How to Make Money from Comedy Skits in Nigeria 2024

It is no secret that Nigeria was recently ranked the fourth happiest country in the world; this not only surprised us all, but it also provided another source of entertainment for Nigerians.

Regardless, the Nigerian comedy industry is a significant component of the entertainment industry. It was ranked second, following Nollywood and the industry.

It is arguably the most profitable industry today, generating massive revenue for the government while also providing a significant source of income for many people.

Nigerians have an unrivalled sense of humour; they can find humour in any situation, and they have found a way to monetize this talent.

Making Money Off Social Media

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We no longer need to draw a large crowd to a stadium to make millions. A stage can be set up anywhere, even in your bedroom.

What’s more, you don’t even need a large camera setup; your smartphone can generate millions of naira from any location.

Comedy skits are going viral on the internet. These skits have made millionaires out of people like Zics Aloma, Josh 2 Funny, Sidney Talker, and the list goes on.

How do these people make their millions?

They simply create amazing content consistently. If you want the millions, you must constantly rack your brains and give the people what they want.

Almost everyone visits social media in search of a skit or two to watch to relieve some of the stress of daily life. Use this to your advantage.

As long as people find your skit interesting enough, you will undoubtedly receive more clicks, and more clicks equal more money.

The following is a list of the four major social media platforms in Nigeria and how to profit from them;

  • Tiktok
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook


In recent times, TikTok appears to be at the top of the list of Nigeria’s major social platforms.

There is no limit to how much money you can make on TikTok, though your earning rate is solely determined by the rate of engagement you receive.

However, there are some fantastic strategies you can use to rapidly increase the number of clicks you get. As of the time of writing, TikTok reportedly paid 2-4 cents per 1000 views.

So, you can do some simple maths to figure out how much a TikTok would earn on each post.


You can earn money by uploading your skits to YouTube. YouTube receives billions of views every day, and if you are creative enough, a portion of this traffic will be directed to your home page.

You can earn between $0.01 and 0.013 per click with AdSense.


It appears that celebrities and influential people congregate on Instagram.

Nonetheless, you do not have to be any of these to profit from the platform. You’ll get the audience you need as long as the content is engaging.


This is the place where you must be the most productive and creative. Twitter is known for its scathing and hilarious criticism.

As a newbie skit maker, you may be tempted to give up after your first attempt; however, do not give up; instead, take the time to rebrand and restructure your strategy for a comeback.

When you eventually do, you will be surprised at how these critics will be converted into die-hard fans.

If your content is interesting enough, it will undoubtedly garner a larger audience for you through retweets and shares.


Facebook is on this list not because it will pay you for your skits, but because you can make money from it through affiliate marketing, sponsored posts for brands, or becoming a social media influencer.

How to Boost your Audience as a Skit Maker

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It is one thing to create skits; it is quite another to be able to profit from these skits.

No matter how talented or creative you are, if you do not employ the proper strategies, you may not earn a single naira.

Fortunately for us all, comedy is not only a talent but also a skill that can be learned and developed.

Your audience is the foundation of your career as a skit creator. As a result, you must do everything possible to keep their attention.

Here are strategies to boost and make money as a comedy skit maker in Nigeria;

  • Produce High-Quality Content
  • Have a Signature Look
  • Create a Blog
  • Pair with an Influencer
  • Maintain Consistency
  • Run ads

Produce High-Quality Content

The calibre of your content is what will keep your audience loyal to your timeline. Invest everything you can to ensure that your content is creative and engaging.

A good way to attract an audience is to create a skit based on personal experiences that everyone can relate to.

Have a Signature Look

Creating a unique look is a great way to make yourself stand out and be easily identifiable.

Toama, Sidney Talker, and Zics Aloma have demonstrated how effective this strategy can be.

Furthermore, by specialising in a specific niche, you can easily distinguish yourself. This, however, may limit your versatility.

Create a Blog

By creating a blog, you provide your audience with a place to go when they want to get your exciting content. You can start blogging on any social media platform.

The benefit of blogs is that you can post other people’s skits, though you may need permission to do so.

Tunde Ednut appears to be on top of this, and he certainly knows how to find high-quality content.

Pair with an Influencer

Reach out to your fellow skit creators or, if possible, an influencer or celebrity to collaborate. Nigerians are enamoured by these collaborations.

Furthermore, the presence of these well-known faces in your skit will encourage more people to watch it. This will also help you gain recognition in the future.

Maintain Consistency

Because the competition is fierce, you must provide Nigerians with quality skits consistently to remain relevant. If you’re still uploading skits, don’t give up; otherwise, you’ll fade and be replaced by newcomers.

Run ads

If possible, ask an influencer to run an ad for you. You’d be surprised at how quickly your followers will grow if you can get a top influencer to feature your skit on their page.


In Nigeria, there is a lot of money to be made from comedy skits. There are many prominent names in the industry today who rose to prominence through the creation of skits.

In Nigeria, there is no ceiling on how much you can earn as a comedian.

Aside from skits, you can earn money through ambassadorial deals, blogging, running ads, and so on.

All you have to do to gain access to these benefits is to take the necessary steps.

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48 thoughts on “How to Make Money from Comedy Skits in Nigeria 2024”

  1. I hear TikTok doesn’t pay Nigerians or Africa as a whole that you need to open a UK TikTok account is this really true?

    • TikTok doesn’t directly pay creators based on their location:

      Creators from any country, including Nigeria and other African countries, can potentially earn money on TikTok, but not directly from the platform itself.

      TikTok does not have a specific policy excluding African creators from monetization features.

      Multiple monetization options exist:

      1. TikTok Creator Fund: Creators with at least 10,000 followers and 100,000 video views in the past 30 days can apply for the TikTok Creator Fund. This program allocates funds based on video views and engagement, regardless of the creator’s location.

      2. Brand deals and sponsorships: Popular creators, including those from Africa, can secure paid partnerships with brands. This involves creating sponsored content or promoting products for a fee.

      3. Livestreaming and virtual gifts: Creators can earn money through live streams where viewers can send virtual gifts that convert into real money. This feature is available in many countries, including Nigeria.

      4. Affiliate marketing: Creators can promote products through affiliate links and earn commissions for each sale generated through their videos.

    • There are several ways to get paid from your TikTok account. Here are some of the most popular methods:

      1. Join the TikTok Creator Fund: This is a program that allows eligible creators to earn money based on the engagement of their videos. To be eligible, you must have at least 10,000 followers and 100,000 views in the past 30 days. You must also be 18 years old or older and live in one of the eligible countries.

      2. Sell merchandise: You can sell merchandise, such as t-shirts, hats, and mugs, with your branding on it. You can sell your merchandise directly through TikTok or through a third-party platform like Etsy or Shopify.

      3. Collect virtual gifts: When you go live on TikTok, viewers can send you virtual gifts, such as coins, diamonds, or hearts. You can then exchange these gifts for real money.

      4. Partner with brands: You can partner with brands to promote their products or services on your TikTok account. This can be done through sponsored posts, product reviews, or live events.

      5. Create in-feed ads: You can create in-feed ads that appear on other people’s TikTok feeds. These ads can be used to promote your own products or services, or to promote the products or services of other brands.

      6. Collect tips: You can enable tipping on your TikTok account so that viewers can send you money directly. This is a good way to earn money from your account if you have a small but dedicated following.

      No matter which method you choose, the most important thing is to create high-quality content that people will want to watch. If you can do that, you’ll be well on your way to earning money from your TikTok account.

  2. Anyone who honestly is eager to become a comedian should reply me ‘how’ i’ll make u the best with few words. SERIOUS.

    • Good day please I intend to start comedy skit,but unfortunately no influencers that I can collaborate with in my base, how do I make it work please

      • Sure, here are some tips on how to start a comedy skit without influencers:

        1. Focus on your own content. Don’t worry about collaborating with influencers just yet. Instead, focus on creating high-quality content that will entertain your audience. This means coming up with funny ideas, writing good scripts, and shooting and editing your videos well.

        2. Build a following. Once you have some good content, start sharing it on social media. Use relevant hashtags and tag other comedians and content creators. The more people who see your videos, the more likely you are to attract collaborators and build a following.

        3. Get creative. There are many ways to collaborate with other creators without being in the same place. You can do video calls, record voiceovers, or even send each other scripts and videos to edit. Get creative and find ways to work together even if you’re not physically together.

        4. Be patient. It takes time to build a successful comedy skit career. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results overnight. Just keep creating great content and promoting yourself, and eventually you’ll start to see success.

    • Building a following and increasing views on a skit account takes time and effort.

      Here are a few tips to help you grow the Funny Kingz account:

      1. Consistent Posting: Ensure that you consistently upload new skits on the account. Regularly providing fresh and entertaining content will keep your followers engaged and attract new viewers.

      2. Engage with Your Audience: Respond to comments and messages from followers to create a sense of community. Encourage viewers to share their thoughts and ideas, and consider incorporating their suggestions into future skits. Engaging with your audience will make them feel valued and more likely to support and share your content.

      3. Utilize Hashtags: Research popular hashtags relevant to skits, comedy, and the target audience of Funny Kingz. Include these hashtags in your captions to increase the visibility of your skits and reach a broader audience. Additionally, consider creating a unique branded hashtag for Funny Kingz and encourage followers to use it when sharing your content.

      4. Collaborate with Others: Seek out collaborations with other skit creators or influencers in the comedy niche. Collaborating with others allows you to tap into their audience and gain exposure to new followers who may be interested in Funny Kingz content.

      5. Promote on Social Media: Leverage other social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok to promote Funny Kingz. Share snippets or teasers of skits, behind-the-scenes footage, or funny moments to entice users to visit the skit account. Cross-promotion on multiple platforms can help expand your reach.

      6. Optimize Your Content: Pay attention to the quality of your skits. Ensure they are well-shot, edited, and have good audio quality. Consider experimenting with different skit formats, themes, or characters to keep the content fresh and appealing to a wider audience.

      7. Engage with the Skit Community: Interact with other skit creators, comedians, and fans within the skit community. Leave thoughtful comments on their content, share their skits if relevant, and participate in discussions. Building connections within the community can lead to collaborations, shoutouts, and increased exposure for Funny Kingz.

    • To find a comedian who can serve as your mentor in Nigeria, you can follow these steps:

      1. Attend Comedy Shows and Events: Attend comedy shows, open mic nights, and comedy events in your local area. This will give you an opportunity to observe and interact with established comedians. After the performances, you can approach comedians and express your interest in comedy and your desire to find a mentor. Be respectful and genuine in your approach.

      2. Join Comedy Clubs and Associations: Join comedy clubs or associations in your city or region. These organizations provide a platform for comedians to connect, learn, and collaborate. Participating in comedy workshops, training sessions, or comedy writing groups can increase your chances of meeting experienced comedians who may be willing to mentor you.

      3. Network with Comedians: Engage with comedians through social media platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Follow their accounts, comment on their posts, and initiate conversations. Networking with comedians online can create opportunities for mentorship or guidance.

      4. Seek Recommendations: Reach out to other comedians, event organizers, or individuals within the comedy industry for recommendations on mentors. They may be able to connect you with experienced comedians who are open to mentoring aspiring comedians.

  3. Pls how do ads running work, cause I have upto 4k followers on my facebook page and I want to start my comedy skits but I dnt know were to start? Pls I need help…!!

    • MariKen,

      Running Facebook ads can be an effective way for a comedian to become more popular and reach a wider audience. Here’s how it works:

      1. Define your target audience: The first step in running Facebook ads is to define your target audience. You can target people based on age, location, interests, and other factors. For example, you might target people who have liked other comedians’ Facebook pages or people who have shown an interest in comedy.

      2. Create your ad: Once you’ve defined your target audience, you can create your ad. You can create different types of ads, including images, videos, carousels, and more. Your ad should be eye-catching and showcase your unique brand of humour.

      3. Set your budget: You’ll need to set a budget for your Facebook ads. You can pay for impressions (the number of times your ad is shown) or clicks (the number of times someone clicks on your ad). You can set a daily or lifetime budget for your ads.

      4. Launch your ad: Once you’ve set your budget, you can launch your ad. Your ad will be shown to your target audience on Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms. You can track the performance of your ad using Facebook’s Ads Manager tool.

      5. Optimize your ad: As your ad runs, you can monitor its performance and make changes to optimize it for better results. You can tweak your targeting, adjust your budget, and test different ad formats to see what works best.

      Running Facebook ads can be a powerful way for a comedian to get more exposure and build their fan base. By targeting the right audience and creating engaging ads, you can increase your visibility on social media and attract new fans to your comedy.

  4. @Blessing Olarenwaju and Chiamaka Anaekwe, I want to mention quickly my appreciation to you guys for always availing yourself to answer questions and encourage beginners, God bless you…, I’m also a starter, please I want to know everything about the possible ” dos and don’ts” as it concerns comedy skits in Nigeria, am I permitted to use anybody’s song in my comedy background?, I do see comedians talking tough on Government of the day, sometimes they even mention names, is there a kind of backup to this? Thank you ???

    • Hello Savior,

      It will be wise that you do not mention any government officials’ names out rightly. You can also use musicians’ songs.

      I recommend you follow well-known skitmakers to know what to and what not to do.

        • Thanks so much for all your advice please i just started comdy skit not quite long but in Facebook, YouTube and instgram I do not have much subscribers and followers please what should I do shannel_baby

          • Hello Shannel_baby

            Building a following and gaining subscribers takes time and effort, but there are several strategies you can implement to increase your reach and engagement on platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

            Here are some tips to help you grow your audience:

            1. Consistent and Quality Content: Focus on creating high-quality comedy skits that resonate with your target audience. Be consistent in posting new content to keep your audience engaged and coming back for more.

            2. Understand Your Target Audience: Research and understand the demographics and interests of your target audience. Tailor your content to their preferences to increase the chances of attracting and retaining followers.

            3. Engage with Your Audience: Interact with your viewers by responding to comments and messages promptly. This helps foster a sense of community and encourages people to engage with your content further.

            4. Collaborate with Others: Seek collaborations with other content creators in your niche. This can help expose your content to new audiences and potentially increase your subscriber count. Look for opportunities to collaborate on skits, shout-outs, or guest appearances.

            5. Optimize Your Social Media Profiles: Ensure that your social media profiles are complete, visually appealing, and consistent across platforms. Use relevant keywords and tags to improve the discoverability of your content.

            6. Cross-Promotion: Leverage the power of cross-promotion by sharing your content across different platforms. For example, you can promote your YouTube channel on Facebook and Instagram, directing your followers to subscribe to your channel.

            7. Promote Your Skits: Share your skits on relevant online communities, forums, and subreddits. Engage in discussions related to your content and provide value to the community. Just make sure to follow community guidelines and avoid spamming.

            8. Use SEO Techniques: Optimize your video titles, descriptions, and tags with relevant keywords to improve your content’s search engine visibility. This can help attract organic traffic and increase your chances of gaining new subscribers.

            9. Run Contests and Giveaways: Encourage user engagement by organizing contests or giveaways related to your skits. This can generate buzz, attract new viewers, and incentivize people to subscribe and follow your social media channels.

            10. Promote Outside of Social Media: Consider promoting your comedy skits through other channels as well, such as your personal website, email newsletters, or by reaching out to local media outlets or influencers in your niche.

            Remember, building a following takes time, patience, and persistence. Stay consistent, experiment with different strategies, and keep refining your content to provide value and entertainment to your audience.

    • Hello Mikel,

      Hello Sunday,

      You can begin by having a YouTube channel where you post your videos. When you get up to 4000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers, Youtube starts paying you.

      Also, you can make money from ads on YouTube. From there, you can move on to other social media platforms.

      With time, consistency and good content, you can start bagging endorsements.

  5. Good day Olarewaju,
    I really enjoyed everything u wrote on here and I just need little more clarification
    What are the compulsory essentials that I need in other to succeed in making skits ??

    • Dear Campala,

      Please do not be discouraged. Try your best to be unique about your skit, be consistent and resilient.
      Build your skit around a central purpose or knowledge. Brand your skit.
      Take a look at Sabinus, his skits are centered around “stupidity” and his custome is always the same, blue and black.

      So try your best, trust God, be patient and consistent. It will work out well in due time.

    • Dear Woliclassic,

      You can decide to run a promo like “Follow me and get free 500mb”. Another thing that matters is consistency and skill.

  6. So lovely yeah am a comedian i do skits with my friend’s i even have all this platform and their channel and page but the only proble is that i don’t undstand how the work

  7. Thank you so much
    I have the talent I can act well am also a student,
    I use my phone to make some video which is always funny but the truth is that I don’t how to make or how to have fan ? by now before I finish school I will then try making money please help me

    • Hello Solomon,

      I hope everything is going well at your end.

      Your best option is to post your videos on Tik Tok. The App will give you more opportunities to reach a wider audience.

      Also, create a YouTube channel for your videos.

      I would love to see some of your videos.

      Let me know if you need further clarifications.

  8. Thanks for this, its really helpful
    I am a commercial student I don’t know if I can also become a skit/ comedian actor, pls is it possible to change from being a commercial student to an art course to become a skit writer and producer..

    • Hello Henry,

      You do not need to switch courses to become a skit/comedian actor.

      You can attend a film school to learn the ropes of filmmaking.

      But if the dream is to become a professional actor, then you can make the switch.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      • I am very interested in skit making but don’t know how to go about it also have a Facebook page with about 1k + followers
        How do I make this work please help me

          • Good morning
            Am Iko by name,am a skit writer and also really want to excel on comedy skit making and start earning from it as well…I have Witten enough skit but I wanted to purchase a camera and what it takes to start up my own comedy skit,so the person which is to be the camera man for my videoing is charging me 7k for a day and 2k for each of the video for editing…so I really wish to no more about this and courage to start,cos I really has a lot to display honestly is a calling which I really need to meet up with….pls my number

          • Hello Iko,

            Can you start with your phone? If you have a good phone, you can start using your phone.

            Also, you’ll have to be your ginger. Look for other skit makers that are still upcoming and try to associate with them.

            The kind ones will be ready to help you. Just start from somewhere. Don’t wait till you own a camera.

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