Many may think that the female artistes in Nigeria are not as rich as their male counterpart but it will be shocking to reveal that most of these female singers have carved a niche for themselves not only in the music industry but also financially. So here is a list of the first ten (10) richest female musicians in Nigeria.
Niyola has a net worth of $500,000. The former Trybe Records artiste rose to prominence with her first hit single ‘Too Bad’ which was released in 2014. She also won the 2014 “Best Female Artiste of the Year” category in the Nigeria’s Entertainment Award.
The German-based artiste sits ninth on our list with a net worth of $1.3 million. She is famously known for her involvement with reggae star Sean Paul. Nneka has toured various countries of the world where she performs on stage.
8. CYNTHIA MORGAN
Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan
Morgan now known as Madrina, is worth $1.5 million. Her song, ‘Don’t Break my Heart’ was a hit that stayed on Nigerian Music Chart for weeks in 2013 although her music career started in 2007 when she featured in Jhybo song. She was also the artiste who sang the hit single ‘German Juice’.
With a net worth of $1.7 million, Waje sits seventh position on our list. In 2007, she featured in P-Square’s hit song ‘Bizzy Body’ which was the rave for many years. She was also involved in a reality show powered by MTV Base South Africa and Zain and this helped to boost her music career.
One of my favorite female artiste, Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa comes next with a net worth of $2 million. With her popular hit single ‘Jailer’, the artiste came into fame in 2009 and has had numerous hit songs after that. She currently has an endorsement deal with GTBank worth a fortune after the official GTBank song recorded by her.
5. SEYI SHAY
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, stage name, Seyi Shay, comes next with a net worth of $2.1 million. The female artiste came into public eye in the year 2011 when she returned back to Nigeria from the Uk and released two hit singles ‘Loving your way’ and ‘No le le’. Her other hit tracks include ‘Chante’ and ‘Irawo’. She equally has deals with 9Mobile and Pepsi.
As a brand ambassador of MTN for three years running, Chidinma has a net worth of $2.8 million. She came into prominence after winning third edition of the MTN Project Fame West Africa in 2010. Her singles ‘Jankoliko’ and ‘Kedike’ also won her the Kora Awards for the “Best Female West African Artiste” category.
Owawumi came into limelight with the song ‘In the music’ which was her first hit single. Her career well started in the Idol West Africa Competition where she came out as the 1st runner-up and single then, it has always being glitz and glamour for the artiste. Her other tracks include ‘Bottom Belle’ and ‘If you ask me’. With a net worth of $3 million, the female artiste is also the ambassador of brands such as Malta Guinness, Globacom and Mortein.
2, YEMI ALADE
Yemi Alade comes second on our list with a net worth of $4.2 million. She rose to fame with the hit track ‘Jonny’ which music video till date is the “Most Viewed Musical Video by a Nigerian Female Artiste” on Youtube. Also, the renowned artiste has other tracks such as ‘Kissing’ and ‘Take over’. Furthermore, she happens to be one of the brand ambassadors of CloseUp toothpaste as well as Bacardi Breezer.
1. TIWA SAVAGE
With a net worth of about $4.8 million, Tiwa Savage sits on top of this chart as the richest female musician in Nigeria. The former Marvel Record Label artiste made her way into the Nigerian music industry with her first hit single ‘Kele kele love’. Some of her other hits include ‘Love me’, and ‘Eminado’. She has performed international and domestic concerts and is the brand ambassador of various multinational corporations such as Pepsi and Maggi. Her major financial breakthrough came when she signed a multi-million dollar contract with Jay-Z’s music record. Share your thoughts with us in the comments bellow, including those that you feel should have made this list.