These artists have been able to make it through such difficult times, especially in the music industries, and continue to be successful as a result. However, these musicians have proven their mettle and are now considered to be among the top 15 Nigerian artists.
If you follow the list, you will learn them.
David Adeleke is primarily known by his stage name, Davido. He is a singer who has won multiple awards, and he charges as much as every musician will for a show. In addition, he books a private jet flight for his show outside the country, which costs lots of money.
David Adeleke is the youngest of his father Adedeji Adeleke’s five children, and he is the second son of Mr. Adedeji Adeleke. Adeleke David’s birthday is November 21st, 1992, and he was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his education at the British International School in Lagos, after which he travelled to the United States to attend Oakwood University in Alabama to major in business administration. Davido left Oakwood University in order to devote his full time and energy to a career in music. He then moved to London, where he honed his singing skills.
After moving back to Nigeria in 2011, Davido put his music career on hold so that he may attend Babcock University in his father’s honour. After his father sponsored the university to build a music department for an inaugural class of one student, he received his bachelor’s degree in music from Babcock University in July of 2015.
In his professional life, David Adeleke has been incredibly successful, as evidenced by the fact that his current net worth is $40 million.
He does not have a spouse at this time, but he does have three children from three different women.
In 2011, he released his debut singles. On the other hand, the release of his second single in 2012 earned him an award.
Ayodeji Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid, is one of the most successful musicians in Nigeria. Currently, he is 32 years old and has a net worth of $50 million in addition to a monthly income of $300,000 he receives.
Wizkid began making recordings of songs when he was 11 years old. After releasing his debut album with a few of his close pals, he later got a contract with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E).
After the success of his hit “Holla at your boy,” he went on to release a number of other songs and quickly rose to prominence. His father is Ibrahim Balogun, and he was born on July 16th, 1990 in the Surulere neighbourhood of Lagos. Wizkid is a father to three kids.
In the early part of this year, Wizkid created history. On Spotify, he has more than 3.4 billion streams to his name.
3. Don Jazzy
Michael Collins Ajereh, better known by his stage name Don Jazzy, is a record producer who hails from Nigeria. The 26th of November, 1982 was the day he was born.
He runs Mavin Records as the Chief Executive Officer. Alongside D’banj, Don Jazzy was a co-owner of the record label Mo’Hits Records, which is no longer in business.
On November 26, 1982, he was brought into the world by his father, Mr. Collins. At the age of twelve, he launched his career as a musician. He was also skilled at playing the piano and bass guitar. In addition to it, he pursued lessons on the traditional instrument.
In 2003, he tied the knot with Michelle Jackson, but later he made allegations that led to their splitting up. Additionally, he holds a number of honours. His estimated wealth is approximately $10 million.
4. Burna Boy
Burna Boy is another name for Damini Ogulu. Many people consider him to be African Giant. On July 2, 1991, he was brought into this world. In 2019, he was honoured as an Apple Music Up Next artist and won the award for Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards.
A single performance by Burna Boy can cost upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the artist also flies to each event in a private aircraft. In 2019, he performed in Cameroon for 45 minutes and was paid $300,000 for his time.
His father worked as a manager for a welding company, and he was born in the city of Port Harcourt in the state of Rivers. His manager is none other than his own mother, Bose Ogulu. The majority of his music is in the Afrobeat and Pop genres.
In 2018, Burna Boy was romantically involved with Stefflon Don, a British rapper, and they remained together until 2022, when they broke up. His wealth is estimated to be around $20 million.
2Baba or Tuface are the stage names that have brought Innocent Ujah Idibia the majority of his fame. He is a musician, singer, and songwriter from Nigeria. In addition, he is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist.
It is common knowledge that Tuface is one of the most talented musicians to have come out of Nigeria. Additionally, he is the single most important factor responsible for the meteoric surge in popularity of Nigerian pop music in the 2000s.
In 2005, 2Baba was also the first African artist to win the MTV EMA for “Best African Act.”
In 2019, he also worked on a song in conjunction with Cobhams Asuquo and Timi Dakolo, which was intended to raise children’s awareness of a certain issue. His ancestry can be traced back to the Idoma people.
He is 47 years old and has been married for a long time. His wealth is estimated to be around $4.5 million.
P-Square is a music group from Nigeria that consists of the identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye. They had their records produced by what is now known as Square Root Entertainment, which was once known as Square Records.
In December of 2011, the duo put pen to paper on a recording contract with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In May of 2017, they also signed another contract.
They went their separate ways on September 25, 2017, and this problem surfaced after Peter allegedly wrote a letter to the attorney representing the group. According to the rumours, they broke up because of a disagreement on who should take on the management role.
The quarrel between the twins was resolved, and they went on to create incredible songs that were eagerly awaited by everyone. In July 2022, they released two new singles with the titles “Find Somebody” and “Jaiye (the Geme),” both of which became hits and contributed to their reunion.
They have a combined estimated net worth of $49 million, and both of them are married.
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji is a musician and rapper who was born in Nigeria on March 15, 1989. His stage name is Olamide.
Olamide is one of the singers that has had the largest impact on the African music business in recent years. The majority of his recordings are done in Yoruba, with some English. Raspodi was his first studio album, and it was released in 2011 under the label imprint Yahoo Boy No Laptop. Raspodi was named after the name of one of his songs. Singles such as “First of All” and “Stupid Love” were released in promotion of the album.
On July 17, 2013, Olamide made history by being the first artist from Nigeria to sign an endorsement contract with Ciroc. He does not have a spouse. It is estimated that he has a net worth of $12 million.
Phyno is a multi-talented artist who hails from Nigeria. He is a rapper, singer, record producer, and songwriter. Chibuzor Nelson Azubike is his birth name, and the 9th of October, 1986 is the day of his birth.
2003 marked the beginning of his career as a musician; he is well known for rapping in the Igbo language. In 2014, he released the song with the title, “No Guts, No Glory.” It was supported by a total of four singles, one of which was titled “Man of the Year.”
One of his singles includes guest appearances from M.I., Mr. Raw, and Timaya.
He has never been married and does not have any children. It is estimated that he has a net worth of $12 million.
His true name, Inetimi Timaya Odon, is not to be confused with his stage name, Timaya. The date of the musician’s birth in Nigeria is the 15th of August 1980. He is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who has won several awards for his work. He hails from the furthest southern region of Nigeria.
Through the incorporation of dancehall, soca, and hip-hop elements into Nigerian pop music, he rose to become the most recognised performer in Nigeria.
Timaya is the original proprietor of the record label known as DM (Dem Mama) Records Limited. He is well-known for his ability to seamlessly integrate Afro-Caribbean and Dancehall music with a variety of other musical styles.
Timaya began his music career in 2005 with the release of the album “Dem Mama,” which served as his first studio album. The next year saw the release of his second single, which was titled “True Story.”
Additionally, he became more well-known after the release of his third studio album, titled “De Rebirth,” which was done in collaboration with Black Body Entertainment.
Timaya has three children from a total of three separate women, despite the fact that neither he nor he ever married. It is believed that he has a net worth of $11.5 million.
Asa is a Nigerian music musician that was born in France. She was raised in Lagos City, which is located in the southern region of Nigeria, despite the fact that she was born in Paris to Nigerian parents who took her back to Nigeria when she was only two years old.
Because her father was a cinematographer, her father’s record collection served as a significant source of musical inspiration for her over the years. These records contained some of the most iconic examples of American, Nigerian, and African soul music. The artist found a lot of her inspiration in the collection that her father had.
In addition, Asa has been honoured with a great number of accolades during her career.
Asa does not have a spouse or any other companion in her life. She will be 39 years old this year.
Her wealth is estimated at $28 million.
11. Naira Marley
He is better known by his stage name, Naira Marley, and is a musician from Nigeria. He goes by the name Azeez Adeshina Fasola in real life. On May 10th, 1991, he came into this world.
In addition to that, he is also the President of the Marlians.
In point of fact, he earned his diploma in business from Peckham Academy in South London, where he received a distinction. In addition to that, he studied law at Crossways College, which is located in South London, England.
In addition to that, he has made a great number of songs available online and has also been successful in winning accolades. He does not have a spouse. It is estimated that he has a net worth of roughly $2 million.
12. Yemi Alade
Yemi Eberechi Alade, better known by her stage name Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer, activist, and actor. Her full name is Yemi Eberechi Alade. She has been honoured with a great number of accolades, and she has recently issued a flurry of new music albums.
She rose to fame in the music industry as a result of her hit “Johnny,” and today she is regarded as one of the most successful musicians in Africa. The year 2014 saw the release of “Johnny.”
Her first album, titled “King of Queens,” was released on October 2nd, 2014 by her. At the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards, it was one of the albums that was up for consideration for Album of the Year.
She has reached the age of 33 without ever having tied the knot with anyone. Her wealth is approximately 4 million dollars.
13. Kizz Daniel
Kizz Daniel is the stage name of Nigerian musician and songwriter Daniel Oluwatobiloba Anindugbe, who is better known by his stage name.
His viral singles “Woju” and “Yeba” are what brought him to the public’s attention.
He got a contract with G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013, however he later quit the company.
Kizz Daniel established the record label Fly Boy Inc. in the month of November in 2017. In the field of music, he has left an indelible mark on the past. Even though Kizz Daniel had a set of triplets, out of which one passed away, leaving him with two sets of triplets, the fact that he married the woman who gave birth to his children is still a mystery.
According to a rough estimation, Kizz Daniel’s net worth is $4.8 million.
Rema’s birthday is May 1st, 2000, making his current age 22 years old. He goes by the name Ikubor Divine in real life. He is a singer and performer from the African nation of Nigeria.
Rema was born in the city of Benin, into a family with a strong religious heritage. The Ighile Group of Schools in Edo State was where Rema went to school throughout both his primary and secondary education.
2019 marked the beginning of his career in the music industry as he secured a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records.
Following the release of his song “Iron Man,” he came to widespread public attention.
The young artist is single and has never been involved in a romantic relationship of any kind. His total assets come to $1 million.
Flavor is the stage name of the Nigerian musician Chinedu Okoli. He was born on November 23rd, 1983 in the city of Enugu, which is located in Southeast Nigeria. His professional beginnings can be traced back to serving as a drummer in a local church.
He is presently signed with 2nite Entertainment and is popularly recognised for his song “Nwa Baby” (Ashawo Remix), which was recently remixed.
2005 saw the release of his debut album, which was simply titled “N’abiana.” While everything was going on, he released his second studio album under the title “Uplifted” in the year 2010.
After the release of the album, he became the most in-demand artist. Additionally, he was scheduled to play in a variety of concerts. He has racked up nearly $9.8 million in riches despite the fact that he has never been married.