List of Nigeria richest celebrities 2017

By | April 17, 2017

List of Nigeria richest celebrities 2017

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Top 10 Richest Celebrities In Nigeria 2017
In our previous posts, we listed the top actors in Nigeria and their net worth. This time, we are going to list
the current richest celebrities in Nigeria at the moment who through their performances and popularity has
seen their fortune skyrocket due to endorsement deals, assets, collaborations and their brand worth.
These top biggest earners in the Nigerian entertainment industry isn’t limited to the male gender alone as
top richest actresses in Nigeria like Genevieve Nnnaji and Kate Henshaw made the list. Also, the likes of
popular Nigerian musicians like 2Face, P­square and Wizkid made the list of celebrities who are rich in
Nigeria for 2016.
Here are Nigeria’s 2017 Top 10 Richest Celebrities
1. P­Square
Nigerian twins, P­square are the richest musician in Nigeria 2016 and 2017. The twin stars Peter and Paul
Okoye are also the richest twins in Africa. Over the years, their songs have been rated among the top 100
reigning African songs of the decade. P­square endorsement deals and investments (including properties in
the U.S. and elsewhere, a Lagos mansion worth some N400 million, a fleet of cars. It was rumoured that
they owned a private jet. They also make a lot of cash from live performances and music sales, with their
CD sales estimated at some 15 million units sold.

2. 2Face Idibia
2face was formerly the wealthiest musician in Nigeria 2015 before P­square topped the list. He was among
the popular Plantashun Boyz before they split and went solo. Today, he is the richest solo entertainer in
Nigeria. 2face Idibia net worth is estimated at N600 million. He also has endorsements deals with top
Nigerian firms like Guinness and Airtel,

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3. Genevieve Nnaji
Although, she has not been seen on screen for some time, it may surprise you to know that Genevieve Nnaji
holds the record of the Nigerian richest celebrity with the highest endorsement deals. Deals with brands like
Amstel Malta, Lux, Polo, Etisalat, e.t.c has seen her earn her spot among Nollywood’s highest earners. She
bought a N220 million mansion in Ikoyi Lagos and also owns a clothing line, St Genevieve.
4. D’Banj
He is also known as the “Kokomaster”. He was formerly with MOHITS Records before he signed a deal with
Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music in 2011. He is a Nigerian celebrity with his style compared to that of Fela. He
has various endorsement deals and also makes money from his music album sales.

5. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy is currently the richest music producer in Nigeria and the CEO of Mavin Records. One of his
popular hit songs is ‘Dorobucci’ is one of the latest songs in Nigeria. His home is said to be worth N100
million and it is rumoured that he owns cars worth N50 million.
6. Davido
He is one of Nigeria’s young richest musician. He was born into a wealthy family. His songs are among the
popular songs in Nigeria. He also has endorsement deals worth millions of Naira.
7. Banky W
Thema jaiye orimistar makes most of his money from his performances, where he charges between N2.4
million ($15,800) and N3 million ($19,000) per gig and regularly plays three to four times a week. He’s also a
brand ambassador for Nigerian telecom giant MTN, and was featured in Coca Cola­Nigeria’s World Cup
theme song and Microsoft’s Anti­cyber Crime Initiative. He’s also CEO of EME Music, one of the top record
labels in Nigeria.

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8. Wizkid
The baby­faced artiste’s has some major deals with MTN, Pepsi, and a deal with Guinness. He owns a
N150 million home in Lekki, and has a few high­end cars, which he likely pays for with the N3 million to N6
million he charges per concert. He recently revealed things he wished for on social media which were studio
time with Beyonce, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj and a private jet encrusted with gold. We hope Wizkid gets his
wishes.

9. Kate Henshaw
Also on the list of wealthy Nigerian celebrities is popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw. She is reported
to own three buildings and various other properties around Nigeria. She is a Glo ambassador and the face
of food­seasoning company Onga. She recently ventured into politics where she contested for an
Honourable member for Akwa Ibom State house, although she lost at the primaries we are hopeful she will
try again.
10. Iyanya
Last on the list of top 10 richest celebrities in Nigeria 2017 is Iyanya. The Cross River singer who is a proud
owner of a N30 million Aston Martin has a N60 million endorsement deal with MTN, as well as an agreement
with mobile phone manufacturer Solo Mobile. He also just recently signed a multi­million naira deal with
online electronics mall YUDALA.
Others are Olamide, Davido, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage