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Top 10 Richest Musicians In Nigeria

In time past Nigerian parents rebuked their wards for dare
dreaming about becoming musicians. You dare not harbor
such thoughts talk more of telling your parents about it.

You’ll get a good dose of the cane and rebuke.

Fast forward to the present, music is probably one sure
way to earn a good fortune for yourself. ‘Music dey pay
pass some white collar jobs these days’ and we all know

Some of of our artistes have been able to beat others to
top the list of the richest Nigerian artistes. These values
are Estimated Net worth (a realistic measure of wealth)
and hence used to rank these artistes.
If your favorite is not on the list, there can only be one
solution. They have to double their efforts to appear on the
list next time.


 Ekperipapa 1 of Bayelsa Timaya is one of Nigeria’s top ten richest musicians. The dancehall king net worth comes from heavy booking fees, brand endorsement and not so much from music sales. Timaya is brand ambassador to Glo and Hennessy X. O. Cognac. His Estimated net worth N1.1 Billion Naira

Iyanya who hails from Cross River State hit stardom after
he won the maiden edition of MTN project fame. After
that first shot at fame subsided, he bounced back with
one of the biggest hit song in his career ‘Kukere’. Iyanya
has been brand ambassador to MTN, Solo phones, Dunes
Nigeria and Cross River State tourism ambassador.
Iyanya’s estimated net worth is put at N 1.8 Billion Naira.

8.Banky W
Nigeria’s own king of R&B Banky W has a good share of
the money generated in the music industry. A mentor to
Wizkid, Banky is one of the longest serving brand
ambassador for Samsung Africa. He is also ambassador to
many multinational corporations and most importantly co-
founder of EME records. All these and many more put his
total estimated net worth at N2.3 Billion Naira.

Chinedu Okoli, who is popularly known as Flavour is not
only Nigeria’s king of contemporary highlife music, his
fame runs through Africa. The dreadlocks sporting
musician rakes in good cash performing at big events
around Africa and overseas 3 – 4 times in a week all year
long. He has backed many endorsement deals, one notably
with NBC (Nigerian Breweries Company). The singer is
valued at an estimated net worth of N2.5 Billion Naira.

Star boy! Wizkid who has been a big sensation on the
Nigerian music scene cuts big checks yo! He is one artiste
that doesn’t run short of endorsement deals, from MTN, to
Glo, Pepsi etc. Wizkid who is now a bona-fide Sony Music
act charges heavy fees to perform at shows. Wizkid is CEO
of StarBoy Worldwide, his estimated net worth is N2.8
Billion Naira. His Sony Music deal excluded.

One time for OBO – Omo Baba Olowo ). Since his entry
into the Nigerian music industry, Davido has always shown
he has loads of money, especially when you put in mind
his Nigerian billionaire father. Well, besides his father’s
mulla Davido rakes in millions for himself monthly. He is
well known for his ostentatious lifestyle, a Sony Music act
as well as Wizkid. Davido’s estimated net worth is N2.9
Billion Naira.

2face who now prefers to be addressed as 2Baba is the
most prominent of the defunct music group Plantashun
Boyz. 2Baba has a music career spanning over 20 years and
he has a lot of money in the bank to show for it. Aside his
normal booking fees and numerous endorsements, 2Baba is
a real estate investor. He owns the popular Rumours Night
Club situated in Festac, Victoria Island and Ikeja. The
‘African Queen’ is valued at about estimated net worth of
N4.5 Billion Naira.

These days D’banj, one of Nigeria’s biggest music export
is more of a shrewd business man. He is CEO of DB records
and Koko Holdings. D’banj has a multitude of
endorsements from United Nations, Bank of Industry, Slot
etc. The ‘Oliver Twist’ crooner has an estimated net worth
of N5 Billion Naira.

2.Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy who was a former partner with D’banj during the
defunct Mo’Hits era makes number two spot. Now Don
Jazzy is the CEO of the Mavin Records. Micheal Collins has
had a good number of endorsement from Samsung to
Johnny Walker. He has several investments and most
recently his newest company Flobyt. The ace music
producer is valued at an estimated net worth of N6.5
Billion Naira.

Sitting on the top of the list is Africa’s most successful
singing duo Psquare. The singers who are from Anambra
State Nigeria, are highest earning Nigerian musicians.

Booking Psquare for a show definitely cost a lot as the
twin charge the highest fee. Much of their money comes
from booking fees, mouth watering endorsement deals,
music sales and other investments. Psquare are highest
grossing Nigerian artistes on YouTube. The ‘Bank Alert’
crooners own multi-million naira homes in of the best
neighbourhood in Lagos.

The estimated net worth of the
singing twins is put at an impressive N15 Billion Naira.

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