FULL NAME: Mark Angel
DATE OF BIRTH: (unknown)
OCCUPATION: Comedian, Actor
MARITAL STATUS: Not Married
Mark Angel is a popular Nigerian comedian he came to spotlight in 2015 after uploading several skit videos on YouTube in form of episodes featuring him and his fictional on screen sister Emmanuella. At the moment the Mark Angel Comedy channel on YouTube is the most subscribed channel on YouTube Nigeria.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Mark grew up in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He came from a small family of three kids, with his parents.
He dropped out of school and went to learn photography.
Accordinng to him he dropped out due to financial issues, to be specific he revealed that he gained admission to study Medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University in 2008, but his uncle, who he imagined would sponsor his education passed away about the same time. He could not go to school that year and he came to Lagos to stay with a friend. “I knew I was not ready for school and I decided not to go to school again. I do not regret my decision because I would not have found fulfilment practising as a doctor.” He says.
He didn’t want to study Medicine, his aunt wanted him to be a medical doctor, so he left for photography, and from there, hhe went into Nollywood business, working as an MC at events. Soon, he started shooting movies with Denilson Igwe. That was how they started.
Well, he says he still plans on going back to school to study Business or anything related to security.
In an interview Mark spoke about his mother and what they do:
“She always said the reason God gave us our talent was to promote His cause, and that the devil would do everything possible to destroy it. Whenever we shoot any skit, my mum is usually the first person to screen it. We have shot some videos and condemned same simply because a lady wore revealing clothes in it. It is difficult to get content that is completely decent. She motivates me to think and she is creative too. In fact, I think she is more of a comedian than I am. My dad is a private person and he is also a Christian.”
CAREER AND LIFE
He started professionally in 2011 after doing photography for a while. Before that, he was a member of a theatre group, Gingertainment and they performed stage dramas, especially comedy. He went from school to school. After studying cinematography in India, he joined Nollywood. He did a couple of productions, but his Nollywood experience was a bit brief because of his mum. He says his mother is an evangelist and she was sceptical about some of the movies he edited. He then sought other ways to channel his talent. He also worked as a security guard.
His friend, Dennison Igwe, suggested that they start their own media company. They did skits which they put on the Internet but it was not successful. According to him they did what they loved for fun and not for money.
He commenced Mark Angel Comedy business officially in 2013. His production company, Mechanic Pictures, used to shoot photos and videos for movie and comedy productions. As thhey progressed, they started to narrow their objectives. He said “I would like to shoot a feature film/comedy sooner or later”. They also want to create clean comedy content for children.
He revealed most of his stand-up comedy shows are private gigs. Mostly, he write for comedians. he said he gets the opportunity to do stand-up comedy when he rehearse the comedy. It also helps him to edit them before he send to the comedians.
SPEAKING OF SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOS:
“It is difficult to promote your content through traditional media. The Internet is booming and I studied the market as well. I also noticed no marketer would want to market any content from an unknown producer. Also, it is cheaper and there are so many bloggers too. I still pay to put up my materials on blogs. God’s grace has been there for me too. Internet is the future of arts and entertainment.”
SPEAKING ABOUT LITTLE COMEDIENNE EMMANUELLA AND THEIR PROJECTS;
Mark Angel Youtube, Net Worth And Earnings
As at the time of writing this post with close to 100 videos Mark Angel’s YouTube channel is the most subscribed channel on YouTube Nigeria with exactly 534,376 subscribers and 118,001,295 views on YouTube beating the likes of AY comedian, MAVINS, PSQUUARE and more… According to our estimates Mark Angel Comeddy makes over 3million Naira every month from Youtube ads views.
|Mark Angel and team|
|Mark in acton|
|Mark and Emmanuuella|
AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS
Won NEA awards in 2016 fro best online sensatio
SOURCES: 360urban.net.ng, punchng.com,takemetonaija.com