Instagram comedians are gradually becoming the new face of comedy in Nigeria.
Before the emergence of social media, Entertainers had to rely on print media and TV to showcase their craft.
But with Twitter, Facebook and of course Instagram, came new platforms where different people could showcase different talents and Vic O could torment us with his bars.
And while 2015 has been a great year for many Entertainers in Nigeria this year, we cannot help but notice the rise and rise of the comedians whose 15 seconds always make our day.
And cause those guys have amazing talents, we know they are going for our top comedians’ spots! Watch your back now Bovi, Basketmouth and AY.
Below are the guys that would be changing the future of comedy in Naija come 2016
Emmah Oh My God
When I spoke with Emmah Oh My God on the phone a month ago, he made something clear from the very beginning; he had been doing this for a while. And even though Instagram was the platform through which he became popular, he’d been creating skits for a while.
The comedian who is the only Instagram comic who’s had his video RT’d by Chris Brown himself has also said that he’d always do the fun videos for his thousands of followers even when he becomes bigger than he currently is.
And with videos like Teletubbies in Ibadan, the Beyonce Single Ladies remake and Chris Brown in Ojuelegba, Emmah is hands down one of the biggest comedians making waves on Instagram.
No wonder big companies pay him for advert placements.
Watch Emmah’s hilarious Davido Aye remake
Like his buddie Emmah Oh My God, SLK had started the skits before steering in the Instagram direction. According to the popular Instagram comedian, he only started the Instagram skits this year even though he’d opened the account a year before.
After dropping his Dangote/Ice Prince video which went viral, SLK became one of the guys who people checked his handle constantly for comic relief. Even Dbanj sampled his skits on one of his tracks. And Timi Dakolo recognised him without any form of introduction when he ran into him in public.
Now you know you’re winning when even celebs become your fan.
And of course, you are well on your way to becoming a biggie in the industry.
Check on SLK’s hit Ice Prince/Dangote skit
Hehhehhehhheeee Our artistes should stop giving us bobo jare. I met Dangote one on one and had the opportunity of asking him a few questions. #Dangote #RappersCanLie #Truth #TheTruthWithSLK Cc @emmaohmagod @Onlyinnigeria @funny_African_pics @funny_African_videos NB: pls no one should tag @iceprincezamani . thanksss
Probably the only popular female in the Instagram comedy business right now, Wofai seems to have found the secrets the guys in this business are using.
However, amazing as she might be at the craft, she revealed to me that when she did the first video, it was a joke. Like literally, she did not think it would be a big deal.
But then it went viral!
And something she randomly did shot her up the comedy ladder on the ‘gram, even getting her Don Jazzy’s attention and backing (the record label exec and super producer appeared in one of her videos). And now, she is making bank and cashing out. And, even got her Ebony Life TV gig as Emmah Oh My God’s co-host without trying too hard.
Do we have a future comedy queen or nah?
Looks to me like we do.
With over half a million followers, this comedian has clearly found his place in the hearts of Instagram comedy lovers.
And because he already hosts his own shows here, we know he is on his way on becoming one of the biggest names in Comedy.
Peep one of Craze Clown’s popular videos below
When Linda Ikeji bought her house, there were different reactions however the most popular reaction came from Comedian Ebiye.
After posting a clip of what it would be like to be the Blogger’s boo in her Banana Island mansion, the ‘gram went crazy over this guy.
And since then, we have refused to sleep on him. In fact, the motto is to stay woke!
Check the hilarious Linda Ikeji clip below
In a business that is clearly very competitive, this particular comedian decided to take things up a notch.
Stepping out of his comfort zone into real life locations, Fish Entertainer brings humor to his fans in the realest way.
And we know when the fame gets bigger than Instagram, this guy already has it covered.
Check out Fish Entertainer’s depiction of Lekki/Oshodi Conductors
Aphrican Ape started the Instagram comedy clips before most of your favorite instagram comedy celebs and because of this probably has an edge. With thousands of followers and constant gigs, this guy seems to be on top of his game.
Only a matter of time before the transition from the gram to the red carpets.
Like the others, he has an alter ego that he uses to deliver his hilarious clips. Calling his alter ego Mama Tobi, the Instagram comedian has been able to become fan favorite via the popular social media platform.
And we know at least 79k people would part with tickets if this guy were to go live.
With his humor and his ability to make people laugh effortlessly, Chief Obi lands on our list of ten Instagram comedians that would take over the comedy scene in Nigeria.
And because he is already a fan favorite, we know it’s only a matter of time before before the big break.
Peep his video below…
Igbo people say "Ego bú Nmà Nwoke" which means "Money is the beauty of a man" once you have money, you are automatically handsome or sexy in one way or another. PART 1 Background Song: Connect by @phynofino #askyourfriend #willyoudateobasanjo #willyoudatedonaldtrump #tagafriendthatcanrelate #chiefobi
Dont Jealous Me
He’d probably not come back home to set up a comedy business but one thing is for sure, this Instagram comedian has gotten the attention of a lot of people, including Hollywood comedian Mike Epps and socialite Blac Chyna and he is certainly on his way to becoming big.