Mariam Oyakhilome

Mariam Oyakhilome: Biography of a Prominent Female Comedian

This post will walk you through everything you may not know about Mariam Oyakhilome, who is often mistaken to be Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s daughter.


  • An alumnus of Ambrose Alli University.
  • Best Comedy Award at the 2021 African Entertainment Awards USA
  • Proud owner of the Moriamo Store.

Who Is Mariam Oyakhilome?

Mariam Oyakhilome is a Nigerian comedian, actress, brand influencer, YouTuber, and businesswoman. She is known for her comedy skits online, which often feature her playing different characters and addressing various aspects of Nigerian culture and society.

Mariam Oyakhilome

Her Early Life

First off, Mariam Oyakhilome is not Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s daughter. While she refused to disclose much information about her family, Mariam gave birth on the 16th of January.

The comedian’s real age remains unknown. She recently claimed she’s 20 years old, but that’s a joke because her face and experiences say otherwise.

Mariam Oyakhilome hails from Edo State, Esan local government. The only Mariam’s family member known to the public is her younger sister, Esther, who looks so much like her. 

Mariam grew up in Edo State and did her primary and secondary school there as well. After her elementary school days, the comedian proceeded to Ambrose Ali University to study mass communication.

Today, she’s not only a graduate but has completed her NYSC program as well; she did her NYSC in 2020. During her interview with Forbes African Magazine, the entrepreneur said she wasn’t a serious student. She prefers to play and make her friends laugh all day than to study.

Thankfully, she was able to make it to university and finish well. Mariam Oyakhilome is unmarried and has yet to make known to the public any engagement to any man.

Career as a No. 1 Nigerian Female Comedian

Mariam Oyakhilome was able to depict right from her elementary days that entertainment was her calling. Shortly after her NYSC, she started performing at various clubs and events in and around Nigeria as a comedian.

Then she proceeded to gain an audience on social media. She also started posting comedy skits on social media, which quickly gained popularity. Today, Mariam is the proud owner of the Mariam Oyakhilome channel on YouTube.

Oyakhilome’s comedy is known for its sharp wit and observational humor. She often pokes fun at Nigerian stereotypes and cultural norms.

Mariam Oyakhilome

She is also not afraid to tackle controversial topics, such as religion and politics. Aside from her YouTube channel, Mariam posts her comedies on her other social media platforms as well.

Aside from being a top-notch female comedian, Oyakhilome is also a successful actress. She has been featured in several mind-blowing movies, which include:

  • I’ll Be Missing You (2023)
  • Crazy Grannies (2022).
  • Omo Elesho (2021).
  • The Prophetess (2020)
  • Merry Men 2 (2019).
  • King of Boys (2018)
  • The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai (2017)

Mariam didn’t stop at being a comedian and an actress alone. She owns Moriamo Store, where she sells unisex clothing and accessories.

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