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Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

9jatalks have listed out 10 top musicians in Nigeria with a whopping $150 million or 58.24 billion. Find out the list below!

Nigeria being the most populated and influential country in Africa, is a nation blessed with a many talents, the Nigerian music industry has been producing some of the best in the country, with these talents being some of the greatest stars and celebrities in Nigeria and around the world at large.

Music has genuinely seen a host of young and committed Nigerian music talents from grass to leisure. Thus it is only appropriate that we bring you the list of the top ten richest musicians in Nigeria and their net worth with their cars.

Find out the list as we start with the number 10

10 richest musicians in Nigeria and their cars 2020

10. Banky W – net worth of $9 million ~ ₦3.51 Billion

Olubankole Wellington, better known as Banky W is a top African musician and also a great actor. Born in the United States but later returned with his parents as a child to their homeland, Nigeria where he had his basic education.

Banks W then move back to America; to continue with higher education and later return in 2002 when he began his music career in fullest.

Banky W , Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020
Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

In building a career out of music, the then budding music star set up his own music label along with his long-time friend Tunde Demuren, whom they called the Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E).

It was a super instrumental label to pick up the world-famous Star Boy Wiz Kid.

Banky had a very good career that saw him release five studio albums and has featured and been featured in various music projects by other major stars around the country.

Banky also tried acting and acted in the famous ‘Wedding Party’ movie, a movie he supposedly met his beautiful wife.

Banky W is now in the political arena and even contested a spot in the National House of Representatives last year even though that attempt was unsuccessful.

Olubankole Wellington is married to Adesua Utomi, the pretty Nollywood actress and they own a mansion along Admiralty way in Lekki phase 1, Lagos.

He has bagged a lot of honours and awards in the R&B music category since 2006. Banky has not only conquered the music industry but has done that with a number of awards to back his claim as one of the greatest musical acts to come out of the country.

  • Banky W. cars

Although being one of the richest musicians in Nigeria, Banky W. does not show off so much about his personal belongings.

He was once spotted driving his 2008 Range Rover Sport (₦90 million) and a Toyota Prado (₦37 million) another time. People expected he would drive fancier cars like many other celebrities but he felt “what good is owning a Rolls-Royce, if I’m still paying rent on the house I park it in?”

9. Phyno – net worth of  $10 million ~ ₦3.86 Billion

Chibuzo Nelson Azubuike aka Phyno was born on the 9th of October 1986.

He is said to have created his stage name Phyno with the term “Phenomenal,” which highlights his own taste and musical style.

Phyno is a man with different abilities, also in the academic world. The extent of his degree in public administration is enough to make you think he shouldn’t have become a musician; but here he is a very good musician. Undoubtedly, choosing to make music was a smart decision for Phyno, as he was thrown to the spotlight.

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Phyno – net worth of  $10 million ~ ₦3.86 Billion

Phyno started his musical career in 2003 and has since remained a very active artist, delivering exciting music beats for top musicians like Flavour, Mr. Raw, and Timaya, to name but a few. Penthauze’s boss has too many albums to his credit and collaborations with Nigeria’s top music stars.

Chibuzo is from Anambra State, a family of five, the fourth child with just one brother and all the elder sisters.

He was raised at Enugu State where he completed his schooling and began his music career. He is a very close friend of Olamide Baddo, both of whom bear the pride that their local identities are the Igbo and Yoruba languages.

Phyno has won over five proper awards, such as the best collabo, the song of the year awards, and several other awards in various musical categories.

  • Phyno’s cars and houses

Being one of the richest musicians in Nigeria, Phyno owns many extravagant assets such as the 3 bedroom duplex worth about N170 million at Chevy View Estate, Chevron Drive in Lekki, and another mansion at Enugu State. He also owns expensive cars including a Rolls Royce Phantom:

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom (~₦204m)
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (₦74.6 million – ₦117.9 million)
  • Polaris Slingshot (~₦7.3 million)
  • Bentley GT Coupe (~₦72.7 million)
  • Range Rover Sports (₦84 million – ₦90 million)
  • Toyota Avalon (~₦11 million)

9. Burna Boy – net worth of $10 million ~ ₦3.86 Billion

Wait oooo! How many of you knew that this strong Yoruba language crooner was actually a Port Harcourt boy? E shock You!!

Well, Burna Boy, whose real name on the books is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, is the original Mbiama indigenous man in Ahoda West LGA Rivers State.

Burna was born in his home state of Rivers, Port Harcourt, just before his parents made a 9-hour long transition trip from port Harcourt to Lagos.

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020
Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

His parents’ relocation to Lagos was probably the best move in Burna’s music career, as the biggest stars and best resources are located in Lagos. So it was super easy for Burna to sign his first contract with Aristokrat Records, with whom he released his first studio album, L.I.F.E.

Burna Boy went on to release three more Albums and Mixtapes after leaving Aristokrat Records for Spaceship Entertainment, the Record Label was personally founded in 2015.

His music career has been a great success with a young man making global waves and is now Nigeria’s hottest foreign music export. He had just recently lost the 62nd Grammy Award to Angélique Kidjo in January, but he still had some very major personal awards in the year that had just ended. He is definitely one of Nigeria’s richest musicians in 2020.

  • Burna Boy cars and houses

Early this year, Burna Boy threw the internet into a frenzy by sharing a video of his massive multimillion naira Lekki mansion. The mansion is a sprawling 8 bedroom edifice with a massive swimming pool to match its class.

Video: A sneak peek at Burna’s Lekki Mansion

When it comes to cars, the music superstar has a very crazy taste and makes sure he keeps to the celebrity tradition of showing off expensive and extravagant personal effects.

Only last December, the Odogwu crooner took possession of two very expensive and hot autos. He first showed off this Red hot Rolls Royce Dawn Convertible with a manufacturer stated retail price of about ₦200 million. And as if that was just child’s play, a few weeks later Burna went ahead to show off this crazy fast Latte grey Ferrari 458 Italia. The supercar is reportedly worth a whooping ₦84 million asking price.

  • Rolls Royce Dawn (₦200 million)
  • Ferrari 458 Italia (₦84 million)
  • Bentley Continental (₦164 Million)
  • Mercedes Benz G-Wagon (₦28 million)

 

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8. Timaya – net worth of $10.5 million ~ ₦4.09 Billion

The plantain boy, as Timaya often calls himself, was born on August 15, 1980.

His official name is Initime Alfred Odom, who started a music group named ‘Dem Mama Soldiers’ which he used as a forum to launch his musical career.

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The King of Dancehall in Nigeria started his musical career in the lower ranks and was even a backup singer for some musicians until he went solo with the help of K Solo.

His music career saw the release of his first song professionally in 2005, titled “True Story” after which subsequent ones surfaced like “Gift and Grace” released in 2008 as well as De Rebirth.

He now owns the DM record label which he signed King Perry to after the likes of Patoranking and Runtown had been groomed to shine.

This music star has 3 children from two women.

Timaya’s talents speak through his awards and worth, as he has won a list of Reggae/ Dancehall awards.

  • Timaya’s cars and houses

Timaya has a mansion worth ₦250 million at Lekki, Lagos State. If you are an active follower of Nigerian artists on Instagram, you will have been surely informed of his 3 Mercedes G-Wagon cars in different colors which once went viral on the social medium platform.

Beside the Benzs, Timaya’s car collection is enviable with other expensive rides, see below:

  • Porsche 911 Carrera (~₦42 million)
  • 2 Range Rover Sports (₦84 million – ₦90 million)
  • Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG (₦60 million – ₦85 million)
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE (₦20 million – ₦22 million)
  • Bentley Continental GT (~₦76 million)
  • Lexus LX570 2015 (₦29,000,000 – ₦39,000,000)
  • Used Lexus GX 460 (₦25 million – ₦42 million)

Not only a proud owner of exotic vehicles but Timaya has generous hands as well. The musician once presented his label signee with a Ford Dodge Charger 2013 as an early Chrismas gift.

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

7. Olamide – net worth of $12 million ~ ₦4.67 Billion

Olamide Adedeji was born on March 1989 at Bariga L.G.A, Lagos State.

He maintained his first name on stage but has gotten the nickname is Baddo as a badge for his street energy down on his songs’ lyrics.

The way he infuses the Yoruba language into his music helped him build a huge fan base and followership across western Nigeria especially Lagos.

The Ijebu native started out with Coded Tunes label, but currently puts a lot of effort to raise a few other artists through his YBNL record label. Baddo gathers more of his money through entertainment events and shows where he charges in millions of Naira and his brand ambassador deals with companies like Guinness, GLO, Ciroc, etc.

This music star has two kids by his girlfriend, Aisha Suleiman; and he has a house in Lekki phase 1, Lagos. He has bagged so many awards in the Nigerian music industry as Best Indigenous Artist, Album of the year, and many others; as well as many nominations.

  • Olamide’s cars and houses

Being the 7th richest musician in Nigeria, Olamide owns 2 mansions in Lekki and Bariga, Lagos and a flashy garage with pricey cars including:

  • Mercedes-Benz G Wagon (~₦23 million)
  • Range Rover Sports V8 (₦84 million – ₦90 million)
  • Used Rolls-Royce Phantom (~₦204 million)

6. 2Baba – net worth of $18 million ~ ₦7.01 Billion

This Jos born music star, real name Innocent Ujah Idibia and born on the 18th of September, has made his way into our top ten richest musicians in Nigeria.

The way Tu Baba rose from nothing to something and then become one of the best Afropop singers in Africa has been nothing short of amazing and has been a motivation for so many young people across the continent.

His music career has continued to flourish since he went solo from the Plantashun Boiz group he started with.

Tu face was a top signing for Kennis Music early in his career with whom he released the first album that brought him to limelight in 2004 with the famous ‘African Queen’ song.

He has won himself awards like the Headies, MTV Music Awards, and BET Awards.

In his younger days, TuBaba was more of a casanova and ended up with 5 kids from 3 different women before he got married to Annie Idibia whom he has 2 girls with.

  • 2Face’s cars and houses

Tuface owns 2 mansions in Lagos, as well as relaxation lounges at Lagos Island, Festac, and Ikeja. He is not very open about his rides, but here are the cars that were caught ridden by 2Face:

  • Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (~₦45million)
  • Ferrari Coupe (₦57 million – ₦80 million)
  • Used Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (₦30 million – ₦52 million)

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

 5. Davido – net worth of $20 million ~ ₦7.79 Billion

Here comes the first on our list of the top 5 richest musiccian in Nigeri (Actually, He dropped from the first place last year). Davido, real name David Adeleke, born in Atlanta to a rich and wealthy Nigerian family.

His father, Dr. Deji Adeleke is a co-founder of the Adeleke University in Osun state and the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited.

The song “Omo baba Olowo” brought him to stardom, as it went viral especially in Africa. He made some deals with companies such as AXE, Infinix, and a lot of others.

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

His music career started with the KB International group with his first album “Omo Baba Olowo”. He has featured so many artists both Nigerian and foreign stars, and these moves have brought him to the top class position in the industry.

Davido co-owns the HKN music record with his brother, and they have artists like Peruzzi and some others signed to the label. Davido has bagged multiple awards in his music career from the Headies, MTV music, and a lot more others.

Davido was born on the 21st of November, 1992 and is the youngest artist in the list of richest Nigerian musicians.

Davido is currently engaged, but he has a strong Chioma the mother of his son whom he gifted an ₦45 million Porsche as a birthday gift.

Before dating Chioma, he had had two daughters with different ladies.

  • Davido’s cars and houses

Just like how he is advancing in the music industry, you can say Davido’s house and the car is second-to-none among Nigerian musicians. He has two mansions in Lekki, Lagos, and a getaway mansion in Georgia, USA. Davido’s car collection is dazzling with:

  • Rolls Royce Cullinan 2019 (~₦350 million) (rumored)
  • Bentley Bentayga (₦108 million)
  • Bentley Continental GT (~₦95 million)
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo S (~₦22.8 million)
  • Range Rover Sports (₦84 million – ₦90 million)
  • Range Rover SV Autobiography (₦98 million)
  • Chevrolet Camaro GS (₦9.4 million)
  • Audi R8 (₦23.4 million)
  • Audi Q7 (₦12 million)
  • Mercedes-AMG GLS63 (~₦45 million)
  • Mercedes G-Wagon (~₦21 million)
  • Toyota Land Cruiser (~₦30 million)

4. Tiwa Savage – net worth of $21 Million ~ ₦8.18 Billion

Tiwatope Savage was born on the 5th of February 1980 in Isale Eko, Lagos state.

The music superstar is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Kent and is also a graduate of Berklee College of Music where she obtained a degree in music.

Tiwa began her music career much more as a musical backup vocalist which she did until 2011 when she decided on starting off as a full-blown brand by releasing her first single Kele Kele Love the same year. Tiwa Savage will later link up with Mavin records owned by famous music producer Don Jazzy in 2012.

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

Tiwa’s life has not been devoid of controversies especially involving her marriage. The music star married her long time manager and firend TeeBillz Balogun in 2013 but the marriage began experiencing some unfortunate private turbulence that later became public knowledge sometime in 2016.

Only recently TeeBillz shared a post that suggested that their marriage was officially over, that he was single but not searching. Their marriage was blessed with a boy that Tiwa said melt her heart.

  • Tiwa Savage Cars and houses

Sometime in 2018, Tiwa Savage reportedly purchase a ₦75 million mansion in the highbrow Richmond Gate Estate in Lekki. This was actually the singer’s first house and its a beauty worth the price tag. On the car’s front, the singer owns a few very luxurious pieces with the most recent being  customized Mercedes Benz V250 worth a whooping ₦60 million.

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It is worthy of note that the 2019 Mercedes Benz V250 has a starting price of about 32 million way lower than Tiwa’s Customized piece which costs almost double.

The singer is known to have purchased a Red Volkswagen EOS Convertible in 2011 and also has a 2013 model Toyota Prado SUV which was a wedding gift from Don Jazzy at her white wedding ceremony in Dubai.

  • Mercedes Benz V250 (₦60 million)
  • Red Volkswagen EOS Convertible (₦3.8 million)
  • Toyota Prado SUV (₦17.42 million)

3. Wizkid – net worth of $30 Million ~ ₦11.69 Billion

Wizkid is such a unique and talented musician who started right from a very young age. One surprising aspect of this young musician is the way he went global, collaborating with some of the biggest names in international music.

His real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun. Born on the 16th of July, 1990 in Surulere, Lagos, the 30-year-old star is the first Nigerian musician to rise up to be recognized in the Guinness Book of World Record for the most played song on Spotify.

This is as a result of the song he did with Drake titled “One Dance”.

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

He began his big career with E.M.E records and released the ‘Superstar’ album that contained a hit track “Hola at Your Boy”. The song gave him the award for ‘next rated artist’ at the Headies, and he continued rising from there.

He now owns the Starboy Entertainment and has not stopped giving good music to his fans.

The Starboy boss is not married, but he has a child with Sola Ogudugu, and he has been in series of controversies with a few other artists like his former boss – Banky W, Davido, Olamide, and a few others.

  • Wizkid’s Cars and houses

Wizkid has a ₦13 million mansion in Surulere, Lagos, and another one in Los Angeles. Wizkid net worth Forbes estimated value stands at about ₦11.69 Billion. The music superstar, who also has for himself private jets, maintains a car collection that is full of really expensive models.

  • Lamborghini Urus (₦80 million)
  • Porsche Panamera (~₦50.8 million)
  • Used Mercedes Benz G63 AMG (₦55 million – ₦65 million)
  • BMW X6 crossover (₦8.7 million)

2. Don Jazzy – net worth of $95 Million ~ ₦37 Billion

Don Jazzy is known for his wonderful music production and hard work incorporated with his persistent ability to easily make up sound business relationships both in Nigeria and across the border.

Don Jazzy’s full name is Collins Michael Ajereh, and he hails from Umuahia in Abia State and was born on the 26th of November, 1982.

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020
Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

He started his big music career working with D’banj to make various hit tracks as Mo’hits record before they went their separate ways in 2012. After which he created the new record label Mavin Records.

Don Jazzy has effectively groomed and established several superstars like Wande Coal, D’Prince, Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks and many more. Don Jazzy includes his deep voice in the music often, this touch adds a spectacular note even as he produces the beats for hit songs.

His career has brought him awards as a top music producer. Don Jazzy is not married despite his age, he focuses on making more good music and raising more stars in the Nigeria music world.

  • Don Jazzy’s cars and houses

Don Jazzy has 3 mansions, one at Lekki, one in Banana Island, Lagos, and another at Los Angeles, USA. He also rides exotic cars including:

  • Porsche 911 Carrera (~₦42 million)
  • Bentley Continental (~₦25 million)
  • Cadillac Escalade (~₦27.2 million)
  • Used Mercedes Benz E350 (~₦20 million)

1. P-Square is the richest musician in Nigeria – net worth of $150 million ~ ₦58.24 Billion

P-square now defunct group Peter and Paul Okoye, the twin music artists who became stars from standing together to form the P-Square identity.

They were born in November 1981; and had successfully built their music career.

They effectively set up a band, but they are currently separated while the majority of fans still accept them as one bond. P.Square 1st on the list of the top ten richest Nigerian musicians.

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020
Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria: cars, houses & net worth 2020

 

Peter or Mr. P as he is popularly known had made ambassadorship deals with companies like Kia Motors as well as Olympic Milk. He is married to Titilola Omotayo, and they have a daughter and a son.

Most of the musical achievements which he made were done while he was still with his twin brother Paul Okoye. They had won so many awards to be nominated as Artists of the Decade. The big question still on so many lips is,  what is P Square net worth separated or not? Well, let’s have a look at their cars!!!

Mr. P has a mansion in Lagos, Nigeria, and another one in Atlanta, USA. He is also a real car collector. He owns exquisite cars that are not inferior to any celebrity, including:

  • 2 Range Rovers (₦50 million – ₦82 million)
  • BMW X6 (₦23.5 million – ₦28 million)
  • Dodge Challenger (₦10.8 million – ₦22 million)
  • Porsche 718 Cayman (~ ₦22 million)
  • Mercedes AMG GL63 (~₦45 million)
  • Bentley Mulsanne (~₦125 million)
  • Jeep Wrangler (~ ₦12.6 million)

Paul Okoye, currently known as Rude Boy is married to his beautiful lover, Anita Isama who he had been with for a long time before getting married. They have 3 kids, the first son and a set of twins – 1 boy and 1 girl. He has released some songs since the PSquare separated.

  • Paul Okoye’s cars and houses

This star artist has houses in Nigeria and outside the country, and none of the houses are less than mansions. P Square group was known to own a private jet; but since their break apart, no news has been heard about the jet but one thing for sure is that Paul has joined the list of Nigerian celebrities who drive Rolls-Royces.

Paul’s garage has fewer cars than his brother’s but costs way more with 2 Rolls-Royces:

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom (~₦204 million)
  • Rolls Royce Ghost (₦191 million – ₦247 million)
  • Land Rover Range Rover (₦50 million – ₦82 million)
  • Lamborghini Gallardo (₦74.6 million – ₦117.9 million)

Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria 2020

From the table below, you can find out who the richest musicians in Nigeria Forbes and other reliable sources rated are!!!

List of the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria by net worth (Updated 2020)
S/N Name and Stage nameNet worth in USDNet Worth in Naira
1Peter and Paul Okoye (PSquare)$150 million₦58.24 Billion
2Collins Michael Ajereh (Don Jazzy)$95 Million₦37 Billion
3Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (Wizkid)$30 Million₦11.69 Billion
4Tiwa Savage$21 Million₦8.18 Billion
5David Adeleke (Davido)$20 million₦7.79 Billion
6Innocent Ujah Idibia (2 Face)$18 million₦7.01 Billion
7Olamide Adedeji (Olamide Baddo)$12 million₦4.67 Billion
8Initime Alfred Odom (Timaya)$10.5 million₦4.09 Billion
9Chibuzo Nelson Azubuike (Phyno)$10 million₦3.86 Billion
9Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burna Boy)$10 million₦3.86 Billion
10Olubankole Wellington (Banky W)$9 million₦3.51 Billion

Conclusion

So we have the official list of 10 richest musicians in Nigeria 2020 and all the extravagant cars in their garage. What do you think? Although showbiz stars are always among the biggest naira earners, do you believe they don’t laugh all the way to the bank?

As it goes, hard work pays off, you may not own a garage full of exotic cars but you can totally afford a decent Mercedes Benz with hard work and a proper saving plan.

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