If you are a Nigerian, you can’t mention social media influencers and by-pass Lasisi Elenu, especially if you know and use Instagram frequently. Lasisi Elenu is a veteran online comedian who knows how to bring the best of laughter from his fans and followers. He has earned himself the trademark; “Hello everyone, Lasisi is here and something just happened right now”. Creative and versatile, Lasisi Elenu has a unique way of delivering his comedy skits; he is known for his wide mouth and comic voice, which in itself brings the laughs before he begins his hilarious jokes. Interestingly, Lasisi’s jokes are not just about matters without meaning, he creatively uses his jokes to address issues regarding the law to cybercrime, the economy, insecurity, and philosophy.

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Lasisi Elenu
Lasisi Elenu – Nosa Afolabi
Real nameNosa Afolabi
Date of birth20 April 1991 
Country of OriginFederal Republic of Nigeria
Source of WealthBusinesses, Promotions, and Endorsement.
Net worth$100,000

If you are curious about this comedian; Lasisi Elenu who never ceases to crack your ribs with laughter from his jokes; here is all you need to know about him:

Why The Name ‘Lasisi Elenu’?

Lasisi Elenu is his stage name for his comedies, his real name according to popular opinion is Nosa Afolabi. However, Lasisi in one of his tweets and skits has introduced his real name as Olanrenwaju Uthman Akanbi Joshua Peters.

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He derived his stage name Lasisi, from his father’s name which he and his siblings considered funny; and ‘Elenu’ from the wide-mouth filter which is his uniqueness in giving his skits.

Biography of Lasisi Elenu

Nosa Afolabi
Nosa Afolabi

Lasisi Elenu’s was born on 20th April 1989 in Kano State, although his state of origin is in Offa, Kwara State. Not much is known about his childhood, his primary or secondary school education as he has not yet revealed it publicly. However, Lasisi Elenu attended the University of Ilorin, where he graduated with a degree in Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering.

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Lasisi Elenu Career

Lasisi Elenu Career
Lasisi Elenu Career

Though a graduate of an Agricultural field, Lasisi Elenu didn’t pursue a career in his educational line; he chose to chart a course for himself in the entertainment industry.

He didn’t start out as an online comedian. He once had a career in music under the brand name ‘Nature’, Lasisi even released a single titled “What is the Matter”. However, it appeared he wasn’t making headway in the music industry, hence he started making skits.

Lasisi Elenu didn’t start out with a huge fan base, in fact, it was his friends and neighbours who saw him perform that encouraged him to take it further. In 2017, he opened an Instagram page under the stage name ‘Lasisi Elenu’; his breakthrough video was the pothole rant video where he comically complained about how rich people react to potholes while driving. This single skit boosted his Instagram followers from 200 to 10,000 within a couple of days. Ever since his number of followers has skyrocketed. On his social media pages;

  • Lasisi Elenu Twitter   @lasisielenu   1.2M followers
  • Lasisi Elenu Instagram  @lasisielenu  3.7M followers
  • Lasisi Elenu Facebook @lasisielenu 1.1M followers

This massive fan base has made Lasisi Elenu one of the most sought after social media influencers. He has done brand advertisements for top companies like Access Bank Plc, Western Lotto, Ciro Entertainment, Squeeze Records, Frost Water, Chronicles of Hush Baby, AmalaArena, #HAAROSA 4.0, and other companies.

Lasisi Elenu keeps rising in his career. He has been invited to various high-profile events, that according to him, he wouldn’t have been able to attend. He was also the moderator at “The Business Mixer – The Business of Blogging”, a business summit held by ConnectNigeria and supported by the British Council. In March 2018, he was featured on MTV Base.

Lasisi Elenu has also featured with other top celebrities and online comedians, the likes of Taaooma, Marajis Josh2funny etc

Relationship Status

The veteran comedian, Lasisi Elenu, seems to have kept his personal life from the public. Currently, there is no record of him having a girlfriend or wife.

Social Impact

Lasisi Elenu’s influence has made him become a major voice against rape and sexual abuse at the HeartMinders Action Against Rape and other Sexual Abuse which took place on the 24th of February 2018 in Onikan, Lagos.

He was also involved in the EndSars protest.

Awards And Nominations

Lasisi Elenu hasn’t gone unnoticed amongst award-giving bodies. In 2018 he was nominated for three awards;

AWARD CEREMONY                                                    AWARD PRICE
City People Music Award                                                Comedy Act of The Year
The Future Awards Africa Nigeria                            Prize for Comedy
Nigerian Entertainment Award    Best Online Comedy Act

Love For Music

Lasisi Elenu also has a like for music. Though his mainstay career now is Comedy, he is also a songwriter and a good rapper. His favourite musician is American rapper William Leonard Roberts II, professionally known by his stage name Rick Ross.


lasisi elenu and kate henshaw
lasisi elenu and kate henshaw

Lasisi Elenu also has footprints in the Nollywood movie industry. He featured in a 2018 movie titled “Made in Heaven” and in another 2019 movie titled “The Ghost and the Tout”. He also played a role in a comedy movie titled “The Razz Guy”. We might possibly see more of him in the movie industry.

Lasisi Elenu Net Worth

Lasisi Elenu has made much of his wealth from comedy, brand endorsements, and live-show performances. He is also a content creator, on-air personality, and social media influencer. He has a net worth of about $100,000.

Lasisi Elenu House

Lasisi Elenu House
Lasisi Elenu House

As of the time of this writing, no record is publicly known as Lasisi’s house. However, it is believed that he lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Lasisi Elenu Car

Lasisi Elenu Car
Lasisi Elenu Car

During the EndSars protest, Lasisi took to his Instagram page to caution Nigerians to be vigilant as the two side-view mirrors of his car were stolen during the protest. However, no record is available about the kind of car he owns.

Lasisi Elenu remains one of the fastest-rising comedians in Nigeria. We are sure there are greater feats he is set to achieve.

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