Highest Paid Nigerian Musicians – It’s no doubt that2017
was a phenomenal year for Nigerian entertainment and musicians in
particular. From one sold out event to another. Even wedding were sold
out (According to our brother, Oritsefemi). Well, considering the
recession Nigeria faced last year, one would think that our musicians
will clamp down on the their charges, but no! Not at all. In fact, there
has been an increase in most of our celebs’ performance fees compared
to 2016/2017. Enough with the “many talks”, let’s intimate you on the
budget you’d be looking at to get any of the top musicians to perform in
an event you want them featured in.
Chinedu Okoli a.k.a. Flavor N’abania is a multi-talented singer in the
Nigerian music industry and also benefits in millions per show. Comes
from Orumba North LGA in the state of Anambra, Nigeria and is highly
sought after in the country due to the beautiful way of combining Igbo
culture with its highlife music. Flavor charges a fee of N3 million per
show in Nigeria. He also has a huge fan base beyond the shores of the
country coasts, especially the Franco-African countries, while earning
about $73,000 per show and about $15,000 for each performance in Europe.
He is currently a brand ambassador for the Harp and Knorr cubes and is
currently on the 2nite Entertainment.
7. Phyno N4 – 6million
Phyno began his musical career as a producer in 2003. He is known for
Igbo language rap. His first studio album, No Guts No Glory, was
released in 2014. Since its inception, it has been stationary and
growing since now, it does not charge anything less than 4 million naira
6. Tiwa Savage:
N5-7million Tiwa Savage is the music of the Queen of Nigeria and she is
known for that. Currently, other artists like Yemi Alade and Chidinma
Ekile give her a run for her money, but she is still the one that
balances the crown. She is one of the most well-paid artists in Nigeria
for a show, as she is usually overbooked for periods and months.
According to BuzzNigeria, Tiwa Savage would not charge anything less
than N4 million naira per show
5. 2face: N5-N7 million 2face officially makes N7 million ($32,000) per
show in Nigeria. He is a native of the state of Benue and is known for
being very compassionate in his fee range. In fact, there were incidents
in which he agreed to participate in performances that some other
artists rejected because of performance fees. He even costs up to
$35,000 for shows outside of Nigeria.
4. Olamide: N5-8Million He has been consistent since his fame and its
brand was growing. Olamide is often called for shows. The billing price
of Olamide now starts from 5 million and up to 8 million naira. He is
often referred to by the state government of Lagos and other western
3. D’banj: N5 – N8 million
D’banj is still a major player in the Nigerian music industry. After
collaborating with American hip-pop stars such as Snoop Dogg and Kanye
West, it is still in high demand and continues to impose huge costs.
D’Banj rakes at around N6 – N10 million ($20,000 – $30,000) per show.
2. Davido N6 – N10 million Davido, as he is popularly known charges N6 –
N10 million for shows and between $20,000 – $35,000 for shows abroad.
The IF crooner having a ball with his career as he is in high demand.
This is likely to increase rapidly as he continues to grow.
1. Wizkid: N6 – N10 million At present, Wizkid’s popularity increase
both at home and abroad he charges N6 – N10 million that is taken home
for a show. His billing continues to increase every day just like Davido
but Wizkid rarely performs in Nigeria these days. Wizkid, who is
currently Nigeria’s biggest entertainment asset and export to the
international entertainment industry, prefers touring with international
acts and performing in international gigs