Gloria Olurontobi whose stage name, Maraji, means ‘king’ in Hindi is one of the most influential Instagram comedians in Nigeria.
Maraji has been active on social media and in the public eyes since her university days. Being able to balance school, work and fun plus building her career in online acting and content creating has been of the most tasking things Maraji has dealt with.
Her hard work is paying off as she is force to reckon with in the online acting comedy industry. In this vein, we bring you some some details about one of Nigeria’s household name.
Birth and Early Childhood
Maraji was born on Thursday, February 6 1997 in Edo State, Nigeria. She grew up in Lagos State.
At 20 years, Maraji was already a graduate and she pushed further in her career, and her success is evident in what we all see today
Maraji was born into a Family of 7, she’s got two brothers and a sister. Not much is known about her parents, but she posted a picture of her mum sometime ago and their resemblance is striking. There’s also a video of she, her mum and her jumping on the thread that she posted on Instagram.
Maraji read international Relations at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state, Nigeria. She graduated in 2016 and proceeded to complete her NYSC scheme.
Maraji used to create some lip sync videos and post them online during one of her holidays just because she was bored.
The acting comedian, online content creator started her career after mega stars Reeekado Banks and koredo Bello reposted her lip sync videos. She thought, as then, that what she has started could be something bigger so she pushed it forward.
Maraji’s mum who is the parent she identifies more made sure that maraji balanced studies with creating her online videos.
Maraji’s comedy focuses on different aspects of life as she compares/ contrasts different personalities involved in a particular situation.
Maraji appreciates the different tribes , ethnic groups and nationalities present today as she tries to portray their uniqueness to a certain level during her acting.
Maraji is commendable in mimicking the accents of different languages which goes a long way to show how exposed she has set her mind to be, and the numerous experiences. She must have had so far in her life while interacting with people of a wide range of cultures.
Maraji’s net worth is an estimated $200,000.