The Nigerian entertainment industry has the wide varsity of comedians, creating laughter and captivating large audiences. Over the last 10 years, it has witnessed tremendous growth and has become highly lucrative.

The advent of social media has opened numerous opportunities for talented Nigerians to earn a living. In the midst of these, many skit makers have demonstrated exceptional skills in achieving both wealth and fame.

In 2023, several young new acts, such as Gilmore, Erekere, Layi Wasabi, Wizdom, and Kidbaby101, among other comedians, achieved significant breakthroughs in the industry.

However, let us delve into the top 10 richest skit makers in Nigeria, who have accumulated wealth in their career.

However, let us delve into the top 10 richest skit makers in Nigeria, who have accumulated wealth in their career.

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Mark Angel
Sabinus
Broda Shaggi
Cute Abiola
Sydney Talker
Brain Jotter
Kie Kie
Josh2funny
Layi Wasabi
Taaooma
Maraji

Mark Angel
Mark Angel is a Nigerian comedian, scriptwriter, and video producer.

Angel is best known for Mark Angel Comedy, a series of YouTube comedy shorts that feature child comedians from Angel’s family and neighborhood in Port Harcourt. Many of the shorts involve children, primarily his 13-year-old niece, Emmanuella, and 8-year-old girl Success Madubuike.

The 32-year-old comedian started creating content actively as a professional with Emmanuella, in 2013. The Mark Angel page is the first African channel to hit one million subscribers on YouTube.

In 2023, his channel secured the second-highest visited among YouTube content creators, following only Mama Chinedu.

On Instagram, Mark’s page claimed the top spot for the most visited and viewed content, accumulating over 44 million views in the past year.

The collective earnings for Mark and his team from YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram revenues are estimated to surpass $1.3 million over the same period.

Legendary comedian, Ali Baba, asserted that Angel as one of the richest comedian with pay check of $300,000 per month.

His estimated net worth is $1.25 million.

Sabinus

Nigerian comic star, Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Ejekwu, popularly known as Mr Funny or Sabinus, is one of the most popular content creators in Nigeria.

He began actively doing comedy skits while he was in university.

In 2015, Mr Funny decided to pursue his career further by uploading various comedy skits on his social media handles, especially Instagram.

In 2023, Sabinus experienced a remarkable year, obtaining several houses and new vehicles. However, the bulk of his earnings came from hosting stand-up shows in London and the US.

Over the past 12 months, Oga Funny garnered over 30 million views on Instagram and 13.7 million on YouTube.

Diverging from Mark Angel and his team, the 28-year-old comedian expanded his reach, amassing an impressive $360,000 (N325 million) from his successful stand-up performances.

Sabinus, who recently announced his hit cinematic movie, ‘Dead serious’, is valued at $900,000.

Broda Shaggi

Broda Shaggi, whose real name is Animashaun Samuel Perry, started his comedy in 2015. He got inspiration for his comedy from comedian Baba Sala.

Being one of the country’s most successful content creators, Shaggi has gradually metamorphosed into different spheres of the entertainment industry.

Broda Shaggi won honours for his comedic ability and adaptability, including the Best Actor in a Comedy prize at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in 2022.

He is reported to be worth over $1 million thanks to his impressive 12.3 million Instagram followers and 1.86 million YouTube subscribers, as well as earnings from lucrative endorsement deals like Glo, Predator energy drinks, Odogwu general bitters among others.

However, in 2023, Shaggi was seen delving more into music as he dropped a new track, Ijo Loka, which became an instant hit.

Cute Abiola

Kwara state-born content creator Abdulgafar Abiola is one of Nigeria’s most popular content creators. He is currently the special assistant on Youth to the Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq.

The father of one has amassed a large audience with his extraordinary talent as an online content maker and comedy actor.

Cute Abiola has achieved enormous recognition in the entertainment industry for his humorous depiction of Lawyer Kunle.

Over the last 12 months, Cute Abiola has reached 22.4m views on Instagram, with 3.1m comments and 123k comments.

The 27-year-old comedian is the second most followed content creator on Instagram, with over 5m followers. 

His estimated net worth is said to be $800,000.

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