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

 Emanuella Samuel
 Emanuella in 2017
Personal information
BornEmanuella Samuel
(2010-07-22) 22 July 2010 (age 12)
Education Brighton Gate Academy School, Port Harcourt
YouTube information
Also known as Emanuella
Years active2015-present
Subscribers8.55 million[1]
(October 2022)
Total views2.046 billion[1]
(October 2022)
Associated actsMark Angel
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers


Emmanuella made her foray into comedy at the age of five. 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, Emmanuella 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. And she was featured in Australian movie titled: Survive or Die [2] She became well known after the comedy skit "My Real Face", in which she was making jokes about a headmistress to a student without knowing the student was the daughter of the headmistress.[3] This short skit was featured on CNN's Facebook page.[4] On 2 April 2020, during the COVID-19 lockdowns, Emmanuella, Success, and Regina Daniels were featured in a skit by Ofego titled "Lockdown" on his YouTube channel using archive footage.[5]

She had her first try in music on a song titled Yes O; a song in which Makayla Malaka features both she and saxophonist Temilayo Abodunrin.[6][7]

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.[8][9] She made the announcement of her role in the Disney film on her Instagram handle.[10] 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).[11][12] She was hosted by CNN in November 2016. In 2015, she won the G-Influence Niger Delta Special Talent Award.[13] In 2018, she was nominated alongside Davido, for Nickelodeon's 2018 Kid's Choice Awards, under the category of Favorite African Stars, and in 2021, she won the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite African Social Star [14][15]

Personal lifeEdit

Emanuella is from Imo State in eastern Nigeria. She was born in Port Harcourt in Rivers State.[2] There is confusion on her relationship to 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.[16] Pulse Nigeria also stated that Angel is an uncle to Emmanuella.[17] On the other hand, George Ibenegbu of Legit.ng stated that both are cousins.[18] Rachael Odusanya in a later publication on legit.ng stated that they are not related.[2]


  1. ^ a b "About MarkAngelComedy". YouTube.
  2. ^ a b c Odusanya, Rachael (21 September 2018). "Emanuella the talented child comedian". Legit Nigeria. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "CNN Features 6-Year-Old Emmanuella, Crowns Her 'Africa's Most Popular Youngest Comedienne On The Internet' » Naijaloaded". December 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "LOCKDOWN (Ofego Comedy) (Episode 7) Emmanuella | Aunty Success | Regina Daniels" – via www.youtube.com.
  6. ^ "Makayla Malaka Features Emmanuella And Child Saxophonist, Temilayo Abodunrin On New Single, 'Yes O'". Nigerian Tribune. 10 December 2021.
  7. ^ Olajide, Samuel; Sanusi, Abiodun; Enenaite, Blessing (10 December 2021). "Makayla Malaka Features Emmanuella And Child Saxophonist, Temilayo Abodunrin On New Single, 'Yes O'". The Punch.
  8. ^ Sanya, Ronke (18 February 2018). "Your Story Is An Inspiration, Saraki Tells Child Comedienne Emanuella". Channels TV. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  9. ^ Iroanusi, Queenesther (18 February 2018). "Saraki invites seven-year old comedienne, Emanuella, to Senate". Premium Times. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  10. ^ Metro Plus (18 February 2018). "Child comedienne, Emanuella, to feature in Hollywood Disney movie". Punch. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Emanuella's Channel Is The First African Comedy Channel To Hit 1 Million Subscribers On YouTube". SilverbirdTV. 2 June 2017. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  12. ^ Mumbere, Daniel (20 February 2018). "Nigeria's child comedian Emanuella to feature in a Disney project". Africa News. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  13. ^ Ibenegbu, George (22 December 2017). "Nigeria loves this kid ☛ Comedian Emanuaella Samuel". Legit.ng. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  14. ^ Nwajagu, Tochukwu (24 March 2018). "Emmanuella nominated for Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards 2018". I Get Talk.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ Nwajagu, Tochukwu (18 March 2021). "I Get Talk".{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ Eze, Chidinma (5 June 2017). "10+ Unbelievable Facts about Mark Angel Comedy". Buzz Nigeria. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  17. ^ Pulse Gist (30 January 2018). "Why Nigerians think this comedy duo is very funny". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  18. ^ Ibenegbu, George (22 December 2017). "Nigeria loves this kid ☛ Comedian Emanuella Samuel". Legit.ng. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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