TOP 20 RICHEST MUSICIANS IN NIGERIA
If you are wondering who is the richest musician in Nigeria , Music has is one thing that brings people together, it adds spice and flavor to every occasion. Nowadays there are musicians that have become household names because of the kind of music they make. We shall review the top 20 Richest Musicians in Nigeria , arranged in ascending order.
TOP 20 RICHEST MUSICIANS IN NIGERIA
20. CHIDINMA EKILE
Being the winner of MTN project fame season 3 definitely opened doors for ‘Miss Kedike’ also known as Chidinma. Her hit music video ‘Emi Ni Baller’ was number one on the MTV base official Naija top 10 charts, the first female to ever achieve this feat. Her songs, ‘Kedike’ and ‘Oh Baby’ continues to make waves in the music industry.
Known as one of the finest when it comes to reggae dance-hall music, Patrick Nnaemaka Okorie, also known as ‘Patoranking’ has made a name for himself. He signed a record deal with K-solo’s records releasing the popular ‘Up in the club’ in 2010. His song, ‘Girlie O’ featuring Tiwa Savage shot him to stardom. His present net worth is a little over 400 million naira. This has got him among our list of top 20 richest musicians in Nigeria.
18. YEMI ALADE
The ‘Johnny’ singing sensation, Yemi Eberechi Alade came into limelight after winning the maiden edition of the peak talent show in 2009. Her hit single, ‘Johnny’ has gained ground in countries like Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia and so on. She is currently worth about 572 million.
17. DUNCAN MIGHTY
Born and bred in Rivers State, Duncan Mighty injects his culture into his music. He is known as one of the most successful artistes in Nigeria. He sang hit songs like ‘Port Harcourt Boy’ and ‘Obianuju’. His current net worth is about 700 million, currently number 17 on the top twenty richest musicians in Nigeria 2017.
The igbo rapper is considered sa living genius. Starting his musical career as a producer in 2003, Phyno is now one of the most sought after musician. He is worth about 900 million naira.
15. ICE PRINCE
The famous and award winning Ice Prince, born as Panshak Zamani, shot to stardom after the release of his hit song, ‘Oleku’. His net worth is about 970 million naira.
A one-time member of the KC Presh group, Kcee is regarded as one of the most successful musicians in the industry. His songs, ‘Limpopo’ and ‘Pullover’ gained popularity within a short time. He is currently worth 983 million naira.
The founder of the hip hop group from the south-south, ‘Dem Mama Soldiers’ himself is a self made man. Enetimi Alfred Odon, popularly known as Timaya worked his way to the top with his record breaking songs, ‘Dem Mama’, ‘True Story’ and the likes. His net worth presently is 995 million naira, spot 13th on the top twenty richest musicians in Nigeria 2017
Jude Abaga, also known as M.I is regarded as one of Nigeria’s best revolutionary hip hop rapper. His popular track, ‘Crowd Mentality’ released in 2006 brought him into limelight. He is presently the music executive of Chocolate city. He is worth about 998 million naira.
10. TIWA SAVAGE
One of Nigeria’s hottest divas and mother of one, Tiwa Savage Balogun, popularly known as Tiwa Savage is a sight to behold. The singer and songwriter is known as the ‘First Lady’ of Mavin records. Her vocal talent is unparalleled and she continues to make waves in the industry with her alot of songs including Ife Wa Gbona’ and ‘Kelekele love’ and the likes. Her net worth is 1.1 billion naira.
Born on the 15th of March 1989, the Yoruba rap prodigy has been much of a spectacle with the release of ‘Rapsodi’, his first studio album, in 2011, he bulilt his way to stardom. He was the first Nigerian that signed an endorsement deal with ciroc. Olamide’s net worth has got him on Number 10 on our list of the top 20 richest musicians in Nigeria
9. BANKY W
Born on 27th March 1981, Olubankole Wellington also known as Banky W, (Mr. Capable) is one of the best R&B artistes in Nigeria. His songs, ‘Lagos Party’, ‘Yes/No’ are hits. He has endorsements deals with Etisalat and Samsung. He is currently worth 1.8 billion naira.
The ‘Holla at your boy’ hit singer started his career at age 11. With his good looks and strong vocal talent, the ‘baba nla’ crooner is currently worth about 2.3 billion naira.
Winner of the 2008 MTN project fame West Africa, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, popularly known as Iyanya has a lot of talent. His hit song ‘Kukere’ has literally become an Anthem. His net worth presently is about 2.5 billion naira, spotting number seven on the top twenty richest musicians in Nigeria 2017.
The ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ singing sensation has it all. From BET awards to Kora awards, to MTV Africa music awards and so on, the world can’t seem to have enough of him. Although the son of a billionaire, Davido is determined to mint his own money. He is currently worth 2.9 billion naira.
The plateau born musical icon, Innocent Ujah Idibia, also known as Tu-baba, formerly Tuface is regarded as a living legend. He has won several awards, both home and abroad. His net worth is about 4.5 billion naira.
The ‘Kokomaster’ known for his harmonica and energetic performance has gotten several music awards. His biggest hit being ‘Oliver Twist’, produced by Don Jazzy. The ‘Eja Nla’ crooner is currently worth about 5 billion naira.
Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour has won the hearts of many through his music. His songs, ‘Ada Ada’, ‘Baby Oku’, ‘Golibe’ and the likes are hits. His net worth is about 5.7 billion naira.the top twenty richest musicians in Nigeria 2017
2. DON JAZZY
The former CEO of Mo’hits Records and current CEO of Mavin Records, Don’t Jazzy is regarded as a musical genius when it comes to music production. The multiple award winning record producer has thrilled the public with hits like, ‘Mr Endowed’, ‘Dorobucci’, ‘Eminado’ and the likes. He is presently worth about 7 billion.
Two heads they say, are better than one. The okoye twins, Peter and Paul have been around for a long time and they keep getting stronger. Their latest single, ‘Bank Alert’ is simply amazing. They have won many awards. They are regarded as one of the most successful African Musicians in modern times with a net worth of about 25.6 billion naira.
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