Here, we are going to show you the 40 hottest and best social media entertainers of the year 2023 in Nigeria. And by “social media entertainers” or as the public calls it; “Instagram comedians” we mean people that have built their entertainment brand basically on platforms like; Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
This ranking is strictly based on; the kind of content they put up, how viral their videos went in 2022, how huge their audience grew that year, and their influence on social media one way or the other.
The funniest comedians in Nigeria have gained fame and fortune because of their hilarious jokes. They are well-skilled, and their creativity has taken the country’s entertainment industry to high levels.
Read Also: African Web Series: Top 20 Ghanaian-Nigerian Youth TV Series You Should Watch
Below is the full list with a link to their Instagram and YouTube accounts:
1. Mr. Funny aka Oga Sabinus
Who is the funniest Instagram comedian in Nigeria? Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Ejekwu, better known by his stage name Sabinus, is a well-known Nigerian comedian and currently the best and funniest social media skit maker.
The comedian recently took ownership of a mansion in Lagos, Nigeria. Without a doubt, Sabinus has established himself as a household name in the Nigerian entertainment sector. Over the past few years, he has been well-known for his consistency in his area of comedy.
Sabinus has had a fantastic 2022, landing multiple domestic and international performances. He beat Mr. Macaroni and other competitors to win the AMVCA 8 Online Social Content Creators Award. In October 2021, Sabinus purchased a home for his parents in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
In some viral images on social media, Sabinus shows photos of his new mansion, which has a customized swimming pool with his engraved in it. He was also spotted posing by a new car parked inside his brand-new Lagos house.
According to Dataleum, Sabinus accumulated over 47m views during the third quarter of 2022, sustaining his content’s impressive growth since the turn of 2022. On Instagram, Mr. Funny shared at least 49 different skits while garnering 500k new followers with 7.8m likes.
2. Broda Shaggi
- Real name: Samuel Animashaun Perry
- Date of birth: July 6th, 1993
- Age: 29 years old (As of 2022)
- Place of birth: Lagos
Samuel Animashaun Perry is an actor, musician, and comedian. He is known popularly as Broda Shaggi. He was born on July 6th, 1993, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Brado Shaggi discovered his talent while he was at the University of Lagos. He started by performing at corporate functions and informal events. He rose to prominence after his skit Jesus Appeared in Mushin went viral.
Broda Shaggi, according to statistics, is the second-most followed and second-highest earner in the skit-making industry in 2022.
Shaggi, in the third quarter of 2022, was able to garner 46.4m views for the 68 different skits he shared on his platforms. He also accumulated over 200k new followers, and 5.4m likes in the third quarter of 2022.
3. Nasty Blaq
- Real name: Abisi Emmanuel Ezechukwu
- Date of birth: September 23rd, 1996
- Age: 26 years old (As of 2022)
- Place of birth: Lagos State
- Instagram: @nastyblaq
- YouTube: Official Nasty Blaq
Nasty is a comedy skit maker and content creator. He was born on September 23rd, 1996, in Lagos State. He developed an interest in comedy while he was in secondary school. Nasty Blag began shooting comedy skits in 2016. However, his breakthrough came two years later. His comedy style is centered on relationships, and he will undoubtedly crack your ribs.
4. Mark Angel
- Real name: Mark Angel
- Date of birth: May 17th, 1991
- Age: 31 years old (As of 2022)
- Place of birth: Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Mark Angel is best known for numerous comedy skits that have gone viral. He is the best online comedian in Nigeria. He creates content together with Emmanuela and Success.
Mark was born on May 17th, 1991, in Port Harcourt. He started his career in 2013 and has been active since. He is seriously making waves on YouTube and has numerous subscribers.
- Real Name: Samuel Oluwafemi Osubiojo
- Age: 27 years old
- State of Origin: Ekiti State
- Instagram: @samspedy with 371K followers
- YouTube Channel: 2.78 million subscribers and 566K subscribers on his second channel
Samuel Oluwafemi Osubiojo is a renowned Instagram Comedian in Nigeria. He was convinced in 1992 Ekiti State.
He often appears as Mama Ojo in most of his comedy skits.
He has one of the most subscribed YouTube channels in Nigeria. He surpasses many famous musicians on YouTube in terms of views and subscribers.
The 27-year-old comedian is one of the richest Instagram comedians in Nigeria in 2023. On Instagram where he also shares most of his skits, he has 371K followers.
- Real Name: Apaokagi Maryam
- Instagram: @taaooma with 4.3 million followers
- YouTube Channel: 809K Subscribers
People always say “what a man can do a woman cannot do”, but here is Taaooma proving them wrong. Taaooma is the only female Comedian on this list.
Her real name is Apaokagi Maryam, she started comedy in 2019 as a result of her boyfriend.
Taaooma was born in Nigeria, but she was raised by her parents in Namibia, at the age of 10 Taaooma relocated back to Nigeria where she later continued her education.
She is a graduate of Tourism And Travel Service Management from Kwara State University. Most of her Comedies are based on how African mothers treat Their children.
7. Mr. Macaroni
- Real Name: Debo Adedayo
- Age: 29 years old
- Birthday: May 3, 1993
- State of Origin: Lagos State
- Instagram: @mrmacaroni1 with 3.3 million followers
- YouTube Channel: 736K subscribers
Mr. Macaroni is one of the best Comedians in Nigeria with a huge fan base on social media platforms. He is known for words like “You are doing well” “Fantabulous” in every of his comedy videos and is mostly called “Mr. Freaky Freaky” in Nigeria. Mr. Macaroni is among the richest Instagram Comedians in Nigeria.
He was born Debo Adedayo on the 3rd of May 1993 in Lagos State. The Nigerian Comic Skit maker was brought up in Lagos where he did his primary, and secondary School before going further to Redeemer’s University to study Theater Arts.
After graduating from the University, in 2012, Mr. Macaroni started his Comedy career and today here he is among the prominent Instagram Comedians in Nigeria.
8. Brain Jotter
Chukwuemeka Amuzie who is also regarded as Brain Jotter is a fast-rising Instagram Comedian. He is among the funniest Instagram comedians out there who entertained us in 2022.
Within July, August, and September, Brainjotter accumulated 20.8m views across the 35 skits he shared on his Instagram page. He also gained 200k new followers, with his skits getting 4m likes across the period in view.
9. Josh Alfred
There is a weird subgenre in the Nigerian Instagram Comedy scene. It is the cross-dressing comedian and Josh is one of the leading proponents of it. For some reason, this group of comedians believes dressing like the opposite sex is a hilarious element. Well, if their popularity is anything to go, they might be right. With comedy content like The Audition, Think About it, and Song Remixes many would say he is the no. 1 and not no. 2
10. Mc Lively
This particular Instagram comedian who is a graduate of law from Obafemi Awolowo University had his huge Instagram break in 2018 and has since then been growing massively with more content for his followers this year.
11. Craze Clown
Craze Clown is part of the traditional skit comedy community on Instagram. In his elderly man routine, dressed in an off-white agbada and a cap that is customarily known to the Yoruba tribe. He delivers structured hilarity to followers with an efficiency that has earned him over 2.3m followers and regular sponsored posts from various brands. He’s up there among the best Nigerian Instagram comedians. Certainly in terms of success.
Read Also: Top 35 Record Labels In Nigeria And Ghana – Checkout Names Of CEOs And Artists Signed Onto Them
Sydney’s meteoric rise in the industry is nothing down to sheer hard work and creativity, there is no way you will watch any of his skits without laughing. Sydney found a watch he is good at and he has created a name for himself in the Nigerian comedy space. A must-follow on Instagram and highly recommended. He did reach a huge audience this year, on Instagram and Twitter.
13. Viper The Wiper
14. Sirbalo Comedy
Sirbalo is gradually dominating the comedy scene with his good videos. He started comedy around 2018 and as of 2021, Sirbalo has made name for himself in Nigeria.
He recently bought a brand new house this year. Sirbalo born Timothy Obotuke is among the richest Instagram Comedians in Nigeria.
When it comes to Comedy, SirBalo is a household name in the comedy industry. He is known for using beautiful girls in his videos. SirBalo born Timothy Obotuke ventured into Comedy around 2018 and now, SirBalo has already gotten a car and house for himself within three years of starting Comedy.
Nigerian comedian, Obotuke Timothy, popularly known as, Sir Balo Comedy, acquired a new mansion in Lekki, Lagos state in 2021.
15. Zic saloma
- Real name: Aloma Isaac Junior
- Date of birth: November 7th, 1991
- Age: 31 years old (As of October 2022)
- Place of birth: Kaduna, Nigeria
Zic Saloma is a comic skit maker, actor, and singer. He rose to prominence for comedic videos he posted to Instagram and TikTok. He was born in Kaduna State, but he hails from Abia State.
Zic is fast-mouthed and can cook up funny stories. He is one of the most talented rib crackers the country is blessed with.
16. Lord Lamba
17. De General
Popular skit maker, Sunday Joshua Martins better known as DeGeneral is one of the most successful comedians in Nigeria at the moment.
With 1.1 million followers on Instagram and over 200K subscribers on YouTube, DeGenearl is proof that comedy really pays.
Recently, DeGeneral built a luxurious house for his parents. The comedian decided to put joyous smiles on the faces of his parents as he builds them a marvelous house.
His friends had thought the house was for himself, but he informed them that it was just for his parents and the one he would build for himself would be bigger than this.
“This is not for me, it’s for my parents,” he said.
19. Officer Woos
It was 3 years ago he was featured at no. 10 on this same list, and now the amazing content creator has grown bigger and better. Oluwadolarz can be concluded as the best content creator in the social media entertainment industry in the last 12 months, alongside his younger brother and sister and also the new introduction of his mom into the mix. He released more comedy content this year than anyone on this list. He and his crew definitely earned this spot.
21. Bro Solomon
Instagram – laughpillscomedy
Read Also: People Are Sharing Their Strongest Addictions And I Can’t Even Stand Them, Sad!
22. Baba Rex0
Real Name: Nosa Rex
23. The Cute Abiola
The comedian in Nigeria with the fourth most viewed skits is Cute Abiola, also known as Lawyer Kunle.
The Kwara state-born funny man recorded a sharp decline in content viewership during the third quarter of 2022. However, he still maintains a healthy 5m followership on Instagram but could only garner 18.9m views for the 54 different skits he shared on his platform. Cute Abiola was also only able to accumulate 100k new followers and 2.4m likes to his content.
24. Lasisi Elenu
Using a Snapchat filter to take over Instagram, the angry man might just be deserving a gift of appreciation from the Snapchat CEO for giving him something to gloat to Zuckerberg over.
Mr. Lasisi went a different way with his act and boy! His rants are hilarious and while the filter does add the element of visual hilarity to them, it still holds up when done with a regular face as shown by his bookings for live stand-up comedy shows in the country. The angry man, without a doubt, is certainly one of the best Nigerian Instagram comedians.
Recently engaged comedian and ranter Nosa Afolabi, better known as Lasisi, is one of the most-watched Nigerian skit makers within the third quarter of 2022.
Lasisi, over the last three months of just before the start of the fourth quarter, was able to garner 17.2m views across the 34 skit videos he posted on his pages. He also hit 2m likes, with just over 100k new followers.
26. Romeo WJ
28. Charles Okocha
Nobody deserves accolades quite like Igwe Tupac. Already familiar as one of Nollywood’s funny men, tragedy forced the actor into a hiatus.
When he returned, it was on Instagram, in the form of a caricature that mixed American gangster culture with Nigerian exuberance.
First with the Amoshine skit, and more recently, by screaming out his claim to recognition, Igwe Tupac has become one of our favorite faces on Instagram. His content releases this year were unique and funny as always.
29. Nebu Wazobia
30. Bae U
31. Sydney Iwundu
Gloria Oloruntobi’s rise to the summit of social media entertainment is one worthy of study. Her act is one of the most wholesome acts among Instagram comedians. She found her niche in finding the comical in the regular interactions in Nigerian life. Practically anyone who has spent more than 10 minutes in the country can relate to her act. Her creativity further solidifies her as the best among her peers.
33. Woli Agba
Ayo Ajewole popularly known as Woli Agba may have started his entertainment career as part of the famous Alfa Sule group that took the southwest by storm a few years back. He has obviously gone out on his own and has done quite well for himself. His act revolves around religion from which he started his comedic career and in a mostly religious country like Nigeria, he’s certainly not suffering from a lack of audience.
Another member of the skit community, Twyse takes it up to a level that allows him to show his range of acting skills. His popularity shows it is working. His talent has helped him work with more mainstream acts like Falz. So clearly this is a man with the chops to command attention outside his traditional playing ground. His act, however, will be quite challenging to translate into a stand-up act.
Read Also: 100 Regular People Who Look And Live Like Celebs Share Their Stories And Instagram Accounts (Videos + Photos)
35. Mariam Oyakhilome
Real Name: Ayomide Adegboye
37. MC Edopikin
38. Ash Musy
Real Name: Amarachi Amusi
39. Caramel Plugg
Real Name: 𝐎𝐠𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐔𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐮 popularly known as the 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧