These Nigerian musicians make money through various means. Some of these means include endorsement deals, album/music sales and streaming, music shows and lots more.
The net-worth of these Nigerian musicians are got from the total wealth of the musician, gig fees, endorsements deals and feasible investments by these artists in the year in review.
Interested in knowing the networth of your favorite Nigerian musician? Continue reading as we’re about to get down to the business of the day and that’s a list of the richest musicians in Nigeria.
1. Don Jazzy
- Networth (Forbes) – $30 Million
- Current Age(2019) – 36 years (26 November 1982)
- Record Label – Supreme Mavin Dynasty
Michel Collins Ajereh who is popularly known as Don Jazzy is a Nigerian music producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur who is based in Nigeria.
Don Jazzy is the founder and CEO of Supreme Mavin Dynasty Music Records which is home to many talented Nigerian musicians which include Rema, Korede Bello, Dr. Sid, D’Prince, Johnny Drille, POE, and recently – Crayon.
According to Don Jazzy, he worked as a security guard in the United Kingdom and after a while, he discovered that he could make money by playing the bass guitar. After a while, he joined a band owned by his friend and started playing at restaurants and different venues.
After some time, the band got so popular and even got to the point where they made up to £500 per gig and even played at the wedding for the President’s daughter at the time and this further lured in into starting music production. He later came back to Nigeria and set up the now Mavins Records in 2012 and it is regarded as the most successful record label in the whole of Nigeria right now.
- Networth (Forbes) – $20 Million
- Current Age(2019) – 28 years (16 July 1990)
- Record Label – Star Boy Music
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly/professionally known by his stage name – Wizkid or Star Boy is a Nigerian professional singer and songwriter who was born on the 16th of July 1990.
Wizkid is an incredibly rich Nigerian musician. Just last year(2018) it was reported that Wizkid was paid a whopping sum of $681,200(245.9 Million Naira) to perform in India at a Royal wedding at Umaid Bhawan Palace.
He also has many endorsement deals, cars, houses and the popular Star Boy record label which has some popular Nigerian and foreign musicians signed into it. Some of the musicians signed into Star Boy records include Legendary Beatz (Uzezi & Okiemute Oniko), L.A.X, R2bees, Mr. Eazi, Efya, and Terri.
Wizkid also has lots of endorsement deals with brands in Nigeria and around the world. Some of these brands include Glo, Pepsi, Ciroc, Nike, and Dolce & Gabbana. He is the 2nd richest musician in Nigeria for 2019.
- Networth (Forbes) – $16 Million
- Current Age(2019) – 26 years (21 November 1992)
- Record Label – Davido Music Worldwide (DMW)
David Adedeji Adeleke popularly referred to as Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer who is currently based in Nigeria, West Africa. He was born in Atlanta, Unites States of America but was raised in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Davido was born into a rich family but he hasn’t allowed that to make him lazy as he’s is regarded as one of the most hardworking musicians in the Nigerian music industry. So far, 2019 has been another great year for the DMW boss as he has achieved a lot in his entire music career this year.
Some of his achievements include getting various local and international awards, performing on various international stages, and selling out various shows around the world.
Davido also has a huge number of endorsements deals with various top brands back home here in Nigeria and internationally. Some of these brands include Infinix, Pepsi, MTN Nigeria amongst others.
These achievements have so far added a lot to Davido’s networth as he is also ranked as one of the richest musicians in Africa(5th precisely). He is the 3rd richest musician in Nigeria with an estimated networth of over $16 Million.
- Networth (Forbes) – $15.6 Million
- Current Age(2019) – 39 Years (9 June 1980)
- Record Label – DB Record, GOOD Music, Mercury, Sony Music Entertainment
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo who is widely known as D’Banj or Koko Master is a Nigerian born musician, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, television personality, and rapper who is also based in Nigeria.
He adopted the name – D’Banj from a combination of his first name, Dapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo.
Although D’Banj doesn’t do more of music these days, you can be sure that his investments in Nigeria and abroad are keeping his networth on the high side.
DBanj is also a brand ambassador for many brands in Nigeria and internationally. One of his companies – CREAM Platform was recently valued to worth over $100,000,000 by an American firm. He is currently one of the richest people in Africa and the 4th richest musician in Nigeria for 2019 with an estimated networth of $14 Million.
5. 2Baba (2Face Idibia)
- Networth (Forbes) – $14 Million
- Current Age(2019) – 43 Years (18 September 1975)
- Record Label – Hypertek Digital
Innocent Ujah Idibia A.K.A 2Baba is a highly respected Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur who is based in Lagos state, Nigeria.
With over 20 years of active participation in the Nigerian music industry, it is no surprise that he makes it to our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria and earning the 5th spot on the list.
2Baba also has a huge amount of endorsement deals with various top brands in Nigeria and internationally. Some of these brands include Glo, Campari, Guinness, and many more others. With an estimated networth of $14 Million, 2Baba is regarded as one of the richest Nigerian hip-hop musicians.
6. Peter Okoye (Mr. P)
- Networth (Forbes) – $14 Million
- Current Age(2019) – 37 Years (18 November 1978)
- Record Label – P Classic Records
Although everyone’s favorite duo PSquare are no longer together, they are both doing fine on their own. Peter Okoye and his brother in the then PSquare used to occupy the first slot on the list of the richest musicians in Nigeria until their split.
Mr. P is one of the richest artists in Nigeria with a fleet of cars, houses, investments and endorsement deals to his name. Peter Okoye is currently signed up with Olympic Milk, Kia Motors, and several other top brands on lucrative sponsorship deals.
7. Paul Okoye (Rudeboy)
- Networth (Forbes) – $13.7 Million
- Current Age(2019) – 41 Years (18 November 1978)
- Record Label – Rudeboy Records
Occupying the 7th spot on our list of the richest musicians in Nigeria, we have Paul Okoye who is professionally known as Rudeboy or King Rudy. He is the other half of the defunct P-Square duo (the first being Peter Okoye – Mr. P).
With an estimated net worth of $13.7 million, you can be sure that Rudeboy is doing well even after splitting up with his brother – Peter Okoye(Mr. P). He has chosen to remain with his elder brother – Jude Okoye who had been the producer for the then P-Square duo.
Rudeboy also has a good number of sponsorship deals with various brands in Nigeria and abroad. He also embarks on shows in Nigeria, Europe, and America and shuts down the arenas at these places.
- Networth (Forbes) – $13 Million
- Current Age(2019) – 38 Years(15 August 1980)
- Record Label – Dem Mama(DM) Records
Nigerian legendary music star – Enitimi Alfred Odom who is popularly/professionally referred to as Timaya is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria 2019 and the 8th musician on our list today.
Although Timaya loves to keep a low profile as far as the Nigerian music industry is concerned, Nigerian music lovers can’t help it but always appreciate his style of music even from the beginning of his music career. The former Plantain boy singer also has an estimated networth of over $13 Million and 4.6 Billion when converted to naira.
Just recently, it was reported that the Dem mama records boss charges an estimated amount of 8 Million Naira to perform at a show which he’s called upon to perform… WOW! Timaya also has many high-profit endorsement deals signed with top brands operating in Nigeria. Some of these brands include Nigerian TeleCo, Glo and Cognac brand – Hennessy Nigeria PLC e.t.c.
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