Lessons to take home from successful social media comedians- Yannick Philippe
It’s no longer news that comedians who rose to fame with the emergence of social media are speedily giving mainstream comedians a run for their money.
For multi- talented, actor, rapper and comedian, Philippe Yannick Iwuegbu better known with the stage name, Yannick Philippe, it now pays more to be a popular social media comedian and influencer.
“As one who doubles as content creator, I am proud to say Nigerian comedy has taking over the industry in Africa . These days those of us that do comedy on social media, we are speedily taking over the mic from the stand-up comedians we grew up watching on TV.Few weeks ago, I watched an interview of Maraji, a popular internet comedian on channels TV where she talked about doing a couple skits and ads for brands and that she charges about N500,000/to 1 million Naira. This is very amazing because some years back it wasn’t possible but now its all changing up , which is a good development and I am happy for that, brighter future for all of us out there,” he said.
Continuing, Yannick encouraged all hands to be on deck to move this new found industry higher, especially brands who are out to reach their youthful target audience.
“Apparently, Internet comedians are winning now and most skits are recorded with simple smart phones, connecting viewers with real life scenarios. Most viewers are mostly more focused on content and quality of the production. We all know that consistency in churning out content puts you ahead of the game. Any content creator who remains consistent will be very successful. This is an opportunity for brands and companies to use content creators, internet comedians to promote their services to the public.”
On his style of Comedy, the Imo State born budding act disclosed: “I am not the type that dresses up in my mother’s gown or fight to win a huge audience but I am an actor/performer that creates very good contents as well as trying to position myself ahead of my peers with a unique unusual performance via my Instagram page @yannickxphilippe. I have a very fast growing Instagram account. I also hope to reach to a hundred thousands in a short run. For now, I just want to prove myself as a sensation this year and also work to collaborate with brands that are willing to work with me,” he assured.