Nigeria can boast of being one of the best countries in Africa blessed with gifted, talented, and creative young Comedians as comedy is becoming the new business in the country. It is no longer a hidden fact that the Nigerian Comedy industry is a goldmine, we’ve seen people moving from grass to grace, just by being courageous to establish themselves as part of the industry.
Nigerians have seen the growth in both the social media and the stand-up comedy scenes.Stand up comedy is a comedy performance where a comedian performs in front of a live audience, often addressing them directly from the stage.
Below is the list of the 10 richest stand-up comedians who perform in front of a live audience, often addressing them directly from the stage and their estimated net worths in dollars.
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1.Ali Baba – N3 Billion
The Nigerian Comedic Legend, Alibaba Akpobome with a Net Worth of N3 billion takes first place among the richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022.
We can boldly say today that many other comedians are reaping from the huge work and sacrifices which Ali Baba has made.He is an Icon, Legend, idol; you just name it. He has earned every bit of it. His leadership on the list of richest comedians is well deserved for someone of his caliber.
He is the founder and owner of Alibaba Hicuppuray 3rd, a registered company devoted to his activities as a comedian.Ali baba has been honored by many institutions like the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Nigerian Stock Exchange.All these have helped him earn so much money to become one of the richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022.
2.AY Makun – N2.5 Billion
Ayo Makun, also known as AY, is a famous Movie producer, actor, and comedian. AY made list of the Top 10 richest comedians in Nigerian 2022 because of his significant contribution to the Nigerian comedy and entertainment industry.
AY is the second richest comedian among the top ten richest comedians in Nigeria, with a vast net worth AY who doubles down as a Producer and an actor generated most of his wealth due to his significant contribution to the entertainment and Comedy Industry. He is generally regarded as a businessman than a ComedianThe majority of the comedic shows that are performed in this area are AY’s creation.
These shows, which also include AY live shows, are always hosted every so often at various times.A.Y. made the decision to enter the film industry so that he could broaden his horizons and experience new things. Because of the enormous amount of success that this endeavor brought him, he did not stop once it ended.
3.Basketmouth – N2 Billion
Bright Okpocha, AKA Basketmouth, hails from Abia state in Nigeria. The UNIBEN graduate is a known brand and the 3rd richest comedian in Nigeria 2022.Basketmouth made list of the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022 based on his net worth.
Bright Okpocha popularly known as basket mouth takes the 3rd position on the list of the richest comedian in Nigeria, has his Net Worth is estimated to be around N2 Billion. Although he ventured into the Nigerian entertainment industry as a rapper, Basket mouth registered himself as one of the greatest the comedy industry has ever seen thereby making a fortune in the process.
He began his career in entertainment by venturing into rap music before his journey into comedy. Basketmouth is so good that he earned the honor of the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year in 2005 and 2006 respectively. That was still during the early years of his Comedy career.
4.I go dye – N1.8 Billion
Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye with a net worth of N1.8 Billion takes 4th place among the richest comedian in Nigeria. Francis began his career presenting Mock news at the delta state broadcasting service, alongside his friend Otagware Onodjeyeke popularly known as I Go Save before venturing into Stand up Comedy.
He used his comedy and publications to describe the problems faced by people in the rural areas while growing up.As the 4th richest comedian among the top ten richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022, I Go Dye has gathered significant wealth that increased his net worth.
The famous comedian from Delta hosts many comedy shows under his label ‘I go dye standing’ comedy shows.
5.Julius Agwu – N1.5 Billion
Aside from having a successful career as a comedian, Julius Agwu is also the CEO of Reellaif Limited, a music and movie production company. The firm behind producer behind successful comedy shows like Crack Ya Ribs, Laff 4 Christ’s Sake and Festival of Love.
Being listed among the top ten richest comedians in Nigeria, many will be wondering about Julius Agwu’s source of income. The comedian is the CEO of Reellaif Limited, a music, and movie production company.The position has earned him a huge net worth of N800 million, a big amount, to become the fifth richest comedian in Nigeria in 2022.
His strength, resilience and courage is one attribute which every Nigerian youth can take as a motivation in order to make it in their respective career.As one of the richest comedians in Nigeria, Julius Agwu is worth it all.
6.Okey Bakasi – N800 Million
Okey Bakassi is a stand-up comedian and an actor ranking among the richest comedians in Nigeria for 2022. The Nollywood actor and comedian studied at River State University of Science & Technology.He participated in many comedy shows during his school days, entertaining the whole university.
The school comedy shows helped him pursue his career in acting.Okey Bakassi with a net worth of N800 Million takes the sixth position among the richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022. The Comedian who is popularly known as an actor than a comedian began his career in the rivers state. University where he formed a group p called ‘Theatre Kolleagues’ for the purpose of acting and entertaining the university community.
One obvious lesson to learn from his career is to keep on doing what you have passion for, despite the odds being against you.Today, Okey Bakassi is the 6th richest comedian in Nigeria.
7.Bovi – N600 Million
Bovi Ugboma with a Net Worth of 600 million naira takes seventh place among the richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022. He began his career in 2007 as an actor starring in a Nigeria Sitcom titled Extended Family, thereby registering himself as a prominent actor.
He has been in the industry for such a long time now, and his net worth is something well-fitting for someone who has toiled day and night to have a successful career which he has today.Bovi’s first movie, It’s Her Day’, premiered on 9 September 2016; the film raised over 55 million in cinemas.In 2018, the great comedian started his miniseries ‘Back to School’, which airs on YouTube.
The miniseries Banana Republic is another film work owned by Bovi Ugboma – all on YouTube.Bovi’s talent, creativity, and effort have earned huge wealth to become one of the richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022.
8.Gbenga Adeyinka – N500 Million
Gbenga Adeyinka is a multi-talented comedian who is proficient in as many crafts as you can ever imagine.While he is most popular as a Comedian, Gbenga is also a Radio Presenter, actor, writer, and Master of Ceremony.
The Ogun State-born comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka With a net worth of N500 Million takes 8th Place amongst the richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022. Gbenga who refers to himself as the Grand Comedian of Nigeria (GCON) is also one of the pioneers in the industry.
Gbenga Adeyinka has worked as an anchor for different TV stations like AIT, Galaxy TV, MBI, and Africa Magic.
9.Gordons – N400 Million
Godwin Komone popularly known as Gordons takes the ninth position with his net worth of N400 Million, The famous comedian emerged when the popular Delta state-based Gospel music comedy group known as D.C Envoy came into prominence.
Gordons has hosted many comedy shows that have earned him so much wealth to become one of the richest comedians in Nigeria, including Gordons Comedy Clinic, with more than 4 editions to his name.
Gordons also earns a whole lot from his endorsement with Globacom in a multi-million contract as an ambassador for the telecom giant.
10.Akpororo – N350 Million
Bowoto Jephthah Oluwatiseyifumi Tanimola was born on October 3, 1989. Bowoto, popularly known as Akpororo, is the 10th richest Comedian in Nigeria for 2022. He made his money through his comedy career to become one of the richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022.
Akpororo, a native of Ondo state, was born and brought up in Warri, Delta state. He began his career as a local gospel musician around 2008 before pursuing a career in comedy after moving to Lagos.Despite the fact that he was born in Ondo state, he spent the majority of his childhood in the city of Warri, which is widely believed to be the root of his charm and very active play-acting.
He also contested twice in the AY’s Open Mic Challenge, coming second on his first try and winning the competition on his second try. He rose to popularity in 2013 following his performance at “Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam” show and has since then been one of the comedians the country reckons.
The list of the top 10 richest comedians is proof that the Nigerian comedy industry has been thriving for the past 15 years and may continue along with the same trend.
It takes many of these successful comedians a whole lot of hard work to successfully perfect the art of comedy. Let’s have your comments