You have to cut Nigerian female artistes some slack for dare competing in an industry that is male dominated. The ladies in music account only for a not-so-much percentile of the Nigerian music industry.
The guys maybe taking home good money but hey, the ladies are cutting big paychecks too. And they are equally doing good. The hustle is real for either male or female artistes.
However, this post highlights the top 10 ladies in music taking home the fattest paychecks. The net worth of some of our top female musicians will be analyzed and estimated to the most realistic value. Estimates are made from their performance/appearance fees, endorsements and music sales and tours.
Here is a quick rundown of an estimated analysis of the net worth of the top 10 richest female Nigerian artistes.
Eniola Akinbo is Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) first lady. She is no new comer as she began her music career in 2005 as an affiliate of Eldee’s Trybe Records. Subsequently, Niyola was officially signed to EME in 2012. She is best known for her breakthrough Afro R&B hit ‘Toh Bad’ which earned her a couple of nominations and a Nigerian Entertainment Award as “Best Female Artiste” in 2013. The female singer and songwriter has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Nneka Egbuna simply known as Nneka, is a Nigerian hip hop/soul/reggae singer, songwriter and actress based in Germany. She sings in Igbo, English and Nigerian Pidgin. She is one of the earliest Nigerian musicians to have bagged a music recording contract with international music giants Sony Music.
Nneka has also worked with Reebok and her track “Shining” topped global charts in 2013. Her song “Heartbeat” has been remixed and sampled several times – most notably by Chase & Status and Rita Ora respectively.Her estimated net worth is put at $1.3M.
Cynthia Morgan aka Madrina is arguably Nigeria’s number one female reggae and dancehall. She is signed to Northside Entertainment Inc. She broke into Nigeria’s music landscape with her songs ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ and ‘Lead Me On’. The female dance-hall act who maintains a fierce red hairdo is valued at an estimated $1.5M net worth.
At number seven is Waje Iroube who hails from Edo state. The female singer is known for her vocal prowess, she has had endorsement deals with Glo, and numerous humanitarian NGOs. Waje headlined the song ‘Strong girl’ which is the theme song for ONE Campaign’s ‘Poverty is Sexist’ in 2015 and also joined Bono in Lagos, Nigeria for the Lagos campaign in 2015.