Richest Comedians in Africa


Below is a list of richest comedians in Africa and their net worth:

  • Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah, a South African comedian, television host, actor, and political analyst, was born on February 20, 1984. In 2002, he started his career in South Africa. He currently serves as anchor of comedic Central’s American comedic news program The Daily Show. The richest African comedian in the world is Trevor Noah. The 38-year-old South African comedian is the richest comedian in Africa with an estimated net worth of $100 million. Noah has received various honors, including a Primetime Emmy Award from eleven nominations and the MTV Africa Music Award. The Hollywood Reporter listed Noah as one of The 35 Most Influential People in New York Media in 2017. Trevor currently resides in America and does his tours all over the world.

  • Basketmouth

Born on September 14, 1978, in Nigeria, Bright Okpocha is a comedian, actor, and producer better known by his stage name Basketmouth. Around the world, he has hosted stand-up comedy programs like Basketmouth Uncensored. He served as the film’s executive producer, Ghana Jollof. The comedian from Nigeria is thought to be worth $6.7 million.

  • Loyiso Gola

Stand-up comedian Loyiso Gola was born in South Africa on May 16, 1983. Gola is the creator and anchor of the 2010-debuting late-night satire television program Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola on and eNCA.

In the field of Media & Film, he was recognized as one of the 200 Young South Africans in 2012. Gola can be characterized as having polarizing popular appeal because of his open-minded humor, as a sincere thinker who passes for a fool, and as the reticent voice of a jaded generation. Lazola Gola, his younger brother, is also a comedian. He is one of the wealthiest comedians in Africa, with a net worth estimated at $6 million.

  • Riaad Moosa

South African comedian, actor, and physician Riadd Moosa also practices medicine. His distinct brand of humour with a medical background has helped him establish a name for himself. He frequently uses his medical experiences to produce relatable and entertaining writing.

One of the richest comedians in Africa, Riaad Moosa is thought to be worth $5 million. He has had a strong acting career in addition to his successful career in comedy, performing in numerous television programs and motion pictures.

For his comic abilities, Riaad Moosa has received numerous honors, including the Comics Choice Award for Breakthrough Act of the Year in South Africa.

  • I Go Dye

France Agoda, also known as I Go Dye, is a comedian from Nigeria. He has become well-known in Nigeria and beyond because to his exceptional work. He is renowned for his incredibly energizing presentations and his capacity to engage audiences with amusing and engaging anecdotes.

The approximate value of I Go dye’s net worth is $4.4 million. He is now one of Africa’s wealthiest comedians as a result of this. He has an extensive resume in humor, including a number of television appearances and comedy shows.

I Go Dye has expanded his commercial activities outside entertainment, including real estate and hospitality, which have helped him accumulate money. In addition, I Go Dye is renowned for his humanitarianism and charitable contributions.

  • Nik Rabinowitz

Nik Rabinowitz, a South African actor, comedian, writer, TV host, and publisher who lives in Cape Town, was born on October 3rd, 1976. He has appeared as a guest on a number of comedic programs, including the British panel show Mock the Week. Additionally, he hosts the Coca-Cola Mega Millions Gameshow on SABC. Currently, he is the host of The Week That Wasn’t Show. Early in 2012, his book South Africa: Long Walk to a Free Ride was released.

The Jewish comic is quickly making a reputation for himself in Africa’s comedy scene as he continues to become funnier every day. He also graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Business Bachelor’s degree.

  • Michael Blackson

His stage name is Michael Blackson, but his real name is Jafari Ferguson. He is a Ghanian-American comedian and actor who has become well-known for his contentious and pointless humor. Michael Blackson is renowned for taking no prisoners. His comic style frequently touches on issues of race, ethnicity, and cultural diversity. Blackson is thought to be valued roughly $2 million. He is now among the richest comedians of African heritage as a result.

With numerous television appearances and comedy specials to his name, Michael Blackson has had a great career in comedy. He has also made appearances in a number of movies, which has increased his riches. Michael Blackson has a devoted following and is well-known around the world because of his distinctive humorous voice and ability to engage audiences. 

  • Bovi

Abovi Ugboma is Bovi’s real name. He is a comedian, actor, and writer from Nigeria who is renowned for his sharp humor. He is renowned for his observational comedic style and draws inspiration from Nigerian society and culture for his experiences and views.

Bovi is estimated to be worth $1.9 million. He now ranks among the wealthiest comedians in Africa. Bovi has had a fruitful comedy career thus far, appearing in numerous comedy specials, live performances, and television series.

Bovi is a skilled actress who has contributed to a number of motion pictures and television programs. Bovi has a devoted following thanks to his humorous skill and sincerity.

  • John Vlismas

He was born on May 2nd, 1973, and is a stand-up comedian and entertainment promoter from South Africa. In 2007, Vlismas won the South African Comedy Award for best stand-up comic. Alongside well-known South African comedians Barry Hilton, Loyiso Gola, Mark Banks, Riaad Moosa, and Krijay Govender, he starred in the comedy film Outrageous in 2010. Despite having just one female character, the movie debuted in April 2014.

Vlismas joined the panel for the Kenny Kunene and Steve Hofmeyr roast on Comedy Central Africa. The comedian is thought to be worth around $1.5 million.

  • Eddie Kadi

He is a comedian, actor, philanthropist, presenter, and MC who is British and Congolese. He was conceived on May 8th. Since 1992, he has lived in West London, where he completed his elementary, secondary, and tertiary education. At Kingston University, where he studied Media Technology and served as president of the Afro-Caribbean Society, he earned a bachelor’s degree.

In order to inform the African diaspora about the little-known and generally unexplored nations of Africa, he created and produced a travel show that was shown in the UK on Vox Africa. Kadi was asked to host the iconic “powernomics show,” a cross-country tour with Lauryn Hill and Nas as headliners. One of the richest people in the world, the comedian has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

  • Salvado

He is a Ugandan comedian, radio personality, actor, MC and a business man. He has hosted different concerts with famous international artists like Konshens, Alaine, Shawn Paul just to mention a few. Salvado has a net worth of $6million obtained from his various jobs, endorsement deals, films etc.

  • Eric Omondi

This is one of the famous comedians in Kenya. He started out on Churchill Show and has since risen to prominence through his skits and videos. Apart from his funny skits and videos Omondi has produced comedy albums and done tours etc. Eric has an estimated net worth of $5million.

  • Trevor Gumbi

Trevor Gumbi is one of the wealthiest comedians in Africa thanks to his comedic prowess. He has been the featured performer at several comedy festivals and events around the continent, becoming well known for his distinct sense of humour. Gumbi has also entered the television and film industries increasing his revenues and fan following on his social media platforms.

  • Carl Joshua Ncube

He is a Zimbabwean and has contributed significantly to the internationalization of African comedy. He has received praise from audiences all over the world and has appeared at prominent comedy festivals everywhere. He is known for his storytelling skills and social satire. Ncube has reaped the benefits of his fame by putting out comedic albums, hosting television programs and going on profitable tours. Carl’s net worth is estimated to be between $1-$5million.

  • Klint Da Drunk

He hails from Nigeria and his real name is Afamefuna Klin Igwemba famously known as kiln da drunk. He has established a reputation for himself in Nigeria’s comic industry. His distinctive on stage style and capacity for telling funny jokes have won him a devoted following. In addition to being a stand-up comedian who excels, Klint da Drunk has dabbled in acting and made appearances in Nollywood productions. His financial success is a result of how he has used his celebrity to land sponsorship deals and perform at high-profile events. Klint has an estimated net worth of $5million.


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