People often ask this question; who are the richest musicians in Nigeria? This is not a surprise as Nigerian music has been paying huge cheques in recent times than the past ten years. This is why every Nigerian youth sees music as one of the easy ways to get rich and famous quickly.
If its not a scam, then why not! Many Nigerian artistes have risen from nothing to something over the past few years, and are now enjoying the money and fame music has brought them.
- Net Worth does not necessarily mean the amount of money you have in the bank. It is how much you are worth as an asset base on your works, your achievements, investments, and popularity. So, when we talk about richest musicians in Nigeria and their net worth, some of the artistes mentioned may not have the said amount of money in the bank.
- Album/music sells is not the only means musicians make money. They make much more money from – YouTube partnership, Loyalties, ringtones, concerts, sponsorships, endorsements, and appearances.
These were factored into this rating to come up with this robust, time tested ranking of richest musicians in Nigeria. The best and most accurate you can find anywhere on the internet.
It is however important to note that this list is dynamic as it changes from time to time. Someone who is on this ranking today may not be here tomorrow.
Here we go! See the top 20 richest musicians in Nigeria and their estimated net worth from 2015 – 2016, including YouTube video views.
Net Worth: $1.75M
This humble looking guy came from the ghetto and started making name for himself in the music and entertainment industry in Nigeria. Am not surprised that he made our list of the top 20 richest musicians in Nigeria despite that it has not been quite long since he broke into the Nigerian Entertainment scene.
Patoranking’ hit song (Girlie O) featuring Tiwa Savage has grossed over 12.2 million views on YouTube as the time of writing this article. His current net worth is estimated to be –$1.75m
Watch ‘Girlie O’ video here;