TINA Magazine just concluded the personalities to be featured on this list. Here we are going to show you the ten hottest and the best social media entertainers of year 2019 in Nigeria. And by “social media entertainers” or like the public call it; “instagram comedians” we mean people that have built their entertainment brand basically on platforms like; Instagram,Twitter,Facebook and Snapchat.
This ranking is strictly based on; the kind of content they put up, how viral their videos went in 2019, how huge their audience grew this year and their influence on social media one way or the other.
10. Mc Lively
This particular Instagram comedian who is a graduate of law from Obafemi Awolowo University had his huge Instagram break in 2018 and has since then been growing massively with more contents for his followers this year.
9. Lasisi Elenu (@lasisielenu)
Using a Snapchat filter to take over Instagram, the angry man might just be deserving of a gift of appreciation from the Snapchat CEO for giving him something to gloat to Zuckerberg over. Mr Lasisi went a different way with his act and boy! Did it become a hit among users. His rants are hilarious and while the filter does add the element of visual hilarity to it, it still holds up when done with a regular face as shown by his bookings for live stand-up comedy shows in the country. The angry man, without a doubt, is certainly one of the best Nigerian Instagram comedians.
8. Craze Clown (@crazeclown)
Craze Clown is part of the traditional skit comedy community on Instagram. In his elderly man routine, dressed in an off-white agbada and a cap that is customarily known to the Yoruba tribe. He delivers structured hilarity to followers with an efficiency that has earned him over 2.3m followers and regular sponsored posts from various brands. He’s up there among the best Nigerian Instagram comedians. Certainly in terms of success.
7. Maraji (@maraji_)
Gloria Oloruntobi’s rise to the summit of social media entertainment is one worthy of study. Her act is one of the most wholesome acts among Instagram comedians. She found her niche in finding the comical in the regular interactions in Nigerian life. Practically anyone who has spent more than 10 minutes in the country can relate with her act. Her creativity further solidifies her as the best among her peers.
6. Woli Agba (@woliagba_ayoajewole)
Ayo Ajewole popularly known as Woli Agba may have started his entertainment career as part of the famous Alfa Sule group that took the southwest by storm a few years back. He has obviously gone out on his own and has done quite well for himself. His act revolves around religion from which he started his comedic career and in a mostly religious country like Nigeria, he’s certainly not suffering from a lack of audience.
5. Twyse (@twyse_116)
Another member of the skit community, Twyse takes it up to a level that allows him to show his range of acting skills. His popularity shows it is working. His talent has helped him work with more mainstream acts like Falz. So clearly this is a man with the chops to command attention outside his traditional playing ground. His act, however, will be quite challenging to translate to a stand-up act.
4. Charles Okocha
Nobody deserves accolades quite like Igwe Tupac. Already familiar as one of Nollywood’s funny men, tragedy forced the actor into a hiatus.
When he returned, it was on Instagram, in the form of a caricature that mixed American gangster culture with Nigerian exuberance.
First with the Amoshine skit, and more recently, with by screaming out his claim to recognition, Igwe Tupac has become one of our favourite faces on Instagram. His content releases this year were unique and funny as always.
Sydney’s meteoric rise in the industry is nothing down to sheer hard work and creativity, there is no way you will watch any of his skits without laughing. Sydney found watch he his good at and he has created a name for himself in the Nigerian comedy space. A must-follow on Instagram and highly recommended. He did reach some huge audience this year, on Instagram and Twitter both.
2. Josh Alfred (@josh2funny)
There is a weird subgenre in the Nigerian Instagram Comedy scene. It is the cross-dressing comedian and Josh is one of the leading proponents of it. For some reason, these group of comedians believe dressing like the opposite sex is a hilarious element. Well, if their popularity is anything to go, they might be right. With comedy contents like The Audition, Think About it, Song Remixes many would say he is the no. 1 and not no. 2
It was 3 years ago he was featured at no. 10 on this same list, now the amazing content creator has grown bigger and better. Oluwadolarz can be concluded as the best content creator in the social media industry in the last 12 months, alongside his younger brother and sister and also a new introduction of his mom into the mix. He released more comedy content this year than anyone on this list. Him and his crew definitely earned this spot.