Speaking of comedians in Nigeria, here’s a list of the top 10 highest paid naija comedians and their net worth. These naija comedians receive the highest cut from events they are featured or invited to perform, and some of them happen to be the richest and most creative in the industry.
Here’s out list of the highest paid comedians in Nigeria…
Top 10 Highest Paid Comedians in Nigeria:
Akpororo is rapidly growing to become one of the finest comedians in Nigeria. Gradually, he has worked his was into being a comedian invited to perform at events where high profile politicians and businessmen turn out to be majority of audience.
He’s paid over N300,000 per show and his charge rate is expected to spike up really soon. Akpororo has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million dollars.
Gordons is along time comedian and gospel musician. He has a net worth of $3 million dollars and he is one of the highest paid comedians in Nigerian.
Gordons is a hard comedian to come by nowadays because he’s busy standing up wild shows and also running businesses. He’s paid nothing lower than N1 million naira per show.
8. Gbenga Adeyinka
The Grand Comedian of Nigeria (GCON) is heavily paid to perform. For sure, he’ll take nothing less than a million naira, except for really close persons.
Gbenga is a businessman also, who operates several businesses and owns properties worth millions. His net worth is an agreeable $3 million dollars.
7. Seyi Law
Seyi Law got to limelight after winning the “Open Mic” competition hosted by AY to pick the best among upcoming unknown comedians in 2006 and has sustained his popularity by proving his worth through rib-cracking outstanding show performances. Seyi Law has a net worth of $4 million dollars and makes the list of highest paid comedians in Nigeria.
Bovi is one of the most loved and also one of the most paid comedians in Nigeria with a pay rate per show of above N800,000. He’s been around for quite some time now and has come to stay.
Bovi is often compared to other comedians like Basketmouth and Akpororo in a bid to knowing the funniest. Bovi struck a multimillion naira deal with mega telecom company, GLO in 2015. His net worth is an estimated $5 million dollars.
5. Julius Agwu
CEO at Real Laff Entertainment and diehard comedian, Julius Agwu charges 2 million naira and above that to perform at shows. He owns assets across the country and is one of the richest comedians in Nigeria with a net worth of $5 million dollars.
4. I Go Dye
I Go Dye is one of the oldest standup comedians in Nigeria with a net worth of $7 million dollars. He is the CEO of Revamp Constructio Company and a UN ambassador. I Go Dye is paid over 1 million naira per show booking and earns over N100 million naira annually as a topnotch comedian and a businessperson.
Bright Okpocha, wildly known as Basketmouth is quite a businessperson and a comedian combined. He’s one of those comedians who cracks really funny jokes with pure English; what most comedians can’t really do comfortably for a long time.
Basketmouth has been into comedy for over 7 years now and has performed on stages outside the country. He’s one of the highest paid comedians with a pay rate of over N2 million naira and a net worth of $10 million dollars.
2. Ayo Makun
He is also one of Nigeria’s most respected and popular comedian globally known for his blockbusting comic skits and movies. While “30 Days in Atlanta” was still breaking waves, the comedian directed and produced another groundbreaking movie, “A trip to Jamaica”. He is paid above 2 million naira per show.
1. Ali Baba
Ali Baba is the Politicians’ choice and Nigeria king of comedy. Because of his experience, he is usually chosen to host events for high profile personalities and earns over N4 million naira per show.
Ali Baba has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars. He’s a speaker, an actor an also, a topnotch MC. He may not be the richest in the industry right now Ali Baba is the highest paid comedian in Nigeria.
That’s all about the Top 10 Highest Paid Comedians in Nigeria by Moss9ja