Comedy has been taken to the next level in Nigeria. You can almost spend the whole day going through comedy skits on social media. You will laugh till you fart from your bum and fall off your chair. Their concepts are just too unique.
In no particular order, here are 10 comedy skit makers in Nigeria:
Maryam Apaokagi, professionally known as Taooma is best known for acting multiple roles in her comedy skits. Her major characters include
Tao as the daughter
Tayo( Young money T) as the son
Ronke (Iya Tao) as the mother and
Kunle (Baba Tao) as the father.
Her comedy skits are centered on exposing African mothers and their unique manner of disciplining African children with a slap. She is best known for her popular catch phrase is “Come off it.”
Samuel Perry, professionally called Broda Shagi. His hilarious use of words that makes absolutely no sense, facial and body expressions. One thing is for sure and it’s that the character that is Broda Shaggi stands as one of the most hilarious content creators in Nigeria.
The Instagram comedian is best known for his skits with his comic appendage “Aunty Shaggi” as well as his popular catchphrase “Oya hit me”
Michael Sani Amanesi, popularly known by his stage name MC Lively or BM(Barrister Mike) . He came into limelight when he made the “Agidi” comedy skit about fuel scarcity. The English he puts to use in his skits has Mother Tongue Interference, a little bit of Yoruba intonation.
Twyse Ereme is a popular comedian known for playing multiple faces in his hilarious comedy skits. He is popular for his series, ‘Twyse and Family’.
Some of the characters Twyse Ereme plays in his comedy skits are:
Twyse is based in the UK but a multiple percentage of his fan base comes from Nigeria. His skits are based on the tribulations of the average African family.
- MR MACARONI:
Debo Adebayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni is a Nigeria comedian. He is notable for his expressions, “freaky freaky”, ” ooin, you’re doing well,” “fantabulous.”
He assumes the role of a friendly benefactor or sugar daddy, searching for a side chick.
Nosa Afolabi, popularly known as Lasisi Elenu. He is known for his skits with a ‘wide mouth’ disguise filter. The comedian’s trademark intro – “Hello everyone, Lasisi is here and something just happened right now”.
Adeyela Adebola popularly known as Lizzy Jay or Omo Ibadan is a Nigerian comedian. She is the owner of Omo Ibadan Cosin Senta, a series which centres around a dumb head teacher teaching ignorant students, just because she believes teaching is the only means of livelihood.
Adelere Adeyemo Oluwafemi popularly known as Baba Alariya, is a renowned comedian who is making waves on social media lately. He is a young man who assumes the role of an old man.
Gloria Oloruntobi, popularly known as Maraji, is a renowned comedian. She started her career by miming songs. In her comedy skits, she switches between accents and vocal pitches to suit each character she plays.
Kunle Idowu, popularly known as Frank Donga, is a Nigerian actor and comedian. He came into limelight through the web series, The Interview, on NdaniTV about an unassuming job-seeker.