Lasisi Elenu

Nosa Afolabi, better known as Lasisi Elenu, is a Nigerian comedian, actor, compere[1][2] from Offa, Kwara in Nigeria. One of Africa's most popular influencers, he is known for his skits with a 'wide mouth' disguise filter[3] during performances and on social media. Elenu was recently featured in Netflix thriller, The Ghost and the Tout.[4][5]

Lasisi Elenu
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Born
Nosa Afolabi
NationalityNigerian
CitizenshipNigerian
Alma materUniversity of Ilorin
Occupation(s)Comedian and actor

In 2018, he was nominated for The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy.[6][7][8][9] In March 2020, he was named one of Nigeria's Top 25 Under-30 Nigerian Superstars.[10] and he was one of the winners of the second edition of Trendupp Awards[11][12][13]

CareerEdit

The comedian is one of the continent's most popular social media influencers with 75,000 followers on TikTok[14] and over 3.4 million followers on Instagram.[15][16]

His skits focus on varying themes from law to cybercrime, the economy, insecurity[17][18] and philosophy, started out as a musician[19] before diverting to the business of comedy. He performed at the Mama Tobi Homecoming concert.[20]

His most recent project, Mama & Papa Gods power, is a series of 16-minute episodes focusing on a low-income household in Nigeria.[21][22][23]

Personal lifeEdit

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]

FilmographyEdit

ControversyEdit

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[32][33][34] and threatened to sue him.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lasisi Elenu (Nosa Afolabi)'s schedule for Social Media Week Lagos". socialmediaweeklagos2018.sched.com. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Lasisi Elenu: I am excited for keeping people entertained | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News — Saturday Magazine — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News". guardian.ng. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Female fans usually ask me for sex –Musa Afolabi, comedian". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  4. ^ "The Ghost and the Tout | Netflix". www.netflix.com. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  5. ^ Online, Tribune (15 April 2018). "Toyin, Lasisi Elenu, Chiwetalu Agu, star in 'The Ghost and the Tout'". Tribune Online. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  6. ^ "The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy". The Future Awards Africa. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  7. ^ "The Future Awards Africa 2018 Nominees List". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  8. ^ Online, The Eagle (3 December 2018). "Burna Boy, Adesua Etomi, Maraji others make 2018 The Future Awards nominee list -". The Eagle Online. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  9. ^ Report, Agency (3 December 2018). "Burna Boy, Adesua Etomi, Maraji others make 2018 Future Awards list". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  10. ^ "See Who Made Top 25 Under-30 Nigerian Superstars". P.M. News. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  11. ^ Online, Tribune (14 June 2022). "Mr Macaroni, Lasisi Elenu, Miss Techy, Aproko doctor, others emerge winners at Trendupp awards 2022". Tribune Online. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  12. ^ "Macaroni, Lasisi Elenu, Miss Techy, Others Emerge Winners at Trendupp Awards 2022 – THISDAYLIVE". www.thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  13. ^ "Trendupp Awards 2022: Lasisi Elenu, Kiekie, Aproko Doctor others emerge winners - The Trumpet Nigeria - Latest Nigeria News, Business News Nigeria". 24 June 2022. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  14. ^ Okike, Samuel (8 August 2019). "African meme accounts are becoming big on Instagram, but this comes at a price". Techpoint Africa. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Lasisi Elenu (@lasisielenu) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 12 November 2020.[self-published]
  16. ^ "10 Nigerian comedians who became popular on Instagram - P.M. News". Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  17. ^ Isaac, Michael (15 April 2020). "'This Country Isn't Safe, I Don't Feel Safe' – Lasisi Elenu (Video)". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  18. ^ "Fans react as Lasisi Elenu mimics yahoo boys - P.M. News". Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  19. ^ BellaNaija.com (13 January 2018). "Lasisi Elenu shares his Journey to Fame in New Interview | WATCH". BellaNaija. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  20. ^ Online, The Eagle (11 December 2017). "Olamide, Phyno, Maraji, Lasisi Elenu set for Mama Tobi homecoming concert -". The Eagle Online. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  21. ^ "Lasisi Elenu launches new web series "Mama and Papa Godspower"". P.M. News. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  22. ^ Tv, Bn (8 September 2020). "Lasisi Elenu is Out with a New Comedy Series "Mama and Papa Godspower" | Watch Episode 1". BellaNaija. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  23. ^ "Lasisi Elenu, out with episode 7 of 'Mama and Papa Godspower' - P.M. News". Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  24. ^ "Lasisi Elenu, wife welcome baby girl". TheCable Lifestyle. 23 October 2022. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  25. ^ olufemiajasa (22 July 2022). "Moment comedian, Lasisi Elenu proposes to his lover (Video)". Vanguard News. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  26. ^ efosataiwo@vanguardngr.com (23 October 2022). "Lasisi Elenu welcomes first child with fiancee". Vanguard News. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  27. ^ Ethel, Chidubem (23 July 2022). "Popular skit maker, Lasisi Elenu, is engaged". Daily Trust. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  28. ^ "The Ghost and the Tout", Wikipedia, 12 November 2020, retrieved 12 November 2020
  29. ^ "'Sylvia' producers star Lasisi Elenu in upcoming comedy, 'The Razz Guy'". Pulse Nigeria. 18 May 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  30. ^ Newswatch.ng (18 May 2020). "Lasisi Elenu Star in New Comedy Movie "The Razz Guy"". Newswatch Nigeria. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  31. ^ "Lasisi, Nadia, Darlington, others mull youth presidency in African Messiah". Punch Newspapers. 28 November 2021. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  32. ^ "NBA cautions comedian Lasisi Elenu over misrepresentation of lawyers". Vanguard News. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  33. ^ Odutuyo, Adeyinka (30 June 2020). "NBA gives Lasisi Elenu subtle warning over his jokes about lawyers". Legit.ng – Nigeria news. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  34. ^ Adigwe, Emmanuel; THEWILL (29 June 2020). "Don't Ridicule Our Profession, Bar Association Urges Lasisi Elenu". Retrieved 4 December 2022.