-Rising (Kid) star, Emmanuella Samuel is among ten Nigerian Youtube Stars.
Youtube Stars, sometimes referred to as YouTubers, YouTube personalities or YouTube celebrities, are a class of internet celebrities who have gained popularity from their videos on the video-sharing website YouTube. YouTube videos can be big business for top independent content creators. Some YouTube personalities have corporate sponsors, who pay for product placement in their video clips or production of online adverts. These stars could be earning $500,000 (N139,777,500) a year in ad revenue and views; in some cases much more. Below are Nigerian top 10 YouTube stars who have huge online fanbases and views even though most people have never heard of them.
1. Emmanuella Samuel (MarkAngelComedy)
Six-year old Emmanuella is the rising star of ‘MarkAngelComedy’, one of Nigeria’s top-ranked YouTube users, with over 280 thousand subscribers and views regularly exceeding 3 million. Each MarkAngel video features Emmanuella doing or saying something totally outrageous, just like every child her age.
2. Toke Makinwa (Toke Moments)
Toke Makinwa is On-air personality and co-presenter of ‘The Morning Drive’ on Rhythm 93.7fm. She is one of a handful of TV/radio presenters who have successfully traverse to YouTube stardom. Toke talks on relationship issues, love drama and celebrity gossip on her youtube channel, TokeMoments.
3. Osagie Alonge (Pulse TV)
Osagie Alonge’s ‘Facts only’ on Pulse TV is one of Nigeria’s top online gist purveyors. His hard-hitting, blunt and provocative take on the issues within the Nigerian entertainment industry have made Pulse TV the most viewed YouTube channel.
4. Yemisi Odusanya
Yemisi Odusanya Aka Sisi Yemmie, is a Celebrity blogger who gives her 23 thousand subscribers a front seat view of her life as a mother, wife and Lagos resident. Her honest, unpainted videos and commentary on her experiences as a mother have engaged her to thousands of Nigerians.
5. Akah Nnani (AkahBants)
First, he was an MTN customer service agent and now a TV presenter. Also, he was a co-presenter of Entertainment Splash on TV Continental. Akah’s eponymous channel “Akah’s Bants” is known for videos of his comments on social issues and weird impersonations. “I shall be Buff”- Nnani’s take on the mannerisms of a popular pastor amass over 12,000 views.
6. Patricia Bright
Patricia Bright’s Female fashion beauty and hair channel with tutorials and videos to help people with their beauty and fashion needs has over 889,000 subscribers and 5,594,469 views.
7. Adanna Ohakim Steinacker (AdannaDavid)
Adanna is a Medical Doctor and David a Business consultant, who are based in Dublin. AdannaDavid which follows the life of the bi-racial Dublin couple, have over 160,000 subscribers and 14,827,861 views, with the video on their wedding
8. Chidinma Umeh (ThatIgboChic)
Over 2 million people have sought beauty advice on makeup, hair and skincare from Dimma Ummeh otherwise known as ThatIgboChic through her tutorials on ThatIgboChick channel.
9. Kunle Idowu ( Frank Donga)
Kunle Idowu also known as Frank Donga rose to fame on GTBank’s Ndani TV, starring in the online comedy series ‘The Interview’. When NdaniTV brought out the series about the hilarious job-seeking character, it was a hit. Frank Donga was nominated for Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in 2016.
10. Ikenna Azuike (What’s Up Africa)
Nigerian-British lawyer, Ikenna Azuike’s satirical, pop-culture channel “What’s up Africa”, with its funny videos offering a remarkable take on Africa and Africans. Ikenna explores everything from explosive elections, to the ban on bleaching creams; with irreverence, and a delightful disregard for convention. With more than 17,000 subscribers and video views of over 3,663,000.