The fact that the Nigerian comedy industry is a gold mine is no longer a secret; we have witnessed people rise from obscurity to fame simply by taking the risky step of joining the industry.
Although it has been claimed that the development of the Nigerian comedy industry was mainly influenced by the advancement of technology, there is still a widespread belief that many comedians engage in illegal activities on a personal level and are only part-time comedians to salvage appearances. .
Putting that aside, we have made a decision to list the 10 Richest Comedians in Nigeria for the year 2022.
|1||AY Makun||N3.5 billion||fifty||Ondo State|
|two||alibaba||N3 billion||56||delta state|
|3||basket mouth||N2 billion||43||Abia State|
|4||I’m going to dye||N2 billion||42||delta state|
|5||Bovi||N1.5 billion||42||edo state|
|6||julio agwu||N1 billion||48||state of the rivers|
|7||Ok Bakassi||N800 million||52||state of the rivers|
|8||Gbenga Adeyinka||N500 million||53||Ogun State|
|9||gordon||N400 million||52||delta state|
|10||akpororo||300 million naira||32||Ondo State|
1. AY Makun
The highest paid comedian in Nigeria right now is Ay Makun.
The richest comedian in Nigeria is the legendary Ay makun, who has a net worth of N3.2 billion. Most of AY’s wealth was accumulated as a result of his significant contribution to the comedy and entertainment industries. AY also works as a producer and actor. He is primarily considered a businessman rather than a comedian.
In addition to hosting and producing AY live, the biggest comedy show in Africa. As a producer and performer in some of Nigeria’s highest grossing films, Ayo Makun has also made an impact on the country’s film industry. AY Makun has established himself as one of the top comedians despite starting his career as a PA for Nigerian comedy legend Alibaba.
Alibaba Akpobome, a legendary comedian from Nigeria, is ranked second among the richest comedians in Nigeria as of 2022 with a net worth of N3 billion. Alibaba is credited with helping to establish humor as a distinct genre within the Nigerian entertainment market.
Ali Baba began his professional career by performing at business events and making television appearances despite being born into a royal family. Being a pioneer in the field, he founded an annual comedy event to help established and rising comedians improve his reputation. With more than 15 awards to his credit, he is the nation’s most honored comedian.
3. basket mouth
The third richest comedian in Nigeria, bright okpocha, better known by his stage name basket mouth, has an estimated net worth of N2 billion. Basket Mouth entered the Nigerian entertainment scene as a rapper, but quickly established himself as one of the best comedians the country has ever produced, earning him a considerable fortune.
The National Comedy Award and Comedian of the Year awards in 2005 and 2006, respectively, went to Basket Mouth. In addition to his income as a comedian, Basketmouth also controls the record company that released his first music album, Barons World Entertainment.
Four. I am going To dye
With a net worth of N2 billion, francis agodawell known as I’m going to dye, is ranked fourth among the richest comedians in Nigeria. Before moving into stand-up comedy, Francis began his career of giving fake news with his friend Otagware Onodjeyeke on Delta State Broadcasting Service.
I go Save began his career as a stand-up comedian, earning $1,000 for each performance. Additionally, he appeared on one of the most popular comedy shows in the country, Night of A Thousand Laughs. And he finally he was recognized as the best comedian who has performed on stage for 10 years.
In 2022, bovi ugboma He is ranked sixth among the richest comedians in Nigeria with a net worth of 1.5 billion. He launched his acting career in 2007 as the lead of the Nigerian sitcom. Extended familyestablishing himself as a well-known performer.
The following year, he furthered his career as a comedian by appearing on Nights of a Thousand Laugh, one of the biggest comedy shows in the country. Bovi made his stand-up show debut at the famous Eko Convention Center, where he later established himself as one of the biggest in the business.
6. julio agwu
Julius Agwu, who has a net worth of $1 billion, ranks fifth. On the list is another industry pioneer. He started his career as an actor, like many others on this list, but found success in the field of comedy. Unverified claims state that Julius was the first comic to break the N1 billion barrier.
In addition to having a great career as a comedian, Julius also serves as the CEO of film and music production company Reellaif Limited. the company responsible for producing popular comedies like Crack Ya Ribs, Laff 4 Christ’s Sake, and Festival of Love.
7. Ok Bakassi
With a net worth of N800,000,000, Okey Bakassi is ranked 6th among the richest comedians in Nigeria as of 2022. The comedian who is more recognized as an actor than a comedian started his career there. He started a group called “Theatre Kolleagues” at the university with the intention of performing and entertaining the student body.
Okey moved to Lagos to pursue an acting career after receiving his degree from university. There he landed his first television production before making a name for himself in comedy. He was appointed a special senior assistant to the Imo State Governor in entertainment as a result of his outstanding comedic career.
8. Gbenga Adeyinka
Gbenga Adeyinka, a comedian born in Ogun State, is ranked 8th among the richest comedians in Nigeria as of 2022 with a net worth of N500 million. One of the pioneers in the field is Gbenga, who calls himself the Great Comedian of Nigeria (GCON).
Gbenga held a position as a corporate relations manager at an engineering company before beginning his career as a comedian. He started out in the entertainment industry as a host of various TV shows and rose to fame with his “Star Game Show” Shin Shine Bobo commercial.
With a net worth of N400 million, Godwin Komone aka Gordons is in ninth place. The well-known comedian rose to fame when the popular Delta State-based gospel music comedy group DC Envoy gained notoriety.
Gordons tried his hand at a series of ventures after gaining notoriety before finally breaking through into comedy; Since then, she has hosted numerous comedy events across the country and the world.
Nigeria’s 10th richest comedian Akpororo with a net worth of N300 million. He began his stand-up career at the National Comedy Challenge hosted by Opa Williams, where he later won the Calabar area of the competition.
In addition, he twice participated in AY’s Open Mic Challenge, placing second on his first attempt and winning on his second. After his appearance in “Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam” in 2013he gained notoriety and has since been regarded as one of the best comedians in the country.
Here is a roundup of the 10 richest comedians in Nigeria in 2022
AY Makun – N3.2 billion
Alibaba – N3 billion
Face of basket – N2 billion
I will dye – N2 billion
Bovi – N1.5 billion
Julius Agwu – N1 billion
Okey Bakassi – N800 million
Gbenga Adeyinka – N500 million
Gordons – N400 million
Akpororo – N300 million