Nigerian comedian, scriptwriter, video producer, and YouTuber best known for his Mark Angel Comedy Series, of which his real name is Mark Angel. The comedian, who usually releases a new episode every Friday alongside his crew members such as his niece, Emmanuella Samuel, Her sister, “Aunty” Success Madubuike, Denilson Igwe, K Brown, uzzy efizzy, and dammy josh, Angel youtube channel became the first African comedy channel to reach one million subscribers in 2017.
Childhood & Early Life
Mark Angel was born on May 27, 1991, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State, to study medicine but was unable to continue due to financial issues because his family was facing a financial problem. As a result, Mark decided to withdraw.
Mark moved to Lagos and stayed with a friend before deciding to learn photography and getting started. He began saving money in order to travel. Mark Angel later went to India to gain more experience in cinematography and theater. He returned to Nigeria but found it difficult to find a decent-paying job in the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood). Mark Concluded to go independent and eventually started his production house.
After a brief stint in photography, Mark Angel’s professional journey began. He performed stage dramas, particularly comedy, with a theater group called ‘Gingertainment’ during his cinematography assignments in India.
He returned to Nigeria, but things were not going well. In 2012, Mark Angel met Denilson Igwe, so Mark and his friend Dennison Igwe decided to venture into Nollywood and work for a few productions. They collaborated on a few films. They had to leave the industry after a short time because Mark’s mother was an evangelist. She was dissatisfied with the films they had edited. Mark was working as a security guard at the time to ensure a steady flow of income.
Denilson Igwe and Mark make a suggestion. They both decide to start a media organization based on comedy. They faced many challenges. All of the previous comedy skits they produced, which they even posted on the internet, failed to impress and engage the audience. Mark and Dennison considered starting a production house so that they could have complete control over everything.
In 2013, the two planned everything for the production to begin, and they finally launched their company, Mechanic Pictures. The production company’s goal was to create photos and videos for skits and share them on ‘YouTube.’ Mark Angel founded MarkAngelComedy on June 29, 2013. Mark Angel rose to prominence in 2014 after appearing in the popular comedy skit “Oga Landlord” alongside Emmanuella, in which a man (Angel) is late on rent and tries in vain to have a child (Emmanuella) cover for him (e.g. “My uncle is not around. He just informed me.”
Mark and Emmanuella have received numerous awards both in Nigeria and abroad. Mark Angel Comedy was awarded a plaque from YouTube for reaching one million subscribers in 2017. It was the first Nigerian-based YouTube channel to reach that milestone, with over 5.81 million subscribers. The most popular of Mark’s other social media pages is ‘Instagram,’ where his posts have earned him over 1.1 million followers.
Angel’s longest-appearing actress is Mark’s niece, Emmanuella Samuel. She is Africa’s youngest ‘YouTube’ award winner, having won comedy awards in Nigeria and Australia for her work with Angel.
Mark Angel is a good writer who writes scripts for comedians in addition to acting comedy or creating content for his comedy. He also charges a fee based on the length and urgency of the script.
He primarily films in Port Harcourt’s lower-class neighborhood as a way of showcasing the environment in which he grew up. This also helps ordinary Nigerians relate to his content.
Mark Angel and Emmanuella
Emanuella Samuel, born on July 22, 2010, is a YouTube child comedian on Mark Angel. She is from Imo State in eastern Nigeria. She was born in Port Harcourt in Rivers State
There have been some disagreements about Mark’s relationship with Emmanuella. Some sources claimed they were cousins, while other prominent Nigerian publications claimed Mark was her uncle. They were not related in the first place, according to a later publication on ‘legit.ng.’
Emanuella began filming in school as part of a class video project, and Mark discovered her talent while she was on a family vacation. Mark was looking for some child actors and came across her. She demonstrated her talent in an 18-hour video shoot. However, Mark had staged the stunt in order to test the little actor’s endurance. Mark then persuaded Emmanuella’s parents to let her join his channel.
In an interview with punch, Mark Angel said
“No, she is not. She is my niece. She has lived with my family ever since she was born even though her parents are alive. We are a large family and we lived together in the past.
Mark Angel said Emmanuella was always talented and showed a hint of comical character before she started acting
“When she was born, we realized she was capable of being influenced positively. She did everything she was told to do even though she was really young. Also, we realized that she was talented. We simply groomed her and introduced her to showbiz.”
Mark Angel and Aunty Success
Success Madubike, also known as Aunty Success, is a rising Nigerian child comedian who was discovered by Mark Angel Comedy skit, a short comedy video published every Friday by Mark Angel and his production team. She was born on July 19, 2013 in Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria’s southernmost state. She is currently six years old and about to turn seven.
Mark Angel is Aunty Success’s cousin brother. She is very talented and knows how to play her role very well. She rose to prominence after appearing in several episodes of the Mark Angel Comedy skit, and she is known for her hilarious performance and display. She joined the Mark Angel Comedy team in late 2017 and was hired because of her intelligence.
Mark Angel is yet to make it to Forbes Despite his successes, Forbes is a trusted outlet to verify the net worth of celebrities. With this, it’s very difficult to say how much the comedian is really worth. What we are left with are mostly speculations and wild guesses.
According to Googlenaija, they claim that Mark Angel is worth $1 million. But this is unverifiable as another blog, CelebTrending Now, says the YouTube star is worth $112 million in 2020. Autinemedia said $600,000.
No Accurate estimation, we at NaijaBiography, The only thing we can say that is 100% is that Mark Angel is doing well for himself as a comedian.and his net worth is Huge