Memes in Nigeria are now the order of the day. On all social media platforms, Memes can be seen flying about, and in no particular order, we have decided to rank ten major meme characters in Nigeria.
1. Osita Iheme
Osita Iheme, popularly called “Pawpaw,” is unarguably the meme Lord in Nigeria. He was born on the 20th of February, 1982. He is a Nigerian actor whose pictures are mainly used for mischief by Nigerian internet users. Pawpaw hails from Mbaitoli in Imo state. He grew up in Abia. Iheme started film acting in 1998, where he featured in minor roles. Osita has an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology in Enugu state, Nigeria.
2) Chinedu Ikedieze
Chinedu Ikedieze is also known as “Aki.” Alongside Paw Paw, Aki’s memes are also viral and used by Nigerian internet users. He was born on the 12th of December,1977. Aki had his primary and secondary education in Abia state. Ikedieze got a Higher National Diploma in Theatre Arts and a degree in Mass Communication from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu.
The Yoruba Nollywood actor, born on the 31st December 1978, is known for his funny acts and facial expressions are one of the prominent faces in Nigerian memes. He has his face on many memes with different inscriptions that depict his actions. Odunlade is also a filmmaker, singer, producer, director, and CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Productions. (OAFP). Odunlade is a native of Ekiti and was born and bred in Abeokuta, Ogun state. He got his diploma certificate from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos.
4) Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Ejekwu
The Port-Harcourt comedian known as Mr. Funny or Oga Sabinus has his skits as the primary source of memes. He is a social media influencer born on the 30th of January, 1995. Mr. Funny is a Linguistics and Communication Studies graduate from the University of Port-Harcourt. Emmanuel received The Creative Social Media category award in 2021 from DENSA.
5) Debo Adebayo
The Nigerian actor and skit maker known as Mr. Macaroni is known for his Instagram skits where he plays the role of a sugar daddy with his popular phrases “ooin” and “you are doing well,” mainly used for memes. He was born on the 3rd of May, 1993. He graduated from Redeemer’s University in 2018, where he studied Theatre Arts and Film Studies.
6) Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele, a.k.a Jenifa, is a Nigerian actress and producer known for her “Jenifa English.” Her variant English and funny expressions have contributed to a significant part of Nigeria’s memes. She was born on the 24th of August 1977. At the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, she got her Ordinary National Diploma, but furthered her studies and bagged a Law degree at the University of Lagos.
7) Patience Ozukwor
The veteran actress is known for her unique roles and facial expressions, which have been helpful for meme creators. Mama “G” was born on the 14th of September, 1958. She is an actress, a fashion designer, and a singer. She was born in Enugu state. She studied fine and applied arts at the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu.
8) John Okafor
“Mr. Ibu” is one of the funniest Nollywood actors in Nigeria. His actions in movies are known to crack ribs. His funny behavior eventually led to his pictures being used as memes. He was born in Enugu state on the 17th of October, 1961. After finishing his secondary school education, Okafor furthered his studies at the College of Education in Yola but dropped out due to financial difficulties. Mr. Ibu eventually completed his studies at the Institute of Management and Technology.
9) Nkem Owoh
Nkem Owoh, famous as “Osuofia,” is a Nigerian actor and a comedian. The Enugu-born actor was born on 7th February 1958. He studied Engineering at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He started acting while he was schooling in Abeokuta.
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10) Evans Tedunjaiye
“The angry kid” is associated with Evans and his popular meme. The particular meme has been in circulation and has been given different meanings. The particular picture of Evans that went viral and is being used for memes was the picture he took when he was six years old. According to Evans, the photo was taken on the 23rd of July on the prize-giving day in his primary school. Tedunjaiye said, “I had seen my crush earlier with someone else before I got called to collect my gift.” So, he had a stern expression because he saw his crush with someone else.
These Meme personalities were picked randomly and ranked in no particular order. No hard feelings. (no con knack me omorogun o)
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