One of the greatest things you can do for yourself is recognizing your talent and developing it, and yourself to your full potential. Also, one of the hardest things you can do is try to make people laugh. These may be difficult for some people but comedians have made it look easy. We will focus on the 10 richest among them.
Alibaba is the father of comedy in Nigeria. He was the first person to start the comedy business in Nigeria and he laid the foundation in which other comedians. Alibaba has made a lot of money in the comedy business and he is the richest comedian in of Nigeria. Among his expensive properties is a mansion worth over N300 million in Lekki. To keep the long story short, he is worth over N5 billion.
Ayo Makun popularly known as AY comes in second place with a net worth of N2.5 billion. AY charges a whopping N2 million for every event he hosts. However, a large sum of his wealth came from his yearly AY live show. In addition to his career in comedy, AY is also an actor with a number of movies to his name.
3. Basket Mouth
Basketmouth is one of the oldest comedians in Nigeria. He is funny, talented, popular, and, or I almost forgot HE IS RICH. Basketmouth is highly recognized locally and internationally and he earns about N192 million yearly. Also, Basketmouth has endorsement deals worth millions of naira with Globacom and Amstel Malta among others. His net worth is currently valued at around N2 billion.
4. I Go Dye
I GO DIE was made known to the public thanks to ‘Night of a thousand laughs’. The show is a platform that helps to showcase the talent of young upcoming comedians to the public. Since then, the Warri born comedian has gone to develop himself to the summit of his potential. Also, I GO DIE is a businessman and he is the CEO of Revamp Construction Company. The firm specializes in real estate and road construction. His net worth is estimated to be N2 billion.
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5. Julius Agwu
Julius Agwu is also one of the richest and oldest comedians in the country. Just like most of these comedians, Julius Agwu also came up with his own comedy shows which are Laugh for Christ Sake and Crack Your Ribs. He charges within 2 to 3 million naira for any comedy show. His net worth is valued at N1.5 billion
6. Okey Bakassi
Okey Bakassi is another veteran in the comedy business, he goes way back with the likes of Julius Agwu. He was once the senior special assistant to the IMO state Governor on entertainment. His financial worth is valued at N800 million.
After playing the role of Olorode in the TV series ‘Extended Family”, Bovi has gone on to become one of the richest comedians in Nigeria. His net worth is valued at N600 million including his cars, mansions and other assets.
8. Gbenga Adeyinka
This veteran comedian is the organizer of Laffmattaz, a popular comedy show. He is highly known for organizing comedy shows for different politicians across the country. Gbenga Adeyinka’s net worth is N500 million.
Just like I GO DIE, Gordons is also from Warri. He is famous for saying the word “Halleluya” with his outstandingly unique voice. Also, he is a product of “Night of a Thousand Laughs” and he has an estimated net worth of N400 million.
10. Akpororo Net Worth
Last but not least is Akpororo. He is from Delta state like most of these Nigerian comedians. Akpororo net worth is estimated to be 350 million naira this 2019
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