Many Nigerians dream of one day becoming a professional musician, but only few ever accomplish that dream.
Even fewer people are fortunate enough to go on to become global megastars, selling millions of records, topping the music charts and selling out concerts in the process.
These 10 Nigerian musicians did just that – and they are making millions along the way.
Join Naijmobile as we count down the 10 highest-paid musicians in Nigeria.
10. Kizz Daniel
It might look strange but Kizz Daniel is one of the most booked artists in Nigeria. Kizz Daniel charges between N3 – N5 million per show. Kizz Daniel sits on the 10th position in the ranking of the top 10 highest paid musicians in Nigeria 2020.
Olamide might have been quiet in 2019 but he as started 2020 with a bang after releasing a smashing EP. As of 2020, Olamide’s asking price starts from 6 million and as high as 10 million naira
Teni is one of the hottest female musicians in Nigeria at the moment and her back to back hits are signs she is here to dominate. Teni charges between 6-8 million per show
7. Zlatan Ibile
Zlatan Ibile has only been around in the music scene for a little over a year now, but in that short time he has accomplished so much. He charges between N10 – N15 million per show.
Tekno’s Asking price right now starts from 7 million and as high as 12 million naira .
5. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage is the Queen of Nigeria music and is known for being that. Currently, other female artistes like Teni, Niniola and Yemi Alade are giving her a run for her money, but, she’s still the one rocking the crown. She’s the highest paid female artiste in Nigeria per show. Tiwa Savage charges between 10 – 15 million naira per show. Tiwa Savage takes fifth position in the ranking of the top 10 highest paid musicians in Nigeria 2020.
4. Naira Marley
Just like Zlatan Ibile, Naira Marley has only been around in the music scene for a little over a year now but he is arguably the most talked about artist in Nigeria.
Naira Marley was paid 20million per show in December by Access and Star beer in 2019. Even though that is not his fixed and official price, Naira Marley still charges as much as 6- 12 million per show.
3. Burna Boy
Yes.. The one and only African Giant is here on the list of the highest paid, His growth has been crazy and massive since 2018. Burna Boy charges between N15 – N30 million per show.
Davido, as he is popularly known is pocketing N10 – N40 million per show. The Risky crooner is having a ball with his career as he is in high demand. This is probabaly going to increase soon as he keeps growing bigger.
As of 2020 Wizkid’s popularity, both at home and abroad accounts for the N20 – N50 million which he takes home per show. In January 2020, reports has it that Wizkid charged 50 million for a show in Ilorin. Wizkid sit on the number one position in the ranking of the top 10 highest paid musicians in Nigeria 2020.
All these 10 musicians have certainly enjoyed incredible success on a global scale, both on and off the music charts – and they have their bank balances to prove it.