Ok, Are you wondering Who is the richest musician in Nigeria or you would like to see a list of rich Nigerian musician and their net worth in Forbes?
Well, I’ve compiled the list for you. In this article, I’ll be showing you The Richest Nigeria Musicians And Their Net Worths, according to the Forbes list.
This content in this article was cited from the Renowned American Business Magazine, Forbes.
Table of Contents
- How Do Nigerian Musicians Make Their Money?
- Richest Nigerian Musicians in 2020 (Forbes)
- 1. Davido – $32 Million [Forbes]
- 2. Wizkid – $20 Million [Forbes]
- 3. Don Jazzy – $17 Million [Forbes]
- 4. 2Face – $15 Million [Forbes]
- 5. Psquare – $13 Million [Forbes]
- 6. D’Banj – $11 Million [Forbes]
- 7. Tiwa Savage – $11 Million [Forbes]
- 8. Olamide – $10 Million [Forbes]
- 9. Phyno – $9 Million [Forbes]
- 10. Banky W – $8 Million [Forbes]
- 11. Timaya – $8 Million [Forbes]
- 12. Jidenna – $7 Million [Forbes]
- 13. Flavor – $7 Million [Forbes]
- 14. Burna Boy – $5 Million [Forbes]
- 15. MI Abaga – $5 Million [Forbes]
- 16. Yemi Alade – $4 million [Forbes]
- 16. Falz – $4 Million [Forbes]
- 18. Kcee – $4 Million [Forbes]
- 19. Mr. Eazi – $3 Million [Forbes]
- 20. Wande Coal – $1.8 Million [Forbes]
How Do Nigerian Musicians Make Their Money?
So, how rich are Nigerian Musicians? And how do Nigerian musicians make money? Before we can grade a musician as being wealthy and successful, we have to take a peek on how they make their money.
Is their cash clean and gotten from endorsements and partnerships? Or do these Nigerian musicians make dirty money? Are Nigerian musicians cultist, ritualist, or drug pushers?
There answers to these questions have been placed at the end of this post. If you stay with us, you learn more than the names of the richest musicians in Nigeria.
All the Nigerian musicians listed below are not just celebrities, and brand owners are also businessmen and women. They have been building their strong fan base using social media and album sales, which give them not just fame but global recognition.
This popularity turns to endorsement deals, awards, and international collabos, which means more money. These wealthy Nigerian singers also have other investments and businesses other than their musical careers.
In general, most Nigerian musicians make money from hosting and performing in concerts and events, selling merchandise, album sale, selling their music, paid collaborations, partnerships, endorsement deals, Youtube Streaming [Adsense and Adverts] and even licensing their music.
Richest Nigerian Musicians in 2020 (Forbes)
No matter there source of income, these Nigerian musicians are super-rich and are veterans in the Nigerian entertainment industry. So, if you want to know the names and net worth of the richest artistes in Nigeria, we’ve got you covered.
1. Davido – $32 Million [Forbes]
Davido is undoubtedly the richest Nigerian musician this year “30 billion for account ooo”, No be lie. David Adeleke popularly known as Davido is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the Nation.
Davido, also called Omo Baba Olowo [OBO], is another famous musician in Nigeria with a jaw gaping net worth and makes millions daily from his job as an entertainer.
Before we state his net worth, take a moment to think, Davido and Wizkid, who is richer? Ok, Davido vs. Wizkid? Who do you think is richer?
Davido has an estimated net worth of $32 million while Wizkid’s net worth is just over $20 million.
There has been a long debate by Nigerians to know if Davido is richer than Wizkid has come to an end. Even without his Adeleke inheritance, Davido is definitely richer than Wizkid.
Maybe last year, but this year, Wizkid had a chance at Davido because of his endorsement with UBA Bank and other big firms. You can also share your ideas in our comment section below.
Davido is also richer than Olamide and Phyno combined. Remember that earlier last month, Davido’s father acquired a new private jet worth $62 million, which is three times Wizzy’s net worth.
This billionaire family now has five private jets and over a dozen bulletproof cars in their possession. I’m sure Davido will also have a handsome portion of the Adeleke inheritance when the time comes.
Davido is another rich and successful songwriter in Nigeria, who has broken records and achieved the tremendous and near-impossible feat in the Nigerian music industry, like shutting down the O2Arena.
Just like Wizkid, Davido is super talented, owns a record label, and has received multiple awards in a Day. Unlike Wizkid, Davido was born with a silver spoon.
Davido comes from one of the wealthiest families in Nigeria, The Adeleke family. David Adedeji Adeleke, also known as Davido, is the son of one of the wealthiest and most powerful politicians in Nigeria. Davido was born on the 21st of November 1992 in Atlanta, U.S.A.
Davido is the son of Prince Adedeji Adeleke. But he did not depend on his father’s wealth. Davido went ahead to complete his education and was awarded a degree in one of the finest universities in Nigeria.
He also completed his NYSC program in flying colors while still pursuing his music career. He has also engaged with Nigerian youths to stop internet scams but go to school.
Davido can easily be regarded as the most hardworking musician in Nigeria. Davido has also released several hit songs that tore music charts and broke records.
Davido has two beautiful daughters and a son. Their names are Aurora Imade Adeleke, whose mother is Sophie Momodu.
Then his second daughter, Hailey Veronica Adeleke, the daughter of his American ex-girlfriend, Amanda. Ifeanyi Adeleke, Son of his current girlfriend, Chioma Rowland.
Davido is the owner of Davido Music Worldwide[DMW], which has a handful of talented acts such as Dremo, Peruzzi, Yonda, Mayorkun, and Idowest.
On the 27th of May 2020, Davido’s hit song “Fall” became certified gold in the US and Canada. This song sold over 40,000 copies in Canada and 800,000 copies in the US.
Davido is also the co-owner of HKN, a popular Nigerian record label he established with his brother, Adewale Adeleke.
Davido has dropped three studio album, which includes Omo Baba Olowo (2012), Son of Mercy (2016) and A Good Time (2019). Some of his most famous works are Risky, If, Dami Duro, and Aye.
Davido Endorsements, Awards, And Net Worth
- Davido has a multi-million dollar deal with SONY musical record label. He also has endorsements deals with big brands, which include First Bank, Infinix, MTN, and Pepsi worth over N150 million.
- A complete list of Davido’s assets cannot be started in this article. But we know that Davido owns a private jet, diamond-encrusted ring and a necklace worth over N200M, two houses in Lekki, Lagos and rare cars which include Bentleys, Porsche, and a Range Rover.
- Davido is the first solo African artist to shut down The O2 Arena in London with a sold-out concert.
- Davido has over 250 awards.
Davido Net Worth Forbes – $32 million
2. Wizkid – $20 Million [Forbes]
Wizkid is the richest musician in Nigeria this year, as stated in an article released by Forbes. With an estimated net worth of $20 million, Wizkid tops as the richest artiste in Nigeria for 2020.
Wizkid is not just the wealthiest songwriter and performing artiste in Nigeria but also one of the most popular and respected African musicians in the world.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, was born on the 16th of July 1990. He started his musical career when he was only 11 years old.
Since then, he has recorded tremendous successes so far from multiple international collaboration to record-breaking concerts and numerous awards in a day. Wizkid was not born on a bed of roses or handed a silver spoon.
He did not become popular in one day. It took years of hard work and dedication to get to where he is now. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, was born in Surulere in Lagos State in 1990.
His father, Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun, is Muslim, married three wives, and had thirteen children. But this did not influence him at all. Wizkid is a proud Christian. He says he prays and thank God every day and night, regardless of the situation.
Wizkid started his music career from a small band called Glorious Five. Glorious Five was a small band made up of Wizkid and a handful of his close friends and neighbors. This was where he released his first collaborative album.
In the year 2009, The soon to be the richest musician in Nigeria, Wizkid was signed to one of thebiggest record labels in Nigeria back then, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME).
Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) was founded by Banky W, another rich and famous Nigerian musician. It was at Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) that Wizkid released his debut single “Holla at Your Boy,” which was an instant hit.
From the streets of Surulere to towns in Enugu State, this was only the beginning of fame for Wizkid. He went on to released back to back hits and received multiple awards in his first year. In the year 2011, Soco crooner, Wizkid, released his first studio album titled “Superstar.”
After the success of his hard works was seen, Wizkid left Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) and when ahead to start his record label “Starboy” in 2013. Starboy soon became his second stage name and his signature catchphrase.
Since then, Starboy has signed and sponsored over seven recording artistes, which include Mr. Eazi, Maleek Berry, Legendary Beatz (Uzezi & Okiemute Oniko), L.A.X, R2bees, Efya, and Terri.
Wizkid has also been featured by International musicians and rappers, which includes Beyonce, Drake, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Tinny Tempah, Wale, etc.
In summary, Wizkid is not just the richest musician in Nigeria, he is an icon, and afrobeat legend, influenced by Fela, and King Sony Ade.
He has also influenced thousands, if not millions, of teenagers and upcoming musicians. Wizkid has a boiling temper and his quick to bite back anytime he senses an attack.
He has had beef with celebs like Banky W, Skales, Davido, Dammy Krane, Saeon, Tonto Dikeh, Samklef, and blogger Linda Ikeji.
Wizkid has also had three albums: Superstar (2011), Ayo (2014), and Sounds from the Other Side (2017). Wizkid now has enough money to afford two houses in the United States, one in Dubai, and 3 in Nigeria.
Wizkid Endorsements, Awards, And Net Worth
- Wizkid signed a multi-million deal with SONY entertainment, Ciroc, Nike, and Dolce & Gabbana, GLOBACOM, a Nigerian based telecommunication giant also made him one of their top ambassadors. Wizkid also became Pepsi ambassador which he earned $350,000 monthly
- Wizkid was paid $681,200[N245.9 Million] to perform at a Royal wedding at Umaid Bhawan Palace, India.
- Wizkid also signed a mega endorsement deal with UBA BANK in 2019
- Wizkid became the first Afrobeat musician in the Guinness Book of records
- Wizkid is the Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter
- Wizkid has bagged over 230 awards in the course of his career
Wizkid Net Worth Forbes – $20 million
3. Don Jazzy – $17 Million [Forbes]
Don Jazzy is currently the richest music producer in Africa. Don Jazzy was the richest musician in Nigeria until 2017 when he stopped singing due to the stress involved and went into full-time music production.
Don Jazzy has a total net worth of $17 million. Don Jazzy is not just a hit-making genius but the owner of the biggest record label in Nigeria, Mavin Records.
Mavin Record rose out of the ashes of his defunct label, Mo’ Hits. Today, Mavin Record is the training ground of Nigerian rock stars and has created superstars like Rema, DNA, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Dija, Baby Fresh, Tiwa Savage, and Dr. Sid.
Mavin Records have also been quoted to be worth a whopping sum of $100 million if Don Jazzy is willing to sell of course.
The funny thing about Don Jazzy is that he doesn’t have a song but has been featured my other powerful and influential musicians in Nigeria and Africa because of his amazing instrumentals, superb flows, and peculiar voice.
Don Jazzy Biography
Michael Collins Ajereh is an award-winning music producer and songwriter popularly known as Don Jazzy. He is a Nigerian label owner, brand influencer, record producer, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and one of the wealthiest musicians in Africa.
He was born on the 26th of November 1982 in Umuahia, Abia State. He had already mastered different musical instruments before the age of 12, before moving to London in 2000. Since 2000 to date, Don Jazzy has produced over 200 songs and albums.
Don Jazzy had admitted to being a timid person and also worked as a security guard when he migrated to the United Kingdom. Don Jazzy has had beef with D’banj, Wande Coal, and Olamide.
Don Jazzy Endorsements, Awards, And Net Worth
- Don Jazzy is a brand ambassador of Loya milk, MTN, Johnnie Walker, Samsung Mobile, and other big brands.
- Don Jazzy doesn’t just have his eyes on the music. He is the co-founder of Flobyt, a popular tech firm based in Nigeria.
- Don Jazzy also have fuel tankers that he uses to make extra cash
- Producer of the Year [2006, 2007, 2011, 2014], City People Entertainment Awards …
Don Jazzy Net Worth Forbes – $17 million
4. 2Face – $15 Million [Forbes]
2baba, 2face or Tuface, is another popular Nigerian singer who makes millions daily from his job as a recording artist. 2baba was also listed as the richest musician in Nigeria around 2012-2015, beating the likes of Psquare and Don Jazzy.
2baba also tops the list of the richest musicians in Nigeria, which a net worth that accounts for the whopping sum of $15 million [Forbes]. 2baba is a living legend when it comes to Nigerian music and undoubtedly one of the most successful musicians in Africa.
Innocent Idibia also is known as 2Baba, Tuface, or 2face is a famous songwriter and performing artiste in Nigeria. He is one of the oldest musicians in Nigeria with over two decades of songwriting experience [since 1994].
2Baba was born on the18th of September 1975 in Jos and was brought to limelight by one of his best selling track “African Queen,” which sold millions of copies worldwide every year.
In 2016, 2Face officially changed his name to 2Baba. 2Baba started his career with Plantashun Boiz but is now the owner of Hypertech media, a renowned record label in Nigeria.
This was where he started his career with his friends, Face, and Black Face. 2face got married to Annie Idibia in 2012. He is also the father of 7 children.
2Baba also has eight successful studio albums, and some of his most famous works are Vote Not to Fight, Coded Tinz – ft Phyno & Chief Obi, Officially Blind, Oya Make We Go, and Babylon ft MI.
2Face Endorsements, Awards, And Net Worth
- Aside from the fact that 2Face Idibia owns assets totaling to $15 million on Forbes, He also has endorsement deals with Glo, Campari, and Partner Mobile.
- 2Baba was awarded an honorary Master of Arts in Music degree from Igbinedion University.
- African Queen also topped countless music charts and has bagged 2Baba several awards in from the Headies, BET Award, MOBO Award, MTV Award, Channel O Music Video Award, and other national and international awards.
2Face Net Worth Forbes – $15 million
5. Psquare – $13 Million [Forbes]
The Nigerian music and entertainment industry would not be complete without mentioning the wonder twins, Peter and Paul Okoye, formally known as Psquare.
Psquare is one of the most prominent artists in Nigeria and has been making good music for close to 2 decades now.
Psquare has been featured on Forbes as one of the richest Nigerian musicians in 2019 owning assets worth $13 Billion.
Although this band has broken up and pursuing their music dreams separately, They are still worth adding to this list. Psquare is also the wealthiest twin musicians in Africa.
Peter and Paul Okoye, formally know as Psquare was born on the 18th of November 1981. They started a musical career began in Jos. They started as a breakdancer and singer. They were so good that they became popular and soon became superstars in Nigeria.
Psquare has also release chart wrecking hit-songs that includes Do Me, Do Me I DO you, E no easy, Chop my money, Personally, Ejeajo, Bring it on, etc.
Before they broke up, Psquare charged as much as N15 million Per show. They also won series of musical awards MTV awards, MOBO Awards, KORA Awards, Headies…
Peter Okoye has transformed to Mr. P while his brother Paul goes by the name of Rudeboy.
So, Mr. P and Rudeboy, who is richer? We think Rudeboy is richer than Mr. P. Although it’s still not clear and we don’t have the answers now. We know that Psquare would have topped this list if they had stayed together. As a team, P-square has won The MTV Europe Music Awards 17 times.
Psquare Net Worth Forbes – $13 million
6. D’Banj – $11 Million [Forbes]
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj was born on the 9th of June 1980, in Zaria, Kaduna State. D’Banj is also one of the richest Nigerian musicians, according to Forbes.
D’Banj is known for experimenting with new music styles, rhythms, and flows. D’Banj has already bagged a lot of awards from Africa, Europe, and America for his Afropop and R&B styles.
D’Banj also came second place in TIN Magazine’s rating of the Nigerian richest musicians. D’banj would have been the richest musician in Africa, but his lack of consistency made him lose his place in the elite spot.
D’Banj has an estimated net worth of $11 million and spends most of his money on cars, houses, vintage decorated rooms, swimming pools, and expensive leather furniture.
D’banj owns a cosmetic company worth over $100,000,000. DBanj is not too active in music. He mostly oversees his investments in and outside Nigeria.
D’Banj Net Worth Forbes – $11 million
7. Tiwa Savage – $11 Million [Forbes]
Tiwatope Savage, popularly known as Tiwa savage, stands as Forbes richest female Nigerian musician with an estimated net worth of $11 million.
Tiwa is now a worldwide sensation and a role model for upcoming black female musicians around the world. Tiwa Savage was born on the 5th of February, 1980.
Her first single “Kele Kele love” was an instant hit, and ever since, she has been doing wonders in the industry. Tiwa was also a member of one of the biggest labels in Nigeria, Marvin Records Label.
She dropped most of her songs and albums, which was produced and overseen by Don Jazzy.
Tiwa left in 2019 for the Universal Music group. Some of her most popular works are All Over, Malo, Eminado, 49-99. Tiwa also dances and has performed in international shows.
Tiwa also has brand endorsements with Maggi, Forte Oil, Pepsi, and Konga. She recently signed a contract with Jay-z music record label, which is worth over $13 million.
Tiwa Savage Net Worth Forbes – $11 million
8. Olamide – $10 Million [Forbes]
When it comes to afro-pop and street flows, Olamide is your guy. Olamide is one of the most popular musicians and songwriters in Nigeria. Olamide is a genius when it comes to writing songs and creating new dance moves.
Olamide has collaborated with other hip-hop artistes ost are from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Not only is Olamide one of the richest artistes in Nigeria, but Olamide is also one of the best Yoruba rappers we have in the country.
Olamide is also the owner of Yahoo Boys No Laptop [YBNL Nation], which is one of the most renowned record labels in the country. According to Forbes, Olamide has a total net worth of $10 Million.
Olamide Adedeji, also known as Olamide Badoo, is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. Olamide was born on the 15th of March 1989, and he tops the list as one of the best Yoruba rappers in Nigeria.
Since he began his music career in 2009 to date, Olamide has released about seven studio albums.
Here are the names of Olamide’s album and the year they were released: Rhapsodi (2011), YBNL (2012), Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013), Street OT (2014), Eyan Mayweather (2015) and The Glory which was released in 2016.
Olamide Awards & Endorsements
Olamide Net Worth Forbes – $10 million
9. Phyno – $9 Million [Forbes]
Phyno is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, and record producer who is also among one of the finest musicians in Nigeria. Phyno has been listed on Forbes as one of the richest musicians in Nigeria, with a total net worth of $9 million.
Phyno is one of the fastest rappers in Nigeria and also one of the most famous musicians from the South Eastern parts of Nigeria. No doubt, Phyno is legendary as his first song, “Ghost Mode,” was a loud banger all around Africa.
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, popular known as Phyno [short for Phenomena], was born on the 9th of October 1986. At present, he is also a brand ambassador of Nairabet, Monster Energy Drink, and GLO, which runs into millions of Naira.
Phyno Net Worth Forbes – $9 million
10. Banky W – $8 Million [Forbes]
Banky W stands as one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. Although he has stopped singing and gone into politics. He ran for a political office for the seat at the Lagos house of assembly, Eti-Osa Federal Constituency in 2019. Sadly, Banky lost the seat to Babajide Obanikoro of the APC.
Olubankole Wellington was born on the 27th of March 1981, he is one of the richest Nigerian musicians with a total net worth that amount to $8 Million.
Olubankole Wellington is a Nigerian American singer, actor, music producer, film producer, event host, public speaker and politician. He was the one that nurtured big stars like Wizkid, Niyola, Shaydee, and Skales.
He was born in the United States of America by Nigerian parents. His love for music started at a young age because he was in his church choir.
Olubankole Wellington has found love and is married to one of the most beautiful Nigerian model and actress, Adesua Etomi. Banky W is the owner of the Empire Mates Entertainment [EME], a renowned record label established in 200.
He also wrote the first theme song of Etisalat Nigeria titled “0809ja for life” and brand ambassador of Samsung, Uber…
Banky W Net Worth Forbes – $8 million
11. Timaya – $8 Million [Forbes]
The Top 20 richest musicians in Nigeria 2020 wouldn’t be correct if Timaya were not included in the list. Timaya is another living legend just like 2Face, Mi and Naeto C.
Timaya also has a spot as one of the richest Nigerian musicians with a net worth of $8 million.
Inetimi Timaya Odon, better known by his stage name Timaya was born on the 15th of August 1977) and has over two decades of music experience.
He has won 4 headies Awards, 2 AFRIMMA awards, and 1 Nigerian Music Awards. From plantain seller to Multimillionaire. Some of his works are Ukwu, Balance, Bum Bum, and Sexy Ladies. Timaya also has over 50 Million Views on his Youtube channel.
Timaya is the owner of the renowned Dem Mama records and has encouraged Nigerian music by signing young and talented artists. You should know that Timaya released his first album in the year 2005 tagged “Dem Mama.”
Timaya started from a low-income family in Rivers State and rose from rising from grass to grace. Now, Timaya is the brand ambassador to Nigerian Teleco, Glo, and Hennessy Nigeria PLC.
Timaya Net Worth Forbes – $8 million
12. Jidenna – $7 Million [Forbes]
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson is another rich and talented Nigerian musician. Jidenna is an Igbo word that means “hold your father.” The popular Nigerian American musician, from a Nigerian father and an American mother.
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, mostly referred to as Jidenna, was born on the 4th of May 1985. He has proudly embraced his culture as an Igbo boy, and have been spotted on several occasions moving around the streets of Lagos without bodyguards or any form of security.
In one word, Jidenna is a proud Nigerian.
Jidenna is one of the richest Nigerian-American songwriters. His rise to fame was almost instantaneous. Jidenna swiftly gained a seat as one of the richest Nigerian musicians.
He has collaborated with a lot of Nigerian and American artists and even won a series of awards. His album “The Chief” was 36 out of 200 on the billboard. He also won the best new artist at the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards.
Jidenna Net Worth Forbes – $7 million
13. Flavor – $7 Million [Forbes]
Flavour is another rich Nigerian musician that found his love for music at a very young age. Flavour developed his passion for music as a young boy, where he was a drummer in his local church.
Today, he is perhaps the most popular Igbo musician in Africa. His hit song “Ada Ada” was nominated in several awards and was the most listened song in Nigeria. This song connected him to so many endorsement deals worth millions of Naira.
Flavor Net Worth Forbes – $7 million
14. Burna Boy – $5 Million [Forbes]
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly knows as Burna Boy has also been stated by Forbes as one of the richest artistes in Nigeria this year. HE is also one of the most talented musicians in Nigeria.
Burna Boy is a famous Nigerian singer and songwriter that rose to fame in 2012 after releasing his hit song “Like to Party,” which was the lead single in his debut studio album LIFE (2013).
Since 2013, Burna has been releasing back to back songs that song “Wey make sense” until 2019, when he joined the list of Elite artiste in the industry, with his song “Gbe Body” featuring Zlatan.
Burna Boy’s net worth, as stated by Forbes, is currently $5 million. In 2017, Burna Boy was signed to Bad Habit/Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group, all international record labels.
Where he released his third studio album labeled “Outside” in 2018 that was also a record-breaker in his music career, Burna boy is also an award-winning Nigerian artiste and one of the wealthiest entertainers in the Nation. His song has also been known top charts for up to 6 weeks in more than 13 countries.
No wonder Burna is in Forbes list of richest artists in Nigeria. Burna boy has many endorsement deals, notably with STAR beer. He has other investments, cars, and even landed properties. In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards.
Burna Boy Net Worth Forbes – $5 million
15. MI Abaga – $5 Million [Forbes]
MI Abaga deserves a spot on this list. M.I is the king of Nigerian rap. He doesn’t rap fast, but his flow and lyrics are top-notch. He is also a living legend and has been making top-notch music since 2004.
Jude Abaga was born on the 4th of October 1981, better known as MI Abaga[Mr incredible], he is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist, rapper, and record producer.
MI Abaga is undoubtedly one of the best rappers in Africa and has been hailed by NAS and Jay Z. MI can boast of having one of the best selling albums in Nigeria, “The Chairman” and “The Movie.” He also has other top-notch playlists like” Rendezvous” and “Young Denzel.”
He is the current CEO of Chocolate City. MI has made a name for himself. He is the most awarded rapper in Nigeria with over 20 music awards in MTV Base, The Headies, Malaysian African Entertainments Awards, Hip Hop World Awards, and BETs. He is one of the wealthiest rappers in Nigeria.
Unlike other celebs, MI Abaga is not a show-off. He focuses on private investment, developing young talents, and making cool rap songs.
MI Abaga Net Worth Forbes – $5 million
16. Yemi Alade – $4 million [Forbes]
Yemi Eberechi Alade is another rich and famous female Nigerian musician who became a star after she dropped her hit track “Jonny.” Still, she became a nationwide sensation in 2009 when she won the Peak Talent Show.
Yemi Eberechi Alade was born on the 13th of March 1989 in Abia State, Nigeria. Her father was a Yoruba Man, James Alade, and her mother, Helen Uzoma, is of Igbo descent.
Yemi has worked her way up to become one of the richest female musicians in Africa. She also won MTV African Music Awards for Best Female 2 years in a role.
Yemi Alade has been nominated for other awards. Some of her notable songs are Tangerine, Kissing, Shake, Taking Over Me, Temperature, Duro Timi, Na Gode, and Mama Africa.
Yemi Alade Net Worth Forbes – $4 million
16. Falz – $4 Million [Forbes]
Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, was born on the 27th of October, 1990, in Lagos State, Nigeria. He came to limelight after his song “Marry Me” went viral, and ever since, he has been on a role.
Falz currently has four studio albums. Falz graduated from the University of Reading, England, with an LLB in Law. Falz is not just a Lawyer. He is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and rapper and also tops as one of the wealthiest rappers in Nigeria.
Falz has worked with a lot of celebrities in the Nigerian music and Movie Industry, including Davido, Maleek Berry, Olamide, Burna Boy, and Ycee. Falz has also starred in Nollywood movies like Merry Men, Tinsel, 10 days in Sun City, Chief Daddy.
Falz Net Worth Forbes – $4 million
18. Kcee – $4 Million [Forbes]
Kcee is the elder brother to one of the most respected billionaires in Nigeria, E-Money. Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, commonly known as Kcee [Formally Kc Presh].
Kcee is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who also stands as one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. He has worked with other musicians like Harrysong, Skiibii, Davido, Akoo Nana.
Kcee was also an MTN ambassador and won two Headies award for his hit song “Limpopo” in 2013. HE is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. Kcee is also leaving music to join his brother’s business.
Kcee Net Worth Forbes – $4 million
19. Mr. Eazi – $3 Million [Forbes]
Mr. Eazi is one of the youngest Nigerian artistes in the Nigerian Music scene. He also made his money in a very short period. He has also received several awards, endorsements, and in a relationship with the daughter Nigerian Billionaire, Temi Otedola.
Oluwatosin Ajibade, popularly known as Mr. Eazi, also stands as one of the wealthiest Nigerian songwriters. Mr. Eazi was born on the 19th of July 1991. Mr. Eazi is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur but spent most of his life in Ghana.
He dropped his second mixtape “Life Is Eazi” Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos on the 10th of February 2017 and became an international sensation.
Several outlets reported that Mr. Eazi signed a record deal with Starboy, Diplo’s label Mad Decent and Universal Music Group.
Mr. Eazi Net Worth Forbes – $3 million
20. Wande Coal – $1.8 Million [Forbes]
Wande Coal was a rock star before the likes of Wizkid, Patoranking, and even Falz. His lack of consistency made him fall back, he was really good back then.
Wande Coal is a Yoruba songwriter, artist, and one of the richest Nigerian musicians. Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe was born on the 18th of October 1985. He is the son of Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe.
He graduated from UNILAG and pursued his dream as a rockstar. Wande Coal has worked with so many big boys in the Nigerian and American Music industry over the year, including Ikechukwu, Phyno, Don Jazzy, D’banj, M.I Abaja, and even Dj Spinall.
Wande Coal was also among the first artistes in Mavins before he left for his record label, Black diamond. He has also won several awards and has been nominated in several categories.
Wande Coal Net Worth Forbes – $1.8 million
No matter how rich, talented, and boujee these songwriters seem to be, always try to remember that they are also human beings. If they could make it, so can you. These are the richest musicians in Nigeria.
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