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Top 10 Richest Comedians in Nigeria


Comedy is any work that is expected to actuate laughter and amusement, particularly in theater, Television, film, stand-up comedy or some other amusement medium. It goes back to the Ancient Greeks, beginning from the parody artistic definition which alludes to a medieval story or account including an interesting character those triumphs over poor conditions, making comic impacts. The tone here is light and mocking and the story consistently closes well.

With respect to movie industry, the parody class definition is one that incorporates movies or shows that make individuals snicker and have positive endings. At last, comedy makes individuals snicker. However, what is it about comedy that does that? Despite the fact that cleverness is abstract, there are a couple of things that comedy needs to succeed.

Nigeria is no doubts one of the most populous country in the world, as a result of that, there are many talents that could be found in this country ranging from entertainment, football etc. Comedy has become a major form of entertainment in Nigeria today, more comedians continue to act and stage comedy skates on daily basis and again the patronage from Nigerians is very high as they call it a laugh and forget our sorrows package.

As the patronage of comedy has continue to grow high and great by the day, there is also many comedians too that perform the acting and skating for their own pay. We will consider the top 10 richest of those comedians in this content.

Ali Baba
Ali Baba

1. Ali Baba (Akpobome)

  •  Real Name: Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere
  •  Stage Name: Alibaba
  •  Net worth: up to N3 Billion

Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere popularly known by his stage name as Alibaba is a popular Nigerian comedian who could be seen as the king and father of Nigerian comedy is relatively a destined comedian, born to enrich the people with reasonable and sensitive jokes that clusters the heart like an imaginary galaxy.

He’s a super official joke creator, known all over the world as a comedian. Aliba has gotten so many shows from the presidency or at the federal levels.

Extending outside his primary profession as a comedian, Ali Baba happens to be an inspirational speaker who also runs various businesses in Lagos State. As a dignified comedian who hosts comedies for VIPs, the go-to comedian for the big boys and politicians, favourite of past Nigerian presidents. he charges around N4 Million to N5 Million per event with his per annum earnings running up to N400 Million. He. Ali Baba charges an estimated sum of N4-4.5 million for each show he performs.

Basket Mouth
Basket Mouth

2. Basket Mouth

  • Real Name: Bright Okpocha
  • Stage Name: Basket Mouth
  • Net worth: N2.5 Billion

Basket Mouth is a gifted comedian whose comic wordslingers in the heart of the people. I can never forget one of his captions used on social media jokes as a question. “If money don’t grow on trees, why do banks have branches?”

As amusing as his name appears, Basket mouth is one of the most entertaining and most sweltering Nigerian comics. Notwithstanding how amusing satire appears, Baskemouth takes his parody calling with absolute earnestness. Other than being a performer, Basketmouth rakes in some serious cash through his underwriting manages top Nigerian brands, for example, Amstel Malta and Globacom Ltd.

Basket mouth is respected by numerous enthusiastic admirers of parody both in Nigeria and outside the nation. Altogether, he arranges significant parody appears in outside nations, for example, South Africa, the U.S.A, and the U.K.

Without questions, Basket mouth stays perhaps the wealthiest humorist and this is demonstrated through his few support manages (with a yearly gauge of N120 million), his yearly profit (evaluated at N192 million) and his total assets esteemed at N2.5 billion.

I Go Dye
I Go Dye

3. I Go Dye.

  • Real Name: Francis Agoda
  •  Stage Name: I go dye
  •  Net worth: N1.8 Billion

I Go Dye is a blessed, gifted and talented comedian from Warri Delta State. His jokes are ribs cracking. He has traveled to different foreign countries and he’s well known in those countries.

I Go Dye is not just probably the most extravagant humorist in Nigeria, yet additionally one of the comics with the most interesting names. I Go Dye accepts satire as a genuine profession since he understands the need to engage his crowd. Other than parody, I Go Dye brings in cash as the CEO of Revamp Construction Company – a firm that has practical experience in street development and land.

Like some other Nigerian comics, I Go Dye has an underwriting bargain through which he plays out an ambassadorial job for the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.

With his total assets assessed in overabundance of N1 billion, I Go Dye has a luxurious yearly salary worth around N350-500 million. His networth is 350 to 500 million Naira. His net worth is also valued in total of two billion Naira.


4. Julius Agu

  • Stage Name:  Julius Agu
  • Real Name: Julius Agwu
  • Net worth: N1.5 Billion

Julius Agwu is the founder of two popular events, crack your ribs and laugh for Christ. Julius Agwu is another silly character in Nigeria’s media outlet. He is one of the Nigerian humorists who have famous occasions so as to engage their crowd. Regarding this, Julius Agwu is notable for two well-known satire shows which are Laugh for Christ Sake and Crack Your Ribs. He guarantees a spot among Nigeria’s most extravagant entertainers through the a huge number of naira he has earned. For each parody appears, he has, Julius Agwu charges around N2 – N3 million.

In the interim, Julius Agwu supports his essence on the amusement scene as the CEO of Real Laff Entertainment what’s more this, he has costly resources in a few Nigerian States. On a yearly premise, Julius Agwu wins around N180 million and as of now, his total assets is estimated at N1.5 billion.

AY Comedian
AY Comedian

5. AY

  • Real Name: Ayodeji Richard Makun
  • Stage Name: AY
  • Net worth: N1.2 Billion

AY comedian is the founder of popular A.Y cribs. He is a talented comedian .he is also the founder of AY LIVE. AY comedian is our fifth richest comedian in Nigeria, is the most loved comedian of the moment, with endorsement, yearly events with massive turnouts and movie acting performance. Ay is talented, one of Nigeria’s reputable comedians and through him, several comedians have carved out great paths for themselves. It is apparently surprising to imagine how AY became a prominent figure within a very short time. Annually, the star comedian bags a total of N280 million and for every comedy show he hosts, he charges around N1 – N2 million.

Through his popular AY live shows, has one of the highest yearly turnouts for a comedy event in Nigeria, he bags an annual sum estimated at N160 million. Besides his earnings, AY happens to be the owner of an MVP club and a company that organizes events. net worth is estimated at N1.2 billion.

Gbenga Adeyinka
Gbenga Adeyinka

6. Gbenga Adeyinka

  • Real Name: Gbenga Adeyinka
  • Stage Name: Gbenga Adeyinka De First
  • Net worth: N1 Billion

This comedian is a popular choice of politicians. He host’s a laffmattaz show annually. He is a business man and a very busy man.

Gbenga Adeyinka is astounding for having facilitated satire appears for trustworthy characters including government officials. He is typically busy with occasions and this orders him as one of the unmistakable figures in media outlets. Besides, he for the most part sorts out Laffmattaz – one of Nigeria’s famous satire appears. On a yearly premise, Laffmattaz records around 5,000 orderlies and its tickets are normally accessible to intrigued purchasers.

Other than his calling as a genuine comic, Gbenga Adeyinka has numerous benefits and possesses himself with various organizations. His net worth is estimated at N1 billion.

Okey Bakassi
Okey Bakassi

7. Okey Bakassi

  • Real Name: Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule
  • Stage Name: Okey Bakassi
  • Net worth: N800 Million

Okey Bakassi is an actor and a comedian who is very fascinating comedian. He made people almost crack their ribs in his recent jokes. He’s a popular imo state performing comedian.

Okey Bakassi has organized comedy shows for several politicians and through this, he is known as one of Nigeria’s richest comedians. Besides his profession as a comedian, Okey Bakassi plays an important role as the Imo State’s Senior Special Assistant on entertainment. At the same time, he is a busy personality who performs in many high-profile events.



  • Real Name: Babatunde Adewale
  • Stage Name: Tee-A
  • Net worth: 500 Million

Tee A is a popular comedian, MC. on events that is hired at a high rated amount. He is among the crème de là crème.

Tee-A is the owner of a popular company that hosts events for dignitaries. Besides that, he hosts wedding events where he performs as an MC. He is undoubtedly one of the prominent Nigerian entertainers who charge high rates per event hosted. Like several other entertainers, Tee-A is endowed with assets which include the personal businesses he runs.

Tee-A also made the list of top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of over N500 Million.


9. Bovi

  • Real Name: Abovi Ugboma
  • Stage Name: Bovi
  • Net worth: N450 Million

At the moment, Bovi is apparently one of the best comedians the entertainment industry boasts of. Significantly, the star comedian has earned lots of money from hosting regular shows, concerts, and tour adverts. Whenever he plans to host a show, many people are always eager to secure their own tickets.

Bovi is a gifted and talented at the same time with his comic skill that can make his audience crack their ribs. He is one of the hottest in the industry.

The comedian Bovi is a hot and popular name on our TV and other media sources. He has make millions of Naira from adverts and as such his net worth is worth over N450 Million.


10. YAW

  • Real Name: Steve Onu
  • Stage Name: Yaw
  • Net worth: N400 Million

Yaw makes his money from advertising, radio or television programs and shows. He owns shares of exclusive properties among the elite.

Yaw is another remarkable comedian to watch out for. He is associated with a number of shows from which he earns income. Amongst the shows are radio presentations and MTN adverts. Besides his constant shows, Yaw doubles up his wealth by owning several businesses and engaging in equipment leasing.

Yaw means of using comedy commercially for advert purposes has earned him a lot of endorsement deals with has made him worth a sum of over N400 million.



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