Mark Angel (born 27 May 1991) is a humorous Nigerian comedian, scriptwriter, and video producer.
He is prominent for the Mark Angel Comedy series of shots on social media, often featuring child comedians such as his cousin, Emmanuella, and his niece, Aunty Success Madubuike. His YouTube channel in 2017 became the first African comedy channel to hit one million subscribers.
Mark Angel‘s videos predominantly feature child comedians, mostly his niece, Emmanuella, and his sister, Aunty Success. A college dropout, he works as a professional cinematographer and co-owns a production house.
Mark Angel is an artist who knows his roots. He connects with his people by featuring his neighbourhood of Port Harcourt in his videos, which is one of the major reasons for his popularity and success.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Real Name:||Mark Angel|
|Born:||27 May 1991 (age 31 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Imo State|
|Wife • Spouse:||Amanda Josh|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actor • Comedian|
|Net Worth:||US$1.25 million|
Mark Angel was born in the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, South-South Nigeria. However, he originates from the Igbo tribe of Orlu, Imo State. He was born on the 27th of May in 1991.
He grew up in an average family with his two siblings: Aunty Success and one other. Mark Angel always had a dream of becoming a doctor.
However, the path towards the actualization of his dream was cut short after his uncle’s sudden but unfortunate demise. He sponsored Mark Angel‘s education at the University, where he was studying medicine.
Notwithstanding, he would go on to pursue another career in production instead.
Mark Angel completed his primary and secondary education at a local school in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, graduating with a Senior School Certificate (SSCE).
Then he attended Obafemi Awolowo University to study medicine as his major. After his uncle’s sudden demise, his family faced financial issues. Hence, Mark Angel decided to drop out.
Nonetheless, Mark Angel switched to studying courses in cinematography in India, which proved worthwhile.
Mark Angel began his journey to his career by learning photography. He next moved to India to gain some experience in cinematography and theatre. Following his return, he failed to find decent-paying jobs in the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood). Hence, he decided to go independent and eventually started his production house.
He created an online comic production company known as Mark Angel Comedy, a series of YouTube comedy shorts that feature a number of people from his family and neighbourhood in Port Harcourt. Many shots involve clever children, primarily his cousin, Emmanuella, and Aunty Success.
Mark Angel‘s first well-known shot is titled Oga Landlord, wherein a man late on rent (Mark) is trying to hide from his landlord (Daddy Humble) and tries in vain to have a child (Emmanuella) cover for him. The skit gave him much-needed popularity in Nigeria.
Emmanuella is Mark Angel‘s longest-appearing actress. She has won several comedy awards in Nigeria and Australia for her work with Mark Angel and is Africa’s youngest YouTube award winner. She started film work in school as part of a class video project before being chosen by Mark Angel for his stable of actors. Emmanuella‘s videos can reach up to a million views the first week after posting.
Mark Angel spotted her talent while Emmanuella was on a family holiday. He was searching for some child actors and thus turned to her. She proved her talent in an 18-hour-long video shoot. However, it was just a stunt that Mark Angel pulled to test the endurance of the young actor. Mark Angel then convinced Emmanuella‘s parents to let her become part of his channel.
Mark Angel Comedy earned a plaque from YouTube for reaching one million subscriptions in 2017, becoming the first Nigerian-based YouTube channel to reach such a threshold.
In 2018 it was announced that his principal actor, Emmanuella, would be attached to an upcoming Disney feature film. On 2 April 2020, during the COVID-19 lockdowns, Emmanuella, Aunty Success, and Regina Daniels were featured in a skit by Ofego titled Lockdown on his YouTube channel, using archive footage.
Besides creating content for his channel, Mark Angel also writes scripts for comedians. He also charges for it according to the script’s length and urgency. He primarily films in the lower-class neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, which is his way of showcasing the environment he grew up in. This also helps the common Nigerian people relate to his content.
In the summer of 2021, Mark Angel signed a contract with one of Nigeria’s most popular bookmaker companies known as 1xBet. The collaboration is calculated for a year and will bring plenty of surprises to 1xBet customers and the comedian’s fans.
Mark Angel works mostly with multiple camera formats and close camera angles. Filming sometimes includes shaky camera techniques to give them a natural and down-to-earth feel, something he termed “freestyle comedy.”
Mark Angel is a popular social media sensation for producing numerous comedy skits.
The Port Harcourt born is quite popular in the industry, which has earned him over 1.5 million followers on Instagram, coupled with a huge fanbase of over 125,809,22 likes on his Facebook page.
- Instagram: @markangelcomedy
- Twitter: @markangelcomedy
- Facebook: Mark Angel.
- LinkedIn: Mark Angel
Despite not being a full-time actor, Mark Angel has good looks capable of keeping him permanently on the screen. The online comedian is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs an average of 68kg. He has dark brown eyes and black hair.
There have been controversies surrounding Mark Angel‘s relationship with Emmanuella. Several sources once suggested that they were cousins. While some premier publications in Nigeria claimed that Mark Angel was her uncle, others even claimed they’re lovers.
In a later publication on the online platform, legit.ng, it was claimed that the two were not related in the first place. Emmanuella has been living with Mark’s family since she was born, even though her parents are alive.
The Nigerian comedian Mark Angel is married to a beautiful woman named Amanda Josh. Amanda Josh is an actress who played the role of Auntie Success‘ mother in several of Mark Angel’s Comedy.
He spends many outings with friends and his valuable sidekick, Emmanuella. He is a supporter of Chelsea FC.
Mark Angel is one of Nigeria’s richest and most influential comedians. The YouTube sensation makes an estimated US$100,000 monthly on his YouTube channel.
His overall estimated net worth is US$1.25 million. He makes most of his money as a comedian on YouTube, scriptwriting, and through sponsorships deals on the Mark Angel TV.
Below is a list of some of the popular Mark Angel’s skits:
- The Landlord
- Maths teacher
- Vegetable soup
- Ice cream
- Roasted Yam
- Emmanuella in school
- White Spirit
- True love
- Head Mistress
- Emmanuellla and the mumu uncle
- Take me out
- Stingy Uncle
- Vision 2020
- Academic quiz
- The journey
- My real face
- Pot of soup
- Don’t mind him