Top 10 Richest Dancers in Nigeria in 2022

There is always demand for dancers in the Nigerian entertainment industry, whether it be for a video shoot, TV commercial, or a music show. In this article, we’ll discuss the dancers in Nigeria who have accumulated riches through their craft. Read on to discover the top 10 richest dancers in Nigeria in 2022. 

Top 10 Richest Dancers in Nigeria in 2022

The top 10 richest dancers in Nigeria would be discussed below: 

  • Kaffy

Kaffy is a veteran dancer that has been dancing professionally for almost two decades. In 2006, she led her dance group to have a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for the “Longest Dance Party”, after dancing for 55 hours and 40 minutes. She has been featured in several music videos of Nigerian artists such as Seyi Shay, Olamide, and Tiwa Savage, as well as some other international stars. 

Nowadays, Kaffy is currently a dance instructor, doing so through her company, Imagneta Dance Company. She had also served as a judge and faculty instructor on several reality TV shows like Malta Guinness Street Dance, Dance With Peter, and Project Fame West Africa. She is currently worth an estimated $1.5 million, according to several online sources. 

  • Poco Lee 

Poco Lee is one of the most popular professional dancers in Nigeria who became famous through a viral video where he was dancing ” leg work” to Zanku, one of Zlatan Ibile’s 2018 hit songs. Poco Lee has since been featured in many Nigerian music videos, notable among them are Soapy, Osanle, Am I A Yahoo Boy, Zanku, Killin’ Dem, Vision 2020, and Oyi, among others. 

Aside from dancing in music videos, Poco Lee also earns income from featuring in music shows and events, as well as being a dance instructor and judge on reality TV shows. As of 2022, Poco Lee is worth an estimated $70,000. 

  • Peter Okoye 

Peter Okoye, who was the dancer of the now-defunct P-Square group is one of the richest dancers in Nigeria. For over 20 years, Peter Okoye’s dance moves in music videos have mesmerized many fans, right from when P-Square was active to now that he is a solo act known as Mr P. 

Aside from dancing which he’s known for, he’s also a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and record label executive of P. Classic Records. Peter Okoye is a brand ambassador to several brands such as Kia Motors Nigeria and Merrybet, etc. As of 2022, his net worth is an estimated $11 million, however, this figure is not verified as we can’t tell what his earnings from businesses outside the entertainment industry are. 

  • Zlatan Ibile 

Zlatan Ibile is another dancer worthy of this list. Although most know him as a singer, rapper, and songwriter, there’s no denying that the dance moves in his music videos usually trend across the country. The Zanku dance routine ( or leg work) is one of the several dance moves he made popular through the music video of his hit single, Zanku (Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us). He is also the CEO and founder of Zanku Records. His earnings from dancing, songwriting, endorsements and his record label, puts his estimated net worth at $2 million in 2022, according to online publications. 

  • Pinki Debbie

Pinki Debbie is another award-winning and record-breaking dancer whose earnings from dancing and other income streams puts her among the top 10 richest dancers in Nigeria in 2022. Starting from street dance competitions and school choreography, she’s grown to become one of Nigeria’s decorated professional dancers known for breaking the Guinness Book of Records of the longest dance marathon by an individual, by dancing for 137 hours. She has been featured in several music videos, as well as in events and shows. 

  • Izzy Odigie 

Izzy Odigie is a New York-born Nigerian who has made a successful career dancing. Although born in the US, she was raised in Nigeria but moved back to the US to study dance at John’s University, Queens, New York. As a dancer, she travels to various countries on tours to showcase African dance, feature in music videos of afrobeat artists, and perform on-stage with musicians. She also teaches music and runs a jewelry business. Izzy Odigie’s income from dancing and her side businesses puts her on this list. 

  • Janemena 

Janemena burst into the dancing industry when she won NGN2 million for being the winner of the Kcee Dance Competition in 2017. She has been featured in several music videos as a video vixen, however, she is most popular for the twerk videos she posts on her social media, of which she has gained over 2 million followers on Instagram. Aside from dancing, she makes money from her business, Janemenaglitz, as well as being a brand ambassador to Patricia, and Lishashair. She’sssss estimated to be worth around $250,000 according to multiple online sources, as of 2022. 

  • Liquorose 

Liquorose is a professional dancer who attained nationwide popularity as a BBNaija 2021 housemate. But aside from the fame that the Big Brother platform gave her, Liquorose was known in the dancing sphere as a choreographer and video vixen. Liquorose, who is a member of the Girls Got Bold (GGB) dance crew, has been featured in several music videos of Nigerian artists and international artists. She also earns income as a model, actress, and fashion designer. Her various income streams put her estimated net worth to be between $100,000 and $250,000, as of 2022. 

  • Lil Smart 

Lil Smart is a professional dancer who is credited to have created several afrobeat dance moves such as Tesumole, Shaku Shaku, Soapy, Kupe, and Mafa Mafa, to name a few. He is estimated to be worth around $150,000 in 2022 according to several websites.  

  • Papi Ojo 

Papi Ojo, whose real name is Stephen Ojo, is another professional Nigerian dancer who has made a substantial amount of money from dancing. He’s featured in several music videos of afrobeat artists as well as in videos of well-known international stars such as Beyonce and Janet Jackson. His net worth is between $100,000 and $300,000 according to several online sources. 

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