7 biggest crowd-pulling Nigerian comedians


Arguably one of the funniest comedians in the game at the moment, Basket mouth at a point redefined what comedy was in the country. His shows draw mammoth crowds, not to mention the appearances he makes at other events. Basket mouth has become a brand name in entertainment.


Ayo Makun, more popularly known as AY is one of the biggest names in comedy. His show ‘AY Live’ alone is enough to make him a millionaire, not to mention an acting career, plus numerous endorsement deals. He has definitely established himself as one of Nigeria’s most sought after comedians.


Before comedy, Bovi Ugboma was a very popular Nollywood actor. He decided to put acting aside and pursued a full-time career as a comedian. More commonly known as Akpos, he is highly influential in the comedy industry and widely considered one of the funniest people in the game.

Chioma Omeruah started out as a singer under the name C-Flow before finding her niche in comedy. She also branched out to acting as well. With her Igbo accent, Chigul remains one of the few successful female comedians in the industry. Since she started out, she has risen steadily and sells out shows alongside her colleagues.
Ali Baba
Ali Baba is one of the pioneers in Nigeria’s comedy business. Considered the king of comedy, he’s had a hand in making some of the biggest names in comedy. With a highly successful show that brings together Nigeria’s top comedians under one roof, it’s no wonder it puts millions in his pockets yearly. He is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian comedy scene.
Lepacious Bose
The voluptuous stand up comedienne has also paved a way for herself in the male-dominated business. From law, she turned in her wig to make people laugh instead. Even though she’s yet to headline her own show, her presence alone at events is enough to bring out large numbers of people to witness her comedic magic.
Helen Paul
Helen became most popular with her unusual childish voice and the way she switches from Yoruba to English. With her talent, she’s been able to make crowds laugh as she keeps them spellbound with her funny stories. She has made a name for herself as one of Nigeria’s funniest comediennes.