With the popularity of comedy series, stand-up comedy shows, and Instagram short skits, more people are joining the comedy industry daily.
However, while there are a lot of people who try to make it big as a comedian, only a few of them succeed. While some people fail, others end up being so successful that they become some of the wealthiest entertainers in Nigeria.
With this, we bring you a list of the top ten richest comedians in Nigeria today.
Top 10 Richest Comedian in Nigeria: Who is the Highest Paid?
1. Ali Baba – Net Worth N3 billion
Ali Baba is considered the founder of the Nigerian comedy industry. His career began in the early 1990s, and since then, he has grown to become Nigeria’s most successful comedian.
Ali baba is the richest comedian in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of N3 billion.
2. AY – Net Worth N2.5 billion
Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, is an award-winning Nigerian comedian, actor, event planner, event manager, TV host, producer, director, and presenter. He was born on the 19th of August, 1971, in Lagos, to a family of seven which he is the eldest among his five other siblings.
AY became famous after his appearance in the comedy show “A Thousand Nights.” Since then, he has grown to establish himself in the comedy industry.
Ayo Makun is the founder and host of the AY show, a show attended by thousands of Nigerians. Sitting in the second position on our list, AY is currently one of the richest and most influential comedians in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of N2.5 billion.
3. Basketmouth – Net Worth N2 billion
Bright Okpocha, known by his stage name Basketmouth is another prominent Nigerian comedian born on the 14th of September 1978.
Basket mouth schooled in Apapa Lagos, and from there, he furthered his education by studying sociology and anthropology at the University of Benin in Edo State.
Basket Mouth makes most of his money from endorsement deals which he serves as one of Glo’s ambassadors.
According to reports, Basket mouth charges about N2 million per show, and his estimated net worth is N1.8 billion.
4. I Go Die – Net Worth N1.8 billion
“I Go Die” is one of the people that came into the limelight after featuring in the Night of a thousand laugh,” a platform that features some of the country’s most successful comedians.
I Go Die is a comedian and the CEO of a real estate and construction company. His estimated net worth is said to be about N1.8 billion.
5. Julius Agwu – Net Worth N1.5 billion
Julius Aguu is another talented comedian we have in Nigeria. He is one of our oldest comedians. He mentored and supported many successful comedians, including Basket mouth.
The prominent comedian, who woke up after he was proclaimed dead. In 2016, Julius Agwu recounted his near-death experience, as the author and comedian disclosed to punch newspapers that he was declared dead by doctors after suffering from a deadly disease.
According to him, God brought him back to life while they were taking his body to the mortuary. Julius Agwu is said to have an estimated net worth of N1.5 billion.
6. Okey Bakassi Net Worth N800 million
Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule, popularly known as Okey Bakassi, is a Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor.
In 2014, he won the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” category at the Best Nollywood Awards for his role in the film Onye Ozi.
Okey Bakassi is one of the most prominent and old comedians we have in the entertainment industry. The icon began his comedy career at a time when comedy was not paying off.
Okey Bakassi has organized lots and lots of shows attended by prominent Nigerians, celebrities, and top-class politicians. He is among the top-earning comedians in the country, and his estimated net worth is valued at N800 million.
7. Bovi – Net Worth N600 million
Bovi is a Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor who hails from Delta State. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts which an example is the “Bovi Man on Fire,” which trended across the globe.
Bovi is one of the most successful comedians in Nigeria. Everything has been well for Bovi ever since he came into the limelight.
Bovi has made lots of money from organizing big shows and events, with his net worth valued at N600 million.
8. Gbenga Adeyinka Net Worth N500 million
Gbenga is one of the biggest names in the Nigerian comedy industry. He is reputable for organizing big shows for prominent people, especially the politicians and other big names in the country.
Gbenga Adeyinka is the CEO and organizer of ‘laffmattaz,’ a popular show that rakes in lots of money for him.
Gbenga is involved in other businesses, and he owns many assets in big cities in the country. Gbenga’s net worth is estimated to be about N500 million.
9. Gordons – Net Worth N400 million
Godwin Komone, popularly known by his stage name Gordon is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, musical artist, television host, master of ceremony, actor, and television personality.
He has been described as one of the greatest stand-up comedians in Nigeria.
Popularly known for his jibes “Hallelujah!”, Gordons is one of the most talented comedians in the country.
He also came into the limelight via Opa William’s Night of a thousand laugh. His net worth is said to be about N400 million.
10. Akpororo Net Worth N350 million
Bowoto Jephthah Oluwatiseyifumi Tanimola, 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 the youngest Nigerian comedian who has performed in many high-profile shows and has organized his as well.
Akpororo has performed in church organized events, a feat which is rarely achieved by other comedians.
Akpororo net worth is estimated to be 350 million naira.
Here you have it, a list of the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria.