Laughter is the best medicine, and Nigeria’s skitmakers are the doctors of comedy. From side-splitting entertainment to clever social commentaries, these people are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to ensure Nigerians laugh away their sorrows.

In a country filled with difficulty and challenge where laughter is a coping mechanism, Nigeria’s skitmakers have emerged and grown to be modern-days jesters, using humour as a powerful tool for entertainment and business alike, and are armed with nothing more than their talent which has captured the heart of viewers across the country and beyond. Their ability to incorporate their everyday life into their skits has made them so loved by many Nigerians.

One among the many popular skitmakers in Nigeria is Chukwuemeka Emmanuel Ejekwu, popularly known as Mr. Funny and Oga Sabinus in his comedy skits. He is a Nigerian comedian, content creator, social media influencer, and actor. He was born on the 30th of January 1995. He introduced the trend “Something Hooge” to many including his fans and he is also known for his facial expression that ends almost all his skits.

Another is Chukwuebuka Amuzie, popularly known as Brain Jotter. He is a fast-rising Nigerian comedian, actor and content creator. Brain Jotter was born on 5th of February 1995. He has thrilled his fans with a different kind of comedy by freely walking away from people with his shoes in his hands whenever their words are irrelevant. He is famously known for the phrase “Abeg getat” and also for his ‘I don’t care’ attitude in his comedy skits.

We also have Sydney Egere, popularly known as Sydney Talker, a Nigerian comedian and content creator. He is known for his hilarious skits, which he posts on social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube. With over 1.3 million followers on Instagram, Sydney Talker is one of the most popular skitmakers in Nigeria.

These content skitmakers and comedians collectively navigate complex issues in their skits, ranging from politics and religion to gender issues and culture, and through these they have made a name for themselves and garnered immense followings.

The Nigerian Observer took to the streets of Ekehuan, Benin City, to inquire about people’s preferences and who they root for among Nigerian skitmakers. Below are the responses we got.

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“I like Brain Jotter because in my opinion he is funny in the way he talks and in the way he walks. He has a unique way of talking that makes people laugh.”


“I like Sydney Talker because of his diversity in his content, and his contents are worth watching to me. Also, he has a good fashion sense that I like a lot. He dresses well for the context of the content.”

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“I like both Layi Wasabi and Sabinus. Both are good and I can’t pick one against the other, reason being that Sabinus is extremely funny, his appearance and everything about him is funny. His voice and how he acts his skits is just superb and on another level, then Layi Wasabi is good, he is a great comedian. The reason why I like him is because he does not only use comedy as we all know in Nigeria to act comedy, he uses rhymes and puns, he puts his education into comedy and that’s a big yes for me. He knows how to fit innuendos into comedy skits.”


“I like Layi Wasabi and Glimore. The reason is that they are funny in their different ways and they make relatable contents. Glimore is young, so at least he understands what goes on in our everyday life and he tries to make contents from it that appeal to youthful minds.”


“I like wisdom a lot, his facial expression is funny, his skits are very short, funny and relatable. I like his catch phrase which is: ‘I greet oo boss, abeg help me touch am’. The way he talks too is another thing.”


“I love Taoooma, the fact that she portrays herself into different characters and personalities and she displays a perfect picture of what and who an African mother is. She also dresses well and doesn’t expose herself.”


“Oh, I like Shank, because he is innovative and creative. He is handsome and his laugh is contagious. He also has a good sense of fashion.”