The music sector or industry in Nigeria is a viable one. It has made many millionaires. This includes not just the male folks, but also the female folks. Today, we want to bring to you the list of the top 10 richest female musicians in Nigeria. Let us point out that the names here may not be what you expect. This is because, this list wasn’t compiled by using just their music careers. But, we also factored in their other commercial deals and sponsorship details.
If you were to guess, who would you consider to feature on this list of the richest female musicians in Nigeria? Well, we want to save you from the stress of guessing. We want to show you who these people are so you can know them. After seeing this list, you will realise that it’s not only male are doing this great job in the music industry, but also females. These females proved themselves to be outstanding and influential.
Top 10 Richest Female Musicians In Nigeria
Here are the top 10 richest female musicians in Nigeria today today.
1. Tiwa Savage
The first on our list is the enigmatic Tiwa Savage. She was born on February 5th 1980 in Ikeja. Her passion for music started, when she was very young and she has been dreaming of becoming a star and one of the richest female artistes. This pretty lady faced a lot of challenges, when she first started, due to the lack of the local dialect that most Nigerians are used to. Surprisingly, with time Tiwa Savage made necessary adjustments and changes to her accents and lyrics.
In 2012, she joined Don jazzy’s Mavin records. Her debut single “kele kele” became a huge success in 2013. She released “Once upon a time” (2015) R.E.D and in 2017 “Sugarcane”. She has also collaborated with many artiste which include Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks, Dr Sid, Korede Bello, and Di’ja. She has succeeded in winning many awards which include City People Entertainment Awards for Female Musician of the year 2011, MTV Africa Music 2014 for best female and many more. Tiwa Savage net worth is currently estimated to be $5 million.
2. Yemi Alade
Her full name is Yemi Eberechi Alade. She was born on 13th March 1989 in Abia state. She attended St. Savior British primary school and went to Victory Grammar school in Lagos. She furthered her education in University of Lagos. Yemi Alade is the brain behind the popular song “Johnny” that earned her over 90 million views on YouTube. Yemi Alade rose to stardom when she won The Peak Talent Show in 2009, that was after she released her first single titled “Fimisile”.
She has also been featured on the cover of several magazines. She won many awards which include ELOY Award in 2013 and she has also won the best Female Award at the MTV African Music Awards. This Yoruba slash Igbo pretty lady owns a jewelry line called Yemi Alade collections. Her estimated net worth is put as $4.2 million.
Omawumi Megbele known as Omawumi was born on 13th April 1982. She is an actress, songwriter, and model. She started her music career in 2007. Omawonder is also one of the richest female musicians whose net worth is estimated as $3 million.
She is a brand ambassador for globacom, konga.com, and Malta guiness, and she rose to prominence, after she was emerge as the first runner up at the 2007 West African idols. In 2014, she was nominated for best female Artiste of the year at the ELOY Awards.
4. Chidinma Ekile
Chidinma Ekile popularly known as Chidinma was born on 2nd May 1991 in Ketu Lagos. Chiddy started singing at 6 years old and later joined church choir at the age 10. She rose to recognition, after winning the third season of the reality TV show project fame West Africa. This” kedike” crooner, has signed in multi million deal with MTN. Her net worth is estimated as $3 million.
5. Bukola Elemide (ASA)
Bukola Elemide Professionally known as Asa was born on September 17th, 1982 in Paris to Nigerian parents, but she grew up in a small town near Lagos. This damsel must not be underestimated among the richest female musicians in Nigeria. I just love her mode of fashion because it is simple. Apart from being among the richest female musicians, she has won the heart of people. This music star net worth is estimated as $2 million.
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Aituaje Aina Ebele popularly known as Waje is also one of the best and richest female musicians in Nigeria. She was born on 1st of September 1981. She attended both her primary and secondary school at Word of Faith groups of schools in Benin City and later proceeded to university of Nigeria Nsukka. When she was very little, she loved to sing at home with her own instrument such as screwdriver, spanner and child made microphone.
She was featured in Psquare hit singles “Do Me”. She was also a judge at the voice of Airtel. As if that was not enough, she is also making her cool cash from acting. She has acted in a few Nollywood movies and Funke Akindele’s Jenifa diary. Waje’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.
7. Nneka Ogbuna
Nneka Ogbuna is a Nigerian songwriter, singer and actress. This Germany based lady performs at musical concerts hosted in and out of the country. She has signed many endorsement deals with big companies like Globacom, Starcom, etc.
In fact, she is one of the first Nigerian female artistes to sign a music recording deal with Sony Music. She also earned money when she performs on stage. This versatile singer net worth is estimated as $1.4 millon.
8. Seyi Shay
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua well known as Seyi Shay was born on 21st December 1985 and raised in London. She attended command High school Maryland Lagos and went back to London for her university education. Also, she showed her interest in music, when she was still very young.
She has collaborated with artiste like Michelle Williams, Justin Timberlake, and Robb Knoxx among others. Some of her notable performance include COSON song Award (2013), Star music trek (July 2013) in Asaba and many more. She is also brand ambassador to Gionee brand of phone. This talented lady net worth is estimated at $1.2 million.
Niniola Apata known as Niniola was born on 15th December 1986 in Lagos state. She started singing at an early age. She has released a number of hit singles and has really earned a lot of money and fame ever since she started her music career. Nini started music as her professional career in 2014.
Niniola has released singles such as “Maradona,” “Magun”, “This is it” and many more. She has also won numerous award which include most promising Female Artiste at Green Awards 2015, and youth Artiste of the year MAYA Awards 2018. Her net worth is estimated as $1.1 million.
Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye whose stage name is known as Simi, is the last talented lady on my list of top 10 richest female musicians in Nigeria. She is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, vocalist and record producer. Simi was born on 19th of April 1988.
Simi started singing at a tender age when she was a member of church choir in 2014, and later rose to fame after the release of the single “Tiff”. She has also collaborated with many artise like Falz, and her lover Adekunle Gold. She has received many awards which include best vocal performance, song writer of the year and many others. This beautiful lady has an accrued estimated net worth of $900,000.
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