Comedy skits are the most-watched content in Nigeria. Day by day, more Nigerians become content creators, producing short videos that make people laugh out loud and feel happy in various unique ways. This article will let you know the top 10 skit makers in Nigeria and their style of videos.
Taaooma, whose full name is Maryam Apaokagi, is one of the most popular skit-makers in Nigeria. She is famous for playing different roles in her skits, such as Kunle, Iya Tao/Ronke, Tao, Uncle Laolu, Tayo, Teni, and E-Sulie.
Taaooma is well-versed in video editing and she edits her videos by herself. She was taught by her husband, Abdulaziz Oladimeji-Greene, popularly known as Abula. He is a cinematographer and music video director, as well as the owner of The Greenade Company.
She recently ventured into music and has released a few songs. These include ANONYMOUS (feat. Phat and Faye), Check (ft. Liya), and Tuli Koma Vybz (ft. Tolibian and Kandilu).
Sabinus is #2 on our list of the top 10 skit makers in Nigeria. His real name is Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, but you may also know him as Mr Funny, the Mumu Man, or Oga Sabinus.
He has won several awards that many famous Nigerian comedians and skit makers were also nominated for. These include the 2023 African Content Creator Award by the Rwanda International Movie Awards, AMVCA‘s 2022 Best Online Social Content Creator award, and the 2021 DENSA Awards for Creative Social Media.
Mr Funny is well-known for repeatedly wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt, a short tie, and black pants in his skits.
3. Broda Shaggi
Samuel Animashaun Perry, popularly called Broda Shaggi, is an award-winning skit maker in Nigeria. Not only is he a skit maker, but also a Nigerian actor and singer. He is part of the success stories of a few other skit makers in Nigeria. An example is Officer Woos who played the role of a junior police officer to Shaggi.
Broda Shaggi started his comedy career in 2017 by forming a group at UNILAG, which he named the Stage Addict. He has won two AMVCA Best Actor awards in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
4. Cute Abiola
Of course, who does not know Lawyer Kunle, aka Ankara Gucci or Cute Abiola in the Nigerian entertainment industry? His real name is Abdulgafar Abiola. He has been acting in comedy since his secondary school days but wasn’t famous until around 2019.
The Cute Abiola made comedy skits while serving the Nigerian Navy. He violated the armed forces’ social media policy on several occasions, which made him undergo harsh punishments. In November 2022, he resigned from being a Nigerian Navy personnel.
He is currently Kwara State Governor’s Special Assistant on Creative Industries, which he resumed office after leaving the Nigerian Navy in 2022.
5. MC Lively
MC Lively, whose real name is Michael Sani Amanesi, is a famous skit maker in Nigeria. He started in 2015 and became popular through his Agidi skits where he commented on real-life events and issues happening in Nigeria.
An interesting fact about him is that he has been called to the bar but he chose to be a comedian. His role in skits is usually as a lawyer, Barrister Mike (BM). He won the Comedy Act of the Year award by City People Music Award. Ooni of Ife also awarded him the Royal African Youth Leadership Award.
Chukwuebuka Emmanuel Amuzie, popularly known as Brainjotter is also among the top 10 skit makers in Nigeria. His role models are Kelvin Hart and Basketmouth.
You will know him for his funny dance moves and ‘I don’t care attitude’ in his skits. He is one of those comedians who does not need to say anything to crack your ribs; only his actions will perform the magic. He once created cross-dressing skits but had to stop because he felt it was unsustainable for him.
Brainjotter has been nominated for several popular awards, including the GAGE Award for the Online Comedian of the Year and the NET Honours.
7. Layi Wasabi
Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola, aka Layi Wasabi, acts as a lawyer in most of his skits. He seems to be the tallest skit maker in Nigeria. You will recognize him for his old-school mode of dressing typically consisting of a black suit and suit or a lace.
He acts his skits in English, despite being a Yoruba man from Osogbo. Layi is an award-winner comedian, having won Headies ‘2021’ Next Rated Award and getting an AMVCA nomination for the Best Online Comedy award in 2022.
8. Mark Angel
Mark Angel has nearly ten million subscribers on YouTube and is renowned as the highest-earning and most influential Nigerian skit maker. He is also one of the pioneers of comedy skits in Nigeria with his cousin, Emmanuella.
With over 22 million followers on Facebook, three million on Instagram, and one million on TikTok, Mark has gained a huge fan base within and outside Nigeria.
9. Hauwa Lawal
Hauwa is also one of the top 10 skit makers in Nigeria, even though her content is somewhat different. Unlike acting in her skits, she narrates some fictitious encounters single women have with men.
She is a comic creator and content strategist. Hauwa has written scripts for a few skit makers and content creators, such as Mr Macaroni and Aproko Doctor.
Aside from being a skit maker, Hauwa Lawal is an author, as she wrote ‘Hauwa’s Mad House’, a book about a young girl bent on complicating the lives of her grandfather’s tenants.
10. Mr Macaroni
You should know Mr Macaroni but might be unaware that his real name is Adebowale Adedayo. He is popular for acting skits, playing the role of a corrupt politician and sugar daddy ‘Daddy Wa’ or a no-nonsense university lecturer ‘Professor Hard Life’.
Mr Macaroni often features Kemz Mama (as Mummy Wa) and Korex (Ajayi Akorede) in his skits. She played as the mother of Motunde (Omotunde Sogunle).
He started his career as an actor in the Nigerian film industry and is an award-winning actor.
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