Top 5 richest musicians in Nigeria

Music in Nigeria has become a lucrative venture for those with talent. Nigerian musicians have even gone ahead to gain recognition in Africa and in the world at large. For instance in the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards 2019, Burna Boy won the Best World Music Album. With net worths reading in billions, those musicians that chose to drop out of school to pursue their dreams can look back to say they made the 'right choice' in some sense.

Here is a list of the top five richest musicians in Nigeria.


One of the oldest in the music industry and a living icon as long as music is concerned, 2Face formally known as Innocent Ujah Idibia was born on September 18, 1975 in Jos although he's from Benue. He started his music career as early as 1994. Today he's a singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He is the fifth richest musician in Nigeria with an estimated worth of N5.8 billion.

4) D'banj:

Formally known as Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, he was born on June 9, 1980 in Kaduna. He's a singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur and television personality. He started his career in 2004 and today ranks among the most succesful musicians in Nigeria. Currently, he has a net worth of N6 billion.

3) Don Jazzy:

Formally known as Michael Collins Ajereh, he was born on November 26, 1982 in Abia although he comes from Delta State. He is a record producer, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He started his career in 2002 and has been a key factor in bringing up some successful musicians in Nigeria today. With a net worth of N7.5 billion, Don Jazzy is the third richest musician in Nigeria today.

2) Wizkid:

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, was born on July 16, 1990 in Lagos. He is a singer and songwriter and one of the most successful musicians in Nigeria today. He started his career at an early age in 2001 and since then has risen to prominence. He is known not just within the bounds of Africa but in the larger world. He is the second richest musician on our list today with a net worth of N8 billion.

1) Davido:

And yes, on our list today, the richest musician in Nigeria is Davido. Although born with a silver spoon, he actually holds his success due to hardworking and consistency on his part. Formally known as Davido Adedeji Adeleke, he was born on November 21, 1992. He is a singer, songwriter and record producer. He started his music career in 2010 and has made waves for himself in the music industry. Today, he is the richest musician in Nigeria with a net worth of N9 billion.

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