Nigeria has gotten to a point where it’s almost laughable to live here and have one source of income. Every citizen uses what they have to get what they want. So it comes as no surprise to us that the comedians on this list have taken their love for comedy, merged it with their musical talents, and doubled their hustles.


Chigul started her career as a singer called C-Flow. Although she quickly transitioned into comedy, she never dropped her first love, mixing music with comedy and featuring on songs like MI Abaga’s Monkey and Falz’s Karishika.


Nasboi came to the spotlight, mimicking Davido and dropping skits that made us all laugh. But as someone who started his music career signed to Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s label, he quickly returned to his first love — music. Nasboi dropped his first single, “Lover Boy”, in February 2023 and blew us all away. On the 24th of November, he dropped his second one,Umbrella featuring Wande Coal that’s made it to top ten on Apple’s Top 100: Nigeria chart.


Joshua is too funny, no doubt, but he’s also what some might call a musical genius. In 2020, he dropped a remix of his popular Don’t Leave Me challenge with rappers like Vector, Falz, AO and Magnito. He dropped an album in 2022 and still constantly puts out funny covers of popular songs.

Carter Efe

He transitioned from comedy and skitmaking to hitmaking when he dropped Machala in 2022. Although the original Machala, Wizkid, paid the song no mind, it still blew up. Since then, Carter Efe has dropped two more bangers.

Broda Shaggi

If you watched his “Dumebi don carry belle” video one too many times, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that Broda Shaggi has always had a penchant for music. He’s since dropped covers of popular songs and just released a song with Pasuma.

Emma OhMyGod

A man of many talents, Emma OhMyGod wields his creativity however he wishes. On some days, he’s an actor. On others, he’s a comedian. On most days, he’s singing original songs and covers with his live band, the OhEmGee band.

Kenny Blaq

While we know him for his stand-up comedy, in which he easily infuses music into his jokes, Kenny Blaq took his vocals to the studio in 2022 and released Je Breakfast. The song samples the line “E don cast… Na everybody go chop breakfast” on Burna Boy’s Last Last and pays homage to the apala genre.


He started his career as a rapper, forming two rap bands before he ever moved to comedy. So it’s no surprise that after fame, he returned to his first love in 2020 and has since released two albums.



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