5 Richest Under-30s in Nigeria in 2024

For many, life is a race to the top, and the earlier you make it to the very top the better. But everyone has their race to run and each person’s pace is different. Attaining success typically takes time and patience, evidenced by the fact that the richest people are usually older individuals.

However, there are a lot of people who have made it at a very young age, some even as children. A lot of Nigerians that have not even clocked 30 yet, have so much wealth already, which is quite surprising in a country where more than half the population are living in poverty.

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Richest U-30s in Nigeria in 2024

If you’re interested in finding more about the youngest and richest people in Nigeria then keep reading. In this article, I’ll discuss the 5 richest under 30’s in Nigeria.

1. Asisat Ashaola

Asisat Ashaola is a professional female footballer who was born in October 1994. She has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million and is currently the striker for both the Nigeria women’s national team and the Spanish Liga F club Barcelona.

She has won the African Women’s Footballer of the Year 6 times in a row and is highly regarded as one of the best African female footballers of all time and one of the best in the world.

2. Tems

Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, was born on June 11, 1995. She attained worldwide recognition after her song with Wizkid “Essence” featuring Justin Bieber, climbed at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning her a nomination for a Grammy. She appeared on Drake’s song “Fountains” in the same year.

Tems’ first extended play, For Broken Ears, was published in 2020. After she signed a record contract with RCA Records, her second extended play, If Orange Was a Place (2021), was then made available.

Tems was acknowledged as a featured artist with Drake on the song “Wait for U” in 2022 after Future sampled her voice from her song “Higher” for his hit. She became the first African singer to debut at number one and the second Nigerian artist to top the chart when it debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100. She won the Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance for the song.

In July 2022, Tems performed a cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack album. The same month, her debut EP song “Free Mind” made its Billboard Hot 100 debut, peaking at number 46 and shattering the record for the longest-charting song by a female on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Tems has won several awards over her career, including three BET Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, a Grammy Award, and three Soul Train Music Awards. Her collaboration with Rihanna on the song “Lift Me” earned her nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

3. Ayra Starr

Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe was born on June 14, 2002. She is professionally known as Ayra Starr and has been making waves in the Nigerian industry despite her young age. In December 2019, she shared her first original song on her Instagram profile which attracted the attention of Don Jazzy and signed her to Mavin Records, his company.

In 2023, Ayra Starr plays “Rush” at the Shoke Shoke Festival in Kenya. Following two weeks at number four on Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50 chart and a peak at number 17 on the Billboard Top Triller Global chart, Starr’s hit track “Away” from her eponymous debut extended play helped her gain widespread recognition in early 2021. This helped set the stage for the release of her first full-length album, 19 & Dangerous (2021).

Mostly classified as R&B and Afropop, the mixtape was well-received by critics and produced two top forty songs in Nigeria. The lead track “Bloody Samaritan” became the first solo song by a female singer to achieve number one on the Top 50 list when it reached the top. Starr made her chart debut on Pandora Predictions and peaked at number three on Billboard’s Next Big Sound on August 28, 2021.

After the release of her song “Rush” in 2022, Starr became well-known around the world. The song appeared on charts in many countries, such as Switzerland, Ireland, and the UK. It led to her first Grammy Award nomination for Best African Music Performance at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards. With the song, Starr made history by becoming the first African female artist to reach 100 million views on a single YouTube video within 5 months of its release.

4. Blessing Abeng

Born on October 16, 1994, Blessing Abeng was the co-founder of Disha, a tech platform that was bought by Flutterwave in 2021 after it was originally launched as a link in a bio tool. She co-founded Ingressive for Good (I4G), a non-profit organization with Maya Horgan Famodu and Sean Burrowes, and serves as its director of communications.

She was included among the most significant African Americans under 40 by the United Nations and received the African Achiever Award of the Year in 2022.

She was awarded Hereconmy Woman of the Year in the same year. Abeng was included in the list of the 100 most influential Nigerians under 40 by YNaija in September of 2021. She received a nomination for the ELOY Awards in November 2021.

5. Hansel Ndu Okeke

Along with his brother Germain Ndu Okeke, Hansel Ndu Okeke founded Weevil, a technology consulting firm that specializes in data analytics and digital transformation in Nigeria.

In the world of technology consulting, Weevil Company has become a shining example of innovation, leading the way in digital transformation and data analytics. The firm was established by the forward-thinking Okeke brothers, and it has played a significant role in influencing Nigeria’s digital scene by establishing itself as a major participant in the developing tech ecosystem in the country.

Agile software development, technology consulting, and data science as a service are the areas of expertise for Weevil Company. They provide corporate businesses with big data analytics and visualization so they can make better choices faster.



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