This list is a compilation of the richest Nigerian artistes based on their earnings. It is in no particular order because, there is no known source that serves as an authority to the actual net worth of these artistes. So, in order to avoid scam, I have decided to write the list based on the most popular and influential artists in Nigeria and how much they earn per show.
List Of Richest Nigerian Artistes
According to channel o‘, the twin brothers, Peter and Paul Okoye are currently named the highest paid Nigerian artists. This is because, they are said to earn up to N15 million per show in Nigeria.
The 35 year old, from Anambra state, Nigeria have an ongoing deal with Globacom as brand ambassadors which is worth millions of dollars, they are also said to charge more than $150, 000 per show outside of Nigeria.
Born on the 26th of November, 1982, in Umuahia and a native of Delta state Nigeria, Michael Collins Ajereh popularly known as Don jazzy is one of the richest Nigerian artistes. The award winning producer, singer and songwriter is ranked the 36th most powerful celebrity in Africa by Forbes.
Recently, he was signed as an ambassador for MTN along with his brother D’prince. He is also a brand ambassador for Loya milk and Samsung.The former Chief executive officer of Mo’hits records is now the CEO of Mavins records which was founded in 2012.
The award winning musician from Ogun state, Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly called D’banj/the koko master is also a force to reckon with among the richest Nigerian artistes. The 34 year old has been moving up the ladder ever since his debut in 2004.
The former highest paid artist in Nigeria is now second after P-square, he charges between 7 to 8 million Naira per show within Nigeria and up to $100, 000 outside of Nigeria.
24 years old Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun rose to stardom with the release of his single titled ‘Holla at your boy’ and has been raking in millions ever since.
Wizkid is a brand ambassador for MTN and also the highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa. The superstar earns about 5 million Naira per show in Nigeria.
Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly known as Tuface or Tubaba, has no doubt left his mark in the music industry. The Benue state born musician and CEO of Hypertek music has signed deals with companies like Guinness Plc, Airtel and so on, all of which have substantially added to his wealth.
The 39 year old father of seven is a philanthropist and the founder of 2face Idibia Reachout foundation. With six albums released and the most recent (The Ascension), which was released in 2014, with more than 12 million copies sold, Tuface is said to charge up to 7 million Naira per show in Nigeria and earns between $50, 000 to $100, 000 for shows outside of Nigeria.
Born on 30th of October, 1986, Panshak Zamani, popularly known as Ice prince is also one of the richest Nigerian artistes. 2004 served as a point break for him when he released his debut singles titled ‘Extraordinary’ and ‘Rewind’. He took part and won the Hennessy artistry club tour 2009 and released his first album in 2011 titled ‘Everybody loves Ice prince’.
The album featured songs like ‘Oleku’ which received massive airplay.The Niger state born musician is said to earn between 3 to 5 million Naira for shows within and outside of Nigeria.
33 years old Olubankole Wellington was born in the United States of America (USA) to Nigerian parents. The award winning artist is also a philanthropist as he is the founder of ‘I AM CAPABLE’ foundation, an organization aimed at providing the less privileged with the opportunity to be educated.
He is a brand ambassador for Etisalat as well as a successful MC, as he anchored big events like the Hip Hop world awards 2009. He currently earns between 3 to 4 million Naira per show and performs in shows for up to 3 times in a week. Banky W is one of the richest Nigerian artistes.
David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly called ‘Davido’ also features on this list. The 22 years old award winning singer released his first album in 2012 which featured popular songs like ‘Dami duro’.
He has signed deals worth millions of Naira with companies like MTN and Guinness Plc. He is said to currently charge up to 5 million naira for a show.
Enugu state born singer, song writer and great performer, Chinedu Okoli who goes by the stage name ‘Flavour N’abania’ is also one of the richest Nigerian artistes based on his earnings.
The 31 years old released his first album in 2005 titled ‘N’abania’ and a second album in 2010 titled ‘Uplifted’. The talented singer makes up to 5 million Naira per show in Nigeria and up to $50, 000 outside of Nigeria.
32 years old Omawunmi Megbele is the highest paid female artist in Nigeria. She is currently a brand ambassador for Globacom, Konga.com and Malta Guinness among others. The singer, songwriter and actress who hails from Delta state Nigeria is said to charge up to N3 million per show.