Top 20 Richest Hip Hop Artist in Nigeria 2017
The Nigerian music industry is seen as a gold mine. One of the reasons it is thought to be so is due to the millions in naira of the highs and mighties in the music industry. Let’s take a look at the top 20 richest hip hop artist in Nigeria and look into how much they are worth. Definately, this is only an estimate as only a person knows how much he is worth but an estimate gives us a bird view of the situation.
Top 20 Richest Hip Hop Artist in Nigeria 2017
1. PSQUARE Net Worth : N25.6 BILLION
Psquare, a twin music group is unarguablely the richest in the country. The duo i.e. Peter and Paul had proved their worth in the Nigerian music industry. On YouTube, they have 5 out of the top 10 most viewed African music video of all time. They are the singers of the very popular Chop my money, Do me, Personally, Beautiful Onyinye and Alingo. They are among the best music stars on the African continent.
2. DON JAZZY Net Worth : N7 BILLION
This is the Don himself, Michael Collins is one of the most important face on the hip hop seen. He is a builder, producer extraordinaire and industry pacesetter. As some people will always say, anything he touches becomes gold. He brought Dbanj to limelight before the MoHit Saga. After this, he was one of the brains behind the success of Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks amongst others. Some of the biggest hit with his signature includes Dorobucci, Eminado, Sulurere, Banana.
3. FLAVOUR Net Worth : N5.7 BILLION
Flavour is one Good of an artist from the eastern part of the country. His vocal mastery of music mixed with his instruments skills and physical appearance makes him a Boss – like no other. Flavour has had success records with very established musicians in the industry, he is the 3rd richest hip hop star in the country.
4. D’BANJ Net Worth : N5 BILLION
There’s one thing I like about this dude – he believes success comes from within not from someone else. This can be seen from his issues with Don Jazzy at MoHit and how he was able to continue his career despite the issue with Don Jazzy. Ask me of one of his hit songs and I will tell Oliver twist which was a major hit in 2013.
5. 2FACE IDIBIA Net Worth : N4.5 BILLION
THE music legend himself, 2face is one artists that many Nigerians love with passion. He is the popular singer of African Queen and True love. These and many more of his hits had took him out of the street and made him one of the top 5 richest hip hop artist in Nigeria .
6. DAVIDO Net Worth : N2.9 BILLION
The Aye and Gobe singer is a musician from a well to do home. He is a son to Adeleke, a business mogul and owner of a private university in the country. This musician despite the wealth of his father had tried to build fortune for himself. Accepted his father’s wealth was a contributing factor but then, the youngsters effort is the key.
7. IYANYA NET WORTH : N2.5 BILLION
One time MTN project fame winner, Iyanya is a very talented musician that had traced the Nigerian hip hop scene. He is one of the very few musicians that introduced a dance that was practiced and liked by many. His song Kukere which came with it own unique dance steps is his greatest hits.
8. WIZKID NET WORTH : N2.3 BILLION
Former EME artists under Banky W, Wizkid is a young talent that cannot go unnoticed in the Nigerian music scene – at least for now. He was brought to limelight by his hit song at EME “Hola at your boi”. Currently the owner of Starboy record label.
9. BANKY W NET WORTH : N1.8 BILLION
Banky W is one of the most respected men in the industry. He had had 2 hit songs done under him. That’s Wizkid’s Holla at your boi and Lagos Party. This musician had been the faces of many brands.
10. TIMAYA NET WORTH : 1.1 BILLION
This is a former plantain seller, the Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa, Timaya is one the best and probably the most successful music star ever come out of the Niger Delta area. Some of his greatest hits are Sanko and Bum Bum. Timaya is currently the top 10 richest hip hop artist in Nigeria .
11. M.I NET WORTH : N988,000,000
M.I is among the major stakeholders in Chocolate City Records and is credited with the rise to fame of Ice Prince Zamani. MI is seen by many as the most ssuccessful rap artiste ever in Africa and happens to be one of the richest hip hop artists in Nigeria.
12. KCEE NET WORTH : N983,000,000
The limpopo master himself is the 12th richest musician in Nigeria. He is the singer of Limpopo and Pull over and his songs had recorded great success on YouTube.
13. TIWA SAVAGE NET WORTH : N970,000,000
Tiwa Savage is the richest female hip hop artist in Nigeria. She is a former member of the Don jazzy crew (Mavins record) and now a member of RockNation. Tiwa Savage is among the very few Nigerian artistes whose average video has over 1 million YouTube hits. She currently has about five videos with more than a million views each. Eminado is currently about 7+ million.
14. PHYNO NET WORTH : N900,000,000
Phyno is seen as the only hardcore rapper in the country. According to a popular saying, Phyno is to the Igbo as Olamide is to the Yoruba. He is currently one of the richest on the music scene.
15. ICE PRINCE NET WORTH : N870,000,000
Ice Prince Zamani broke into the limelight with “Oleku” featuring Brymo which currently has 3.1 million views on YouTube. He is one of the finest rapper in Nigeria. To many, he is better than M.I in terms of flow. Ice prince is currently number 15 on our list of richest hip hop artist in Nigeria .
16. YEMI ALADE NET WORTH : N820 million
Yemi Alade is the second richest female on the list. She is on the record of having the most successful and most popular music video by an African female artiste on YouTube. The total views for the song “JONNY” as at this time is 13 million.
17. DUNCAN MIGHTY NET WORTH : N700,000,000
Duncan Mighty had being on the music scene for a while and had made a name for himself. He is the second Niger Delta boy on the list and made it to the 17th position.
18. CHIDINMA EKILE Net Worth : N572,000,000
From a mere contestant in MTN Project Fame to a household name in Nigeria, this young lady has created wealth that her peers could only dream about. Her biggest video till date is “Kedike” with about 1.2 million YouTube hit, followed by “Oh Baby” featuring Flavour with 600,000 views. And collective views of about 5 million.
19. OLAMIDE NET WORTH : N560,000,000
Olamide Badoo is one of the craziest and baddest rapper in Nigeria and he had made fortune for himself. He is the second to the least on our list of top 20 richest hip hop artists in Nigeria.
20. PATORANKING Net Worth : N350,000,000
Patoranking is the least on the list of top 20 richest hip hop artist in Nigeria . He sure deserve to be on the list as he had through hard work pave his way into the heart of many Nigerians.
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