Top 10 Richest Comedians In Nigeria | Is your favourite Nigerian comedian on this list?
Comedy is one of the highest-paying professions in the Nigerian entertainment industry and in fact, Nigerian comedians are some of the richest entertainers in Africa.
Nigerian comedians are some of the funniest and most talented comedians in Africa which you will enjoy listening to.
However funny or stupid these comedians might appear when doing what they know how to do best, the fact is they are making a lot of money and their bank accounts are heavily loaded with whopping sums of money.
In this post, TheNigerianInfo brings you a comprehensive list of the richest comedians in Nigeria and their current networth for 2019.
Without wasting more time, let’s get down to the list of the richest Nigerian comedians.
Top 10 Richest Comedians In Nigeria + Their Networth (2019)
- Real Names – Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome
- Current Age – 54 Years (24 June 1965)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦3 Billion
Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome who is professionally known as Alibaba is one of the pioneers of stand up comedy in Nigeria with over 30 years of active participation in the Nigerian comedy igndustry.
Originally, Alibaba planned to be a Lawyer but later found out that he could make more dough by making people laugh than defending them at the law court.
Alibaba is also an incredibly rich Nigerian comedian and one of the richest comedians on the African continent. He makes his money from comedy shows and hosting several events for several dignitaries amongst which are past Nigerian presidents.
He also has lots of properties/assets and investments in Nigeria and several countries of the world. One of his notable assets is a mansion located in Lekki, Nigeria which is valued to worth around 300 Million Naira.
He is a highly respected Nigerian comedian worldwide and the richest comedian in Nigeria right now with an estimated networth of over 3 Billion Naira.
- Real Names – Ayodeji Richard Makun
- Current Age – 47 Years (19 August 1971)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦2.5 Billion
AY is a Nigerian born actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter who hails from Ondo State, Nigeria. He is popularly known for his show titled “The AY Show” which he organizes once every year.
This comedian is one of the most loved Nigerian comedians at the moment with millions of fans in Nigeria and other nations of the world.
According to various online sources, The AY Show is the has one of the highest yearly turnouts for a comedy event in Nigeria and this is one of his major source of income yearly. He also charges up to 2 Million Naira for every comedy show he hosts.
AY also makes money from acting, movie sales and endorsements deals with various brands in Nigeria. He has an estimated networth of 2.5 Billion Naira and he is the second richest comedian in Nigeria in 2019.
- Real Names – Bright Okpocha
- Current Age – 40 Years (14 September 1978)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦2 Billion
BasketMouth is a Nigerian comedian and actor who is well known worldwide for organizing interesting stand-up comedy shows like “Basketmouth Uncensored” in Nigeria and across the globe. He has also featured in one of the most popular tv series on Africa Magic titled “My Flatmates“.
Even as funny as his stage name sounds, BasketMouth is one of Nigeria’s richest comedians with an estimated networth of over 2 Billion Naira. He also has some endorsement deals worth millions of Naira with some popular brands in Nigeria. These brands include Globalcom (Glo), Amstel Malta and SureBet247.
Aside comedy, BasketMouth also has some other side hustles which help to keep his networth on the high side. A notable one being Barons World Entertainment where he is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the company.
4) I Go Dye
- Real Names – Francis Agoda
- Current Age – 40 Years (4 April 1979)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦2 Billion
Francis Agoda who is popularly known as I Go Dye is a Nigerian comedian, motivational speaker, writer and social crusader. He is also one of the comedians in the Nigerian comedy industry with the funniest stage names.
I Go Dye in one of Nigeria’s finest comedians who takes his comedy business seriously as he knows that they’re a lot of Nigerians who need to laugh away their sorrows daily.
He is one of the richest comedians in Nigeria with yearly take-home pay of about 350 Million Naira. Aside from the comedy hustle, I Go Dye is also a businessman who owns a real estate company called Revamp Construction. His company specializes in road construction and real estate development.
5) Julius Agwu
- Real Names – Julius Agwu
- Current Age – 45 Years (7 April 1973)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦1.5 Billion
Julius Agwu is one of the funniest comedians in the Nigerian comedy industry. He is well known for his famous stand-up comedy shows – Crack Your Ribs and Laugh for Christ Sake. He is also an actor, musician and M.C who hosts popular Nigerian events with the aim of entertaining their audiences.
He is one of the comedians in the Nigerian comedy industry who make lots of cash from comedy shows in Nigeria.
Julius Agwu is one of the richest comedians in Nigeria with an estimated networth of 1.5 billion Naira. He earns his cash from comedy shows, events (as the host/MC), endorsement deals, and his other investments which spread across Nigeria and beyond. He is also the CEO of Real Laff Entertainment.
- Real Names – Abovi Ugboma
- Current Age – 39 Years (25 September 1979)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦800 Million
Abovi Ugboma who is popularly known as Bovi is a Nigerian comedian, writer and actor who hails from Delta State, Nigeria.
Bovi is one of the comedians in the Nigerian industry which many Nigerians can boast of abroad. He is well known for his stand up comedy show titled “Bovi Man On Fire” which he organizes in many countries of the world.
He makes money from stand up comedy shows, tv-series (one of which is the popular “Back to school” tv series which is a valuable on cable tv and on youtube), hosting events and endorsement deals with various brands who are based in Nigeria(notably Globalcomm limited).
Bovi has a lot of achievements, awards and assets to his name. With an estimated networth of around 800 Million Naira, you can be sure that Bovi is one of the richest Nigerian comedians.
7) Gbenga Adeyinka
- Real Names – Gbenga Adeyinka
- Current Age – 51 Years (7 May 1968)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦600 Million
Gbenga Adeyinka is another respected Nigerian comedian radio and TV presenter, writer, and MC who hails from Ogun State, Nigeria. He is popular for his show – LaffMattaz and refers to himself as CFR (Comedian of the Federal Republic) and now GCON (Grand Comedian of Nigeria).
He is known for hosting various tv/radio shows and events for prominent figures in Nigeria. Gbenga is currently one of the comedians in Nigeria with the highest take-home pay as he charges mouth-watering amounts for hosting events and cracking jokes at various comedy shows in Nigeria.
Aside from comedy, he also has a number of assets and investments in Nigeria and beyond.
8) Okey Bakassi
- Real Names – Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule
- Current Age – 29 Years (23 October 1969)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦400 Million
Okey Bakassi is one of the prominent and well comedians in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is also one of the richest comedians in the country.
He is also an actor and became a very popular Nigerian comedian and actor after winning the “Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo Category)” at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2014 for his role in the movie – Onye Eze.
Okey Bakassi also performs at events organized by various dignitaries in Nigeria and charges really cool amounts for these shows. With an estimated networth of 400 Million Naira, he is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria (Forbes).
9) Seyi Law
- Real Names – Lawrence Oluwaseyitan Aletile
- Current Age – 36 Years (22 June 1983)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦350 Million
Seyi Law is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, Master of Ceremony (M.C) and event planner. He is one of the funniest Nigerian comedians you could watch perform and this has fetched him a huge number of fans in Nigeria and outside the country.
He is also one of the richest comedians in Nigeria and gets his money from events, investments, endorsement deals and comedy shows which he organizes around the world. He also has his own show which is titled “I must laugh”.
- Real Names – Jephthah Bowoto
- Current Age – 30 Years (3 October 1989)
- Estimated Networth (2019) – ₦350 Million
Akpororo is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, vocalist and actor who is a native of Ondo State, Nigeria. He is one comedian whos comedy is loved and appreciated by many Nigerians (home and abroad).
He is one of Nigeria’s richest comedians who makes huge amounts of money for performing at high profile events in Nigeria. Akpororo has also organized some shows on his own and these shows have proven to be successes as he makes cool amounts of money from ticket sales and sponsors.
Akpororo also performs in various churches nationwide and this is a feat which is rarely achieved by many Nigerian comedians. He has an estimated networth of 350 Million Naira and he is the 10th richest comedian in Nigeria and the last on our list of the richest Nigerian comedians 2019 Forbes.