Emmanuella Samuel (born July 22, 2010), mononymously known as Emmanuella, is a YouTube child comedian on Mark Angel's YouTube channel. Emmanuella's first appearance was on episode 34, titled "Who Mess?"

 Emmanuella Samuel
 Emmanuella in 2017
Personal information
BornEmmanuella Samuel
(2010-07-22) 22 July 2010 (age 10)
Education Brighton Gate Academy School, Port Harcourt
YouTube information
Also known as Emmanuella
Years active2015-present
Associated actsMark Angel


Emanuella entered into comedy when she was five years old. She was on a family holiday and met with Angel. He needed some children for his comedy shoot, and called a few children he knew for the audition, but they couldn't memorize their lines and he then turned to Emmanuella. Despite the eighteen hour long video shoot, a stunt he pulled to test the endurance of the kids, Emanuella did well. After her selection, Angel had to convince her parents to let her become a part of the Mark Angel Comedy team and got their approval.[1] She became well known after the comedy skit "This is Not My Real Face Oh", in which she was making jokes about a headmistress to her fellow students without knowing the student was the child of the headmistress.[2] This short skit was featured on CNN's Facebook page.[3] On 2 April, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, Emmanuella, Success, and Regina Daniels were featured in a skit by Ofego titled "Lockdown" on his YouTube channel using archive footage.[4]

Awards and RecognitionsEdit

In 2018, Emanuella was invited to the National Assembly by Senate President Bukola Saraki on account of her landing a role in a Disney film.[5][6] She made the announcement of her role in the Disney film on her Instagram handle.[7] In 2016, Emanuella won the award for Top Subscribed Creator from YouTube at the inaugural edition of the Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards. She also won the Best New Comedienne & Princess of Comedy awards at the Afro-Australia Music & Movie Awards (AAMMA).[8][9] She was hosted by CNN in November 2016. In 2015, she won the G-Influence Niger Delta Special Talent Award.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Emanuella is from Imo State in eastern Nigeria. She was born in Port Harcourt in Rivers State.[11] There have been controversies on her relationship with Mark Angel, as it has been said in different circles that she is his niece and some say they are cousins. Eze Chidinma of Buzz Nigeria in an article stated that Emmanuella is niece to Angel.[12] Pulse Nigeria also stated that Angel is an uncle to Emmanuella.[13] On the other hand, George Ibenegbu of Legit.ng stated that both are cousins.[14] Rachael Odusanya in a later publication on legit.ng stated that they are not related.[15]


  1. ^ Odusanya, Rachael (21 September 2018). "Emanuella the talented child comedian". Legit Nigeria. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ Olayinka (23 December 2017). "Things you dont know about Comedian kid Emmanuella Samuel – Her real age, net worth, how she started Comedy and much more". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.naijaloaded.com.ng/news/cnn-features-6-year-old-emmanuella-crowns-africas-popular-youngest-comedienne-internet
  4. ^ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S46iwCmoGv0
  5. ^ Sanya, Ronke (18 February 2018). "Your Story Is An Inspiration, Saraki Tells Child Comedienne Emanuella". Channels TV. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. ^ Iroanusi, Queenesther (18 February 2018). "Saraki invites seven-year old comedienne, Emanuella, to Senate". Premium Times. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  7. ^ Metro Plus (18 February 2018). "Child comedienne, Emanuella, to feature in Hollywood Disney movie". Punch. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Emanuella's Channel Is The First African Comedy Channel To Hit 1 Million Subscribers On YouTube". SilverbirdTV. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  9. ^ Mumbere, Daniel (20 February 2018). "Nigeria's child comedian Emanuella to feature in a Disney project". Africa News. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  10. ^ Ibenegbu, George (22 December 2017). "Nigeria loves this kid ☛ Comedian Emanuaella Samuel". Legit.ng. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  11. ^ Odusanya, Rachael (21 September 2018). "Emanuella the talented child comedian". Legit Nigeria. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  12. ^ Eze, Chidinma (5 June 2017). "10+ Unbelievable Facts about Mark Angel Comedy". Buzz Nigeria. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  13. ^ Pulse Gist (30 January 2018). "Why Nigerians think this comedy duo is very funny". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  14. ^ Ibenegbu, George (22 December 2017). "Nigeria loves this kid ☛ Comedian Emanuella Samuel". Legit.ng. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  15. ^ Odusanya, Rachael (21 September 2018). "Emanuella the talented child comedian". Legit Nigeria. Retrieved 17 April 2019.