Whether you are looking for a good way to kickstart your day or an excellent way to calm your nerves after a stressful day, these Instagram stars are sure to get you rolling on the floor with their comic skits churned out almost on daily basis. By making good use of the social media to promote their talent and creativity, some of them have commanded such great following that they are raking in huge cash by promoting goods and services as influencers.
Below we have compiled a list of our top 12 sensations. Don’t worry if your favourite didn’t make the list. Just suggest their name in the comment session and we will definitely expand the list.
- Craze Clown
Emmanuel Ogonna Iwueke popularly known as ‘Craze clown’, ‘Papa Ade’ or ‘Doctor craze’ is a popular Instagram comedian living abroad. He recently graduated as a medical doctor from a university in Ukraine. He is famous for his popular skits with his ‘son’ called ‘Ade’ (@Tegaa). Most of his videos are about African parents and their kids. Craze clown became an ambassador to NairaBet in 2016. He has also won a couple of awards as a comedian.
Wofai Ewa aka Wofaifada is a graduate of the University of Calabar. Wofai is an internet sensation and comedienne well known for her profoundly hilarious skits/ posts on Instagram. Wofai is also a fast-rising TV presenter, actress, MC and model. Wofai started making skits in 2014 and since then, she has worked with brands and famous celebrities on major projects.
Gloria Oloruntoba, popularly known as Maraji, is a 19-year-old who broke into the limelight as an undergraduate, with her lip-sync skills and short funny videos, which were initially recreations of hilarious movie scenes and Vox pop videos. She was featured in Falz ‘Something Light video, alongside Wofaifada. The Covenant University graduate won $5000 in a lip-sync battle.
- Twyse and Family
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Twyse, whose real name is Ereme Abraham is a UK-based comedian whose first skit was produced out of boredom and frustration with his school work. Twyse’s skits are distinct because of the uniqueness of the characters he creates, even of the women, old and young, crude and refined.
5. African Ape
Damilola Olatunde, a Florida Memorial University MBA holder is popularly known as Aphricanape on social media. He resides in the US and has been putting out content since 2013. He was also featured on worldwide BBC Trending, earlier in the year. His handle is @AphricanApe.
Okuneye Idris aka Bobrisky, unlike everyone else who made it to this list, is not a comedian, but his personality has gained him so much traction on social media. The African male Barbie, who has consistently confused his fans about his gender and called out haters who wouldn’t let him enjoy his money in peace, always has a way of setting Insta on fire. His twerking skills, bae stories and recently his feature of his gateman called ‘Jacob’ have caused so much ripples on social media. Bobrisky’s account, @bobrisky222 is private because of his ‘heytaarls’.
7. Chief Obi
Henry Obiefule bagged his first ever endorsement deal in March- a Vomoz Communications Brand Ambassadorial deal worth $1 million. Obiefule, popularly known as Chief Obi frequently portrays the traditional African dad in most of his videos. Chief Obi has featured in the videos of prominent artistes like 2Face, Olamide and Jidenna. His handle is @chief_obi
8. Williams Uchemba
Nollywood child actor now does comedy on Instagram and he is doing so well for himself. His slang ‘I don’t like what I hate’ is now very popular among social media users in Nigeria.
9. Josh 2 Funny
Chibuike Josh Alfred is known for his terrible covers of songs by famous artists locally and internationally. In his signature Ankara dress, Mama Felicia, as he is also fondly called, turns hit songs to hymn with a strong Igbo tune and accent.
Comedian Oluwakaponeski channels his alter ego known as Mama Tobi in his hilarious skits. He also plays the African mother role in his videos. Oluwakaponeski lives in Maryland and he is in the Marines.
IamKanmi’s real name is Ayokanmi Fakeye. He is a Nigerian living in America who has gone viral for his comedy skits which he shares on social media especially Instagram and YouTube. He plays the roles of Sade, Akanm D Boy and Daddy. He is also the reason why the phrase “bad gang” has become a slang and a hashtag on social media.
12. Lasisi Elenu
Lasisi Elenu is the rave of the moment on Instagram. Lasisi’s followership on Instagram doubled in about a week following his rant about purchasing ‘moin-moin’ with no egg at N400. Lasisi is the no 1 ranter on Instagram right now. His taglines are: Lasisi is here again, Lasisi is angry and something just happen right now