According to the information gathered from Channel O and Forbes Africa, Don Jazzy is now the most paid/highest paid musician in Nigeria as at today.
This rating list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence and so many other factors.
The list shows the African artistes making the most money in Africa. Below are the top richest musician in Nigeria:
1. Don Jazzy – Producer. CEO Mavin Records, MTN, Samsung and Loya Milk endorsement. D’Banj, Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay Z on production credits.
Don Jazzy Biography
Michael Collins Ajereh who has been popularly know as Don Jazzy on stage performing arena, was born on the 26 of November 1982. Born in Umuahia in Abia state. Don Jazzy has produced tracks for some many popular people like; Dr SID, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Darey, Naeto C, Olakunle Excel et Zanga, Sauce Kid, Ikechukwu & Tiwa Savage, and he is a Nigerian Multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, former CEO of Nigerian record label Mo’ Hits Records and current CEO of the Mavin Records label.
Don Jazzy has performed a collaboration with Jay-Z and Kanye West late before now.
He recently was rated as the 39th “Most powerful celebrity in Africa” according to Forbes.
2. P-Square – Music Duo. Featured on Forbes Africa twice, sold out concerts, presidential guest in at least five African countries, they fly private jets.
P-Square are identical twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye, bone on 18 November 1981 Jos in Nigeria. They are Nigerian R&B duo composer. Peter and Paul originated from Ifite Dunu, Anambra State, Nigeria. They are known as Recording artist, singer-songwriter and stage sperformer.
They are known best in R&B and African hip hop music
They have a website were fans can visit to download their music and photos free (www.mypsquare.com).
The story of P-Square began in St. Murumba secondary school, a small Catholic school in Jos, Nigeria. Identical twins Peter and Paul joined their school music and drama club where they began singing, dancing, and mimicking songs by MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Michael Jackson.
3. D’Banj – Music Artiste. G.O.O.D Music deal, Sony Entertainment deal
4. Wizkid – Music Artiste. EME artiste, Starboy CEO, affiliation with Disturbing London, several international collaborations, highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa, ambassador of MTN
5. 2Face Idibia – Music Artiste. Ten million CDs and at least seven million digital sales, one campaign… associated with Guinness, Haven Homes, Airtel Worldwide and philantropist – 2face foundation
This list focused on recognising the contributions of African entertainers to the global entertainment industry, and it is also aimed at promoting the image and culture of Nigeria at large.