Top 20 Richest Musicians In Nigeria And Their Net Worth

This article was written by Darlington Omeh for


Who are the richest musicians in Nigeria? Music has been paying heavily in Nigeria for the past ten years. No wonder average Nigerian youths sees music as one of the the quick means to wealth and fame. Why not! When a good number of artistes have risen from nothing to something over the years, enjoying wealth that can only be imagined by their peers. The question is Who is the richest among these musicians and how much are they worth? Before you read, I want you to have these in mind:-

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. This list is dynamic – it changes from time to time. Someone who is on this ranking today may not be here tomorrow.

4. If you have an objection, state it in a civil manner, utilizing the comment system below.

In music, your popularity determines your worth, you don’t make shit if you are not popular because popularity is what determines appearance and endorsement fees. What are the metrics to measure the popularity of an artiste? The number one means of finding out how popular a musician or music is, is by checking out the YouTube stat. If you are popular, it will show on your YouTube views, no manipulation. And if you have a great stat on YouTube, you are a great artiste, making good money even from YouTube itself.

Another means is through awards but since most music awards are heavily manipulated, we are going to skip awards and use other metrics such as endorsement and ability to pull crowed and command good appearance fees. Self promotion isn’t gonna count in this rating.

20. Patoranking


This guy is making name for himself in the music and entertainment industry in Nigeria and it’s not surprising that he made the top 20 richest musicians in Nigeria despite that it has not been quite long since he breaks into the limelight.

His hit song (Girlie O) featuring Tiwa Savage has grossed over 4 million views on YouTube as the time of writing this article. Patoranking’s net worth is estimated to be – $1.75m

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  1. I think this list is total you’re saying P-Square are worth more than lil Wayne, Drake & Nicki combined, few millions below birdman & 50??! Lool pls stop

  2. This site just insulted 2face. Geez,most of 2face songs have been number 1 in Nigeria and Africa, not to talk of the diaspora. I no gree

  3. I comot cap 4 u… My boy wizkid no8, u dey mad… 2baba slf… Ur papa… Imagine #flavour oh… God punish u

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  5. I don’t agree with this list its a total lie davido has Neva bin richer Dan wissy and will neva be so is dbanj and 2face

  6. Am not a celebrity, am just normal hustler but am Richer than all Nigeria celebrities. Watch out

  7. We go arrest you just post lies for you make patoranking worth 1.7 million dollars you even know how much is that.if you don’t know that’s 340 million naira if patoranking is worth that believe me he would not be singing again…God punish

  8. dae r al rich bt i cnt notify d richest among dem coz every1 of dem av dere own moni bt i pray i shud nt suffer b4 i succeed in allah name amen if u wic typ amen

  9. Very i shall be richer than them becos it has be written by God,And d bible also said it dat King Solomon is still d most richest King of all time and dat glory has be transfered to my Destiny as well,i shall dine and wine with d richest very soon,D banj,Don Jazzy,P Square,Banky W,Wizkid,Davido and Ayiri will all respect me soon becos am on my way to greatness.Thanks very much.

  10. #Erigga is tha Best Artist i know… Talkin’ ’bout richest n’ famous, give that to Erigga. He worth all.

  11. when MJ (Michael Jackson) was the rex who among you knows that he was working for the dark secret cult – illuminati. so are these young men and women who has pledged alliance to serve the devil and it shows in their music videos. they are all satan worshipers. their songs make no sense. all they sing is to promote sex, money and plasure because that is what they got for serving satan. their riches are in vain after all Michael Jackson worth more than 700 million dollars in year 2000. and so what? youths be wise repent and turn to Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul. stop promoting satan and his workers (musicians).

  12. I A.Z-BOY comment to wizkid,Akon,Banky w, and all nigeria well i am on way to meet up with you and what a do is music.i am from kaduna south.

  13. Dis post is nt true,hw will u say flavour is richer dat dbang nd tuface…nd davido richer dan wizkid dat a big lie even kcee richer dan wizkid kai kai mk una fear God na dere is god oooooo

  14. U all are talkin about dose who has already made name 4 demselves.ask God to lift u up and stop comparing musicians wealth.

  15. This list is so crapy I wanna slap the poster, the recent list forbes did davido is not even there now u say he has more money than wizzy,how is that possible,no doubt yemi alade is good but for u to say she is gonna take over tiwa savage is trash,when u wanna compare tiwa to certain musicians pls compare her to the likes of mariah carey,celine dion and whitney houstin,tiwa is simply angelic and adorable,she sings like her voice is made up of songs.

  16. Those people has the money right!! But its all dirty because its came from a dirty place nd all vanity!! Dey don’t help some1 dat doesn’t have dey forgot that no one can die nd carry his or her wealth to heaving!!!!! Ile aye lomo::::: so let’s be helpful