Social media has proven to be an indispensable asset to many businesses especially the entertainment business over the years. In Nigeria, we don’t see a lot of female comedians as compared to their male counterparts. Nigerian comedy industry is a male dominated one. Apart from popular females like Helen Paul and a very few who have been able to carve a niche for themselves, the rest aren’t so lucky.
And then Gloria Oloruntobi popularly known as Maraji appeared from nowhere and, boom! in our faces with her very hilarious skits on social media. Her videos generate thousands of views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. She has gained massive recognition so much so that she featured in Falz and Ycee’s Something Light music video. So what makes her videos tick?
1. Her Lip sync videos are hilariously on point
It may interest you to know that Maraji started her booming by lip syncing videos of popular artist. And she got her big break when Reekado Banks reposted her video of his song, Sugar Baby. Apparently, the girl is great at it and should sign up for lip sync battle.
2. Her effortless performances in multiple roles
Playing multiple roles in a video is nothing new in the comedy business. Maraji has taken hers to a whole new level. She could effortless meander in different roles effortlessly and still remain funny. The 21 year old has a great talent for acting. We can’t wait to see her take Nollywood by storm just as she has done in comedy.
3. Her creative humor is inspired by everyday occurrences
This isn’t particularly new to comedians. They get their inspiration from what occurs daily in their environment. But Maraji’s exceptional talent in acting and humor makes her videos stand out. Every time, there’s something new in her videos. Her materials have no limit. Combine them with her dancing and she’s a star.
4. Her consistency is bae
There’s no dull moment with Maraji. Her social media handles always dazzle us with something new and refreshing.
Maraji is a complete package. She’s a comedian, actress, dancer and social media influencer. And she doesn’t seem to hang her boot just yet. We don’t her to, anyway. It will be a sad day should she make such decisions. What more can we say? If Helen Paul is the queen of Nigerian Stand Up comedy, then Maraji is the queen of Nigerian social media comedy.
Go below to watch some of her videos.