How do you feel when you are laughing? You feel warm and enthusiastic right! All thanks to our Nollywood comic actors who have made it possible for us to laugh to their foolishness and forget our sorrow. So in this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria. These guys’ acts mostly in comedy movies and their reactions in movies make us to laugh and forget our worries.

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Some of these funny actors are not just funny on screen but also funny in real life. So not to waste much of your time we present to you the top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

10. Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)

Osita Iheme popularly known as Paw-paw is a famous Nollywood comic actor and a motivational speaker. He became famous ever since he acted in the Nollywood comedy movie “Aki Na Ukwa” a movie he starred alongside with Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki. He is originally from Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and has won several awards which include Best Actor in a Comedy at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Osita Iheme is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry and rated as one of the highest paid actor in Nigeria. He is a baby dwarf and act mostly in comedy movies. Osita Iheme is very funny and currently number 10 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

9. Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)

Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki is a famous Nollywood comic actor and a television personality. He became famous ever since he acted in the Nollywood comedy movie “Aki Na Ukwa” a movie he starred alongside with Osita Iheme popularly known as Paw-paw. He was born on 12th December 1985 in Bende, a small town in Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is best known for playing alongside with Osita Iheme in most of his movies after their breakthrough in the blockbuster movie Aki na Ukwa. He makes his money by acting and brand endorsements. He is a well known GLO Ambassador. He is a baby dwarf and act mostly in comedy movies and sometimes as a kid in movies. Chinedu Ikedieze is very funny and currently number 9 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

8. Nkem Owoh (Osuafia)

Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuafia is a famous Nollywood comic actor, producer and a television personality. He is was born in Enugu coal city of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Illorin. During his university studies, Nkem Owoh began acting in various televisions and film Production Company in Illorin. He later returned to Enugu after his graduation from the university to pursue a career in acting professionally. He became very popular after starring in the Nollywood comedy movie “Osuofia in London” a movie which won him the award for Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Best Actor in Comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. He has a striking humorous nature and well gifted and talented. Nkem Owoh is very funny and currently number 8 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

7. Victor Osuagwu

Victor Osuagwu is a famous Nollywood comic actor, producer, master of ceremony, television personality and currently the chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Lagos State chapter. He was born into a well grounded Christian family in Mbaise, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. Victor Osuagwu is originally from Ezinifite, a small village in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State in the south eastern Nigeria, but grew up in Surulere, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Victor Osuagwu proceeded to University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State in the south southern part of Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts.

In 1994, Victor Osuagwu joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and acted in his first movie “Evil Passion” a movie that brought him to limelight. The movie “Evil Passion” became a blockbuster in Nigeria with massive acceptance globally due to his outstanding comic role in the movie which earned him a nomination for Best New Actor in Comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In 1997, Victor Osuagwu rose to prominence after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movies “Our Daily Bread” and “One Dollar”. The movies earned him the award for Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Victor Osuagwu is very funny and currently number 7 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

6. Chiwetalu Agu

Chiwetalu Agu popularly known as Ichie Ogwu is a legendary Nollywood comic actor, television personality and a comedian. He was born on 27th October 1956 in Amokwe, Udi Town, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 62 years old. He attended Municipal Council School Ogui Town, Saint Luke’s Primary School Ogui Urban Area in Enugu and College of Immaculate Conception (CIC) in Enugu. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Chiwetalu Agu proceeded further to Miinchen College in Enugu and obtains a diploma in Dramatics Arts. His acting career took off immediately in 1981 in an NTA drama where he played the role of Anikwu in Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart.

In 2002, he won the Best Comic Actor of the Year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. He is always known for using slangs and funny phrase while acting in movies. In 2011, he was nominated for Best Comic Actor at Zulu African Film Academy Awards held in London, United Kingdom. What amazes most of his viewers is how he combines his well-disciplined life with the comic roles he acts in movies. His use of specific language slang, phrases or clichés in film has made him unique and a household name in Nigeria. Chiwetalu Agu is very funny and currently number 6 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

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5. Charles Inojie

Charles Inojie is a famous Nollywood comic actor, movie director, producer, stand-up comedian and a television personality. He was born on 4th March 1970 in the village of Urowa, Edo State in south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 49 years old. Charles Inojie grew up with his grandmother whom he owe so much gratitude to and spent his early childhood with her. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Charles Inojie wanted to study Law in school but later changed his mind in 1992 and decided to pursue a career in acting after discovering his talent. He joined different dramatic and theatre clubs in his local town and started performing on stage drama.

In 1992, Charles Inojie decides to acquire more knowledge in the field of acting. He enrolls for a one year acting program in Bode Osoyin’s Writers Resort, where he obtained a certificate course in Dramatic Arts in 1993. After that, he proceeded to University of Port Harcourt in River State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Dramatic and Theatre Arts in 1999. After completing his university studies, Charles Inojie travelled to Lagos to pursue his acting career professionally. Charles Inojie is very funny and currently number 5 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

4. Francis Odega

Francis Odega is a famous Nollywood comic actor, television personality and a stand-up comedian. He is known for the use of American slangs. He is very creative, talented and funny. He acts mostly in comedy movies where he displays his hilarious character. He was born on 11th June 1970 in Aniocha, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 48 years old.

He became very popular when a hilarious video of him went viral and circulated on the internet. The comic video brought him to limelight as he secured endorsement deals and recognitions from foreign celebrities. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Francis Odega proceeded to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He is one of the pioneers of the popular comedy show in Nigeria known as Night of a Thousand Laugh. Francis Odega started his career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian alongside with Okey Bakassi, I Go Dye and Basketmouth before delving full time into acting. Francis Odega is very funny and currently number 4 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

3. Sam Loco Efe

Sam Loco Efe is a Nollywood legendary comic actor who has been described as the best and most decorated comic actor in Nigeria, popularly known for his use of heavy grammatical words in a comic manner. He was born on 25th December 1945 in Enugu State, Nigeria. His father was of Benin ancestry who worked in Eastern Nigeria and his mother was a petty trader who sold bean cakes. He lost his father at a very tender age and had to struggle to help his mother in her trade in order to earn income for the family.

Sam Loco Efe is one of the most talented actor in Nollywood who uses grammatical words and vocabulary in his diction and communications while acting in movies. On 7th August 2011, Sam Loco Efe died at the age of 65 years old on a movie location, in his hotel room in Owerri, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. The cause of his death was suspected asthma. Sam Loco Efe is very funny and currently number 3 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

2. Ime Bishop

Ime Bishop popularly known as Okon is a famous Nollywood comic actor, master of ceremony, television personality and a comedian. He is well known as one of the most popular Nigerian comic actor in Nollywood. He was born on 15th July 1981 in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He is currently 37 years old. He completed both his primary and secondary school education in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in the south southern part of Nigeria. After which he proceeded to University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy.

In 2007, Ime Bishop joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and started attending movie auditions and acting as minor character in movies. In 2008, he rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Uyai” which is an indigenous movie produced by Emem Isong. Ime Bishop is very funny and currently number 2 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

1. John Okafor (Mr Ibu)

John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu is a famous Nollywood comic actor and a television personality. He is currently the funniest actor in Nigeria. His nick name Mr Ibu was gotten from a movie he featured in titled “Mr Ibu” a movie that gained him popularity and made him famous in Nigeria and rest of the world. John Okafor is a very interesting character to watch always. Due to his humorous nature, his movies are always in high demand. He is very funny and currently the most funniest actor in Nigeria.

John Okafor is not just only funny in movies but also in real life. He acts mostly in comedy movies and has won several awards. Some of the awards he has won include Best Actor in Comedy at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards and Most Decorated Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. John Okafor is very funny and currently number 1 on our list of top 10 most funniest actors in Nigeria.

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