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Gloria Oloruntobi is a popular Nigerian comedian/skit maker known professionally as Maraji, born on February 6, 1997 in Edo state, Nigeria. Maraji began her career in 2015 by making lip sync videos and mimicking of songs. She is known for role-plays in her comedy skits and switches between accents and vocal pitches to suit each character she plays.
Commediane Maraji, just like Twyse, Taaooma, Aphricanace (Dami Olatunde), KlintonCOD and many others gained popularity by producing a single cast contents while switching roles. In the year 2017, Maraji got featured in the music videos for Falz‘s “Something Light” and Yemi Alade’s “Single and Searching”.
Biography of Maraji
|Feb 6th, 1997
|25years (in 2022)
|State of origin
|Place of birth
|Film making, Skit maker, content creator
|2015 till date
|Edo, Yoruba, Pidgin, Igbo, English
Early Life of MarajiGloria Oloruntobi Maraji was born on February 6, 1997 in Edo state, into a family of two, a sister, and herself. She grew up in Lagos.
Maraji’s career started when the idea of making and uploading lip-sync videos on social media was conceived in her. She started in 2015 when she was in her third year in school, during 2nd semester holiday as a result of boredom . While on conversation with a friend whom asked if she has heard Nicki Minaj’s latest release.
Just like that, she did a lip-sync of the song and sent it to her friend who ended finding the video very interesting, and gave a suggestion that she should upload the video to her Instagram account but was reluctant due to fear of being mocked.
Afterwards, she realized her friend has shared the video online without her consent and fortunately, the video gained attention from online users with positive reviews. This move further triggered Maraji and her friend’s morale and began making more lip-sync videos during the holidays.
Their agreement was to stop as soon as school resumes but contrarily to their decisions, few days after resumption, Reekado Banks released a debut single ‘Sugar Baby’ and Maraji ended up making a lip-sync video for the song and her video was reposted by Reekado Banks on his Instagram page.
The repost boasted her social media presence and made many online users to follow her on her Instagram page. While some followed her to inquire about how she made the video, some ended becoming her fans.
Some days after, she made another lip-sync videos for songs by Korede Bello and Skales and they both reposted her videos on their official Instagram handles. The motivation grew in her to make more lip-sync videos. More videos, more repost, more followers.
Later, she decided to be unique and started making lip-sync videos of popular comedy videos where she acted crazier than the original character but with the same audio. This earned her even more followers than the song lip-sync videos. After she had gained a huge fan base on Instagram, she officially switched to making comedy skits.