It’s now a fact is now known that the Nigerian comedy industry has gold in abundance. We’ve seen comedians rise from humble beginnings to fame because they have got the confidence to be a part of the industry. Although it’s been said that the development of technology was the primary factor for the rise of the Nigerian comedy industry, however, it is evident that many of those who are in the industry are operating in a way that is illegal and are only able to save their careers by performing in the field of comedy on a temporary basis. To highlight that we’ve decided to showcase the top 10 comedians with the highest wealth in Nigeria in 2022.
Top 10 Richest Comedians in Nigeria in 2022
Akpororo with an estimated value at $125k (N300 million) is ranked 10th among the most popular comedy stars in Nigeria. His career in comedy began with his first contest which was that of the National Comedy Challenge by Opa Williams. Then, he was successful in winning the Calabar part of the competition.
He also participated two times in the”Ay’s” Open Mic Challenge, coming second on his first attempt before winning the contest on an additional attempt. He gained notoriety in 2013 due to his performance during his appearance at the “Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam” show, and has since been an icon among the comedians and is viewed by the public as a national treasure.
Godwin Komone is also known as Gordons has the number 9 position with the highest net value which is 180k (N400 million) The well-known comedian came into the world after the famous Delta State-based Gospel musical comedy group called D.C Envoy came into prominence.
Following his admission to his first show on the Prominence Network, Gordons played around with a variety of projects before becoming a comedian. Gordon has hosted numerous comedy shows throughout the US and across the World.
8. Gbenga Adeyinka
The theory is that Ogun State-born comic Gbenga Adeyinka who has an estimated net worth in the region of N500 Million is ranked 8th among the top comedians of Nigeria in 2022. Gbenga who claims to be himself”the”Grand comedian” from Nigeria (GCON) is one of the comedians who were the first to break into the scene.
Before his career as a comedian, Gbenga was a senior official within the corporate affairs department of an engineering firm. He started his career in the entertainment industry as an anchor on various television shows. Later, he was in the spotlight for the Shine Shine Bobo promotional for the ‘Star Game’ Show.
8. Gbenga Adeyinka
The theory is that Ogun State-born comic Gbenga Adeyinka (estimated Net Worth of $250k 9N500 million) is ranked 8th out of the top 10 most wealthy comedians that are famous in Nigeria in 2022. Gbenga who declares himself”the”Grand comedian” from Nigeria (GCON) is one of the first comedians who join the scene.
Prior to his role as a comedian, Gbenga was a member of his department’s corporate affairs for an engineering firm. He started his career in the entertainment industry as an anchor on various television shows. Later, he was in the spotlight for the Shine Shine Bobo commercial for the ‘Star Game’ Show.
7. Okey Bakassi
Okey Bakassi with an estimated fortune of $300k (N800 million) is the 6th most successful comedian, and also the richest comedian from Nigeria in the year 2022. The comedian who is most well-known for his performance as an actor than a comedian began his career as a professional at the University of Rivers State. The university where he started an organization known as “Theatre Colleagues” for the purpose of performing and entertaining students.
After graduating from the university, Okey relocated to Lagos to pursue an acting career. This led to his first appearance on TV, after which he made waves on the scene in Comedy. In recognition of his success as an actor and a comedian, Okey was appointed in the position of Special Advisor of the governor of Imo State Governor on entertainment.
Bovi Ugboma with some estimates of a Net Worth of $1 million (N700 Million) ranks sixth in the list of the most successful comedy actors in Nigeria in 2022. Bovi started his acting career in 2007 when he appeared on a Nigeria Sitcom named Extended Family which subsequently registered his name as an actor to watch.
However, he continued his stand-up comedy career as a Comedian during the years following and performed at Nights of a thousand Laugh the largest comedy event in the country. He performed his first stand-up comedy performance at the famed Eko convention centre and has since been acknowledged as one of the most renowned comedians in the business.
5. Julius Agwu
Fifth place Julius Agwu is an estimated Net Worth of $2.5 million (N1 billion). Another leader within the field, he is among the first five. As with many of the other names on this list, Julius Agwu began his acting career, but Julius made his debut in the field of stand-up comedy. According to unconfirmed sources, Julius was the first Man who performed to exceed the $2.5 million (N1 billion ) threshold).
In addition to an impressive career as a comic Julius serves as director of the chief executive officer at Reellaif Limited, a music and film production company. The company was responsible for the production of the most popular comedy series such as Crack Ya Ribs, Laff 4 Christ’s Sake and Festival of Love.
4. I Go Dye
Francis Agoda, also called I Go Dye with an estimated net worth of N2 billion, ranks 4th among the most popular comedian on the scene in Nigeria. Francis started his career in the area of Mock news for the Delta state broadcasting corporation, alongside Otagware Onodjeyeke who goes by I Go Save. I Go Save. Then, he went on to start his own stand-up comedy show. Stand up Comedy.
The debut show as a stand-up comedian, I go Save made a million Naira for each performance. He also performed in the most well-known show, the comedy Night of A Thousand Laughs. He was later honoured by being named the top comedian to perform on stage for the past 10 years.
3. Basket Mouth
Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basket mouth has been ranked in the 3rd in the ranking of the richest comedy stars in Nigeria and has managed to achieve an estimated Net Worth estimated to be approximately $3.2 Million (N2 billion). While he was in the Nigerian entertainment industry as a performer, Basket mouth is described as being one of the most successful comedians that comedy companies have ever witnessed and has earned millions of dollars through this process.
Basket Mouth Basket Mouth is the recipient of many awards including The National Comedy Award and the Awards for the Best Stand-up Comedy of 2005 and 2006… In addition to his income as a comedian, Basketmouth also is the owner of his own Barons World Entertainment record label which released his first album.
2. Ali Baba
Nigerian comedian Alibaba Akpobome with an estimated Net Worth of $4.6 million (N3 billion) is 2nd among the most popular comedians in Nigeria in the year 2022. Alibaba is often referred to as the comedy godfather, who invented the comedy niche within the Nigerian entertainment business.
While his birthplace was in an aristocratic family Ali Baba started his professional career doing corporate functions as well as appearing on television and in television shows. Being among the first comedians who entered the scene, he developed an annual comedy festival to help new comedians and those who wanted to make a name for their own brand. He is the most highly-rated comic throughout America. The United States with more than 15 awards.
1. AY Makun
The most often viewed as a businessman more than a comedian. Ay Makun is considered to be the most successful comedian ever across Nigeria and has a net worth in the range of $5 million (N3.2 Million). Ay Makun is also an actor as well as a producer and the actor has earned the majority of his income through his contribution to entertainment and comedy. Comedy Industry.
Apart from hosting, HTML0 is the creator of the most viewed comedy show on TV within Africa, AY Live. Ayo Makun has made an impact in his place in the Nigerian film industry as an actor, producer and actor on many movies that are among the most popular films in the Nigerian market. Even though Makun began in the role of the assistant for Alibaba for his part in The Nigerian film Legend, AY Makun has established himself as one of the most successful to be in this field within Nigeria.
This is brief summary of the 10 Richest comedians in Nigeria 2022 as well as their Net Worth
|1||AY Makun||$5 million (N3.2 Billion)||50||Ondo State|
|2||Alibaba||$4.6 million (N3 Billion)||56||Delta State|
|3||Basket Mouth||$3.5 million (N2 Billion)||43||Abia State|
|4||I Go Dye||$3 million (N2 Billion)||42||Delta State|
|5||Julius Agwu||$2.5 million (N1 Billion)||48||Rivers State|
|6||Bovi||$1 million (N700 Million)||42||Benin State|
|7||Okey Bakassi||$350k (N800 Million)||52||Rivers State|
|8||Gbenga Adeyinka||$250k (N500 Million)||53||Ogun State|
|9||Gordons||$180k (N400 Million)||52||Delta State|
|10||Akpororo||$125k (N300 Million)||32||Ondo State|