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Top 10 Richest Nigerian Celebrities 2019



Top 10 Richest Nigerian Celebrities 2019



Nigerian celebrities are not just known in African countries but are now international;y recognized, especially the music industry. popular celebrities in nigeria as of today are often wealthy. according to Forbes, their net worth was ranked recently mostly gotten from endorsement deals, assets, collaboration with artiste and most importantly performance.

The list comprises of mostly rich celebrities in the music industry in the country, but the actors and actresses in the Nollywood movie industry can not be left out such as Funke Akindele, Kate Henshaw, and others.

The article will enlighten you with more informations of the top wealthy celebrities in the country , showing their net worth for 2019 according to forbes which includes deals, endorsement and assets.

Top 10 Richest Nigerian Celebrities 2019


1. Wizkid

Wizkid is one of the most talented musician in Nigeria and the most popular richest celebrity in the country for 2019. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun AKA Wizkid started his career under the EME record label trained by his Boss ( Banky- W). Over the years Wizkid has grown to become the biggest celebrity in Afria’s entertainment music industry.



In talks of recognition, wizkid songs have continued to sell greatly beyond expectation, always been topping charts as one of the most listened songs not just in the country but also internationally. He opened his own record label called ( Starboy music record label ).

Also he has also had major endorsement deals which includes Brand ambassador for major big companies such as MTN, Glo, His MTN deal is rumored to be worth N50 million. He also has a deal with Pepsi.

Wizkid Life style


Wizkid is also known to live an expensive lifestyle, in which he has various expensive automobiles, businesses investments. according to forbes he is worth $50 million.



2. Davido

Davido is a well known artist in the country, he seen amongst the richest celebrities in Nigeria. According to Forbes he ranked the most popular youngest artist in Africa, in which he was able to over take the likes of P-square and that of D’banj.

Over the years, Davido has been able to produce many interesting songs and put him in a winning spot. This has made him win so many awards and nominations. He has been able to win the Mobo awards which is his highest. he was able to beat wizkid to get the Mobo prize award.

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Currently his called OBO as well and be are confused how much he is worth, According to Forbes he is worth $40 million and he recently finished his ( 30 billion dollar ) concert which actually earned him a huge sum of N500 million Naira.

He is also known as the son of one of Nigeria’s billionaires ( Deji Adeleke ). Speculations are flying around claiming it is his fathers wealth that made him ( davido ) rich as of today.


Life style of Davido


Davido is a very flamboyant young man who owns cars, businesses , and major investments.



3. Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy is another big entertainer worth to mention amongst others. It is known that he is the richest music producer and also the main owner of Mavin Record label. He has been able to sign up great artist such as Tiwa savage, Dija, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks and Tiwa Savage.


According to records , he charges a whooping sum of N500, 000 just to produce beats for a song. He also has major endorsements, deals such as been an ambassador for Loya milk which ranges in millions of naira.

According yo his marital status , he is currently not married and he lives in a big mansion.


Life Style of Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy own a very expensive life style, he owns expensive cars, mansion and others..

According to Forbes, he is estimated to worth $35 million.



4. Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele is also a known name in the Nigerian entertainment industry. she is currently surpassing the likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Kate Henshaw because of her major endorsement deals. Example of that is the deal as an Ambassador for Irokotv.

Current as of 2019, she is the wealthiest Nigerian actress from the Yoruba Origin.



She is currently married to JJC ( kehinde Oloyede ) and are blessed with twins. According to Forbes, she is currently worth $30 million.



5. Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage is her stage name, but he main name is Tiwatope Savage Balogun , Tiwa Savage has we know her was born in 5th February 1980. Currently, Tiwa Savage was ranked by Forbes as the richest female amongs her pairs in the country 2019. She is signed under the record label called Mavin Records.

Not only is she talented , she also a great Songwriter, singer, actress and performer. she has a lot of achievements and has also won various awards such as that of MTV Africa music Award, One Channel O Music Video Award, Two Headies Awards, One Nigeria Music Video Award, and also Two City People Entertainment Awards and various others.

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She has also collaborated with major top Nigerian artistes and also Stars. Such as, Waje, Patornking, Flavor N’abania, and others. She also owns her own entertainment company ( 323 entertainments).

Tiwa Savage has made major endorsement deals ranging in millions. She is also a brand ambassador to big companies such as Pepsi, MTN, Forte Oil, and Maggi. According to forbes she is worth $ 10 million as of 2019.



6. Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw is also amongst the wealthy Nigerian Celebs. She is known Nollywood actress for so many years in the movie industry. according to Forbes, her net worth is said to be estimated at $9 million.

Kate Henshaw was born in Cross River, she studied a medical course at the University of Calabar before she then worked with the Bauchi State General Hospital.



Kate Henshaw started her career when she was auditioned for a major role in the movie ( When the Sun Sets ).

Kate Henshaw has been troumendious in her field, and has acted over 50 Nollywood movies. She also won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in 2008, which she took a leading role in the movie ( Stronger Than Pain ).


Life Style of Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw always looks classy in her own way, looking younger every single day that passes by. She owns 3 buildings and other properties around the country. She is also a Glo ambassardor and also the face of food – seasoning company called Onga.



7. Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is another great actress in the Nigerian Movies industry, she is also known beyond the shores of the ountry and now internationally recognised as well. She is amongst the wealthy nigerian Celebrity. It is surprising she hasnt been on the movie screen for a long time, But what is most shocking is that she is the actress with the highest endorsement deals.


Her deals as we know it are Top brands such as: Etisalat, Lux, Amstel Malta. This has grately put her among the higest Nollywood earner of 2019. Rumors also have it that , she Genevieve Nnaji purchased a mansion in Ikoyi for N220 million and she also owns a clothing line called ( St Genevieve ).



8. 2face Idibia

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2face Idibia is a well known name in the Nigerian entertainment Industry who is a legend and the best male singer in the country. Years ago he was the leader of his music group called Plantashun Boiz and at a time was ranked the richest musician in Nigeria & Africa before the likes of Wizkid and Davido came into lime light.

2face Idibia Is also ranked as one of the highest earners as a celebrity with various endorsement deals with major firms in the country. His music and hit tracks has benn sold internationally and also topped charts for years. One of his hit track that made him more recognised is his popular ‘African Queen’ Song. Which is his best hit song so far.



2face Idibia is married to his beautiful wife who is also an actress Annie Idibia, and he has had other children outside wedlock. According to Forbes, his net worth stands at $9 million.


9. Olamide

Olamide is another great musical artist who originated from the streets of Lagos state. Olamide is a rich Nigerian rapper and a popular musician. He is the sole owner of his record label group ( YBNL Nation ).


According to Forbes estimate, he has showing go growth on it, he is currently worth $6 million.


Assets He Owns

Olamide has good assets on ground. Presently Olamide also known as BADO , now has 2 fueling stations, and  properties in Nigeria. he makes good money through his music and collaborations with other artistes as well. He is also a Brand Ambassador & and a good business man who invested greatly in Lagos State, Nigeria.

He has had endorsement deals with major companies such as: Guinness which was worth N80 million, Ciroc, Etisalat which was also worth N80 million.



10. Phyno

Phyno is also another great recognized Nigerian musician, rapper / igbo rapper that has attained a good status in the industry. He songs are mostly sang in igbo but still a few of them in English language. according to forbes, Phyno is worth a whooping sum of $5 million.




The article has shown the Top 10 richest Nigerian celebrities for 2019 according to Forbes List.

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