The earning power of a child celeb in Nigeria has increased in recent times. Gone are the days where kids were being paid chicken change. Now, they are being paid hefty sums just like their adult counterparts.
The names on this list are kids on top of their respective industries and we calculated their net worth based on the average earning rate in their industries and popularity in general.
Everyone loves Emmanuel! The six year old comedienne and actress is probably the most famous child star in Africa. Her skits with her uncle Mark Angel average 300,000 views on Youtube and knowing the amount of money Youtube pays its collaborators, she and Mark Angel must be living the good life. Add their appearance fees at public shows and private parties, they must be smiling to the bank.
Also known as the Wonderkid, Ozzybosco is the Wizkid of all kid musicians. Managed by his mother, he regularly performs at shows for kids all over the country. Ozzy also has songs with the likes of Olamide, Ruggedman and Vector. Calculate how much he makes from the digital sales of those songs alone, then you’ll know that his finances are on the high side.
Amarachi won the first edition of Nigeria’s Got Talent in 2012 going home with the sum of N10million. Even if her parents decide to spend N2million on her every year since 2012, some change should still remain from her prize money.
Egypt Ify Ufele
At 11 years, Egypt has already achieved much more than most adults have. The founder of ChubbiLine a clothing brand for people of all shapes and sizes, she has been featured on the prestigious New York Fashion Week and last year she was named in Teen Vogue’s 21 under 21 list.
Nigeria’s top teenage tennis star, 12 year old Marylove is already being managed by top creative talent agency, Temple Management Company who count the Mavins and King Sunny Ade as clients. Her last trip to the ITF/CAT 12 & Under Talent Identification Programme in Morocco was even sponsored by Zenith bank.
DJ Young Money
Think about it, how many 9 year old DJ’s do you know that play at shows regularly in Nigeria? That is why DJ Young Money’s efforts are commendable. Signed to K-Nation record label, Young Money has already performed for top personalities around the country.