2018 Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Musicians & Their Earnings Per Show
10. Mr Eazi: N3-6 million
Mr Eazi, quick form for a guy who is making wave for past 12 months? his growth was broad and brilliant. He revealed on Twitter that he had spent up to 6 million to perform. He makes a lot of money these 12 months by himself.
9. Flavour N4-6 million
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.
8. 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 per show.
7. 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
6. 2face: N5-N7 million
2face officially make 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.
5. 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 states.
4. 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.
3. 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.
2. 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.Wizkid hardly performs in Nigeria by the way.
1. P-Square: – N7- N10 million
Recently, both have acquired new homes, they are still highly preferred in Nigeria and abroad, charging as much as astronomical fees of N7 – N15 million per show in Nigeria (almost $25,000 – $35,000) and up to $50,000 off.