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Africa Entertainment News of Thursday, 14 October 2021


Five talented Nigerian kids who rose to fame

In Nigeria, there are some amazing children who started at a young age to bless the screens with their God-given talent.

From comedy to singing, dancing as well as modeling, these children are constantly putting in hard work to entertain us with different creative content.

Despite being young, these children have not relented in their various areas of entertainment and are just as vibrant as when they started.

Here are five Nigerian kids who rose to fame:

1. Emmanuella Samuel

Emmanuella Samuel aka ‘Emmanuella’ was born on 22nd of July 2010. She is an 11- year-old YouTube child comedian who has been putting smiles on the faces of her fans.

She is an indigene of Imo State. She made her entry into comedy 5. Emmanuella became popular when her debut comedy skit ‘this is not my real face oh’ dropped on the Mark Angel YouTube Channel.

The 11-year-old comic actress has a net worth of ₦60 million. She has over 648,000 followers on Instagram. She has signed endorsement deals with the likes of Fresh Yoghurt Drink and Peak Milk; her major break came recently when she got a deal with Disney and is expected to feature in one of their upcoming movies.

She recently won the Favorite African Social Media Star’ category at the 2021 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.

2. Success MaduBuike

Success Madubuike known as ’Aunty Success’, born on 19th of July, 2013 is one of the best child comedians and YouTube personalities in Nigeria. She is from Imo state.

Her stage name ‘Aunty Success’ was derived from her level of intelligence in comedy. She joined the Mark Angel Comedy Crew in late 2017. She came into the spotlight after featuring in various episodes of the Mark Angel Comedy Skit.

Aunty Success is known all over the world as one of the most talented and influential kids in Nigeria. She works and acts alongside Emmanuella and Mark Angel.

She is yet to be nominated for any awards but she is a household name already. Aunty Success is currently one of the richest and most influential kids in Nigeria.

3. Ikorodu Bois

Ikorodu Bois is an online comedy group that recreates and mimics multi-million dollar music videos, Hollywood movie trailers and epic pictures. The group makes use of common household items to depict top gears used in movies.

Ikorodu Bois comprises three siblings: Babatunde Sanni, Muiz Sanni (15), Malik Sanni (10) and their cousin, Fawas Aina (13). The three young boys are usually involved in the acting of the videos while their eldest brother, Babatunde Sanni does the editing of the videos.

He also doubles as the group’s manager. The name Ikorodu Bois is dubbed from a town called Ikorodu in Lagos, where the boys live.

Last year, the Ikorodu Bois drew the attention of the Russo Brothers, following the remake of the movie trailer for Extraction, since then they have been recognized by other celebrities like popular American Talk Show host, Steve Harvey, Hollywood director, Zack Snyder and even Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Netflix has enlisted the group for its campaign to mark this year’s edition of the Oscars. They were also recently nominated for the Favourite African Social Media Star’ category at the 2021 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. The group currently has over 2.18 million followers across social media.

4. Temitope Babatunde

Temitope Babatunde popularly known as ‘Intelligent Tope’ is from Lagos and was born on the 31st of August. Intelligent Tope is a child Instagram comedian and influencer who happens to be the younger brother to popular social media comedian ‘Oluwadolarz’ who is the founder of ‘Oluwadolarz House of Comedy’.

Intelligent Tope is a very talented child comedian and social media influencer who started his career at a tender age. He came into the limelight after being featured in one of his brother’s comedy skit where he acted extremely well, this led to him being recognized.

Intelligent Tope and his brother Oluwadolarz had released a skit with the Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy which had lots of views and likes on Instagram. Tope is currently one of the most sought-after kid comedian in Nigeria with more than 170 thousand followers on Instagram.

5. Amarachi Uyanne

Amarachi Uyanne, born July 17, 2003, popularly known by her stage name ‘Amarachi’, is a Nigerian teenage singer, dancer, and violinist. She is best known for winning the maiden edition of Nigeria’s Got Talent.

Amarachi is a native of Delta State Nigeria. She grew up in Edo State, where she started dancing at the age of 5. In 2012, she won a cash prize of N10m after she was announced as the winner of the first edition of Nigeria’s Got Talent.

After emerging as the winner of Nigeria’s Got Talent, Amarachi released her debut single titled “Amarachi Dance”. She proceeded to feature Phyno in a song titled “Ova Sabi”; her first two singles received massive airplay and positive reviews from music critics.

She currently runs the Amarachi Talent Academy, a talent school conceived with the aim of nurturing and training young children with musical and dance talents. The 16-year old multi-talented artist is reportedly worth about ₦31 million and has about 1.51 million followers across social media.