Are you searching online for the best comic or funny actors in Nigeria presently? Here’s a list of the best comedy actors in Nigeria currently.
The Nigerian Movie Industry, Nollywood, has produced great comic actors that are not just funny but inspiring.
Most of them performs well in their act and are remembered even after their death.
A typical example is Sam Loco Efe, who used his grammatical words and vocabulary in his communications and diction while acting.
He had fans that loved him for that. Unfortunately, he died in his hotel room in Owerri.
Without wasting much if your time, let me quickly list the best comedy actors in Nigeria presently in no particular order.
Top 10 Best Comedy Actors In Nigeria Currently
1. FUNKE AKINDELE
Akindele Bello Olufunke Ayotunde is popularly known as Funke Akindele or Jenifer.
She was named best actress in a comedy at the 2016 African Magic Viewers Choice Award, thanks to this comedy program, Jennifer’s Diary where she played a leading role.
In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for best actress in a leading role.
She has featured in many films that will make your stomach twist into knots with laughter
She is an ambassador to Dettol, she signed endorsement deals with Iroko tv, Waw detergent and Keystone bank.
She has featured in movies like married but living single, my siblings and I, jennifa, the return of Jennifer, your Excellency, a trip to Jamaica, Pretty liars, beautiful liars, unbeatable liars etc.
2. MERCY JOHNSON
She is the real mama as people call her.
She hails from Kogi and is married to Prince Okojie.
In 2013, she won the best actress award at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for her role in the comedy movie Dumebi the dirty girl.
She was listed as the Google most searched actress in 2011.
Mercy Johnson is also among the richest Nollywood actors in Nigeria presently.
She is the SSA, Senior Special Assistant to the Kogi state governor on Entertainment, Arts and Culture.
She’s the brand ambassador for Pennek Nigeria limited, a real estate investment company that’s based in Lagos.
In October 2019, she signed an endorsement deal with Chi limited Prime brand Hollandia Evap milk.
She has other businesses like her Kitchen Talk Show, Mercy’s Menu.
3. EBERE OKARO ONYIUKE
She did her Youth service at the Nigerian Television Authority, from there she desires to appear on television.
She is known as “Mama of Nollywood”.
In 2017, she won the best supporting actress at the African Magic Viewers Choice Award.
4. JOHN OKAFOR (MR.IBU)
He is outstanding in the comic group, mere looking at him will make you laugh.
He is popularly known as Mr IBU.
His acting acting could be characterized with imbecility and stupidity.
His role in the movie Mr IBU made him famous.
He is an actor and a comedian, he has featured in many movies like Keziah, IBU in London, Mr IBU, 9 wives, police recruit etc.
He acquired many handwork in a bid to survive.
5. CHIWETALU AGU
He is a veteran Nigerian actor, a movie producer and a comedian.
He is known for his use of a special language slang and phrases.
He is listed as one of the outstanding comedians that contributed to the growth of the Nigerian comic genres by Prof. FEMI Shaka.
Agu hails from Udi, Enugu and is married to Mrs Nkechi with 5 kids.
He featured in many movies like fire on the mountain, the Catechist, Nkwocha etc.
6. NKEM OWOH
He is an actor and a comedian that translates the script to look more real, fun and inspiring.
He is an Engineer by Profession.
He featured in Osuofia in London, which gave birth to his popular name Osuofia.
Owoh featured in the movie The Master, where he acted as a scammer. He later sang the song “I Go Chop Your Dollar.”
But the song was banned by the Economic Financial Crime Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission.
Owoh featured in many interesting movies like Big man big trouble, Long John, Onye eze etc.
7. IME BISHOP
He hails from Akwa Ibom, southern part of Nigeria.
He is an actor and a comedian.
He featured in the movie UYAI produced by Emem Using. It was this movie that shone great light in his career life.
He has featured in over 100 movies.
He is the brand ambassador of GLO Nigeria Limited.
8. CHARLES INOJIE
He is a movie producer and director, an actor and a comedian.
He has a TV series show called The Johnson’s, where he answered Lucky Johnson.
He has featured in many Nigerian movies and is still making his way to people’s heart.
9. FRANCIS ODEGA
This hilarious actor is known for speaking in American accent.
He made a hilarious video clip of himself and this made him popular.
He claimed 50 Cent followed him on Instagram.
He is a Nigerian actor and a comedian
10. OSITA IHEME & CHINEDU IKEDIEZE
Aki and Paw-paw as they are popularly called are baby dwarfed but it wasn’t a limitation to their success.
They are referred to in every household because of both the positive and negative impact they have created on their fans.
Final Words On The Best Comedy Actors In Nigeria
You will agree with me that these actors are doing great job for us, at least, they help keep away hypertension from some of us.
I hope your knowledge about this comedians will make you support Nollywood.