Who is Lasisi Elenu?
Lasisi Elenu is a popular Nigerian comedian, actor, emcee and social media personality.
Lasisi is known for using the popular Snapchat ‘Big Mouth Filter’ in his online skits, often portraying a bad-tempered man on the edge of frustration. Back then, he would normally start his videos with “something just happened right now” before he would go on to unload his frustration.
Lasisi Elenu’s real name is Nosa Afolabi and he hails from Offa town in Kwara State.
Full data profile of comedian Lasisi Elenu
|Full name||Nosa Afolabi|
|Stage name||Lasisi Elenu|
|Age||30 years old|
|Date of Birth||April 20, 1991|
|Parents||Mr Lasisi Afolabi (father)|
|State of origin||Kwara State|
|Career||Comedian, actor, emcee, social media influencer|
Lasisi Elenu’s childhood and education
Lasisi Elenu was born on the 20th of April, 1991, in Offa town of Kwara South LGA, Kwara State. His father’s name is Mr Lasisi Afolabi and the comedian has revealed that he decided to use his father’s first name for his comedy character because people always found it funny.
Lasisi Elenu is a graduate of Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education from the University of Ilorin.
In some reports, Lasisi Elenu is said to have studied Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Ilorin, however, when the comedian was asked what he studied in school during an interview with Wazobia FM, he mentioned “Health Education”.
Lasisi Elenu’s career
Lasisi Elenu revealed in an interview that he had intended to pursue a career in music and had adopted the stage name “Nature” for his music career before he unexpectedly found fame in comedy.
Lasisi said his breakout video or the video that earned him his first true major recognition was the video where he was complaining about “portholes” in Nigeria. His video about Nigerian “Yahoo boys” would later also go viral.
Lasisi Elenu comedy characters
Lasisi Elenu has portrayed different characters in his skits, ranging from a quack lawyer to a disgruntled “Yahoo Boy” and a hilarious Nigerian couple.
Some of the characters Lasisi Elenu often portray in his skits include:
- Barrister Atomic Bomb
- Brother Segun
- Mama and Papa Lasisi
- Mama and Papa Godspower
- Sinzu Money (Yahoo Boy) also known as Jacuzzi or Spending.
Lasisi Elenu movies
Some of the movies comedian Lasisi Elenu has appeared in include:
- The Ghost and the Tout (2018)
- The Razz Guy (2020)
- Made in Heaven
Lasisi Elenu’s marriage and wife
As of the time of writing this report, Nigerian comedian Lasisi Elenu is not married and does not have a wife. Lasisi Elenu has also not disclosed any woman as his girlfriend, and he also does not have a baby mama.
Lasisi Elenu’s children
As of the time of writing this report, there is no information about Lasisi Elenu having any biological children of his own. The comedian is not married and has not fathered any children, as of 2021.
Controversy with Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
Lasisi Elenu had a mild controversy on social media in July 2020 when a supposed member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) named Habeeb Lawal subtly called him out over his jokes about Nigerian lawyers.
However, the call-out was not taken seriously and many social media users spoke against the lawyer’s tweets. The NBA also never officially reacted to the issue.
Lasisi Elenu awards and nominations
- The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy – 2018 (Nominated)
Lasisi Elenu’s net worth
Lasisi Elenu has an estimated net worth of about N300 million naira, as of October 2021.
Lasisi Elenu on social media
Lasisi Elenu’s Instagram handle is @lasisielenu. His Twitter handle is @lasisielenu.