Oga Sabinus and Mark Angel… top 5 Nigerian skit makers in 2023

 Oga Sabinus and Mark Angel… top 5 Nigerian skit makers in 2023

Nigeria is a country blessed with talented and creative people who have made their mark in various fields of entertainment. One of the most popular forms of entertainment in Nigeria is comedy, especially in the form of short videos or skits.

Skit-making is a lucrative and competitive industry that requires a lot of skill, innovation, and hard work. In this article, we will look at the top 5 Nigerian skit makers who rocked 2023 with their hilarious and engaging content.

Mark Angel

Mark Angel is one of the first Nigerian skit makers and comics to gain international recognition as a content creator. He started creating content actively as a professional with his niece, Emmanuella, in 2013. The Mark Angel page is the first African channel to hit 1m subscribers on YouTube. 

It is also Nigeria’s most followed YouTube page, with approximately 9m subscribers. The Mark Angel page is the second most visited content-creating YouTube channel in 2023. It is second only to Mama Chinedu. On Instagram, Mark’s page is the most visited/viewed content-creating page, with over 44m views over the last 12 months. It is estimated that over the last 12 months, Mark and Co. have been able to rake in over $1.3m from revenues on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Mark Angel’s skits are known for their simplicity, relatability, and humor. He often features his niece, Emmanuella, and other members of his crew, such as Success, K Brown, Denilson Igwe, and Baze 10. Some of his most popular skits in 2023 include “Who is the President?”, “My Uncle is Here”, “Police Officer Part 7” and “Maths Teacher”.

Oga Sabinus

Second on the list is Emmanuel Ejekwu, aka Oga Sabinus. He is one of the most popular content creators in Nigeria. However, a part of his act that he doesn’t get enough props for is that Sabinus is a proper stand-up comedian. Sabinus had a fantastic year in 2023, acquiring multiple houses and new cars. 

But he made more from hosting his stand-up shows in London and the US. Over the last 12 months, Oga Funny has gathered over 30 million views on Instagram and 13.7 million on YouTube. Unlike Mark Angel and his crew, Sabinus has taken his act further, ranking in a whopping $360k from his stand-up shows. According to Dataleum, Sabinus is the second most successful Nigerian skit maker in 2023.

Sabinus’s skits are known for their satire, sarcasm, and wit. He often features his wife, Mama Sabinus, and other characters, such as Oga Landlord, Oga Pastor, Oga Lawyer, and Oga Doctor. Some of his most popular skits in 2023 include “The Interview ”, “The Betrayal ”, “The Quarantine ” and “The Court Case”.

Broda Shaggi

Nigeria’s no.1 fine Agbero, Samuel Perry, aka Broda Shaggi, is one of the country’s most successful content creators. Over the years, he has gradually metamorphosed into different spheres of the entertainment industry. In 2022, according to Legit.ng Broda Shaggi was ranked as the wealthiest skit maker in Nigeria.

He recently revealed that he makes roughly N25m monthly from his YouTube page. He is also the most followed skit maker in Nigeria. According to Dataleum, Broda Shaggi, over the last 12 months, has gathered 9.9m views on YouTube, with 50k new subscribers. While on Instagram, he was only able to pull 17.4m views. 

However, during the year, Broda Shaggi was seen delving more into music as he dropped a new track, Ijo Loka, which became an instant hit. Shaggi is believed to have earned over $950k throughout 2023.

Broda Shaggi’s skits are known for their slapstick, absurdity, and catchphrases. He often features his friend, Officer Woos, and other characters, such as Big Daddy, Professor Wole, Akanchawa, and Shaggi Palava. Some of his most popular skits in 2023 include “The Robbery”, “The Audition”, “The Proposal ” and “The Exam”.

Cute Abiola

Kwara state-born content creator Abdulgafar Abiola is one of Nigeria’s most popular content creators. The Special Assistant on Youth to the Kwara state governor is one of the wealthiest content creators in Nigeria.

His work ethic, dedication, and consistency are second to none. Over the last 12 months, Cute Abiola has reached 22.4m views on Instagram, with 3.1m comments and 123k comments. He is the second most followed content creator on Instagram, with over 5m followers. 

While on YouTube, he recently delved into filmmaking, releasing his debut last November, starring former BBNaija winner Phyna. The movie’s title is “Shattered Innocence”, and as of December 24, it had gathered over 747k views on YouTube. According to Dataleum, Cute Abiola reportedly raked $800k from all his endeavors in 2023.

Cute Abiola’s skits are known for their realism, drama, and romance. He often features his girlfriend, Adeherself, and other characters, such as Lawyer Kunle, Alfa Gida, Baba Landlord, and Nurse Titi. Some of his most popular skits in 2023 include “The Breakup”, “The Surprise”, “The Confession” and “The Wedding”.

Sydney Talker

Ace Nigerian content creator and comic Sydney Egere, aka Sydney Talker, is one of Nigeria’s most underrated skit makers. His influence in the current influx of content creators is never discussed enough.

Sydney is the man who helped bring the likes of Carter Efe, Pankerooy, Zfancy, Shank Comics, Nasboi, and a few other comics into the limelight as content creators. However, Sydney recently delved into music, not as an artist but as an executive. He launched his record label, Talker Nation, and signed three upcoming artists, namely Dami J, Lekzy Pee, and Tobi Bakre. 

He also produced and directed their debut singles, which have received positive reviews from fans and critics alike. Sydney is believed to have earned over $500k from his music venture in 2023.

Sydney Talker’s skits are known for their creativity, action, and suspense. He often features his friends, such as Nasty Blaq, Craze Clown, Mr Macaroni, and Taaooma. Some of his most popular skits in 2023 include “The Kidnap”, “The Escape”, “The Heist ” and “The Revenge”.

These are the top 5 Nigerian skit makers who rocked 2023 with their amazing content. They have proven that comedy is not only a source of entertainment but also a source of empowerment and inspiration. 

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They have also shown that skit-making is a versatile and dynamic art form that can be combined with other forms of expression, such as music, film, and stand-up. We salute these skit makers for their hard work, talent, and achievements, and we look forward to more laughter and fun fr

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