From Instagram comedians, bloggers to twitter warlords, social media especially instagram has brought about a new wave of celebrities and here are the list of people social media made famous in Nigeria.
Wofaifada is a female comedian who has carved a place for herself in the social media comedy sector as she rolls out funny skits with celebrities and other comedians.
The beautiful comedienne became popular with her very funny videos on instagram, portraying sassy Nigerian girlfriends, sneaky Nigerian daughters or smart ways to get out of typical Nigerian trouble scenerios. She is always witty and has a tomboy personality and with a following of 166k followers, she is surely making people laugh.
I don’t know about you but this curvy radio presenter was brought to my attention by social media and us bloggers reporting everything she does on social media. Some of you might have known her from listening to her on radio but you have to be honest that its the social media frenzy especially about her curves that made her a recognisable face.
8 ) Kemi olunloyo
This very controversial Twitter war lady is the daughter of a former governor of Oyo State. Kemi Olunloye is infamous for starting mega controversies in the social media spheres and we usually do not see the end of the matters she starts before she starts another one.
Her mental wellness and state is always in question because she is fond of bringing unsubstantiated and ridiculous claims against public figures and celebrities. From claiming she has evidence of Linda Ikeji collecting 200million Naira from dasuki to alleging she has evidence that Olamide killed Dagrin and even accusing her own father of rituals amongst several claims with “evidence” we never get to see.
She was reportedly deported from Canada due to this unstable behaviour and enjoys social media celebrity status as we all wait to hear the next controversial theory aunty Kemi can come up with.
7) Francis Odega
This veteran Nollywood comedian has been in the industry for a very long time making us laugh in our home videos but his big break did not come until an excerpt of a movie he acted in which he used his now catchphrase “gerrarahere mehn” went Viral that even 50 Cent shared it on his instagram page.
In fact, I did not even know his name until this whole “gerrarahere” skit saga
Things just went up for the actor from there. As we say in Nigeria “God picked his call” and Etisalat quickly snatched him up for endorsement. So that was how this obscure Nollywood comedian became an overnight sensation!
6) That Pulse Guy (Chuey)
Am sure you must have seen those videos of the pulse guy asking regular Nigerians on the street seemingly simple and harmless questions.
This pulse guy whom I have discovered is called “Chuey” has become so popular on social media that people cross the street to the other side when they see him coming in real life… lol
He askes you benign questions and hopes you goof and get them wrong and that is where the laughs come in. He doesn’t laugh when you goof, in fact, he keeps a straight face and tellls you to “chop knuckle” giving you the false feeling you did great.
This little comedienne discovered or sponsored by MacAngels is becoming quite popular in Nigeria. The skit which shot her to limelight has earned her the nickname “not my real face girl”
Her interpretations or portrayal of your everyday bbm broadcast jokes has warmed her into the heart of most Nigerians and even earned her a spot on stage with recognised comedians as she recently performed in Julius Agwu’s show.
This very vocal political twitter pundit is known for throwing criticism at the government regardless of who is involved usually with loads of sarcasm.
He likes to think he is non partisan but some people would beg to differ as they think his criticisms on this Buhari-led government is not as aggressive as it was on the previous Jonathan-led government.
Omojuwa is not just a political commentator because he always has an opinion about everything earning him the nickname “twitter orubebe” for his constant rants about popular and trending issues.
This instagram comedian turned rapper is doing very well for himself.
Falz the son of a very respectable Nigerian lawyer who is a lawyer himself started off with comedy skits on instagram portraying the life of a Nigerian boy with a deep Yoruba accent. This unique brand of comedy found humour in the hearts of Nigerians who like relateable comedy.
From comedy and this new found popularity he followed his passion in music creating a new brand of rap style and also releasing his debut album “stories that touch” a few months ago to positive reviews.
2) Craze Clown and Ade
This comedy duo take the cakes as the funniest of the funny comedians on instagram.
There is no other comedy style Nigerians love like relatable comedy because a typical Nigerian would rather laugh at him/her self than let you laugh. That’s why comedians like Basketmouth whose brand of comedy is relateable still thrive.
Craze Clown and Ade, portray the typical Nigerian father and son relationship which borders on the abusive tendency of Nigerian parents to discipline their children at every slightest opportunity and the resultant or in-born stubborn and mischievous streak of a typical Nigerian child who has gotten used to beating and so lives life and expects the repercussion.
This father and son duo reminds every Nigerian child of fond and not so fond memories of growing up Nigerian and the proud strictness which is learnt from parents and passed on to children.
We all know this list will not be complete without Olajumoke. I already said her name do I really need to say more? This grass to grace story is usually the bedrock of several new generation churches foundation – unmerited favour.
This struggling former breadseller went from photobombing a celebrity photoshoot to becoming one of the most recogniced faces, a model and endorsing several brands in just a few months.
Olajumoke’s story is an overwhelming tale of God’s favour, opportunity and luck which will have to be told another day.