedian, actor, and MC. He is the founder of Oluwadolarz Room of Comedy.
Baba Alariya is a comedian who grew up in Osun State, he started building the interest in comedy right from Sec. School, Greatly inspired by Ali Baba &Seyi Law, Gbenga Adeyinka1st with a little bit of Late Gbenga Adeboye. Baba Alariya now rolls with Lead Media which is also into event management. When he’s behind the mic he likes hitting his jokes in a way that makes people happy. He is an interesting comedian with a unique style of comedy, which is a must-listen for all. He is a lover of comedy and has promised to always give.
Bayegun Oluwatoyin, who is popularly known as Woli Arole is another social media comedian comedians look forward to his skits any day anytime, he is a graduate of Psychology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University.
He began his career as a stand-up comedian and MC during his days as an undergraduate and was one of the top acts during his time in the institution. After graduating from the university he went on to further his career as a comedian and has since risen in the industry.
His breakthrough though came in the year 2016 after he had won the second edition of Alibaba’s Spontaneity Competition.
Ayo Ajewole (WoliAgba) is a comic Yoruba-Nigeria gospel comedian and also a gospel singer. Woli Agba was born on 20th of November 19, WoliAgba spent most of his childhood and teenage in Ibadan as that was where his parent to reside right from time. Ayo Ajewole is a Nigeria-based philanthropist who derives joy in making be happy with his comic acts despite the fact that he didn’t anything relating to theatre acts during his school days.
Broda Shaggi is another popular Nigerian comedian on social media whose fame has seen him gain the admiration of both fans and celebrities alike on social media.
As a child, Samielperry had always had a passion to act drama. He also knew he had the flare to be a comedian. According to him, he was motivated by his late father who taught drama at Mayflower Junior School, Ikenne, Ogun State. Since then, he has acted many roles and played some characters like Inspector Perry, a policeman; Professor Dele, and Akonni Ibadan. This was before he went with the stage name Brodashaggi.
The comedy skit that made Shaggi so popular is the “Jesus appeared in Mushin” video skit which he was asked by Aunty shaggi what he would do if Jesus appeared in that vicinity.
Without a doubt Mark Angel’s Comedy Skits has taken comedy into the next level, not just to the next level but Mark Angel Comedy has found their way to the top of the comedy skit chain in Nigeria. So far so good, Mark Angel Comedy is one of the talked about skits in Nigeria which make them the best.
Markangel started with his name. Mark Angel’s real name is Mark Angel and he is the founder of “Mark Angel Comedy” and also the founder of Mechanic Pictures. He is from Port Harcourt, Rivers state in which he grew up in.
Mc Lively with the real name Sani Michael Amanesi is another rave of the moment social media comedian in Nigeria today, he usually play the role of Barrister Mike in all his comedy skit, someone who looks for trouble and talks too much. He is from Edo State.
THE CUTE ABIOLA
Cute Abiola otherwise known as Ankara Gucci is a Nigerian comedian popularly known for his comedy skits on social media. His real name is Abdulgafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin and he was born and raised in Ilorin, Nigeria. He plays the role of lawyer Kunle in most of his skits. He began his career as a comedian while in secondary school performing on stage.
In 2015, he took to Instagram and started recording 15 seconds video. Cute Abiola made his big break earning over thousands of followers on Instagram after he made a video to support Big Brother Naija’s contestant Bisola.
Steven Chuks is a Nigerian actor, Content creator, host, Comedian and vlogger. He is a native of Anambra State, Nigeria and an only son to a family of three. He studied Theatre Arts in the University of Lagos.
Steve began his vlogging career in 2013 when he opened a YouTube Channel where he was only vlogging. In 2014, he started the Steve Chuks show and then the comedy skits.
Lasisi Elenu is an Online Comedian that thrills his fans through Ranting Online. He is an Instagram and Snapchat sensational that has a lot of followers and keeps them happy after he releases his Short Clip. He is known with the fact that he uses a Snapchat Filter to make his face look weird in almost all his Videos.