Top 10 Richest Comedians in Nigeria And Their Net Worth: Obviously our Nigeria comedians has taken the Entertainment Industry to another dimension both in Nigeria and outside the country. While these comedians appear as clowns and funny entities, they undoubtedly make millions of naira for being clowns and funny people.
In fact to say the hidden truth, Nigeria comedians are making it financially more than other persons in the Nigeria entertainment industry. Their net worth and how much the charge for shows is a confirmation to this. Below are the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria and their net worth as at September, 2017.
Top 10 Richest Comedians in Nigeria
We are going to start this list with the 10th richest comedian in Nigeria according to Forbes’ Rich List.
10. Yaw (N400 Million)
Steve Onu, popularly known on stage as ‘Yaw’, is an award-winning comedian and actor. His is the founder and organizing Comedian of “Yaw Live on Stage”, an annual comedy in Nigeria. This year’s edition (9th edition) titled “Apere”, was hosted on May 28th, 2017 at Eko Hote, Lagos. The show got Lagos and Nigeria as a whole taking.
His wealth is attributed to MTN adverts, radio presentations, event anchoring, equipment leasing and so many other businesses. He is worth N400 million currently.
9. Bovi (N500 Million)
Abovi Ugboma popularly known on stage as Bovi, Man on Fire is a Nigerian comedian who ventured into comedy professionally in the year 2007. Ever since then, Bovi’s name have been enlisted in the as one of the comedians that has taken Nigerian Entertainment Industry to another dimension. Though he is not yet there already, people believe that one day he (Bovi) will be at the top of the list. Bovi is currently worth N500 million.
8. Tee-A (N600 Million)
The event company owner makes his wealth from being an MC at wedding events and parties. He also owns an event company who charges moderately for your events. He currently worth N600 million.
7. Okay Bakassi (N650 Million)
Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule (born October 23, 1969), is popularly known as Okey Bakassi is a Nigerian stand-up comedian. He started back then in his University days as a comedian. The Nigerian comedian makes his money from politics and acting. He is the Senior Special Assistance to the former Imo State governor, Ikedi Ohakim and is currently working with Channels TV (ST 111).
6. Gbenga Adeyinka (N700 Million)
Gbenga is one of the successful comedians and the organizer of Laffmattaz show which is hosted annually with over 5,000 people in attendance. The comedian is the choice of politicians when it comes of official events. Gnenga’s current worth is estimated at N700 Million.
5. AY (N800 Million)
AY’s real name is Ayodeji Richard Makun. He is a household name in the Entertainment Industry. The founder of the popular comedy skirts, AY’s Crib, is a mentor when it comes to comedy. He has mentored many comedians such as Akpororo etc. His recent comedy movie which lasted 30 days in Atlanta. AY will charge you 1 – 2 million for shows. He is currently worth N800 million.
4. Julius Agwu (N1.5 Billion)
The Port Harcourt born comedian is the chief executive officer of Real Laff Ebtertainment Company. Julius makes his feat from managing events, acting and singing. He owns properties spread across three (3) states in Nigeria and take home N180 million home annually. He is worth N1.5 billion.
3. I Go Dye (N2 Billion)
Francis Agoda, popularly known on stage as I Go Dye is more than a comedian. Apart from being a comedian, he is also a businessman and the CEO of Revamp Construction Company, a real estate and road Construction Company. He is also an Ambassador to the United Nations Millennium Development Goal.
I Go Dye make home with over 450 million Naira every year and he is worth over N2 Billion currently.
2. Basketmouth (N2 Billion)
Basketmouth is not just known as a comedian in Nigeria but in Africa. Bright Okpocha (popularly known as Basketmouth) earns a lot of money yearly from fantastic endorsement deals. He is a brand ambassador of companies like Amstel Malta, Globacom etc.
Basketmouth is known as a comedian who hosts events in places outside Nigeria like London, America and South Africa. Okpocha makes home with N120 million annually and his net worth is estimated at N2 Billion.
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1. Alibaba (N3 Billion)
Alibaba is the most richest comedian in Nigeria. I do call him the ‘Political Comedian’ because he is known to host comedy shows for past and president of Nigeria. Apart from politicians, Alibaba is the choice comedian for big boys in town. He is a motivational speaker and earns his wealth from comedy, business and speaking.
The ‘father of modern day comedy’ lives in his own apartment valued over N300 million in Lekki, Lagos. Alibaba charges over 4 to 4.5 million naira per event and his wealth is estimated at N3 billion.
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