The growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry has seen the growth in fortunes of the industry’s biggest game players. See list of highest earners in the music industry
Take it or leave it, D’Banj is still a big fish in the Nigerian music industry though it seems he is no longer doing much in terms of music since his break up with Mo Hits now Mavin records. The koko master, who recently took agriculture to the studio with his “Cocoa na chocolate” a move which he said was born out of his desire to promote agriculture in the country, collects nothing less than N6- 10 million per show.
Tuface: N5- 6M
Tu Baba as he is fondly called shot himself fully into limelight with his African queen single. The father of seven seems to be finding his way into property business as he keeps acquiring assets which run into millions of naira from different parts of Lagos. The singer still stands as one of the highest paid male singers in Nigeria with an amount which runs between N5-6M
Back then at USA when she was doing backup singer for Mary J Blige, she might had no idea of what the future held for her, maybe she was doing that then for the love she has for music not knowing that she would soon be counted as one of the top paid Nigerian female celebrities. The Eminado crooner collects N2.5M per show and she is rated as one of the sexiest female celebrities in Nigeria.
Since his emergence as the MTN sponsored project fame, this Akwa-Ibom born singer has been a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry generally and in Nigeria precisely. He shot himself into limelight fully when he dropped his first hit single, kukere which a very unique dance steps. Call him a singer cum dancer; you are not far from the truth as he knows the dance steps that befit any track he brings out. This dude takes, N3M per show.
Davido: N3- N3.5M
Call him a super talented younger singer; you will not be mistaken as the dude seems to know what it takes to produce hit tracks. Since his venture into the Nigerian music mainstream, the talented singer has been known for producing hit tracks. The Omo baba Olowo as he is fondly called, whose latest track, AYE, seems to be every clubs favorite goes for N3.5M per show. So in case you have plans of landing this singer to any show, you must be ready to offer this amount.
He is one of the talented singers in the industry whose wonderful combination of native language, Igbo and English in most of his songs has fetched him more fans. The Ikwokirkwo crooner was recently unveiled as Harp brand ambassador. The deal which came barely few months when he was unveiled as Knorr brand ambassador along side, Nollywood diva, Kate Henshaw, collects N3M per show.
Wizkid is another young talent making wave in Nigeria and the world. Wizkid is believed to have signed an undisclosed multi-million dollar deal with Akon’s Convict music label and the deal has set the young artiste as the 4th richest artiste in Nigeria at the moment. He is said to earn between N4- 5M
P Square: N8- 15M
Give it to the gifted twin brothers, Peter and Paul Okoye. The duo is rocking the town currently. Promoters usually beg them to feature in their shows due to the fact that if P- Square graces any concert, the show is usually sold out. Their official fee we learnt is 15 million naira.