Top 100 Richest Musicians in Nigeria

Attempting to list the Top 100 Richest Musicians in Nigeria is never an easy task as most if not all musicians in Nigeria do not authoritatively disclose their true worth.

There are lot musicians in Nigeria, more than you can even imagine there is, and more keeps joining up from the “upcoming” category every now and then. When the question of who the richest musicians in Nigeria are, you can’t but just stumble into an argument with a fan of this artist or that social media persona. But we’ll do as much as we can to put that question to rest by bringing you the top 100 richest musicians in Nigeria.

Calm down! This wouldn’t be the longest post on the internet. We would just briefly look at the top thirty and provide you with a list of the rest. Remember – Money and Fame are Siamese twins in any country’s music industry, and Nigeria isn’t an exemption so most of the name’s that’ll be mentioned in this post are familiar ones.

Without wasting any more time, let’s have our list, while we talk briefly about the top 30. Please note that this list is from well researched and confirmed sources. Although we cannot come up with a conclusive list of the richest musicians in Nigeria but when we consider factors like Album sales, Endorsement deals, side business, property acquisition, and so on and so forth. So this list might not be a hundred percent correct but it’s sure as close as you can possibly get. With that out of the way, let’s go:

Top 100 Richest Musicians in Nigeria:


P-Square are those musicians that will definitely make you rep if you’re Nigerian, when richest musicians not only in Nigeria but in Africa are called into question. They are arguably the richest twin musicians in the world, also in the top 10 Richest musicians in Africa and highest paid musicians in Nigeria. They have more YouTube views than all other African musicians combined. They have endorsement deals with Olympic milk, and of course they are Globacom Telecom’s most prized ambassadors. Glo sponsors Peter’s TV show – Dance with Peter, a show which has successfully garnered over 3 million views on YouTube. They recently tried breaking up but of course, as expected, they are back together. They are really active businessmen and some of the few who own at least a mansion in the billionaire ‘Banana Island’ neighborhood.

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Don Baba J, as he’s popularly referred to, would make this list a pile of crap if he’s absent on it. He’s one of the richest music producers in Africa, and he’s a brand ambassador for brands like Loya Milk, Konga online mall, and of course, Samsung. He’s the CEO of the globally known Mavin Records. He recently used his connection to get some of his artistes (Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Di’ja) Globacom sponsorship deals. He didn’t stop at that, he went on to push through for an international deal for Mavin’s ‘first lady.’

3. 2FACE(2Baba)

2face, who is a globally celebrated artiste is one of the finest musicians Nigeria has ever produced, judging from how many celebrities turned up for his 41st birthday anniversary. Right from his Plantashun Boiz days to breaking solo, one would have known that 2face would surely be up there before long. The internationally acclaimed artiste with various songs and six albums under his belt is Airtel’s mega ambassador and a judge on The Voice. He’s one of the most expensive artistes in Africa to book for events.


Eja N’la (Big Fish) as he preferred to be referred to is a mega-artiste and an ambassador for World Bank. He has ventured into different businesses and some are still thriving (like his Koko garri). He has somewhat dipped in form after his split with Don Jazzy but we can put that on his business ventures. He’s a shrewd businessman who knows his onions when business is to be merged with musical career. He is the CEO of DB Records, the label he started after splitting with former partner Don Jazzy. He is also a brand ambassador for mobile retail outfit – Slot.


Wizkid is presently on a roll with international artistes, dropping new bangers every now and again. He is a brand ambassador for giant brands like Globacom telecommunications and Pepsi. ‘Small in stature but very huge in income’. He obviously has a soft spot for automobiles as can be detected from his collections. Wizkid has gone far from when he sang “Holla At Your Boy” to collaborating with R.Kelly, Trey Songz, Tinie Tempah, Drake and so on.


Everywhere he goes, he calls himself the son of the rich man (meaning of O.B.O) but he has done really well for himself too. He is one of the artistes at the top of the food chain, and he’s one of the major shareholders of the HKN music group. He is also a brand ambassador for telecommunications giant MTN and a Sony Africa music ambassador. David Oyeleke really knows which baskets to put his eggs when signing endorsement deals are concerned. The “E Ma Da Mi Duro” crooner is presently one of the biggest artistes in Africa.

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Flavour is so versatile; everyone wants him featured on their track. Chinedu Okoli is one of the biggest highlife singers in Africa. Since his rise to fame for his ‘Nwa Baby (Ashawo remix) song, he has gone on to bigger and better things in the music industry. Known for his vocal and prowess and shaped physical structure, the ‘Ada Ada’ crooner is worth way more than many people think he does. Amongst a few other endorsement deals, his deal with Globacom comes first.


He hasn’t been the best at brand management but Banky Wellington is definitely doing well for himself on the music scene. He is the CEO of EME Records and the brain behind the outburst of musicians like Skales and Wizkid. He’s an ambassador for Ciroc, Samsung, and mobile telecom brand; MTN. Banky W is said to be working on his album and without too much contemplation, it’s going to be hotter than subsequent ones.

9. ASA

Bukole “Asa” Elemide, is a Nigerian-French singer who is highly respected both in Nigeria and on a global level. She has more than a few hits, and almost every Nigerian has heard her sing. If you haven’t, listen well to the song that plays when you walk into a GTBank. Asa is one of the quiet rich ones when Nigerian artistes are concerned, and she sure knows how to time the drop of her hit singles/albums.


Aside from showing his six packs on Instagram, he knows his music stuff too. If you think MTN Project fame can’t make you famous, then Iyanya will immediately tell you a different story. Less than four years after winning the competition, he has gone to drop hit singles and he’s presently a brand ambassador for retail outfit – Yudala. He recently just started a new record label and he’s one of those who is always on the social media.

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  1. Jayden Rayen

    i cn’t guess shaaa.

  2. o.b.o

    Davido i dnt care wat ever position u are nw bt i knw 1 day d list will b all yours….am always @ ur back n matter wat…

  3. Amespa

    Can’t really guess at this point, am short of words

  4. annelda

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  6. Ayodele oluwashola

    Am not really a fan of music. Buh i tink my bross OLAMIDE is d best! Bross me na hustler oooooo. Awon eyan mayweather;) bross help me oo. My number to YBNL BOSS . I love business as d way i love ur music 08138640295.

  7. som awesome

    who put runtown at 59th
    imagine…. lol
    see flavour and phyno sef
    even wizkid
    ycee and Lil kesh are almost the same
    abeg start this stuff afresh

  8. Nicholas Ejim Musa

    Tekno nah baba… the musician that performs so well when singing, and makes ppl feel cool. He should be among the top ten joor.

  9. ayomide

    what of the remaining 30

  10. Isaac

    I think ycee, saheed osupa, reminisce, cdq and seriki should be included in the list

  11. d,wise

    phyno na baba by follow D,wise
    phyno ,penthuze
    D,wise ,Rankstr music


    The list is quite ok but i think people like selebobo, magnito, mr eazi, styl plus, brymo, mr mayd should be on the list.

  13. Phycaryour-Lyon

    The list is okay

  14. victor usim

    I can never do without flavuor but that his position is very poor y?

  15. emmanuel

    phyno is the best and sopposed to be among the top 10

  16. emmanuel

    phyno should be among the top 10

  17. edafeigho

    Were is my techno

    1. ufreed

      tecno is a boy still yet to grow and why is bona boy not they I am not seeing it true o

  18. Evans

    Burna boy shud be among de 30

  19. Yusuf Abdulmajeed Adeshina

    pasuma Oganla 1 respect, u are the best jor

  20. Solomon

    Small doctor



    1. Imala Travis

      wizkid is a great man I love ❤ you so much. please you can also be of help to me please i need your help. 07033382674

    2. Jude

      You no well by saying wizkid na small boy. Your papa money add together no fit compare wizkid

  22. chibuike obialo

    it is very shocking about the musicians who ain’t higher than the others

  23. gbenga peter

    it’s well arrange and good

  24. Augustine Peter

    dr sid, wizboy,viktor,sugar boy,b red. etc.

  25. sarki Abdulkadir

    P square

  26. echeta chisom


  27. danskil

    Mr eazi

  28. baba oloye


  29. |u!Z@SouthLight

    No Seriousness 4 Here At All, U Guyz Should Wait, U’ll C Me Soon. (LUIZ aka M-21 aka KALABAH)

  30. Shehgzylee

    Adekunle Gold must also be listed among the remaining 30

  31. DJ KAi

    Reekado banks should be there……..

  32. Riches joy

    Olami baba, you well done, your music is the best. But can you help me also in any other way, abeg this is my number, 08030907496,my name DON RICHES. thank you jare ybnl nation

  33. Xbeat

    phyno. must be there life and direct!!!hooo hah****

    by. xbeat onye asia dika ya!!!!+++phyno phyno

  34. Xbeat

    Don jazzy must be there!!!

    my future
    senior Boss!!!

    “”””.by. xbeat””””

  35. Xbeat

    Ruff cone must be there!!!

    his villa

  36. Lil AYYUB

    tekno should be among then

  37. FESTEE

    You way say wizkid na boss make davido relers you no no your self who be wizkid star boy my boy,make wizkid dey deer na nest year I go con passam, (DY FESTEE AJ) dat is my stage name,d j pinto brc you no no your self.

  38. ejos

    edrils abdukarin

  39. Ayeni Ayesco

    I suppose to be the 3rd person

  40. Harmony

    I trust my alahaji tekno

  41. Richard Trevitick

    Terry G

    1. Xbeat

      we no need ndi arA na agbaA. broz!!!!

  42. yahkid

    Make una go put dem na…

  43. juliet

    who do you think would be there.

  44. okusada oluwtobi

    Small doctor

  45. okusada oluwtobi

    Small doctor must be among the remaining 30

  46. Femouse.c

    Zoro should be there

  47. precious nnachi

    shh…. I think falz should be there **** plz

  48. Princewill

    just praying for one of my best coming up artistes”Techno” to be among in a short time, God help him

  49. Dr.Focus

    Kiss should be there!!

  50. Isike Samson

    Joe Praise

  51. Vstar Boi

    Falz should be among them

  52. Chizzidiamund

    Chizzi D

  53. Emmanuel ocheja

    Rekado banks should b among the 30


    PREZZYDO should be among the list

    1. wisdom Bill

      up coming like wizbill

  55. Engineer Amuche M


  56. ebuka obasi

    thats nice

  57. Akinki gzus

    What abt terry g

  58. Oluwaseun

    I think does small small musician because i never see small doctor ooo

    1. Adjovi fabrice

      davido nah baba, what about oritse femi

  59. glory idika

    pyno should be among the remaining

  60. Dj pinto brc

    wizkid na davido.clam down

    1. olamide

  61. Ikenna


  62. Dani Reb-boss

    kiss Daniel should b among d remaining 30

  63. starry

    wizboy should be among the remaining 30

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