Nigerian musicians have rocked the African continent for decades. They are the stars of the hour and we like to know everything about their fortune. Naij has decided to make a list of musicians who are currently making more money, given their popularity, their album sales, their advertising contracts and their effectiveness in the field.
Discover the list below:
1. Don Jazzy ($ 35 million)
His real name Michael Collins Ajereh, Don Jazzy is considered the most attractive single in Nigeria. Before opening his own recording studio, Don Jazzy worked in collaboration with D’banj. From 2004 to 2012, they managed the Mo’Hits Records project. They ended their partnership following a disagreement that arose between them.
However, Don Jazzy is a real success as a solo artist. He collaborated with celebrities like Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, among others. Nigeria’s richest musician has excelled as a producer. He also writes beautiful songs and is a talented artist. We can not ignore his entrepreneurial skills.
In 2012, he signed a $ 100,000 contract with Loya milk. He also signed a contract with MTN, the initial value of the contract was $ 69,000. Don Jazzy is an ambassador of the Samsung brand.
2. From banj ($ 32 million)
Don Jazzy’s former partner is also one of Nigeria’s richest musicians. His real name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo. Nicknamed Koko Master, D’Banj is a talented musician, TV star and entrepreneur. He has been named Best Performer of the Year many times. In addition, D’banj has managed to become the African artist selling the most records.
Banj enjoys great popularity in Nigeria but also on a global scale. After his separation from Don Jazzy in 2012, he concluded a profitable deal with Sony Music Entertainment.
The majority of his fans fell in love with him because of his single “Oliver Twist”. This song has recorded a lot of views and comments.
His first business was a contract with Power First energy drink producers. In 2013, he became brand ambassador for the Bank for Industry (BOI). He also signed a multi-million dollar contract with Globacom that ended in 2010. In 2014, he signed another contract with Heritage Bank. In 2015, the musician became the official ambassador of Ciroc Nigeria and SLOT. These commercial activities allowed him to earn a lot of money.
3. 2face Idibia ($ 29.5 million)
Innocent Ujah Idibia, known as 2Baba is an excellent writer and performer of songs. His main genre is Afro-pop. He has won several titles nationally and internationally. This is an excellent example for all young artists. Other celebrities treat him with great respect.
Previously, he was a member of the group “Plantashun Boys” formed by three friends. Together, they wrote and performed many songs. After their separation, each member continued solo but 2face became the most successful. The song “African Queen” has received national and international recognition. 2face is one of the best African artists.
4. Flavor ($ 28 million)
From his real name Chinedu Okoli, Flavour plays songs, writes lyrics and plays several instruments. He started his musical career as a drummer in church. Over time, it has gained fantastic popularity across the continent. Currently, Flavor has a profitable contract with 2nite Entertainment. In 2005, the public had access to the first album of the artist “N’abania”.
Flavor often works with local and foreign celebrities and has won numerous awards. All this allowed him to accumulate a large fortune.
5. Davido ($ 16 million)
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Davido’s real name is David Adedeji Adeleke. His single “Dami Duro”, released in 2011, moved the audience. Davido and his older brother Adewale Adeleke are co-owners of the HKN Music label.
Several popular Nigerian celebrities have recorded their hits at HKN Music. His debut album “Omo Baba Olowo” was released in 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, Davido released a number of singles. In January 2016, Davido reached an agreement with Sony Music. In addition, this artist has his own music label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). It was created several months after the signing of the contract with Sony.