Top 5 Richest Comedians in Nigeria

The Nigerian entertainment industry has gone through a lot of transformation, with the emergence of Comedians taking the fore front and also musical artist.

Although they come across to their audience as funny and probably unserious, they steadily enrich their banks accounts while living their dreams.

So in accending order here are the top 5 richest comedians in Nigeria.

5. Ayo Makun (AY)


Ayo Makun is from Ondo State. Nevertheless, he graduated from Delta State University in Abraka. His movie 30 Days in Atlanta was a real box office success in Nigeria. It helped him to increase his net worth drastically. His annual fetches from AY Live is 160 million Naira. He charges to collect from 1 to 2 million per hosting event . Today, his net worth is around 800 million Naira.

4. Julius Agwu


Julius Agwu is another hilarious character in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. He is one of the Nigerian comedians who host popular events in order to entertain their audience. With respect to this, Julius Agwu is well known for two popular comedy shows which are Laugh for Christ Sake and Crack Your Ribs. He claims a spot among Nigeria’s richest comedians through the millions of naira he has earned. For every comedy show he hosts, Julius Agwu charges around N2 – N3 million.

Meanwhile, Julius Agwu buttresses his presence on the entertainment scene as the CEO of Real Laff Entertainment and besides this, he has expensive assets in several Nigerian States. On a yearly basis, Julius Agwu earns around N180 million and currently, his net worth is valued at N1.5 billion.

3. Francis Agoda(I Go Dye)


I Go Dye is not only one of the richest comedians in Nigeria, but also one of the comedians with the funniest names. I Go Dye takes comedy as a serious career since he realizes the need to entertain his audience. Besides comedy, I Go Dye makes money as the CEO of Revamp Construction Company –a firm that specializes in road construction and real estate.

Like some other Nigerian comedians, I Go Dye has an endorsement deal through which he performs an ambassadorial role for the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.

With his net worth estimated in excess of N2 billion, I Go Dye has a sumptuous annual income worth around N350-500 million.

2. Bright Okpocha (Basketmouth)


“There has to be two things involve” {All his fans know that line … lol}

As funny as his name seems, Basketmouth is one of the funniest and hottest Nigerian comedians. Despite how funny comedy seems, Baskemouth takes his comedy profession with utter seriousness. Besides being an entertainer, Basketmouth makes lots of money through his endorsement deals with top Nigerian brands such as Amstel Malta and Globacom Ltd.

Basketmouth is admired by many ardent lovers of comedy both in Nigeria and outside the country. Significantly, he stages important comedy shows in foreign countries such as South Africa, U.S.A and the U.K.

Without doubts, Basketmouth remains one of Nigeria’s wealthiest comedians and this is proven through his several endorsement deals (with an annual estimate of N120 million), his yearly earnings (estimated at N192 million) and his net worth valued at N2 billion.

So guys the two things involved are; its either he is a talented comedian or a smart business man.

1. Ali Baba


He is named the King of Nigerian comedy. This man was fortunate from the very beginning of his life. Ali was born in a Royal Family. His place of birth is Agbarha Otor of Delta State. He spent eight years of his life in Warri. He acquired the degree from the Bendel State University in 1990.

In 1993, he was one of the first comedians, who decided to switch the path of comedy in Nigeria to stand-ups. Due to his talent, our comedy changed a lot over the years. Today, his home is valued at over 400 million Naira.

His appearance fee stands between 4 and 5 million Naira just for one event. Just two events per week can provide him 400 million Naira per annum. In the list of comedians in Nigeria, his net worth is over 3 billion naira.

Now you know who the richest comedian in Nigeria is. Nevertheless, these people make us laugh, and it’s one of the best feelings that you have in the world. If you want to be like them, then you may need to dig even for more details about his path to success. Sometimes, it’s really hard to make people laugh, even for the most professional comedian!

Written by Silver N

Content creator with love for entertainment. Photographer, videographer and designer.

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