Checkout Top Ten Richest Male Artists in Nigeria Music Industry
Now and then we see new stars rise up to make a spectacular name in the Nigerian music industry. With time, these young men often grow to become a lasting name and other times they fade out in a short period of time.
It is no surprise how much music pays and the achievements of these artists are sung across the country. Again, and again, we hear how much they own and the expenses they make, on social media and entertainment news. You have your favourite, I have mine and others as well. It will shock you to know that the income of these artists is not based on whether or not you like them. Your favourite may therefore not be the richest as regards to what they are worth financially. So who is?
Here is a list of the current top ten celebrated and richest male artists in the industry.
- Don Jazzy
- Tu Baba
- Banky W
P-Square: Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye, born on November 18, 1981. Though the twin has splatted sometime in 2017, each going to his own direction, the brand “P-Square will continue to speak for them and keep making the wave for whatever they are currently working on. The brand no doubt gave them huge popularity and the wealth they shared before the split has given them a spot on this list. As recorded, the hit track, “Buzzy Body” gave them a grand entry into the Nigerian music industry, paving way for more electrifying singles that kept on rolling the awards, the endorsements, and the collaborations. Their net worth to this effect was estimated at 150 Million Dollars equivalent to 54,075,000,000 Billion Naira.
Don Jazzy: Michael Collins Ajereh, born on November 26, 1982. Many of you might argue that he is not a musician and so should not be on the list, but come to think of it, he has contributed a lot to the success of today’s reigning music artists. As a producer with his own selling label teaming up with other artists, a song writer and back-up artist, he deserves a spot on this list. He makes just as much from the industry as well, so his net worth is estimated at 35 Million Dollars equivalent to 12,617,500,000 Billion Naira
Flavour N’abania: Chinedun Izuchukwu Okoli, born on November 23, 1983. He is one of the few artists that celebrates his cultural roots amplifying it into the music industry. This has made his music unique giving him a quick rise to stardom. Writing and singing in his language – Igbo – an identity he proudly wears before going western, has given him many collaborations with both local and international artists. He has won a host of awards, landing him on a net worth of 28 Million Dollars equivalent to 10,094,000,000 Billion Naira.
Tu Face: Innocent Ujah Idibia, born on September 18, 1975. He is credited as the father of hip hop music in Nigeria, and serves as a role model and mentor to many uprising artists in the country and beyond. Breaking out of the trio group “Plantashun Boys”, this artist stood out and made a legendary name for himself, winning awards in and outside the country. His hit song “African Queen” went international and gave him the honour of one of Africa’s best music artists. He is also a song writer and an inspiration to many artists. He has also featured in a few Nollywood movies. His fame, awards, endorsement deals and investments, the Nigeria’s living music legend has a net worth of 5 Million Dollars equivalent to 8,111,250,000 Billion naira.
Davido: David Adedeji Adeleke, born on November 21, 1992. Yes, he is always making his fans happy, and loading up the money as well. Though some say he was born into abundance, this music artist has made a name for himself with his talent. His singles and albums continue to go above the roof in the music industry. Looking at his popularity, endorsement deals, and other incomes, his net worth is estimated at 16 Million Dollars equivalent to 5,768,000,000 Billion Naira.
Olamide: Olamide Adedeji, born on March 15, 1989. His nick name “BADOO” interprets him as the voice from the street. He sings and raps adding flavour with his language – Yoruba – and this has given him an outstanding name in the industry. He is viewed as an inspiration to those who share same poor background as himself, rising from the streets of Lagos to where he is, a champion indeed. His record label, annual show tagged “OLAMIDE LIVE IN CONCERT”, amongst collaborations with other artists, keeps on piling the notes for him. He also has created dancing steps that are pulling currents across the country, increasing his longevity in the industry. He is a sure hard worker with a net worth of 12 Million Dollars equivalent to 4,326,000,000 Billion Naira.
Wizkid: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, born on July 16, 1990. As the story goes, he began from nothing to join the click of EME super star, Banky W. Now is one of the most celebrated independent male musicians in Nigeria and beyond. He has earned his fame from his primo albums piling up millions of Naira. His songs are unique and selling. Shining as the star he is, with great career prospects, Wizkid has converted several endorsements and contracts which has made him the current richest music male artist in the country. So far, his net worth is estimated at 12 Million Dollars equivalent to 4, 326,000,000 Billion Naira.
Banky W: Oluwabankole Wellington, born on March 27, 1981. He is a singer that has earned his fame singing unique romantic songs that draws out emotion from fans. His style of music is traced to the United States where he was born and schooled before relocating to Nigeria. He records label EME (Empire Mates Entertainment) has helped breed great artists in the industry, spell bounding many hearts to him. This amongst, collaborations, endorsement deals and current acting skills, has taken him to a net worth estimated at 9 Million Dollars equivalent to 3,244,500,000 Billion.
D, Banj: Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, born on June 9, 1980. He is popularly known as the Koko master and is one of biggest names in the industry. His shining career gave him the honour to perform live at the closing ceremony of the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa. Counting on his stage performances and endorsement deals amongst others, his net worth is at an estimate of 6 Million Dollars equivalent to 2,163,000,000 Billion Naira.
Iyanya: Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, born on October 31, 1986. He is popularly known for his singing and dancing called the “Kukere”. Unlike other artists, he rose from winning the 2008 music competition MTN PROJECT FAME WEST AFRICA, hence gaining a quick entry into the music industry. His dancing talents in the industry has given him lots of viewers who marvel at his performances. His many awards and endorsements for different brands lands him on a net worth estimated at 5 Million Dollars equivalent to 1,261,750,000 Billion Naira.
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