Top 10 Richest Standup Comedians In Nigeria In 2024

In this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024 and their net worth. Comedians are meant to be funny right? Yes, the comedians dominating Nigeria’s humor business landscapes are funny on stage, but very serious in business, with their assets running into billions of naira. Indeed, comedy has become a serious business in Nigeria. They may look funny and unserious, but in real scenario they are multiplying their bank account and living their dreams. So therefore, after a careful study and research I present to you the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024 and their net worth.

10. Yaw

Steve Onu popularly known as Yaw is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, on-air personality, actor, master of ceremony, television host, event host, radio personality and all round entertainers. He is also a real estate investor and has a choice of properties in Lagos. He also makes his money from MTN adverts, radio presentations, radio hypes, anchoring events, equipment leasing, real estate investment and other businesses. Yaw has an estimated net worth of over $1 million and currently number 10 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

9. Julius Agwu

Julius Agwu is a famous Nigerian comedian, musician, actor and a master of ceremony. He was born on 7th April 1973 in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in the south southern part of Nigeria to Chief Augustine Amadi Agwu and Mrs Mary Agwu. He is currently 51 years old. He is the fifth child in a family of six children. He started his acting career on stage in the city of Port-Harcourt where he grew up. Julius Agwu has an estimated net worth of over $2 million and currently number 9 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

8. Akpororo

Bowoto Jephthah popularly known as Akpororo is a Nigerian standup comedian and actor. He is a native of Ilaje, in Ondo State in the south western part of Nigeria. But was born and raised in Warri, Delta state in the south southern part of Nigeria where he had his early education. His career started off as a local gospel musician until in 2008 when he went into the National Comedy Challenge by Opa Williams and went on to win the Calabar zone of the competition. Akpororo has an estimated net worth of $3 million and currently number 8 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

7. Gbenga Adeyinka

Gbenga Adeyinka is a multi-award-winning Nigerian stand-up comedian, comic actor, radio and TV presenter, writer, and master of ceremony. He hails from Abeokuta in Ogun State in the south southern part of Nigeria and he usually refers to himself as CFR which means Comedian of the Federal Republic and now GCON which means Grand Comedian of Nigeria. He was born on 7th May 1968 in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 57 years old. Gbenga Adeyinka has an estimated net worth of over $4 million and currently number 7 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

6. Bovi

Abovi Ugboma popularly known as Bovi is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, television host, presenter, producer, director, television personality and a master of ceremony. He was born on 25th September 1979 in Benin City, Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 46 years old. He is originally from Warri, Delta State in the South southern part of Nigeria. Bovi has an estimated net worth of over $5 million and currently number 6 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

5. Okey Bakaasi

Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule popularly known as Okey Bakassi is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, television personality, Nollywood actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, master of ceremony and a television host. He was born on 23rd October 1969 in Owerri, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria to Mr. Livinus Onyegbule, a retired military personnel and Mrs. Felicia Onyegbule, a nurse. He is currently 54 years old. Okey Bakassi has an estimated net worth of over $6 million and currently number 5 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

4. Ali Baba

Ali Baba is a famous Nigerian standup comedian, television host, master of ceremony, actor and a television personality. He has been described as the king of comedy in Nigeria and currently the founding father of Nigerian comedy industry. He was born on 24th June 1965 in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 61 years old. Ali Baba was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria to the Royal family of Agbarha Otor, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. Ali Baba has an estimated net worth of over $8 million and currently number 4 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

3. I Go Dye

Francis Agoda popularly known as I Go Dye is a famous Nigerian comedian and a television host. He has featured in several international comedy shows both home and abroad. He was born on 4th April 1979 in Abraka, Delta State in the southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 46 years old. He grew up in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. I Go Dye has an estimated net worth of over $9 million and currently number 3 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

2. Basketmouth

Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth is a Nigerian comedian, actor, TV presenter, producer and a master of ceremony. He was born on 14th September 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently 47 years old. He is currently married with beautiful kids. He is originally from Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Basketmouth has an estimated net worth of over $11 million and currently number 2 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

1. AY

Ayo Makun popularly known as AY is an award winning Nigerian comedian, actor, show promoter, event manager, television personality, producer, director and a master of ceremony. He was born on 19th August 1971 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently 53 years old. He is the oldest male child from a family of seven children. He is originally from Ifon in Ose local government area of Ondo State in the south western part of Nigeria, but grew up in Warri, Delta State and Lagos State, Nigeria. AY has an estimated net worth of $15 million and currently number 1 on our list of the top 10 richest standup comedians in Nigeria in 2024.

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