Nosa Afolabi popularly known as Lasisi Elenu is a Nigerian comedian, event compere, actor and social media influencer. Lasisi Elenu has carved out a niche for himself in the entertainment industry using a Snapchat app filter that makes a caricature of his face and gives him a funny look. Today, he has risen to become one of the fastest growing social media influencers in Nigeria.
Early life and background of Lasisi Elenu
Lasisi Elenu was born on the 20th of April, 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria. After completing his primary and secondary education, he proceeded to bag a degree in Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Ilorin.
His Rise to Fame
Lasisi Elenu kick-started his career as a songwriter and singer before dabbling into comedy. He released a single hit under the moniker, Nature. Then, he used to share his songs on Instagram and Snapchat. Comedy wasn’t an ingrained talent for the instagram influencer. According to him, he started working on himself after people complimented his comedy skills on different occasions. He shared his first Instagram skit on August 11, 2017 and soon rose to prominence for addressing issues besieging the country in his skits. The comedian utilizes the Instagram ‘wide mouth’ filter in all his skits and he has his trademark intro – “Hello everyone, Lasisi is here and something just happened right now”.
His talent has seen him perform at high-profile places. He was the moderator at the Business Mixer – The Business of Blogging. The program was held by ConnectNigeria and it was supported by British Council. The content creator has also been part of some humanitarian programs such as the HeartMinders Action Against Rape and other Sexual Abuse which took place on the 24th of February 2018 in Onikan, Lagos. He was part of the celebrity party that graced the event, The Awakening, an event supported by Access Bank PLC and Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation.
On the 21st of March 2018, Lasisi was featured on MTVBase. He announced the good news to his numerous fans on Instagram.Owning to his popularity on social media, the internet sensation has done a couple of advertisements for brands like Access Bank Plc, Western Lotto, Ciro Entertainment, Squeeze Records, Frost Water, Chronicles of Hush Baby, AmalaArena, #HAAROSA 4.0 and other companies.
Lasisi Elenu’s Relationship
Not much is known about his love life as the instagram sensation has no documented dateline. It seems Lasisi Elenu is focused on his career and isn’t ready for any relationship.
Awards and Nominations
He was nominated for the category of comedy act at the 2018 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Nominee for 2018 The Future Awards for Comedy
Lasisi Elenu’s Net Worth
Lasisi Elenu is one of the leading instagram influencers in Nigeria. He’s estimated to be worth over $50,000 dollars.