5 top Nollywood Comic Actors
Comedy in Nigeria presently is more popular for standup comedy. It is very popular that people buy tickets to see standup comedy shows at a high price. The best comedians Nollywood has ever produced:
Nkem Owoh: Nkem Owoh popularly called Osofia is one comedian who effortlessly makes a joke out of a serious scene from a movie, despite how serious the scene may seem. He fits perfectly into any comic role he is asked to play. What makes Nkem Owoh more special is the way he presents his lines.
John Okafor: He is popularly known with the name “Mr. Ibu”. At the mention of his name or just a look at him, one starts to laugh. Several people who had in anyway worked with him have attested to the fact that just seeing him makes people laugh.
Francis Odega: Most people may not readily know his name, but they sure all know him; He’s the ‘Gerrahere’ men, shiii men. His popularity reached an all time high after skits from the super hilarious movies, ‘Welcome to South’ and ‘Back from South’ went viral on social media. The movie has gotten so popular now that the ‘Gerrahere men’ and ‘whollup’ lines from the two movies are now on the lips of every young Nigerian via social media.
Bishop Ime Umoh: Bishop Ime Umoh is popularly known as ‘Okon’. The way he talks and gestures while he talks makes him different on the comedy scene within Nollywood. The sight of ‘Okon’ on movie posters tells a lot about how funny one expect the movie to be. One thing about Bishop Ime Umoh (Okon) is that he can be smart and stupid at the same time.
Dede One Day: His name alone is enough to make one laugh. While acting, he talks in a very funny way, and “elephant walk” in an even more funny way. He died on 14th December, 2015 after a presentation in Aba, Abia State.