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As we round off the year 2016, we also profile the top Nigerian music acts that made the most money in it!

A list compiled by T.I.N Magazine profiles the facts and rankings of the highest paid musicians in Nigeria for year 2016.

This is the list of the Top Ten Nigerian artistes that made the highest money within the past 12 months; which is from December 1st, last year, to November 30, 2016.

They’d be ranked according to how much they made from:

– Digital sales (iTunes, Music+, YouTube)
– Shows (How much they charged for shows and how often they were called)
– Concerts + Tours (How big their concerts&tour were)
– Brand endorsements (How many and how huge)
Withing the past 12 months.

THE TOP TEN HIGHEST PAID MUSICIANS IN NIGERIA 2016

10. KOREDE BELLO

Korede, loved by his “bellovers”, we can tell for sure the cute singer made most of his money within the last 12 months from digital sales. Not all his singles were hits in Nigeria this year but he sold a lot on digital platforms, the singer has quite a lot of fans internationally so they often buy his songs and watch his music videos a lot on YouTube. Korede didn’t get called for many shows but he had a few. The singer also has an active endorsement deal with the telecom giant GLO.

Estimated 2016 earnings is between: 60 – 100 million naira.

Remember he is signed to a record label so the earnings were shared between him and his label.

9. TEKNO

The artiste of the year Tekno Miles is among the artistes who made the most money this year. Starting from digital sales Tekno dropped about 6 singles within the last 12 months and all were hits, they sold really well on several digital platforms with amazing views on YouTube, he made most of his money this year digitally as he sells even beyond Africa. Tekno made a lot from local and international shows, he also had a sold out tour this year. He had a 5million naira endorsement with MTN.

Estimated 2016 earnings is between: 80 – 110 million naira.

Remember he is signed to a record label so the earnings were shared between him his label.

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