They say the business of making people laugh is big business. The Nigerian comedy industry experienced an unprecedented growth in the early 2000’s and as it grew, it not only produced world class comedians, it also produced millionaires. Meet some of the top Nigerian comedians.
Considered as the biggest comedian from Nigeria having mentored many of the top comedians in the country. Alibaba is also a serious businessman with his Lekki home alone estimated at a value of over N300 million. Dubbed the father of modern Nigerian comedy, he’s the delight of politicians and the big boys in Nigeria.
Basketmouth remains the toast of reputable brands in Nigeria. He pockets over N120 million annually from his endorsement deals. His comedy show Basketmouth Uncensored generates an estimated N100 million. Basketmouth also anchors and presents different shows on TV.
AY has built a reputation for himself in the comedy industry. His AY show live has become one of the biggest comedy shows in the country. He’s a lover of taste and distinction- and maybe
Julius Agwu is a comedian, publisher and actor. investor, He is the CEO of Real Laff entertainment, organizers of Crack Your Ribs and Laugh for Christ’s Sake. These events bring him N140 million annually. With a performance fee
between N2 to N3 million, his net worth is N1.5 billion, including properties scattered across the country.