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5 Best Short Skit Online Comedians In Nigeria.


Apaokagi Adedoyin Maryam (born February 28, 1999) is a Nigerian comedian, content creator and cinematographer. In 2019, she gained notability for acting duo role and rose to prominence. Same year, she won Best Online Comedian at The Gage Awards 2019. She is the founder of "Chop Tao", a food company and a director at "The Greenade company" a Cinematography firm.

Personal life:

Taaooma was born in Ilorin to the family of Mrs. Aishat Apaokagi and Mr. Apaokagi. She spent some years in Namibia after her relocation from Ilorin to Abuja. She had her early education in Kwara State before relocating to Abuja. She completed her secondary education at Concordia CollegeNamibia. Taaooma then moved back to Nigeria to complete her tertiary education at Kwara State University where she studied Tourism and Travel Services Management and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Travel Services Management. In May 2020, during an interview with Premium Times, she disclosed her engagement with Abula.


Maryam skits making started when she met "Abula", a Lagos based music video director. Thereafter Abula, taught her video editing with the software Adobe Premiere Pro in 2015. In 2016, she produced her first comedy skit series, best known as Taaooma Skit or Taaooma on IGTV, where she plays multiple roles in her skit series.

4. Mark Angel:

Mark Angel (born 27 May 1991) is a Nigerian comedian, script writer, and video producer. He is best known for the Mark Angel Comedy series of shorts on Youtube, often featuring child comedians such as his cousin, Emmanuella Samuel (age 10), who is usually referred to as his niece, and her cousin "Aunty" Success Madubuike (age 5 as of 2019). Angel's YouTube channel was the first African comedy channel to reach one million subscribers.

Early life:

Mark Angel was born in 1991 in Port HarcourtRivers StateNigeria.He attended Obafemi Awolowo University to study medicine, but left for family reasons. After college, he spent time in Nigeria gaining experience in cinematography and theater, but could not find stable paying work in Nollywood. He began independent filmmaking in 2013 under the name Mechanic Pictures.


Angel's first well known short is "Oga Landlord,"wherein a man late on rent (Angel) is trying to hide from his landlord (Daddy Humble), and tries in vain to have a child (Emmanuella) cover for him (e.g. "My uncle is not around. He just told me.").

Samuel is Angel's longest-appearing actress. She has won comedy awards in Nigeria and Australia for her work with Angel, and is Africa's youngest YouTube award winner.She started film work in school as part of a class video project, prior to being chosen by Angel for his stable of actors.Samuel's videos can reach up to a million views during the first week after posting.

3. Mc Lively:

Michael Sani Amanesi, known by his stage name MC Lively (born August 14, 1992) is a Nigerian comedian and actor from Osun StateNigeria.

MC Lively was born Osun State, Nigeria. He attended Ideal Nursery and Primary School and Moremi High School. After secondary school, he attended Obafemi Awolowo University, where he studied law and was called to the Nigerian Bar Association in 2016.


He began his comedy career in 2015, he came into the limestone through his funny skits "Agidi" which talk about events or real life issues in Nigeria.

MC Lively has performed alongside other comedians, such as AkpororoI Go Save, among others.He starred in 2020 comic Movie "Fate of Alakada" as "Dele".Mc lively has also worked with Peter Trailblazer (aka zebraketusa) another fast-rising skit maker.

2. Nedu:

Nedu Wazobia (born Chinedu Ani Emmanuel) is a Nigerian on-air personality, broadcast journalist, TV presenter, actor, comedian and content creator. He is famous for adding a unique spin to his pidgin rendition of the daily news on popular radio station Wazobia FM 94.1 Lagos.


Nedu was born in KadunaNigeria. He studied accountancy at Madonna University, Elele Okija, Anambra state. He had his NYSC in Jigawa in a radio station` as an on air personality. He moved back to Abuja to work as a site manager, a period which he tagged unfulfilled. After 2 years working as a site manager, he moved to Lagos to fulfill his age-long dream of being a broadcaster and entertainer.Nedu's name and face are synonymous with comedic content on the internet. He is known for his hilarious alter ego personalities of Sister Nkechi, Alhaji Musa, EndTime Landlord and Officer Jato which has given him a massive following of over 1.3 million people on Instagram.

1. Broda Shaggi:

Not much is known about Samuel perry, but we know that broda shaggi is a popular Nigerian comedian on facebook whose fame has seen him gain the admiration of both fans and celebrities alike on social media.

As a child, Samiel perry had always had the passion to act drama. He also knew he had the flare to be a comedian. According to him, he was motivated by his late father who taught drama at Septemberflower Junior School, Ikenne, Ogun State. Since then, he has acted many roles and played some characters like Inspector Perry, a policeman; Professor Dele, and Akonni Ibadan. This was before he went with the stage name Broda shaggi.

It was at UNILAG where shaggi took his comedy talent serious. In an interview, he said, “Comedy is what I love doing and I like to make it as real as possible so that people can relate with it. I like to make people laugh; so, when they watch me, all they do is laugh despite the situation of the country. My aim is to affect people with comedy in a good way. That was what prompted me into doing comedy in the first place.”


The comedy skit that made Shaggi so popular is the “Jesus appeared in Mushin” video skit which he was asked by Aunty shaggi what he would do if Jesus appeared in that vicinity.

He portrayed himself as an area boy in Yoruba setting in that video with the “oya hit me” slang. The video has since spread on all social media platforms and has thousands of views and comments on YouTube and Facebook.

Even though the video was a success, he was heavily criticized by veteran actors to take down the video because according to them, it is mocked the name of Jesus Christ. He responded to his critics that he was an actor and there was no way he could have expressed that character if he didn’t do it the way he did it.

In his words, “That is the typical way Brodashaggi would talk because he is a character from the streets. If they like what the character says, fine; if they don’t like it, it’s also fine.

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