The quest to get to the top is tough, but tougher is the ability to remain on top. Comedy is no longer for the NFAs as people used to think, now people actually learn the business of commedy, it’s a noble profession which brings us to writing an on the top 10 richest commedians in Nigeria and their appearance fee per show.

Here am focusing on the stand-up commedians in Nigeria. Now we have the likes of Funnybones, I Go Die, Gordons, Akpororo, Basket Mouth, and even up to emmanuella (Nigeria’s youngest Comedienne) all making waves in the commedy industry.

Nowadays, practically most youths jump into comedy business as they now see it as an easy escape mechanism from penury to luxury. But the truth is the talented ones would always find their way through, because it is something that is inborn.

The ranking of the top 10 richest Nigerian comedians are carefully selected based on their fees per show, experience in the business, brand endorsements and the likes.

Enjoy the ride as we bring up the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria and their appearance fee.


Ali Baba

This legendary comedian is widely regarded as the godfather of Nigerian comedy. Ali Baba, christened Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere was born in Warri, Delta State, on June 24th 1965 to the Royal Family of Agbarha Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area.

Ali Baba is believed to be one of the richest comedians in Nigeria, highly rated by Forbes. Ali baba charges between 1.5 to 2 million per show. He is worth about $15million. He performs for the high and mighty in the society and earns an estimated $2 million per annum. He ranks among the top 10 richest Nigerian comedians. He is the number 3 on the list of richest comedians in Nigeria.


Number 2 on our list of top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria is no other but Bright Okpocha, widely known as Basket Mouth. He is a Nigerian comedian and actor. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the globe. Basket Mouth was born September 14, 1978.

No doubt, he is one of Nigeria’s most talented comedians. He after every show, he smiles to the bank with 2 to 3million naira. Basketmouth is worth about N2billion naira, with an average of N192million per annum and about N120 million in endorsement deals. He is a loyal Glo ambassador. He ranks as the highest paid Nigerian comedian on our top 10 list, but  is the number two (2) richest Comedian in Nigeria.


I Go Dye

Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye or I Go Die a Nigerian comedian from Delta State, Nigeria, founder of “Igodye Standing”,

Born April 4, 1979. His net worth is believed to be over N2 billion and earns about N300 to N500 million per year. He is the CEO of a construction company and heads a real estate and property company. He also enjoys a working relationship with some governors.

Julius Agwu

The 5th feet comedian Julius the genius is the organizer of two sold out shows; Crack Ya Ribs and Laugh For Christ Sake. The comedian ranks among the richest in Nigeria. With a state-of-the-art visual and audio studio, he also rakes in millions of Naira. Julius Agwu appearance fee is between N2 to N2.5million per show. He is worth about N1.5 billion and makes roughly N180 million yearly. Little wonder why he makes the top 10 list of richest comedians in Nigeria.

AY Ayo Makun

The founder and brain behind the successful ‘AY Live‘ is said to charge between 1 to 2 million Naira per event. From a reliable source, AY Show rakes in over N180 million annually and earns about N280 million per annum. AY has gone just beyond comedy, he has taken commedy to a new level. His blockbuster movie “30days in Atlanta” broke a new record in Nollywood nd cinemas even beyond Nigeria, the movie was produced in 2015, He didn’t stop at that, he went on to produce another movie after the first successful project(30 days in Atlanta), the movie titled “A trip to Jamaica” has been rated 8 out of 10 by movie critics. Beyond comedy, and movie production, the Nigeria’s top comedian is also into hospitality business, AY is the proud of a prestigious night club on the island called MVP and he boasts of some exotic cars and choice properties. Currently, AY is worth over 10 billion Naira. No doubt why he graces the number one spot of the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria.

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Gbenga Adeyinka

He has become a top choice among many politicians in the South West, where he anchors political and other high ranking events. He is a popular figure and his experience in the field has given him roles of MCs in major events and occasions. He ranks among the top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria. kudos to him.

Okey Bakasi

This comedian is a darling of some big political bigwigs in the South East. At a time, he was appointed a Senior Special Assistant on Entertainment to a state governor. He is said to own choice houses in Imo State and abroad.

Tee A

Real name, Tunde Adewale is a stand up comedian. The fresh looking stylish dude has a soft spot for Benz products. His specialty seems to be anchoring wedding ceremonies and other social functions. He has choice properties and an event company (FirstClass Entertainment) located in the highbrow area of Ikeja, Lagos. TeeA performance fee is between 1 to 1.5million per show. He is also regarded as one of the richest Nigerian Comedian.


Bovi Ugboma is a Nigerian comedian. A director, producer, actor, and writer from the south south region of Nigeria, Delta State, September 25, 1979 in Benin city.

He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Bovi Man On Fire across the globe and has performed and anchored many other successful shows.

He has enjoyed some mouth-watery endorsement deals worth millions of Naira. The comedian rakes a lot of money from anchoring corporate and social functions in the country.


An On Air Personality, with real name Steve Onu is one of the richest humour merchants in Nigeria. It is said that he made one of his biggest money from an endorsement deal he signed with a telecoms giant in the country. Yaw is reportedly into equipment leasing and anchors events. He also graces the list top 10 richest comedians in Nigeria.

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