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Since it began in the early 90s, the Nigerian music industry has risen to the top as the biggest music industry in Africa. Afro-pop is one of the standout genres of Nigerian music and it has gain wide acceptance worldwide as various countries never knew of its existence.
Although the music industry is dominated by men, Nigerian women have shown no sign of slowing down as there are more of them joining the industry every year.
TOP 10 RICHEST NIGERIAN FEMALE MUSICIAN
There is a lot of money in the music entertainment frontal in Nigeria, many top Nigerian musicians are worth millions of dollars and keep earning more, in this article we will be listing the 10 richest Nigerian female musicians.
Simi is known for her unique voice that sends a relaxing sensation to everyone who listens to her song. She is one of the trending and most loved Nigerian female musician and has almost all her songs receiving airplay on radio stations.
Simi is multitalented, she sings, writes songs, and also acts. Simi’s net worth is estimated to be $900,000.
Omawumi has worked with several top artists in the industry and has built an unrivalled reputation for herself.
Although she mainly sings and writes songs, she is also an actress who has been featured in some movies. Omawumi has several endorsement deals, with Glo being the most popular.
Omawumi’s net worth is estimated to be $1,000,000.
Niniola Apata is a beautiful musician and songwriter, she was the 3rd runner up of Project Fame West Africa season 6 and this was what gave her the right exposure to make her mark in the music industry. Niniola’s net worth is estimated to be worth $1,100,000.
7. SHEYI SHAY
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua is a songwriter and a musician, since 2015 when she released her debut album “Seyi or Shay” she has constantly made her print in the industry.
Her talents are internationally recognized as she has also written 3 songs used as the soundtrack for a Konami video game. Her estimated Net worth stands around $1,200,000.
Nneka Egbuna was born in 1980, with beauty to compliment her talent, she is one of the most multi-talented musicians in Nigeria.
She has had several music tours around European countries like Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, France and Austria.
She can fluently sing in Nigerian-pidgin, Igbo, and English, she is also a songwriter and she plays a lot of musical instruments. Nneka’s net worth is estimated to be $1,500,000.
Aituaje Vivian Aina Iroube Ebele is also one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria, she is best known by her stage name “Waje” is another apex Nigerian female musician. Her authoritative voice has seen her get featured in hit songs with top Nigerian artists like M.I (One Naira), P-Square (Omoge Mi), and Banky W (Theif My Kele).
The 40-year-old singer has signed several endorsements with the most popular being with Globacom Telecommunications. Waje’s net worth is estimated to be $1,600,000.
Asa was born on September 17, 1982, in Paris, France. Although she grew up in Nigeria, her music career kicked off in France.
Since then she has been the top of the food chain of soul singers in Nigeria, her first album was a huge success that she went platinum and won several awards in Nigeria and France. She has massive airplay in Nigeria, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
In August 2014, Asa released her 3rd studio album which saw her go and a 2 years world tour fro, 2015 to 2017. The Nigerian-French musician is estimated to worth $2,500,000.
Chidinma Ekile is a well-known songwriter and singer who rose to fame after winning the season 3 of MTN Project Fame West Africa in 2010. Chidinma is one of the richest Nigerian female musicians and she is also multi-talented.
Since kicking off her music career in 2011, she has released 7 albums and been featured in 2 movies. Chidinma’s net worth is estimated to be $3,000,000.
2. YEMI ALADE
Yemi Alade won the 2009 Peak Talent Show, she broke into the Nigerian music industry with her hit track “Johnny”. Since then, she has shown no sign of slowing down as she frequently drops hit songs.
Yemi Alade has worked with several popular artists across Nigeria and she got featured in Beyonce’s 2019 album “The Gift”. Yemi Alade is estimated to worth $4,200,000.
1. TIWA SAVAGE
Tiwa Savage is the richest female musician in Nigeria, a feat she achieved by blending Talent with hard work and consistency is the key to Tiwa Savage’s title as the most successful and richest Nigerian female musician. She broke into the mainstream in 2010 with her hit single “Kele-Kele Love”.
Tiwa Savage is a multitalented songwriter, singer, performing artist, and an actress, her musical talent earned her a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV an international entertainment brand and she is also signed to Universal Music Group which is an American music company.
Tiwa Savage is currently signed to Marvins Records who are one of the biggest record labels in all of Africa.
She has signed lots of endorsement deals with top Nigerian companies with the most outstanding being her N30 million deal with MTN Nigeria.
Tiwa Savage has worked with almost all the top artist in Nigeria and was also featured in Beyonce’s 2019 album “The Gift”. Tiwa Savage is estimated to worth over $5,300,000.