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Lasisi Elenu Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian Skit Maker

Lasisi Elenu is a renowned Nigerian comedian, Instagram skit maker entrepreneur, entertainer, television personality, and social media influencer.

Early Life

Nosa Afolabi, better known as Lasisi Elenu, is a Nigerian comedian, actor, and compere from Offa, Kwara state was born 20 April 1991.

Lasisi Elenu began and finished his primary and secondary schooling in Lagos. Elenu attended various schools at various times due to the nature of his father’s job. Nonetheless, he completed his secondary education at Saint Joseph Primary and Secondary School in Lagos, where he earned his and Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE).

After that, he attended the prestigious University of Ilorin (Unilorin) for his tertiary education. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc) in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering upon graduation. It’s unusual for a trained engineer to perform well in comedy, isn’t it? Lasisi is a very rare breed.

 

Career

He is known for his skits with a ‘wide mouth’ disguise filter during performances and on social media, and he is one of Africa’s most popular influencers. Elenu recently appeared in the Netflix thriller The Ghost and the Tout.

He was nominated for The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy in 2018.

He was named one of Nigeria’s Top 25 Under-30 Nigerian Superstars in March 2020.

He was also one of the Trendupp Awards’ second-year winners.

His skits cover a wide range of topics, including law, cybercrime, the economy, insecurity, and philosophy. He began his career as a musician before venturing into the world of comedy. He appeared at Mama Tobi’s Homecoming concert.

His most recent project, Mama & Papa Gods Power, is a series of 16-minute episodes about a low-income Nigerian family.

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Personal life

In 2022, Lasisi Elenu proposed to his girlfriend Nonso Adika and the couple welcome a baby girl October of the same year.[24][25][26][27]

Movies

  • The Ghost and the Tout (2018)
  • Made in Heaven
  • Sylva
  • The Razz Guy
  • African Messiah[31]

Awards

Lasisi Elenu has received numerous local and international accolades in recognition of his abilities. He has also received numerous awards and nominations. He received numerous nominations in 2018.

  • He was nominated as the comedy act of the year in the City People Music Award.
  • He also got nominated for the Prize for Comedy in The Future Awards Africa, Nigeria, and the Best Online Comedy Act in the Nigerian Entertainment Award.
  • In 2020, he was listed as one of Nigeria’s Top 25 Under-30 Superstars.

Controversy

Controversy struck in July 2020 when Elenu was warned by members of the Nigerian Bar Association, who claimed his jokes were misrepresenting the legal profession and threatened to sue him.

 

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