Top 7 Funniest Nigerian Female Comedians

There are several comedians in Nigeria, males and females alike. Here is a list of the top seven funniest and notable female Nigerian comedians: list includes movie icons like Funke Akindele.

1. Maraji


Gloria Oloruntobi (born February 6, 1997), better known as Maraji, is a Nigerian comedian. She started her career making lip sync videos and miming songs. Maraji role-plays in her comedy skits and switches between accents and vocal pitches to suit each character she plays. Maraji was nominated for Prize for Comedy at the 2017 and 2018 The Future Awards Africa. She was also nominated for Comedy Act of the Year at the 2018 City People Music Awards.

2. Emmanuella


Emmanuella Samuel (born July 22, 2010), mononymously known as Emmanuella, is a YouTube child comedian on Mark Angel's YouTube channel. Emmanuella's first appearance was on episode 34, titled "Who Mess?"

In 2018, Emanuella was invited to the National Assembly by Senate President Bukola Saraki on account of her landing a role in a Disney film. She made the announcement of her role in the Disney film on her Instagram handle. In 2016, Emanuella won the award for Top Subscribed Creator from YouTube at the inaugural edition of the Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards. She also won the Best New Comedienne & Princess of Comedy awards at the Afro-Australia Music & Movie Awards (AAMMA). She was hosted by CNN in November 2016. In 2015, she won the G-Influence Niger Delta Special Talent Award.

3. Helen Paul

Helen Paul is a comedian, singer and actress from Nigeria. She is also a stand-up comedian, known as Tatafo, characterized by a voice range that makes her sound like a child. She recently graduated with a doctorate in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos.

4. Chioma Omeruah

Chioma Omeruah, best known as Chigul, is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress who is known for her accents and comedic characters. Omeruah has twelve characters but she is known as "Chigul" after her most well-known invention. She has been interviewed and lauded by a number of media outlets. She had given a TEDx talk and appeared as a character in the Nollywood film, Road to Yesterday. In 2015 she appeared as a guest on the single "Karishika" by Falz. In May 2020, Omeruah appeared in the Visual Collaborative electronic catalog, in an issue called TwentyEightyFour, she featured in the same issue with Dakore Akande, Oliver Nakakande and Coppé.

5. Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Anuli Orji (born 2 December 1983) is a Nigerian-American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role in the television series Insecure (2016–present), for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and three NAACP Image Awards.

6. Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha

Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha is a Nigerian comedian, dancer and on-air personality, known by her stage name Real Warri Pikin. She has performed as a comedian in many events in Nigeria including in the Basketmouth show and the AY show. She also performs as a compere in many events across the country. Anita Asuoha's stage name is ‘Real Warri Pikin’ and she is managed by her husband Mr. Chiazor Daniel Asuoha. She is an on-air-personality and the presenter of the Max Drive show on Max 90.9 FM Radio Station Abuja.

7. Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele

Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde (popularly known as Funke Akindele /Jenifa) is a Nigerian actress and producer. Funke starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She plays the lead character in the show Jenifa's Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

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