The skit-making sector of the Nigerian comedy industry keeps booming by the day. While you laugh at these comedians’ jokes and skits, these creatives smile to the bank with millions of naira.
While the sector seems slightly dominated by male folks, some ladies are trailblazers in the skit-making business. Daily Trust highlights some ladies dominating the Nigerian social media space with their funny content as they put smiles and laughter on the faces of their fans.
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Born on 28 February 1999, Maryam Apaokagi fondly known as Taaooma, spent most of her early years in Namibia. Later on, she studied Tourism and Travel Service Management at Kwara State University.
In 2015, she started online comedy after convincing her fiancé to teach her the basics of video editing. She rose to stardom in 2019 with skits based on African parenting.
Her comedy skits are centred around African mothers and their unique manner of disciplining their children, especially with a slap known as the ‘reset button’.
In October 2020, the funny lady got engaged to her fiancé Abdulaziz Oladimeji (aka. Abula) in Namibia. They got married on 24 January 2021.
A few weeks ago, this delectable comedienne, Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori popularly known as Kie Kie, revealed to the world that she is an expectant mother with a lovely music video and photoshoot.
Born in Ibadan on June 20, 1990, Kie Kie is also a TV personality, model, and fashion icon based in Lagos. She attended a private primary and secondary school in Ibadan then advanced to study Mass Communication at Bowen University, Osun State.
Later, Kie Kie bagged a Master’s degree in Marketing from the London School of Business. In February 2020, she got married to Mr Ilori. She has, however, chosen to keep her marriage out of the public glare.
This young Nigerian creative started her career lip-syncing viral videos and miming popular songs on the Nigerian internet space.
Maraji role plays in her comedy skits and switches between accents and vocal pitches to suit each character she plays. Born Gloria Oloruntobi on February 6, 1997, the mother of one hails from Edo State.
The comedian graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Covenant University in 2017. Asides from making funny content on social media, Maraji has also been featured in the music videos for Falz’s “Something Light” and Yemi Alade’s “Single and Searching.
The name, Kemi Ikuseedun may not ring a bell but when Mummy Wa is mentioned, it elicits a smile or laughter, thanks to some funny skit the young lady did partnering with her colleague, Mr Macaroni.
She is popular for playing the role of Mr Macaroni‘s wife in his comedy series. She is known as Mummy Wa in Mr Macaroni’s comedy.
Born on September 26, 1996, in Orile Iganmu, Lagos State. The Lagos state indigene is one of three children in her family.
Also known as Kemz Mama, she had her primary education in Orile Igamu and Queens College, Yaba, both in Lagos State, where she obtained her primary and secondary school certificates respectively.
She went further to bag a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bells University, Ota Ogun State; and a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Lagos.
Moreso, Kemi is also a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) while she also trained as an actress at Emem Isong‘s Royal Arts Academy.
Amarachi Amusi popularly known as Ashmusy is another lady making waves in the skit-making industry. Born on July 25, 1995, the young lady is also an entrepreneur, social media influencer and content creator.
Although born in Lagos, the young lady is from Enugu state and is the first of four children.
Moreso, she attended the Good learning school, Gbagada, Lagos State then proceeded to Federal Government College, Enugu State, for her secondary school education. After which, she attended Madonna University, Elele in 2012 and graduated in 2016.
Dat Warri girl
Born on the 26th of December, Oluwatoyin Albert who is popularly known by her fans as Datwarrigirl or Tomama is a Nigerian actress, dancer, On-Air Personality (OAP) and Comedienne.
She hails from Ondo state in South Western Nigeria but grew up in Warri, Delta state.
The comedienne had her secondary education, at Nana College, Warri, and Federal Government College, Ibillo, both in Delta State. Tomama proceeded to study Theatre Arts (with a major in Dance and Drama) at Delta State University, Abraka.
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