#10, Eniola Akinbo, a female singer and songwriter, popularly known as NIYOLA – began her career as a musician in 2005 with Eldee`s Trybe Records. She became the first EME (Empire Mates Entertainment) female artist, when they gave her an official record deal in 2012. This opportunity, established her status as the ‘first lady’ of the label.
ENIOLA ‘NIYOLA’ AKINBO
She rose up the music charts with her song, ‘Toh Bad’. The success of Toh Bad in 2013, earned her various nominations and the coveted Nigerian Entertainment Award as Best Female Artist. Niyola`s networth is estimated at $500,000.
ENIOLA ‘NIYOLA’ AKINBO
#9, Nneka Egbuna. Currently based in Germany, she is known to her fans as a Nigerian songwriter, Soul/Hiphop and Reggae songstress. Nneka sings in English, her native Igbo language and in Pidgin. She is recognized as one of the first artists that got signed by Sony Music.
In 2013, her song Shining rose to the top of the global music charts. She has represented Reebok. Other successful artists such as Rita Ora and Chase & Status have sampled and remixed Nneka`s song “Heartbeat”, on many occasions. Nneka`s estimated networth is – $1.3 million.
#8, Cynthia Morgan. This gifted singer is Nigeria`s number 1 female Reggae and Dancehall singer. She is popularly known as ‘Madrina’and toped the Nigerian music charts with Don’t Break “My Heart” and “Lead Me On” She is signed to Northside Entertainment Inc., and is well known for her fiery red hair. Cynthia`s networth is estimated at $1.5 million.
#7, Waje Iroube, the beauty from Edo State. Waje is highly recognized for her incredible vocal range and has been signed to represent several humanitarian NGOs and an elaborate endorsement deal with GLO.
In 2015, Waje Was chosen to headline the theme song for One Campaign`s “Poverty is Sexist” with the song, “Strong Girl”. She also joined Bono in Nigeria, in an effort to promote that campaign.
Waje sits on the panel that judges the music show, The Voice Nigeria. Her fellow judges are 2Face Idibia, Patoranking and Timi Dakolo. Waje`s Networth is estimated at, $1.7 million.
#6, Is French/Nigerian singer – Bukola Elemide. Her earnings come mainly from record sales, album tours and some endorsements. Bukola is popularly known as ‘Asa’. The singer reportedly cut ties with Guarantee Trust Bank for which she made the theme song; ‘Place To Be’ because of a contractual issue.
FRENCH – NIGERIAN SINGER, BUKOLA ‘ASA’ ELEMIDE
Asa is an award winning singer and has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
BUKOLA ‘ASA’ ELEMIDE
#5, Deborah Oluwaseyi is a former UK X Factor contestant. She is currently signed to Island Record, in the UK. Popularly known as Seyi Shay, Seyi arrived in Nigeria in 2011 and released hits such as ‘No Le Le and Loving Your Way’. Both songs contributed to Seyi`s popularity and musical ranking in Nigeria.
DEBORAH ‘SEYI SHAY’ OLUWASEYI
She has also represented top brands such as Pepsi, Samsson Phone, Etisalat and Bacardi Breezer. In 2013, she released “Chante” and “Irawo”. Both songs were blockbuster hits and she has since released several other hit songs and has shared the global stage with American stars , such as Neyo during the MTV Base Award in Africa.
DEBORAH ‘SEYI SHAY’ OLUWASEYI
Seyi Shay has an estimated networth of $2.1 million.
#4, Chidinma Ekile. Chidinma climbed the Nigerian music charts with her hit single, “Kedike”. She won the third season of the MTN Project Fame reality show and is popularly known as Miss Kedike.
She has represented Coke Studi for many years and is considered a Nigerian superstar. Chidinma`s net worth is estimated at $2.7 million.
#3, Omawumi Megbele, a former attorney, gained her superstar status after she climbed the music charts with hit songs such as “Wonder Woman” in 2009 and “ Lasso of Truth” in 2013. She was also selected as the 1st runner – up on the female reality music show, “West African Idols”.
She is usually a headliner at several social events and government functions. Right after producing her hit song “Play na Play”, she got several endorsement deals such as Malta Guinness and GLO through the e – commerce company, KONGA. Omawumi`s net worth is estimated at $3 million.
#2, Yemi Alade is queen of Youtube Nigeria with an incredible 100 million views because of her music videos. “Johnny” is her greatest hit and she has produced two albums. In 2014, she hit the charts with King of Queens” and Mama Africa in 2016.
Yemi is the brand ambassador for ABC Hair Relaxer and she is worth an estimated, $4.2 million.
#1, Tiwa Savage has been endowed, Queen of the Nigerian music stage. She previously worked as a banker and has been signed to a great number of endorsement deals that pay her huge sums of money.
She has worked for MTN and Konga and is currently representing Pepsi, Forte Oil and Pampers. In 2016, Jay – Z`s Roc Nation signed Tiwa Savage to an international management deal. Her net worth is estimated at $4.82 million.
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Didn’t know they made this much money
I think they deserve to make whatever their global peers command. Thanks for your comment, Carolyn.