MC Lively Biography & Net Worth (2024)

Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 08:18 pm

If a list should be made about the most entertaining comedians in Nigeria on YouTube, then MC Lively wouldn’t fail to make the chart. Sani Michael Amanesi, popularly known by his stage name, MC Lively or Barrister Mike is really lively in being one of Nigeria’s most entertaining act comedians. This is obvious as he does funny and informative comedy skits both on social medias and on life shows.

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The interesting part about Mc lively biography is that he isn’t just a normal comedian, but he studied law at Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife. His journey from bar to the comedy industry is something to look at, as we will cover his biography in this article. We will also highlight MC Lively’s personal life, background, education, career, and subsequently his net worth as at this current year.

MC Lively Biography

There are many things to know about this comedy entertainer. Not just that he is a comedian, but there are many other interesting things about him which we won’t want you to miss. Here, we will cover MC Lively’s personal life, career, education, and his awards and honors.

Quick Facts

Firstly, let’s give you a glimpse about MC Lively, by outlining his profile information;

  • Birth name: Michael Sani Amanesi
  • Stage name: MC Lively
  • Date of Birth: March 14, 1992
  • Place of Birth: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Education: Ideal Nursery and Primary School, Moremi High School and Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Industry: Comedy, Acting

Personal Life

MC Lively or Barrister Mike (BM) is the stage name of Mr. Sani Michael Amanesi who is a popular comedy entertainer from Edo State. MC Lively was born on 14th March into a family of seven in Ile-Ife in Osun State. From there he grew up in the town. There is no information as to where Mc lively was born, but he was born on the date 14th, May, 1992. MC Lively was born into a Christian family and till today, he is a devoted Christian.

A recap of MC Lively early background as he said, growing up in Ile-Ife was a very interesting one with lots of good and downsides. According to Mc Lively, he was a very stubborn child, and he said that once his mother cut him with a blade and rubbed pepper on the wounds. This was a punishment for what he did wrong. He got that punishment because he and his brother left their baby brother unattended after their mother left him in their care. Their mother came back and saw the situation, and the next thing was to do the needful. Mc Lively emphatically said his mom beat him so much that day and he thought he was adopted. This was in a story he gave about his background life.

On personal life, Mc Lively is currently not married, but we strongly believe he is engaged by now. No information has been said by the comedian about his relationship. About his former relationship and girlfriend, the comedian said he had broken up with her, and currently, he is engaged and not yet married.


The promising entertainer attended Ideal Nursery & Primary School in Ile-Ife before he afterward proceeded to Moremi High School to obtain his secondary school education. His educational pursuit didn’t stop there, as he proceeded to a tertiary institution in his resident town. Mc lively is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, where he graduated with a degree in Law. In 2016, he was called to the bar. But however, due to his fame in the entertainment industry, much about his law profession is not always mentioned.

As stated earlier, Mc Lively is a law graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU. The comedian has always wanted to read mass communication in school, but due to the fact that he wasn’t opportuned to study the course, he opt for Law. MC Lively did wrote jamb for three good times before eventually obtaining an admission into the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun state where he studied Law.  This was just like a second choice although he has always wanted to read mass communication in school. He eventually graduated in 2015 and proceeded to the law school for a year, He was called to the bar in 2016, and much isn’t seen in him about his legal profession.


MC Lively has often said that he was inclined to comedy, in that it has always been in his blood. He said he was motivated by some comedy movies, as he stated that he loved watching “Night of a thousand laughs”, a popular comedy event then. The comedian also stated that his journey into the industry, he started out as an MC until he subsequently progressed into a comedian in 2015. He further explain how he always displayed his comedy traits when in the university, and he said that made his friends not to be surprised when he became a comedian.

Mc Lively didn’t see an easy path to success as has had his own bit of disappointment when he entered comedy as a stand-up comedian. The comedian categorically stated that his attempt as a stand-up comedian was a total failure. The failure was a huge one that one day he joked about it and even his girlfriend who was in the crowd didn’t laugh.

Sani Michael Amanesi popularly known by his stage name, MC Lively became popular when he made the “Agidi” comedy skit about fuel scarcity in the country. When asked, he said he had gotten the idea when his reverend father preached about it in church. He wrote down the script of the comedy and did the shooting with his brother. The name “Agidi” was coined from his stubborn nature.

Mc Lively is not just a local entertainer, as he has also featured in some international entertaining shows. The comedian had featured in various comedy skits alongside big names in entertainment and comedy industry. This includes top personalities like; Ali Baba, Basketmouth, Gbenga Adeyinka, Omo Baba, Tee A, Gandoki, Broda Shaggi, Lasisi Elenu, Kofi, Okey Bakassi, Klint da Drunk, Mc Abbey, Julius Agwu, AY, Bovi, Frank Donga, and Teju Babyface, among other names.

Awards and Honors

MC Lively has won good numbers of awards in reward for his prowess in the comedy entertainment industry. These kudos include;

  • The Royal African youth Leadership award conferred by Ooni of Ife
  • The City People Music Award for Comedy Act of the Year

And other awards, honors and as while recognitions which could not make up here.

MC Lively Net worth

Being an Instagram sensation and one of the big names in the social media, his net worth will certainly be rewarding for his work. Mc Lively has an estimated net worth of $700,000. This is contributed by his efforts in the entertainment industry. Mc Lively comedy video has won him several awards in the industry, and it includes the Comedy Act of the year award at the City people music award.


That’s the size of this write-up, as we have been more explicit on giving the detailed information on the history of MC Lively. We also highlight the biography of the influential comedy entertainer, by giving details on his background, personal life, education, career and as while the net worth.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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