We cannot deny the fact that skit-making has become so popular in Nigeria because we are seeing skit comedians in Nigeria amassing so many followers n their social media accounts, especially on Instagram which happens to be one of the best social media platforms that places much focus on video content.
In this article therefore, we are going to look at the best skit comedian in Nigeria and the top 5 Nigerian skit makers using the number of followers they have on Instagram to determine their respective positions.
The best skit comedian in Nigeria.
The best skit comedian in Nigeria is Broda Shaggi whose real name is Samuel Perry and this is because he is the one who the highest number of followers on Instagram. He currently has over 11.7 million followers on Instagram as we can see from the screenshot above.
Top Nigerian skit makers.
We are selecting the top Nigerian skit makers based on the number of followers they have on Instagram and they are:
- Broda Shaggi – 11.7 million followers.
- Cute Abiola – 5.2 million followers.
- Taaooma – 4.7 million followers.
- Sydney Talker – 4.6 million followers
- Sabinus a.k.a Mr. Funny – 4 million followers.
- Mr. Macaroni – 3.6 million followers.
1. Broda Shaggi – 11.7 million followers.
Coming number one on the list of the top 5 Nigerian skit makers is Broda Shaggi whose real name is Samuel Animashaun Perry.
As we can see from the screenshot above, Broda Shaggi has amassed 11.7 million followers on Instagram to claim the number one position on this list.
Broda Shaggi was born on 6th July 1993 in Ikene, Ogun State and he began his primary education at Mayflower Junior School, Ikene.
After his primary education in Mayflower, Shaggi moved on to complete his secondary education n Birrel Avenue Senior High School and from thence went on to obtain a B. A degree in creative art from the University of Lagos.
While being a student he appeared in lots of comic shows under different personas until he decided to settle for Broda Shaggi when he finally settled for skit-making.
Broda Shaggi is estimated to have a net worth of $50,000 dollars and is making income from several endorsement deals.
2. Cute Abiola – 5.2 million followers.
Abdulgafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin who is professionally known as Cute Abiola is one of the top Nigerian skit makers.
Cute was born on the 28th of April 1996, in his hometown Illorin.
He also bears the name Lawyer Kunle in his comedy skits, and aside from being a skit maker, he is also a Naval officer in Nigeria.
The ex-naval personnel attended his primary and secondary schools in his hometown Illorin after which he proceeded to Kwara state polytechnic to have his degree.
In 2018, he attended the Nigerian Navy training school as a Cadet Naval officer.
Abiola is happily married to his beautiful wife, Kudirat Mosumola, and is yet to have even one child.
His net worth is estimated to be around $150,000.
3. Taaooma – 4.7 million followers.
Coming second on our list of top 5 Nigerian skit makers is Taaooma who has 4.7 million followers as seen from the screenshot above.
Taaooma’s real name Apaokagi-Greene Maryam and she was born on the 28th of February, 1999 which makes her 24 years old.
Taaooma moved back to Nigeria at the age of 10 after being born and raised by her parents in Namibia.
Taaooma holds a degree in tourism and travel service management from the University of Kwara.
She began making comedy skits in 2019 and her theme focuses on portraying how Nigerian parents treat their children at home.
Taaooma is estimated to have a net worth of $100,000.
4. Sydney Talker – 4.6 million followers.
Sydney Talker is a Nigerian skit maker who was born Sydney Egere on 12 October 1995 in Lagos State but hails from Edo State.
He was raised by a single mother after his father divorced his mother when he was still yet to become a grown-up man.
The comedian is known to be an undergraduate at the University of Benin, UNIBEN, where he graduated with a degree in computer science. And he came into the limelight in 2016 after releasing a comedy skit titled “The Poor Power Supply”.
According to Sydney, he gets inspiration from his comedy skits by observing the things that are happening around him.
Sydney is estimated to have a net worth of over $100,000.
5. Sabinus a.k.a Mr. Funny – 4 million followers.
Sabinus who is also known as Mr. Funny was born Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Ejekwu on the 30th of January 1990 and he comes from Rivers State in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
He began his comic career while he was undergoing his degree studies at the University of Port Harcourt, and during the student’s week in school, Sabinus garnered so much fame by entertaining his fellow students.
He coined the nickname, Sabinus in 2020 during one of his video shoots and the name means genius in Nigeria’s pidgin English.
He is estimated to have a net worth of $500 which is equivalent to N230.2 million.
6. Mr. Macaroni – 3.6 million followers.
Mr. Macaroni who goes by the real name Debo Adebayo is a Nigerian skit maker, comedian, and actor.
During the 2020 #endsars protest, he was one of the celebrities who participated in campaigning against police brutality in the country and was arrested in Lagos during the OccupyLagos protest in February 2020.
Mr. Macaroni who is also referred to as “Freaky Freaky” in his skits has garnered over 3.6 million followers on Instagram.
Before he became successful in the Nigerian comedy industry, Mr. Macaroni had formerly starred in a movie titled ‘The Mistress” alongside Ruth Kadiri and Halima Abubakar.