In this article, I am going to show you how to promote comedy skits in Nigeria.
If you take a tour of social platforms in the world, especially Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, etc, you will discover countless comedy skits created and uploaded by comedians in Nigeria.
And one amazing thing you are going to realize is the number of views, likes, shares, and comments these comedy skits are enjoying.
But underneath those social media engagements are the income flow these Nigerian comedians are enjoying.
Recently, a Nigerian comedian who goes by the name “De General” built a 1 billion Naira mansion for his mother.
And this expensive and flamboyant lifestyle of Nigerian comedians has had so many people speculating they are into money rituals or the popular scam practices in Nigeria known as “yahoo yahoo’.
But in a recent interview, a Nigerian comedian who goes by the name “Investor Sabinus” a.k.a Funny Man, disclosed that he makes $5,000 monthly from YouTube.
And that figure amounts to more than 3,000,000 million Naira when exchanged.
If that is true then it means skit-making in Nigeria is a very lucrative business. And whoever has the talent must put it to use and make a living in the long run.
Uploading videos on YouTube and other social media platforms is a good way to make money online.
However, you will not be able to make a living from comedy skits in Nigeria until you know how to properly make the skit as well as promote it.
So in this article, I am going to show you how to promote your comedy skit in Nigeria, but before then, let me give you a little tip on what to do before you start promoting your comedy skits.
What to do before you start promoting your comedy skits in Nigeria.
The most important thing you have to do before you start promoting your comedy skits in Nigeria is to ensure you are really talented.
Once you discover that you have the talent, you can then go ahead and start writing your comedy script.
From your comedy script, you will then be able to figure out the other casts you are going to use for your skit-making.
Also, ensure every cast you pick is talented.
How to promote comedy skits in Nigeria.
As a rule of thumb, I want you to utilize all the ways or platforms for promoting comedy skits in Nigeria I am going to show you below.
This means that you should not concentrate on one and leave the others, because you really have to establish your presence everywhere online if you really want to become a successful comedian.
Now let’s move on to see the ways or platforms you are going to use to promote your comedy skits in Nigeria.
Facebook is a great social media platform for you to promote your comedy skits in Nigeria.
And to promote your comedy skits in Nigeria, make sure you sign up for a Facebook account if you do not have one yet.
After you sign up for a Facebook account, you also need to create a Facebook Page, because it is the Facebook page you are going to use in promoting your comedy skits on Facebook.
Once you are done creating your Facebook page, optimize it with your profile and cover photos, as well as fill in all the details about yourself in the given section of the platform.
This is to ensure that people easily recognize your page as a comedy page and follow it.
Another advantage of using Facebook to promote your comedy skit is that you can put a minimum of $1 a day and run ads or boost your comedy posts to reach a wider audience.
Twitter is a microblogging platform that will allow you to create a free account and upload your comedy videos for promotional purposes.
To make good use of Twitter, ensure you follow other popular comedians and comment on their posts so that people can spot you on those comment sections and check out your own account.
Now when you are commenting on other comedian’s posts on Twitter, avoid posting links to your own comedy skits, or else you will fall victim to spam.
Just say something hilarious and ask others who comment on the post to check out your own profile to patronize your comedy career.
If you have 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours within a year on YouTube you will be able to monetize your YouTube channel and make so much money from it.
As I said earlier in this article, Investor Sabinus said he makes $5,000 a month. That is about 3 million naira plus.
Once your YouTube channel is set up, you can then start to upload your comedy skits and since Google ads are much more expensive to use on YouTube and promote your comedy skits, you can share the link to your Facebook page and from there boost to drive people to your comedy skits on YouTube.
Most of the successful comedians in Nigeria you see today started from Instagram. Mr. Macaroni, Broda Shaggi, and the likes have millions of followers on their Instagram accounts.
One thing I love about Instagram is that it will allow you to connect most of your social media accounts, especially Facebook and Twitter so that if you upload your comedy skits on Instagram it will automatically upload them to your connected Facebook and Twitter accounts.
This will then save you the stress of having to upload your comedy skits directly on those respective social media platforms.
Now you have to really understand that all the social media platforms we mentioned above will not allow your followers to download your comedy skits directly to their phones.
And one of the easiest ways to blow as a comedian in Nigeria is for people to have their comedy skits on their phones.
This is because those who do not have internet connections will collect your videos from those who have downloaded them.
And the only online platform that will enable you to get downloaded links for your followers is a blog.
Another advantage of promoting your comedy skits on blogs is that it will help you to appear and rank on Google when people are searching for your name or your comedy titles.
There are lots of blogs out there that will enable you to upload your comedy skits when you pay them whatever amount their charges are.
We have our own blog where we help comedians to promote their comedy skits and if you are interested you can follow this link to learn how to reach out to us so we can help you promote your comedy skits in Nigeria.