Gloria Oluruntobi, born February 6, 1997, popularly known as Maraji, is a popular Nigerian actress and comedienne with a sizable social media following. She is one of Nigeria’s female comediennes making an indelible mark in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Maraji comedy videos are extremely entertaining and relatable.
|Real Name:||Gloria Oluruntobi|
|Date of Birth||February 06, 1997|
|Place of Birth:||Edo State|
|Occupation:||Comedian and Social Media Influencer|
Early Life and Education
Maraji was born Gloria Oluruntobi on February 6, 1997, in Edo state, a state in Nigeria’s south-south region dominated by the Yorubas.
Maraji graduated from Covenant University in Ogun State, where she studied International Relations, in 2016 when she was 19 years old. She also finished the National Youth Service Corps.
Maraji is in a relationship, but she is keeping it a secret for the time being. She previously stated that she is experiencing emotional distress as a result of her boyfriend’s breakup with her.
Maraji had a difficult time getting started. She began by creating lip-sync videos to popular songs. Maraji did a lip-sync video to Nicki Minaj’s song when she was in college.
Maraji was hesitant to post it on social media because she was afraid of being mocked.
Her friend posted it on social media behind her back, and that was Maraji’s first appearance on social media. The lip-sync video went viral on social media, giving Maraji the confidence to create another video.
Maraji later performed a lip-sync video to Reekado Bank‘s Sugar Baby, which the artist reposted on Instagram.
She went on to do more lip-sync videos of Korede Bello and Skales songs, and the artists reposted her video on Instagram.
Maraji gained a large fan base as a result of the lips-sync videos reposted by Korede Bello and Skales, as Instagram users flocked to her page in search of more.
Maraji was inspired to create more video content in order to engage her growing audience, so she dived into comedy videos and has been thrilling her fans ever since.
She currently has over 1 million Instagram followers, which she keeps entertained with funny comedy skits and afro-dance videos.
Maraji’s comedy is known for depicting the everyday life of a typical Nigerian. Her videos are highly entertaining and easily connect with her audience.
She is very talented and does her own video shooting and editing unless she is working on a larger project such as a brand promotion.
Maraji, like other successful comediennes, used social media to establish herself. In a comedy video, she plays more than two characters.
She seamlessly transitions between characters and voices. Maraji was also featured in Falz’s “Something Light” and Yemi Alade’s “Single and Searching” She has been nominated for several awards, including;
- The prize for Comedy award -The Future Awards Africa Nigeria (2017 & 2018)
- Comedy Act of the Year – City People Music Award (2018)
- Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Choice Instagrammer
- Nigerian Entertainment Award for Best Comedy Act (Online)
In September 2020, Maraji broke down on social media as she recounted how her partner dumped her. She said;
“Recently I was dumped by ex for no reason. Apparently, he likes someone else. It has been a tough month because it happened just last month. It has been a tough month.”
Maraji is a top Nigerian comedian and social media influencer with a net worth of around $250,000.
Two years after, that same lover of hers that dumped her, married her. They had a private wedding in mid-2021 of which only family members of the couple attended in just a small room. The duo has a child together by name Jayden Mensah.
The 25-year-old content creator confirmed she is indeed married to a lovely and respectful Ghanaian man who is based in Ghana. She has relocated from Lagos to Ghana to join her husband
- Instagram: @maraji_
- Twitter: @Maraji_