Layi Wasabi

Layi Wasabi – Humble Beginnings & Rise to Prominence 

This article enlightens you on the life journey of Layi Wasabi, a rising star in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Who Is Layi Wasabi?

Layi Wasabi is a Nigerian comedian, content creator, and social media influencer. He has a unique style of comedy which features observational humor and relatable scenarios.

The comedian has gained a large following on social media, with over 1 million subscribers on YouTube. Plus over 2 million followers on Instagram. He’s rumored to be in a relationship with Eniola Korty Olanrewaju.

Layi Wasabi

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Layi Wasabi’s real name is Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola. He celebrates his birthday every July 11th, and he hails from Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. He grew up in a family of entertainers.

His mother was the main influencer on his interest in comedy. Layi lost his dad when he was barely 2 years old, so the responsibility of raising him and his younger brother fell on his mom.

Layi Wasabi started his comedy career in secondary school, where he formed a drama group called The Emerald Star. He also participated in several stand-up comedy competitions. That’s how he quickly developed a reputation for his quick wit and sharp humor.

After graduating high school, Layi Wasabi enrolled at Bowen University, where he studied law. However, he never lost his passion for comedy. As such, he continued to create and perform sketches in his spare time. Layi is serving as a National Youth Service Corps member in Ibadan, Oyo State.


In 2019, Wayi launched his YouTube channel, and his videos began to attract a large audience. Layi Wasabi’s comedy videos often focus on everyday experiences. Such as relationships, school, and work. He also humorously tackles social issues.

The rising star states that aside from his mom, he gets inspiration from observing his environment and  his children’s experiences. An experience he described as “without adventure” and “quiet.”

Layi Wasabi’s popularity has continued to grow in recent years, and he has become one of the most popular comedians in Nigeria. He has appeared in several major comedy shows.

Furthermore, Layi has collaborated with other famous comedians, such as Woli Arole and Taaooma. In addition to his comedy career, Layi Wasabi is also a successful social media influencer.

He has over 2 million followers on Instagram. The star uses his platform to promote positive messages and encourage his fans to be themselves


Layi Wasabi is a talented comedian with a bright future ahead of him. In 2020, he became a finalist in the Laugh with Mo Show.

He also won the 2021 Headies Award for Next Rated. In 2022, the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) nominated him for Best Online Comedy.

Layi Wasabi

On July 9th, 2023, he won the Emerging Force Category award at the Trendupp Awards. These achievements earned him endorsement deals with top-notch companies. Such as GoTV, Pepsi, and Indomie.

Moving forward, Layi has performed at major comedy events in Nigeria, such as AY Live and Basketmouth Uncensored.

You can watch his skits via his YouTube channel, @LayiWassabiTv.

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