Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Musicians In 2016


The “Starboy” had an amazing year, starting from his Ojuelegba remix featuring Drake we learnt the song grossed over one hundred thousand dollars as of December 2015. Wizkid hasn’t dropped many offciial projects within the last 12 months but the few he dropped made a lot from digital sales. WizKid also earned royalties from the biggest song in the whole world for year 2016; (One Dance). The starboy also had a hugely successful world tour in 2016. Within the past 12 months his active endorsement deals include; GLO deal, PEPSI deal. He charges between 5-10 million naira per show.

Estimated 2016 earnings is between: 150 – 220 million naira.


It was a very great year for the most popular female artiste in Africa. Tiwa savage dropped her sophomore album last year December and the album broke and set a couple records when it comes to digital sales. According Music+ Tiwa’s RED album is the most bought album on the platform, the album also did great on iTunes and YouTube. The singer also had a sold out tour this year, and the biggest of all Tiwa Savage’s endorsement keeps piling up, her active endorsement within last 12 months includes; MTN DEAL, Forte Oil Deal, Pampers,Maggi,Konga And Pepsi which all are multi million naira deals. She charges between 4-6 million naira per show.

Estimated 2016 earnings is between: 150 – 250 million naira.


You all know the name D’banj is a huge one in the showbiz, D’banj is a business man and a music act. But here we only used D’banj’s earnings from music within the last 12 months to rank him, criteria which includes; brand endorsement of course, digital sales, tours and concerts. The singer was called for popular shows and went on a tour this year, even though we can tell he didn’t make much from digital sales the singer made a lot from brand endorsements which includes; Ciroc deal, Glo Deal, Bank of industry deal, SLOT deal, and MTN deal. He charges between 6-10 million naira per show.

Estimated 2016 earnings is between: 200 – 250 million naira.

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