Learnmore Jonasi Bio, Age, Parents, Net Worth

Learnmore Jonasi is a comedian, actor, and television personality who is competing on the reality series America’s Got Talent (season 19). He received a golden buzzer from the judges and will now come back in August for live performances on the stage.

He is from Mutare, Zimbabwe, and is professionally known as Learnmore Jonasi, formerly Long John. Learnmore has also won the 2019 and 2020 National Arts Merit Awards for being the outstanding comedian of the year.

Learnmore Jonasi Net Worth

Learnmore Jonasi learned comedy skills from the founder of the club, Umahlekisa, in 2014. After that, he went on to become a naming person in Zimbabwe and other countries. Today, he is a known comedian and actor and has also performed at America’s Got Talent, Season 19. He is surely living a luxurious life. His primary source of income is his comedy work, for which he relocates from one place to another and from one comedy club to another. His net worth is around $500K

Net Worth: $500 Thousand
Real Name: Learnmore Mwanyenyeka
Birth Date: August 22, 1993
Age (as of 2024): 30 years
Birth Place: Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe
Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Early Life

Learnmore Mwanyenyeka, Aka Learnmore Jonasi, was born on 22nd August 1993. He was brought up in Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe, by his mother. He never asked the name of his father and never met him.

His mother’s name is Memory Mwanyenyeka, a Kindergarten teacher in South Africa. Learnmore Jonasi was later raised by his grandparents, Partson Mwanyenyeka and Lillian Mwanyenyeka, in Chimanimani. His grandfather, Partson Mwanyenyeka, was a government pensioner.

In 1999, he went to Chimanimani Primary School, where he was reading in Grade 1 at that time. When his grandfather had the complete cut back from his government job, the grandparents and Learnmore all went to Mutare, where he continued with his education.

He later went to Sheni Primary School from Grade 3. In 2006, he went back to Chimanimani High School and joined Chimanimani High School. He received the ZIMSEC General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level in 2010.


Learnmore Jonasi completed his O level in education in 2010. After that, he went to Harare, where he wanted to start his comedy journey, but Learnmore had no one in the foreign land with whom he could stay, like any relative or any family member. In 2011, he thought of starting a comedy club after he went to Bulawayo, but he found none.

In 2012, he left for Harare and got his first project on 9th October 2012. He performed at the Simuka Comedy Night hosted at Book café, where the audience booed him. For nearly two years, he could not make people laugh at his jokes, but still, he would come back and do his comedy at open mic every Monday.

Earlier, there was a time when Learnmore Jonasi used to joke about things, but no one would listen to him and his village jokes. He was rudely and strongly disapproved by many as a comedy man. In 2014, he went back to Bulawayo, where a new comedy club was formed. The comedy club was named Umahlekisa.

There, he was helped by the founder of the club so that he could do better comedy on stage. He earned the stage name “The Village Boy from Chimanimani” because of his village jokes. Afterward, he went on to attend various comedy clubs and theatres and went on to numerous comedy tours.

After he came to the United Kingdom, he did a course with Laughing Horse to improve his skills. He then went back to Harare, Zimbabwe, where he hosted the second one-person show titled The Village Boy at the Reps Theatre on 22nd June 2016. He then attended various comedy festivals and would perform or work for continuously three days.

He performed at the Swaziland International Comedy Festival, the Major Moves Comedy Nights in Botswana, the Kampala Comedy Festival, the Kigali International Comedy Festival, and others. He then started being called a professional standup comedian.

In April 2019, he won the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA). He then earned another NAMA award in March 2020 for being the Outstanding Comedian of the Year. Since then, he has been working for television. He had his first television show, Mzansi Comedy Nights 2018.

Personal Life

Learnmore Jonasi is currently single and doesn’t believe in revealing anything or any personal to the media. He has traveled across countries, and after being booed by the people, he has traveled to nearly 20 countries to earn a name for himself. Still, he managed a lot to maintain his life and not share things in public.

Social Media

Learnmore Jonasi has a website by the same name. You can follow him on the website – https://learnmorejonasi.com/, where he reveals his upcoming comedy shows. There, he gave his contact details and tour details so people could connect with him.

He is available on Instagram with a handle name – learnmore_jonasi and goes with a verified account name. There, he has 215 K followers, 2,132 following members, and 104 posts. The recent posts belong to his performance in the show America’s Got Talent, Season 19.

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