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10 Richest Female Musicians in Nigeria

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There was a time when the average Nigerian parents, saw music as an unreliable profession and the female musicians as indecent people.

This notion has changed with time, as there are thousands of Nigerian female musicians today, and these women make millions of dollars from their craft.

It is definitely not an exaggeration when is say the Nigerian music industry makes billions of naira annually, making the sector one of the country’s major export, and source of revenue.

The industry is have seen a significant change, as many of the countries musicians now feature in various international music; this was something that never was some fifteen years ago.

Unlike other industries, the music industry is one of the most diversified industries, and just the way music has various genres, so does the industry.

And the sector holds both male and female alike, with numerous unique attributes for music. In this article, we would be looking at those female musicians who have made it to the top ten list of richest Nigerian Female musicians.

10. Simi


Simi is one of Nigerians favorite female musicians and is one of the wealthiest female musicians in the country.

She is an R&B singer, a vocalist, recording artist, songwriter, model, and a stage performer. She was born in Ojuelegba, Surulere, and Lagos on 19th April 1988.

  • Name: Simisola Ogunleye
  • Stage Name: Simi
  • Date of Birth: 19th April 1988
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $1.2 million

Simi gained prominence in 2014 when she released her song TIFF, and the song was nominated for Best Alternative Song at the Headies Award 2015.

In the year 2014, Simi signed a record deal with X3M Music, and the contract came to an end in the year 2019. Before the expiration of her contract, she released her Albums titled Simisola and Omo Chalie in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

9. Di’ja


Di’ja is one of the talented female artists in the country; she is a visual artist, painter, and graphic designer, songwriter, stage performer, and a mode.

Di’ja was born in Kaduna State, Nigeria, on 14th August 1989.

  • Name: Hadiza Blell
  • Stage Name: Di’ja
  • Date of Birth: 14th August 1989
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $1.5 million

Di’ja is a mixed-blood child, as her mother is from Kaduna in Nigeria, and her father is Sierra Leone in West Africa. She was raised in the United States, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

She graduated from a University in America and Canada with a bachelor’s in Biology and Psychology.

8. Cynthia Morgan

Cynthia Morgan

Like other Nigerian artists, Cynthia makes cool cash from her music craft. She was born on 23rd September 1991 in Lagos. She is an actress, a reggae singer, rapper, songwriter and a recording artist.

  • Name: Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan
  • Stage Name: Cynthia Morgan
  • Date of Birth: 23rd September 1991
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $1.8 million

She gained her fame in the year 2010 and released her hit single Don’t Break My Heart in the year 2013, the song became popular and made people want to have her featured in their songs.

She released another hit single German Juice. She is rumoured to have gone broke, but 2020 seems to be a year of her reemergence into the Nigerian music industry.

7. Waje


Waje is a Nigerian female musician; she is a songwriter, vocalist, R&B singer, record artist, and actress, she was born on 1st September 1980 in Akure Ondo State. She is a 39 years old woman who takes joy in what she does.

Waje started off as a backup singer, and she was a backup singer in the music Bizzy Body by P-Square in the year 2007. Ever since Waje has been building up an empire of her own, her hit single Don’t Really Have a Heart? topped a lot of music charts in Nigeria.

Aside from music, Waje is a Brand Ambassador for the Globacom telecommunication network and has various investments.

  • Name: Aituaje Iruobe
  • Stage Name: Waje
  • Date of Birth: 1st September 1980
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $1.9 million

6. Asa


Asa is one of those female artists that have made a name for themselves, and her name has become a household name.

She creates unique music, one that is very rare in the Nigerian music industry. She was born in Paris, and her parents studied cinematography in France.

At the age of two, her parents came back to live in Nigeria, she grew up in Lagos, and at eighteen, she returned to Paris where her career took off.

Her music is greatly influenced by the Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, King Sunny Ade, Diana Rose, Mariam Makeba, and so many more, and this was the collection of songs her father had built up over the years.

  • Name: Bukola Elemide
  • Stage Name: Asa
  • Date of Birth: 17th September 1982
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $2.1 million

In the year 2009, Asa released her first single Eye Adaba through the help of her producer Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, the song got airplay across the country, after her single, she went on to release her first platinum-selling album Asa.

The album was on the chart across Europe, Asia, and Africa.

She won the prestigious French Constantine Award in 2008 and currently has a brand ambassador deal with Guaranty Trust Bank.

5. Seyi Shay

Seyi Shay

Seyi is an R&B singer, songwriter, recording artist, model, and stage performer. She was born in Tottenham, London, in the United Kingdom on 21st December 1985.

Seyi started performing at the age of 14. And from that point, her family had always encouraged her to take the path of music. After her studies in Command High School Maryland, she went back to the United Kingdom for her University Studies

  • Name: Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua
  • Stage Name: Seyi Shay
  • Date of Birth: 21st December 1985
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $2.4 million

4. Chidinma Ekile

Chidinma Ekile

Chidinma, popularly known by her song Kedike was born on 2nd May 1991 in Ketu, Lagos State. She is an Imo girl who grew up in Lagos and lived her life singing.

Chidinma is a songwriter, an Afro Pop singer, a recording artist, and a stage performer. Chidnma rose to fame after she won the MTN Project Fame in the year 2010, and her hit single Kedike made her a global venture.

  • Name: Chidinma Ekile
  • Stage Name: Chidinma
  • Date of Birth: 2nd May 1991
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $2.8 million

3. Omawumi


The Delta woman, Omawumi, was born on 13th April 1982 in Warri, Delta State. She is a songwriter, an R&B singer, recording artist, actress, stage performer, and a model.

Omawumi’s career took off after she won the reality TV show Idol the West African Idols in 2007. She got herself various Endorsement deals and multiple investments.

  • Name: Omawumi Magbele
  • Stage Name: Omawumi
  • Date of Birth: 13th April 1982
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $3.2 million

2. Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade

Yemi was born in the year 1989 on 13th March in Abia State, she grew up in Lagos, her father was Yoruba, and her mother was Igbo.

She is an Afro-pop singer, a songwriter, recording artist, model, and a stage performer. Yemi is the fifth child of the family, and she attended St Saviour British primary school and Victory Grammer school both in Lagos.

Yemi is a graduate of the University of Lagos, from the Department of Geography. Her hit single Johnny brought her fame and made her a global venture, and it also won her the next rated at the Headies Award.

  • Name: Yemi Eberechi Alade
  • Stage Name: Yemi ALade
  • Date of Birth: 13th March 1989
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $4.6 million

1. Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage is still the wealthiest Nigerian female musician; she was born on 5th February 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos.

At the age of 11, Tiwa relocated to the United Kingdom, where she got her Degree of Business Administration from the University of Kent. She is originally from Isale Eko, a small town in Lagos Island, and is currently 40 years old.

Tiwa’s career started as a backup singer for the American star Beyonce, shortly after she returned to Nigeria, she was signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Record.

  • Name: Tiwatope Savage
  • Stage Name: Tiwa Savage
  • Date of Birth: 5th February 1980
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Net worth: $5 million

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Emmanuella Oluwafemi
Emmanuella Oluwafemihttps://freelancespace.org
Emmanuella Oluwafemi is a sociologist, anthropologist, fashion model, and senior writer at Krafty Sprouts Media, LLC. She is also the founder of https://freelancespace.org
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