Call it the business of rib-cracking, stand-up comedy has actually become a very lucrative business. From the period of late comedian Mallam Mohamed Danjuma, to Ali Baba, a handful of comedians have made millions from the job. Naij presents Nigeria comedians who have made wealth through the business. Read On!
Although Akporobome Ajuyota, popularly called Ali Baba followed the footsteps of late Mohamed Danjuma in making stand-up comedy a business, he has made a lot of money from it. Ali Baba’s fee for a show is so high that only the high and the mighty that can afford him. Most times, aside on personal relationship, no amount of money brings him to a show, as Ali Baba is no longer hustling for money but eating what he has earned in the past years.
Bright Okpocha popularly knwon as Basketmouth is another talkative that has actually used his tongue to make millions in the entertainment business. Aside his contract with Globacom Telecommunication Company, which runs into millions, he has taken his comedy show, tagged Lord of Ribs to different European nations and United State of America. Lord of Ribs alone brings millions of dollars to the bank account of this joke-maker. In honour of comedy skills, Basketmouth has been honoured in US when city of Houston, Texas declared every July 17, Basketmouth’s day.
Gbenga Adeyinka De 1st
He has made millions with his inn cracking people up in the entertainment business. Gbenga Adeyinka’s financial status has risen with him anchoring corporate events. He earns big in each event compered for corporate organizations, and he handles numerous of such events in a year. Aside his contract with Globacom Telecommunication Company, which runs into millions, he has taken his comedy show, tagged Lord of the Ribs to different European nations and United State of America. Lord of Ribs alone brings millions of dollars to the bank account of this joker. Basket Mouth was recently honoured by
Ayo Richard Makun, called AY is among the successful comic acts Nigeria has produced. No doubt he has acquired riches with his famous show tagged, AY Live. His comedy show remains the most attended entertainment event, these shows have added millions to the wealth of this comedian.
Born Jephta Bowoto, Akpororo joined comedy business in 2008 when he entered for Opa William’s National Comedy Challenge but he did not win. He then partook in AY’s Open Mic Challenge, he came out second best in the first time, He gave it another shot the following year where he came out the best. His comedy of a mad man giving testimony in a church brought him to limelight. The newly wedded comedian now rates among the best. He is also a brand ambassador.
Born Bovi Ugboma, Bovi joined the rib cracking industry in 2007 and within a short time his comedy career blossom. Bovi was groomed by Baskemouth. His comedy show, Bovi: Man on Fire is always a hit.