LIST OF TOP 10 RICHEST MUSICIAN IN NIGERIA 2017; P SQUARE, DON JAZZY, D' BANJ, 2 FACE, DAVIDO, WIZKID, FLAVOUR, BANKY W, IYANYA AND TIMAYA, THE LIST OF FORBES LISTED RICHEST MUSICIANS IN NIGERIA
The list of top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria and their worth, as seen below is not judged strictly based on their earnings from the Music sector, but all other earnings.
These richest Nigerian musician have built a strong fan base which has given them edge and much-needed publicity not just in Nigeria but globally. They are highly respected in the Nigerian music industry.
This List is gotten from the Forbes 2017 List of 10 Top Nigerian Musicians and they are arranged in the descending order of 10th-1st.
10. TIMAYA - Net worth of N1.1 billion
Timaya is named as one of the first booming musicians from the Niger-Delta. All his videos on YouTube have a total number of over 20 million views.
The 38 years old Timaya is worth an impressive sum of N1.1 billion
He had recently lost his Instagram account to hackers, but got back his followers in less than a week. This shows how much his fans price him.
9. IYANYA - Net worth of N1.8 billion
From the musical history of Iyanya, it has been shown that a lot can happen in a short period of time.
Few Years ago he won the MTN Project fame Africa and has gone ahead to become one of the biggest music stars in the Nigerian music industry.
He is a Yudala ambassador, who is worth an attractive sum of N1.8 billion.
8. BANKY W - Net worth of N2.3 billion
According to the Forbes list, Banky W is the number 8 in the Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria for 2017.
Banky W, is currently the CEO of the popular Nigerian Music Record Label EME.
He is the brand ambassador of Etisalat and Samsung Mobile for the West African region.
He has a multi-million naira deal with Ciroc.
7. FLAVOUR - Net worth of N2.5 billion
The 7th top richest musician in Nigeria, who is popularly known as Flavour is not just the King of the Latest highlife music in Nigeria, but his fame runs around the world.
He has lifted several supports and endorsement deals.
He is a notable personality with NBC (Nigerian Breweries Company).
Flavour is valued at an estimated net worth of N2.5 Billion Naira.
6. WIZKID - Net worth of N2.8 billion
Just like his name 'Wizkid' denotes, the young Nigerian artist has made it big in the Nigerian music industry. He is currently in partnership with SONY Records and he is yet the chief of the STARBOY Record label.
Wizkid has won numerous top awards as was recently nominated for the 2017 Grammy Awards.
5. DAVIDO - Net worth of N2.9 billion
David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido is currently seen as one of the best musicians in the Nigerian music industry.
He is presently signed with the world music giants SONY records and he's one among the few Nigerian musicians with an international recognition.
4. INNOCENT “2FACE” IDIBIA - Net worth of N4.5 billion.
2face is the living legend of the Nigerian music industry.
He makes his money from shows and endorsement deals with top brands of Nigeria. At large, he is one of the most marketable musicians in Nigeria at the moment.
3. D’BANJ - Net worth of N5 billion
The Koko Master as popularly called, is the third richest musician in Nigeria at the moment.
He makes his money from shows and tours round about the globe, due to the fact that he is really a strong and marketable brand. He has also signed some top endorsement deals which have fetched him lots of money in the recent years.
2. DON JAZZY - Net worth of N6.5 billion
Don Jazzy is one among the top Music Producers in Nigeria at the moment. He is the richest music producer in Nigeria for 2017.
He is the boss of the Top record label, MAVIN which has top stars like Iyanya, Korede Bello, Tiwa Savage and Di'ja, working with the brand.
He is said to charge about N500, 000 for the production of a single song. This explains the source of his money.
1. P-SQUARE - Net worth N15 billion
The twin duo PSquare takes the top spot on the 2017 listing of the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria.
They make lots of money from album sales, endorsement deals, shows, and tours.
According to Media reports, P-Square charges as high as 8 Million Naira per show and they appear in a large number of shows every year. This could help you imagine their estimated annual earnings.
It can be recalled that they won the KORA awards for Best African Artiste in 2010 which came with a lip smacking 150 Million Naira.
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