Quick facts about the Ikorodu boys
The entertainment industry in Nigeria is dominated by class acts who bring their distinct, unique style of entertainment into play. Some are into comedy, some are into music, some are actors while at one point or the other you see a crossover between the two sectors, this is where the child entertainers by the name of IKORODU BOIS ply their trade as actors and comedians.
Name Of Group: Ikorodu Bois
Members: Tunde Sanni, Fawaz Sanni, Malik Sanni and Muiz Sanni.
Age: Tunde Sanni (21), Fawaz Sanni (8), Malik Sanni (10) and Muiz Sanni (14).
The brothers were born to parents, Mr and Mrs Ogo Sanni and they reside in Ikorodu area, Lagos State.
Rise to Fame
The group was formed by their cousin Tunde Sanni also a comedy skit maker, who also serves as the manager and the skit director of the group. The three brothers Fawaz, Malik and Muiz first started their comedy skits in late 2017, doing small shows and comedy plays at their school. Their first big breakthrough came when they mimicked popular Dj, Dj Cuppy and her Billionaire Father Femi Otedola. The video which was first uploaded on Instagram got a lot of likes and views. This spurred them on to get more props and materials and begin mimicking top celebrities and big events on Instagram. They have an official site on Instagram where they post their comedy skits. Their popular videos include their mimicking of popular Nigerian artiste, Davido, their mimicking of Adesua Etomi and her mother, their mimicking of popular blogger Linda Ikeji.
Their other skits involve President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, Wizkid, Tonto Dike, Genevieve Nnaji and so on. They were featured in BBC on the 28th of December, 2018 and also performed at the Pepsi’s Rhythm Unplugged Festival. See Video.
Character Roles in Group
Though they do not have any distinct roles in the group as the characters usually change with each comedy skit, Malik usually plays the female roles, the oldest Muiz plays the elder characters and Fawaz usually serves as the hype man of the group.
As a young entertainment group, their net worth is estimated to be around 15 to 20,000USD
Social Media Handles
Their instagram handle is @ikorodu_bois, where they post their comedy skits and videos.
Although being one of the most popularly loved comedy group in Nigeria, they have had their fair share of controversies.
Following the arrest of Popular Nigerian Senator, Dino Melaye. The group did a comedy skit about his arrest which got a huge backlash from a lot of people most especially his son who called out the group.
After this saga, popular artiste Davido promised the group a sum of One milllion naira which he didn’t pay in the timeline promised. This saw the group producing a call-out video for Davido who didn’t find it funny and proceeded to block them on the Instagram platform after giving them a piece of his mind on his whatsapp status.
Courtesy : infoguideafrica.com