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Top 10 Richest Comedians in Nigeria & Net Worth In 2020



Comedy in Nigeria today has proven that talent can put food on one’s table and also elevate one to the height of greatness. In the 90’s jovial and funny people were regarded as push-overs, never-do-wells, jokers, etc. Thee days, people with the talent of making other people laugh are leveraging on their God-given talents to make lots of money.

Nigerian comedians are funny, but not stupid. Comedy has made the best of them to be extremely rich. As people are busy getting their spirit uplifted from there comedy, they are busy loading their bank accounts with a huge sum of money. They make these fortunes from different sources such as from the shows they do to endorsement deals and contracts they sign. All these rates them as worthy celebrities in society. Most of the talented comedians charge over one million naira for their performance in shows while some organize and earn from their private shows.

Here are the top 10 richest Nigerian comedians and their net worth as of 2020.

1. Ali Baba with a net worth of ₦3 billion

Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomere popularly known as Ali Baba is the wealthiest of all comedians in Nigeria. He is a colossus in the art of comedy and has hosted lots of events for governors, presidents and other top dignitaries in the past. Ali Baba is also a motivational speaker and owns streams of other businesses in Lagos. Forbes estimates his net worth as ₦3 billion in 2020. He charges averagely ₦4 million to perform in events.

2. AY with a net worth of ₦2.5 billion

Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y, is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer and director. He is the host of the A.Y live shows and A.Y comedy skits. AY recently sprung up to become one of the richest comedians in Nigeria via the A.Y live shows all across the country. The release of his best-seller movies “30 days in Atlanta” and “A Trip to Jamaica” has also contributed to his recent rise.AY charges about ₦2 million for performance in shows and events. Apart from other endorsement deals he has signed and establishments he owns, his estimated net worth is valued at ₦2.5 billion.

3. Basketmouth with a net worth of ₦2 billion

Bright Okpocha, popularly known as basket mouth is one of the funniest and stylish comedians in Nigeria that is also very talented. He is a fan favourite. He is a Globacom Nigeria and Amstel Malta brand ambassador. Basketmouth charges about ₦2 million for each show that he performs in. His net worth is estimated at ₦2 billion.

4. I go Die with a net worth of ₦1.8 billion

Francis Agoda popularly known as I Go Dye or I Go Die is a Nigerian comedian. He is also the CEO of Revamp construction company, a real estate and construction company. He is a motivational speaker, writer and social crusader. “I go Die” came into the limelight via Opa William’s Night of a thousand laugh, a platform that exposed many of the successful comedians in the country. He is an ambassador to the United Nations Millennium Development goal. “I go Die” charges about ₦1.5 million – ₦2 million for shows. His net worth according to Forbes is valued at ₦1.8 billion including his endorsements.

5. Julius Agwu with a net worth of ₦1.5 billion

Julius Agwu is another hilarious and talented comedian in Nigeria. He is one of the oldest comedians in the country. He started comedy with the likes of Alibaba, but later switched to acting in movies. The veteran comedian is a book writer. Julius Agwu has mentored and groomed lots of successful comedians in the country including Basket mouth. He charges between ₦1 million and ₦2 million for an event. His net worth is estimated to be ₦1.5 billion.

6. Okey Bakassi with a net worth of ₦800 million

Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule, popularly known as Okey Bakassi is a Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor. He is very old in the Nigerian comedy industry and was one of the early starters of comedy when it was not paying off in Nigeria. Okey Bakassi is a veteran comedian, an actor, MC and a TV presenter. He is also engaged in politics and he was once the senior special assistant to the IMO state Governor on entertainment. The veteran comedian has organised lots of shows for top class politicians and is among the top-earning comedians in the country. His financial worth is valued at ₦800 million.

7. Bovi with a net worth of ₦600 million

Bovi Ugboma simply known as Bovi is currently the reigning entertainer. He is the creator of popular web series, ‘Back to school’. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Bovi Man on Fire across the globe. He is a wealthy comedian in the country and many brands are jostling to get him in their adverts. Everything has been rosy for Bovi ever since he came into the limelight. He has made lots of money from organizing big shows and events. Bovi net worth is valued at ₦600 million including his cars, mansions and other assets.

8. Gbenga Adeyinka with a net worth of ₦500 million

Gbenga Adeyinka is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, and MC. He usually refers to himself as CFR (Comedian of the Federal Republic) and now GCON (Grand Comedian of Nigeria). Gbenga is one of the biggest names in the Nigerian comedy industry. He is reputable for organising big shows for politicians. He is the CEO and organizer of ‘laffmattaz’, a popular show that brings him lots of money. Gbenga is involved in other businesses and he owns many assets in big cities in the country. Gbenga’s net worth is ₦500 million.

9. Gordons with a net worth of ₦400 million

Godwin Komone AKA Gordons popularly known for his jibes “Halelluyah!”. He and I Go Die came into the limelight via Opa William’s Night of a thousand laugh. Gordons is one of the most talented comedians in the country with a net worth of ₦400 million.

10. Akpororo with a net worth of ₦350 million

Jephthah Bowoto, popularly known as Akpororo, is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, vocalist and actor. Akpororo is loved by many Nigerians for his amazing comic lines. He has climbed up the ladder at a very fast pace. Akpororo is one of Nigeria’s richest comedians and has performed in many high-profile shows and has organized his shows as well. He performs in many church-organized events, a feat which is rarely achieved by other comedians. Akpororo net worth is estimated to be ₦350 million this 2020.


Taaooma reacts to parent’s divorce (video)



Nigerian comedienne,Apaokagi Adedoyin Maryam, popularly known as Taaooma in her latest skit, made a funny rendition of her parents getting a divorce.

Tao as she is fondly called was trying to weigh into whatever marital issues the duo is experiencing, and proffer a solution, but her mum landed her the usual slap to reset her brain.

Watch the video which features Nigerian comedian Lasisi Elenu and MC Lively here.

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Davido and Lil Baby Share Video for New Song “So Crazy”: Watch



Nigerian artiste Davido and Atlanta rapper Lil Baby have come together for the new song “So Crazy.” The track, produced by Nick Papz and Xander, arrives with a music video directed by David Wept. It was filmed in Los Angeles.

Watch below.

“I’ve known Lil Baby for quite a while, and I think it’s important that I point this out: When you are collaborating on a record, you need to make sure that the relationship is good outside of music,” Davido said in a statement. “I feel like that is when you make the best music.”

“So Crazy” will appear on Davido’s next album A Better Time, which is set for release this Friday, November 13 (via Davido Worldwide Entertainment/Sony Music UK/RCA Records). The LP follows last year’s A Good Time.

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As Bad As The Pandemic Was, It’s Given Us ‘A Better Time’, Davido Reveals!



Davido had an interview with Rolling Stone on the 5th of November 2020. He spoke about how the pandemic influenced the creation of his highly anticipated album ‘A Better Time‘ and adapting to the new state of things.

During his interview Rolling Stone, Davido expressed the negative and positive impact the pandemic had on his career. He said:

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I’ve recorded so much music. The only thing I could do was get in the studio. That’s one of the positive things that the pandemic brought to my career. It made me focus more, definitely, being in the studio, having nowhere to go. The only place I could be was at home. So I just made sure I was just recording and recording. I probably recorded like two albums already, apart from A Better Time.

O.B.O (Omo Baba Olowo) as he is also fondly called by friends and acquaintances, expressed how he misses being able to perform physically to a live audience and how he is adapting to the new wave of things as an artist.

My most favorite thing about being a musician and making music is being on the road, being able to perform, being able to go on tour. But we’re learning to live with it. The other day I did a Livestream-type show. It was a link you had to click and watch. It was pretty cool, but it’s not really the same. Social media helps cross that bridge, but at the same time, it’s just not the same.

The FEM crooner revealed how he stumbled on the A Better Time album, as he intentions were to promote his previous album ‘A Good Time‘ via tours but then the pandemic happened and then he maximized the free times to create music: He said:

I didn’t plan the album. I just dropped A Good Time, almost exactly a year ago. My plan was to tour with the A Good Time album. Do America and go to Europe, and then I was meant to go to Asia, Australia, and do mad festivals. That being said, we had to cancel the whole tour, obviously, because of the pandemic. So I was like, “You know what, I’m not about to just sit at home and not do nothing.” So I got back in the studio, and funny enough, I was making better music than I had previously dropped, and we just kept going. Before I knew it I had 20 songs in the studio, all done and recorded and finished. Then I was like, “Should I just put it out?”

Davido went further to say:

I was thinking of putting out like a little quarantine playlist. But then, I was like, “Nah, I think I want to release another body of work.” My sophomore album was called A Good Time, so, obviously, A Better Time, it’s a better album. You know what I’m saying? I took my time. Better visuals, better production, everything as a whole package. I’ve never really had time to refocus, sit down, and record a project, because I’m always on tour. I’m always all over the place. For the first time I had the opportunity to sit down and focus with my producers and take our time on each and every song.

Read his full interview with Rolling Stone

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