Highest Paid Nigerian Artist Per Show (Must Read); We’ve got something many of you want to know about. Nigeria’s highest paid artists per show.
This list is basically just for the most expensive artistes, the ones that charge the most for a show.
Below you will find the ten highest paid musicians in Nigeria right now.
28-year-old Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun otherwise known as Wizkid is Nigeria’s highest paid musician globally, but the same cannot be said back home. This implies that while his fees abroad are the highest so far, back in Nigeria, he ties with his arch rival, Davido. When he is engaged out of the country, Wi z k i d ’ s m i n i – mum fee is in the range of $200,000 (a little over N72m). To perform during a royal wedding at the private residence of Umaid Bhawan Palace in India last year, our sources told us that the artiste earned the sum of 50 million Rupees which is the equivalent of N245.9 million or $681,200. Back in Nigeria, patrons of this globally acclaimed artiste who last week had an outstanding outing alongside American artiste Drake at the O2 Convention Centre in London would have to cough up between N10m-N25m to get Wizkid to perform We gathered reliably that he was paid about N10m by a Lagos High Net North Tycoon as artiste’s appearance fee just for attending the billionaire’s son’s birthday. He earned as much as Davido who was also a guest artiste at the birthday party held in Lekki, Phase One, Lagos. Balogun who became a recording artiste at the age of 11 is the first Nigerian artiste to hit one million Twitter followers. He plays multiple genres of music from Hip-pop, Afrobeat, Reggae, Dancehall to Afro-pop and he’s the founder of Starboy Records.
David Adedeji Adeleke known by the showbiz moniker, Omo Baba Olowo (OBO), is 24 years old. He is currently the most sought-after artiste in Nigeria. The billionaire’s son is a producer, record label owner and an Afro-pop and Afrobeat singer. He owns Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) with a number of sign-ons i n – cluding Dremo, Mayorkun and Shina Rambo. Sources close to the Babcock University Music graduate told a news correspondent that he charges between N10m-N25m to perform in Nigeria where he obviously gets more shows with a lot these coming from his father’s business associates who appreciate his music. To perform abroad, Davido is said to demand $100,000 or more. Unlike his counterpart, Wizkid, he gets fewer foreign engagements but has won nearly all the awards meant for African singers of repute.
King Sunny Ade:
Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye MFR, also known as King Sunny Ade, is a 72-year-old multi-instrumentalist, singer and song writer with at least two Grammy Nominations to his credit. He’s one of the most decorated musicians in Africa and one of the busiest living today. The Juju music exponent has serenaded generations of music lovers and is still entertaining with his mesmeric dance steps. He’s the most famous of the old bloc and therefore charges between N7-N15m to perform at soirees depending on the distance. He charges between N10m-N20m for concerts and is always with the full complement of his band. This accomplished prince from Ondo State is also unarguably the most influential musician to have traversed this country.
Queen of Mavin Records, this 39-year-old diva is Nigeria’s most priced songstress and one of the biggest in Africa today. The multiple brand ambassador is the life of many Nigerian parties and has remained so for about four years. The mother of one charges between N4m to N10m to be at her best at shows within the shores of Nigeria. She was until lately reported to also insist on being the only female artistes at gigs where she would agree perform and that partly explains why her colleagues are at war with her. Tiwa Savage as she is widely known charges $100,000 at the minimum for shows abroad. Mama Jam as she’s fondly called also has a rich history of international exposure and collaboration. She sings Rhythm &Blues Soul and Afro-pop.
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