What does it take to be called an influential MC in the Southeast? Any MC that is able to hold down a crowd, make guests laugh really hard, stay entertaining and engaging has won the hearts of many.
As simple as this sounds, it is one of the hardest jobs. To be that influential MC whose name is mentioned and the crowd is excited is not a child’s play, it is a raw talent.
The five influential MCs mentioned below have mastered this act and have excelled at it. This list is not a conclusive one as there are massively influential MCs and there is no way one list can cover it all. But these guys will make many people’s lists.
Ogbuefi I Go Tuk
Popularly known as Ogbuefi main market Onitsha, started his career in Onitsha main market. He became viral for his constant skits about Onitsha Main Market. He graduated outside of social media to become a stage MC which he excelled at.
Ogbuefi is popular for his relatability. His jokes are easy to relate to as they are everyday happenings. He also has a voice that speaks volume, his laugh, his stage charisma keeps the audience glued to his performance.
If you hire Ogbuefi I Go Tuk, you are sure to have a fun and lively show. He is also an actor, a vlogger, a skit maker, and an MC.
His full name is Johnmary Chukwumesiri. He is From Alor in Idemili South Local Government of Anambra State. He uses Igbo language in most of his comedy shows and that’s what brought him to the limelight. He is a Comedian, Actor, MC, fashion designer, businessman and Brand ambassador of BILLIONAIRES STARS GROUP
Nani Boi whose real name is Nnaemeka Charles Eze was born on the 23rd of March 1983. He is one of the most popular and successful OAPs in the southeast. He is a part-time Radio Presenter at Dream 92.5fm Enugu. Nani boi is also a god on stage. He is not a full-time Igbo MC, his English is more fluent than his Igbo although he combines both brilliantly.
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He is also a screenwriter and author of children’s books. Nani boi was born in Nsukka, Enugu State, but a native of Orba in Udenu Local Government area, Enugu State, Nigeria. He studied Geology at the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
He is married to Actress Uloma Eze. He is also a Musician, featuring artists like Mr. Raw, Kcee (musician), Dekumzy.
Opone is one of the influential Mcs with a peculiar gift – knowledge. Comedians and MCs are regarded as people who simply crack jokes, but MC opone has defied that logic. Opone knows almost all the businessmen in Nnewi by name, title, village, children, marital status, sometimes even side chics.
Once Opone is on the mic, he will give all the guests an ovation like a family member. Only Opone will tell a guest congratulations in advance on his daughter’s wedding, information the public doesn’t know yet and you will wonder how he got wind of the info.
He has a voice that keeps the crowd glued to him. He is intelligent, smart and welcoming. Opone is an Nnewi born entrepreneur.
Lord Zeus is known for his Instagram skits that are usually in Igbo language, short, concise and interesting most times very very hilarious. He went viral with his skit “Kedu ebu umu aka si enweta ego ha ji ego motor”
Lord Zeus is popular among Igbos all over the world. He is also a stand-up MC whose invite to an occasion can triple the attendance figure. When on stage, he allows himself to enjoy the occasion and the jokes too.
Lord Zues is an influential MC.
Mc Tboy of Hotfm99.5 Owerri has a spot on this list. He is a resourceful MC who affects lives and souls with a natural talent for humour. He is popular in Owerri for anything entertainment – weddings, burials, events where humour is required. This has earned him ambassadorial deals with Slot Nigeria Limited, Owerri, and Bolt, Owerri as Brand Ambassador.
He is a graduate of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture where he studied Computer Science between 2008 and 2012.
He is a compere, a DJ, a newscaster in Pidgin English, and Advert and marketing executive, and a radio presenter.
The dynamic thing about T-Boy is he hosts corporate and local events with the same flair and relish. He is an audience’s delight.
His secret is his ability to switch between English, Pidgin, Igbo and how he throws his whole into a job. He once showed up at an event on Headgear Gele.
He hosted the just concluded “Jollof Jokes with MC Tboy” that shook Owerri.
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