In case you have been thinking of quitting your 9-5 job lately, I’ll suggest that you learn to become an Instagram skit comedian. Here’s a guide on how to go about that.

1. Have a trademark costume

It can be a wrapper, scarf, or wig, especially if you are a guy. Women are funny, so it makes sense to cosplay as them. Make sure you wear it in every video you make if you want to because consistency is key.

Become an Instagram skit comedian
This guy gets it.

2. Do giveaways when you reach a milestone

It can be anything from a recharge card to 10k. Just be ready to open your purse often. It’s not easy for people to watch your skits and press the like button, so grease their palms from time to time.

Don’t wait for them to ask.

3. Always promote upcoming musicians

Help upcoming artists promote their music and earn small cash in the process. Look at it as a side hustle to your side hustle of being a comedian.

Become an Instagram skit comedian
You could be promoting the next Wizkid.

4. Use funny sound effects

You cannot become a true Instagram skit comedian without these. How else will people know when to laugh without nudging them in the right direction without “funny” cliché sound effects? Download and use as many of them as possible.

Become an Instagram skit comedian
Do it so they can laugh like this.

5. Collaborate with other skit makers

After you have established yourself and built a good audience, make sure you collaborate with other skit comedians. Doesn’t matter if your content is wildly different from your collaborator. You’ll both find a way to make it work.

Become an Instagram skit comedian

6. Be best friends with a popular influencer

How do you expect yourself to become a popular Instagram skit comedian without friends in high places? Who will reshare your videos to their large audiences and possibly help you gain more followers if you don’t know how to famz? You better learn.

7. Create good ad content

At a point, all your videos will be adverts, because times are tough and Instagram’s algorithm is tougher. Even if the centre of your content is ads, make sure that your storytelling keeps people interested till the end.

Become an Instagram skit comedian

8. After a while, create multiple personalities

Even God is the father, son and the Holy Spirit. If he can do it, so can you. Split your character into multiple personalities because people love that kind of freaky content. Be the mother, father, daughter, and son in all your skits. Hell, even play the extras too. Eddie Murphy has nothing on you.

It won’t be easy, but you can do this!

9. Be original

No one wants to see something that has already been done before. Create something unique to you, something permanent that you’ll enjoy doing for a long time.



Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.