The African Comedy industry has come a long way., From when comedians were seen as human trash with no money to maintain themselves to now where they are seen as role models with flashy cars and cribs.
Now the comedy industry is one of the most saturated industry in africa and Countless comedians (both the funny and the not so funny) are coming up every now and then.
from bottom to top, here are the top 7 hilarious stand-up comedians in african
7. Daliso Chaponda
Born in 1979, Malawian Daliso Chaponda began his comedy career in Canada in 2001, quickly building to his first one-man show, Feed This Black Man. Subsequent appearances across Canada followed (highlights include The Just For Laughs Festival 2005 & CBC Television’s ‘Crossing The Main’)
6. Michael blackson
A Ghanaian comedian, Michael Blackson. Inspired by Eddie Murphy, Blackson began to develop his comedic talent in 1992 in comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s Comic View series, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at Harlem, and Live in Hollywood.
He is regarded as one of the greatest comedian to ever come out of Ghana.
5. I Go Dye
“I go die”, is a Nigerian comedian that hails from delta state. He is very fast mouthed, and can cook up very hilarious stories, funny enough to make his audience fall off their seats in laughter just within seconds.
He has won Creative Award in Africa (CAN), African Best Comedian, TV People Golden Award (New York), Best Creative Comedian In Africa, the NIDOE-SPAIN Award for his contribution to uplifting Nigerian cultural and artistic values, the Nigeria Best Comedian Award (NEA AWARD), National Comedy Award (NCA), Best Comedian In Nigeria, Best Niger-Delta Comedian, and many more awards.
4. Loyiso Gola
Loyiso Gola is one of South Africa’s foremost comedian, after Trevor Noah. He is the co-creator and anchor of the late-night satirical news television series Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola on e.tv and eNCA which was launched in 2010. He was born on 16th May 1983 and started his career as a comedian in year 2002. He is known for giving satirical jokes which though hilarious, usually have underlying serious meanings.
Bovi Ugboma is a Nigerian comedian. A director, producer, actor, and writer from Delta State, Nigeria. The 36-year-old has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Bovi Man On Fire across the globe.
He is also the recipient of numerous awards including Ghana comedian of the year, Best Youth Comedian etc.
Basket Mouth, whose real name is Bright Okpocha is a leading artist in the Nigerian comedy industry. He is the organiser of the ground breaking comedy show, “Basket Mouth uncensored”.
He is the first African comedian to host a one-man comedy concert at the HMB Hammersmith Apollo.
1. Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah is a popular South African comedian. He is usually referred to as ‘the funny man’, and is popularly known for drawing humour from the events of the South Africa Apartheid.
According to him, He generates humour from whatever he feels is suitable for the situation and audience at that moment.