Tiwa Savage’s performance fee for gigs has been leaked online, and netizens are outraged.
Performance fees for shows have been an essential source of income for artists, and with the advent of Afrobeats, they have been able to collect bigger prices for their performances at events, shows, and concerts.
Top Nigerian music singers, according to Adeshola Adefuwa-Cole, CEO of Cole Management Services, prefer to charge in dollars, either at home or overseas, to stay up with global market pressures.
Adefuwa-Cole disclosed how much some of Nigeria’s biggest music stars charge per event.
Rema, he claims, charges $200,000, while Tiwa Savage charges $100,000. Tems and Ayra Starr each demand $50,000. Asake charges $100,000, while Kizz Daniel charges $200,000.
“The booking must be confirmed before the contract is signed and it must be one business class and 6 economy return tickets from Lagos. For accommodation, it is one penthouse suite, one premium suite and ten single standard rooms.
“For Per-diem or daily allowance, it is $300 (Artiste), $200 (Manager) and $100 (crew) daily per person. And also, ground transportation and security must be provided,” he said.
However, some netizens didn’t expect Rema to earn higher than Tiwa Savage and they took to the comments to express themselves.
@adesholas asked: “How can small Rema charge higher than Tiwa Savage?”
@germini__ commented: “A whole Tiwa dey compete with Tems for fee? Wow.”
@sampsonnn added: “I never expected it.”