The Nigerian music industry has witnessed a massive growth in recent years, captivating audiences both at home and around the world.
This post looks into the top 10 highest-paid artists in Nigeria for 2023, shedding light on their incredible talent and the rewards they’ve reaped through their hard work and determination.
Rema, a rising star, charges a minimum fee of $50,000 for international shows and ₦10 million within Nigeria. His hit song “Calm Down” boasts record-breaking views on YouTube and solidifies his place in the upper echelons of Nigerian music.
9. Kizz Daniel
Kizz Daniel’s energetic performances and infectious melodies command ₦13 million for shows in Nigeria and $60,000 for international performances, making him one of Nigeria’s most booked artists.
Flavour’s blend of contemporary Afrobeat and traditional highlife rhythms earns him $70,000 per international show and ₦17 million within Nigeria. He not only captivates with his music but also serves as a cultural ambassador through heartfelt lyrics and melodic tunes.
7. Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade’s international appeal earns her a minimum fee of $75,000 for performances abroad and ₦18 million within Nigeria. Her energetic performances and unique style have garnered a diverse fan base worldwide.
6. Naira Marley
Naira Marley, the Marlian Records CEO, charges at least $80,000 for international performances and a whopping ₦20 million for shows in Nigeria. His immense popularity and a significant paycheck from Access Bank for a three-day show highlight his financial success.
Olamide, Nigeria’s richest rapper, charges a minimum of $100,000 for international shows and a substantial ₦25 million within Nigeria. Despite releasing fewer songs, his enduring popularity remains a testament to his immense talent.
4. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage, the highest-paid female artist in Nigeria, commands $150,000 for international shows and ₦27 million for performances within the country. Her exceptional live performances and historic coronation performance in England set her apart.
3. Burna Boy
Burna Boy secures the third spot, charging $200,000 for international performances and ₦30 million within Nigeria. His advocacy for social justice and African pride have made him a symbol of positive change, elevating his influence far beyond music.
Wizkid, the second-highest-paid artist, demands $300,000 for international shows and ₦40 million for performances within Nigeria. His historic earnings at prestigious events like a royal wedding in India and headlining the Rolling Loud festival in Toronto, Canada, showcase his global appeal.
Davido, the highest earner on Instagram in Nigeria, takes the crown as the highest-paid artist in 2023. His performances within Nigeria command a staggering N50 million fee, while international bookings come at a premium of $400,000, including private jet flights. His captivating performances and chart-topping hits have made him a household name in Nigeria and a global sensation.