Lasisi Elenu Basic Information
|Actor, Comedian, Brand Influencer, and Masters Of Ceremony/Compere
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|20 April 1989 (34 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|University of Ilorin
Lasisi Elenu Biography
Although he hails from Offa, Kwara State, Lasisi Elenu was born in Kano State on April 20, 1989. Since he hasn’t made his early years or elementary or secondary education public, what is known is that Lasisi Elenu went to the University of Ilorin and earned a degree in agriculture and biosystems engineering there. After a failed singing career, he tried comedy and found success.
Lasisi Elenu makes every effort to keep his family from the media. Nevertheless, it is known that Mr Lasisi Afolabi, who worked for the Nigerian Airforce and was frequently deployed from one location to another, brought his family from Kano to Lagos, where they are believed to have settled. Madam Grace Osaivbie Afolabi, often Mama Itohan, was Lasisi’s mother. But, unfortunately, she has passed away.
Lasisi Elenu is one of the three boys in the family and has three siblings. He also has a sister. Lasisi Elenu has withheld their information from the media, as is to be expected, and as such, no concrete information can be given about them.
He has a daughter with his fiancee, Nonso Adika.
In 2022, Lasisi Elenu popped the question to Nonso Adika, and in October of that same year, the two became parents to a girl. She is also an actress and played Buchi in the African Magic series Tinsel. Nonso was born in Kaduna state to a family of six. She was a young girl when her mother passed away; her full name is Nonso Adika Kalango. In the web comedy series “Mama and Papa Godspower,” she also plays Ecquitus, the wife of Lasisi Elenu.
Lasisi Elenu, who earned a degree in agriculture, decided to seek a career in the entertainment sector rather than continue in his field. However, his career as an online comic began after some time. Under the moniker “Nature,” he once had somewhat of a musical career; Lasisi even put out a song titled “What’s the Matter?” However, the music business was not where he was progressing. His skits, as a result, started to emerge.
Lasisi Elenu had a smaller fan base at first. Instead, those who witnessed him act and his friends and neighbours urged him to keep going. So, in 2017, he created a profile on Instagram using the alias “Lasisi Elenu.” His most popular video was a pothole rage in which he mockingly bemoaned how wealthy people drive around in potholes. His Instagram following increased from 200 to 10,000 in just a few days due to this single skit.
Since then, the number of his supporters has dramatically increased. With the handle @lasisielenu, Lasisi Elenu has more than 1.2 million followers on Twitter, 3.7 million on Instagram, and 1.1 million on Facebook. On TikTok, he has over 75,000 fans.
Lasisi Elenu is one of the most sought-after social media influencers, thanks to his following enormous audience. Access Bank Plc, Western Lotto, Ciro Entertainment, Squeeze Records, Frost Water, Chronicles of Hush Baby, AmalaArena, #HAAROSA 4.0, and other prestigious companies are just a few of the brands he has worked on for brand ads.
Lasisi Elenu’s career keeps advancing. He once claimed he wouldn’t have been able to attend some of the notable occasions he has been privileged to be in attendance if not for his craft. He also served as the moderator at “The Business Mixer – The Business of Blogging,” a business summit sponsored by the British Council and organized by ConnectNigeria. He appeared on MTV Base in March 2018.
He was a nominee for The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy in 2018. In addition, he was recognized as one of Nigeria’s Top 25 Under-30 Nigerian Superstars and one of the recipients of the second Trendupp Awards in March 2020.
In addition to his Lasisi persona, he has recently added other personas to his comedic skits, such as that of a family, a student, and a lawyer. But in July 2020, when Elenu received a warning from members of the Nigerian Bar Association who believed his jokes were misrepresenting the legal profession and threatened to sue him, controversy broke out. Many supported his character’s portrayal, while others said he degraded the professionals.
His satires cover various subjects, including legislation, cybercrime, economics, insecurity, and philosophy. In recent years, he has also dabbled in stand-up comedy, appearing on shows and events like AY Live and even performing at the Mama Tobi Homecoming concert. The 16-minute episodes of his most recent comedy series, Mama & Papa Gods Power, centre on a low-income Nigerian family.
Lasisi Elenu has appeared alongside several well-known actors and internet comedians, including Taaooma and Marajis Josh2funny. Due to his standing, Lasisi Elenu greatly impacted the HeartMinders Action Against Rape and Other Sexual Abuse on February 24 2018 at Onikan, Lagos. He participated actively in the EndSars demonstration and joined a host of celebrities in speaking out against police brutality.
Lasisi Elenu has accumulated significant wealth through comedy, product sponsorships, and live performance jobs. He is also a social media influencer, an on-air personality, and a content developer. His estimated net worth is $500,000.
Lasisi Elenu warned Nigerians to be cautious during the EndSars demonstration on his Instagram page after “his car’s two side-view mirrors” were taken during the event. However, even though he has been spotted snapping pictures in Mercedes Benz and Range Rover vehicles, there is no official information about the type of vehicle he owns.
No particular location or documentation of Lasisi’s home is now known to the general public or the media. But it’s thought that he resides in Lagos, Nigeria.
A seasoned internet comic, Lasisi Elenu knows how to get the best chuckles from his audience. “Hello everyone, Lasisi is here, and something just happened right now” has become synonymous with him.
He is renowned for his silly acts with a “wide mouth” disguised filter both on set and social media as one of Africa’s most well-liked influencers. As netizens have grown to admire Lasisi Elenu’s numerous humorous facial appearances or acts, it is not unusual to frequently see amusing memes of his face or personas splashed across social media.
Movies & Comedy
The Nollywood movie industry has also seen the contribution of Lasisi Elenu. He appeared in the 2018 film “Made in Heaven” and the 2019 film “The Ghost and the Tout.” He also had an essential part in the comedy movie “The Razz Guy.” Additionally, he appeared in African Messiah and Sylva.