Nosa Afolabi (born 20 April 1989) better known as Lasisi Elenu, is a Nigerian comedian, actor, compere from Offa, Kwara in Nigeria. One of Africa’s most popular influencers, he is known for his skits with a ‘wide mouth’ disguise filter during performances and on social media. Elenu was recently featured in Netflix thriller, The Ghost and the Tout.
In 2018, he was nominated for The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy. In March 2020, he was named one of Nigeria’s Top 25 Under-30 Nigerian Superstars. and he was one of the winners of the second edition of the Trendupp Awards.
Early life and Career
Although he hails from Offa, Kwara State, Lasisi Elenu was born in Kano State on 20 April 1989.
The comedian is one of the continent’s most popular social media influencers with 75,000 followers on TikTok and over 3.4 million followers on Instagram.
His skits focus on varying themes from law to cybercrime, the economy, insecurity and philosophy, started out as a musician before diverting to the business of comedy. He performed at the Mama Tobi Homecoming concert.
His most recent project, Mama & Papa Gods power, is a series of 16-minute episodes focusing on a low-income household in Nigeria.
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 and threatened to sue him.
Parents and family
Lasisi Elenu parents are Mr and Mrs Afolabi.
Lasisi Elenu, has described the death of his mother, Grace, as the saddest day of his life.
He comes from from a Yoruba family together with his siblings.
Wife and children
Lasisi Elenu is currently married to his beautiful wife, Nonso Adika.
In 2022, Lasisi Elenu proposed to his girlfriend Nonso Adika and the couple welcomed a baby girl October of the same year.
Elenu and his partner has a daughter whose name is Rain Olanma Oluwanifemi Afolabi.
Lasisi Elenu has an estimated net worth of around $700, 000 – $1 million.
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