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  • Updated: May 11, 2023

Ten Richest Female Musicians In Nigeria

Nigerian female musicians can go head-to-head with their male counterparts both in terms of riches, fame, talents and hard work. 

These female artists have all worked so hard and that reflects in the wealth and fame they possess.

It won't come as a surprise to find out that some Nigerian female musicians are quite richer than their male folks.

This is evident in their net worth, the properties they own and the kind of lifestyle they afford.

In this listicle, we will explore ten of Nigeria's richest female musicians. 


10. Simi With A Net Worth of 1 Million Dollars

Simi, whose real name is Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, was born in Lagos on April 19, 1988. In Surulere, she began her musical career as a gospel singer.

She rose to prominence after releasing 'Tiff' and 'Jamb Question' which won her nominations for Best Alternative Song at the 2015 Headies.

Simi, who is married to Adekunle Gold, was previously signed to the X3M record label, where she had released most of her recent albums until launching her label named 'Studio Brat'.


9. Nneka Egbuna With A Net Worth of 1.3 Million Dollars

Nneka Egbuna, also known as Nneka, was born on December 24, 1980, in Warri, Delta State.

She is a Nigerian singer, composer, and actress who writes in English, Igbo, and Nigerian Pidgin.

You may be asking who she is and how she made the list, given that she is not a well-known name in the Nigerian music industry. Despite her lack of popularity, she is a well-known artist in other countries.

Nneka Egnuna lives in Germany, and she deserves to be on this list because she is making us proud there.


8. Niniola With A Net Worth of 1.5 Million Dollars

Niniola is ranked eighth on our list of ten of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.

Niniola Apata is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, vocalist, and recording artist whose full name is Niniola Apata.

Teni, also a Nigerian superstar artist, is her younger sister. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 15, 1986.

She is 37 years old right now. Her net worth is believed to be $1.5 million.

In 2013, she competed in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa.

Her debut track 'Ibadi' earned her a nomination for Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

7. Waje With A Net Worth of 1.7 Million Dollars

Waje Aituaje Iruobe was born in Akure on September 1, 1980.

One of Nigeria's richest female musicians, she has been around for a while, she was once featured by P-Square in one of their hit songs, 'Bizzy Body' in 2007.

With a net worth of $1.7 million, she ranks seventh on our list of some of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.

6. Seyi Shay With A Net Worth of 2.1 Million Dollars

She is one of Nigeria's most talented musicians Seyi Shay. She is an actress, singer, and songwriter.

The singer is regarded as one of the most understated female musicians from Nigeria.

Seyi Shay has several top-charting singles, albums, and group projects to her credit.

She was an early adopter and joined a choir at the age of six.

Her contribution to the 'Crime Life: Gang Wars' album, which was released in 2005, included three songs.

Seyi Shay returned to Nigeria in 2011 to promote her huge hits 'Loving Your Way' and 'No Le Le'. Both songs were both hit songs.

5. Chidinma With A Net Worth of 2.8 Million Dollars

Chidinma Ekile popularly known as Chidinma or Miss Kedike is a Nigerian vocalist born in Lagos State, Nigeria.

She became popular after winning the MTN Project Fame West Africa in 2010.

During the peak of her music career, she announced that she was quitting secular music while delving fully into gospel music. 

We all have been anticipating her gospel songs since she made this announcement.

Chidinma Ekile sits in the fifth position on our list with an estimated net worth of $2.8 million. 


4. Omawumi With A Net Worth of 3 Million Dollars

Omawonder, as she is affectionately known, is a well-known Nigerian musician.

Omawumi rose to prominence in 2007 as the runner-up on the reality TV show West African Idols.

She has also worked as a brand ambassador for Globacom, Konga.com, and Malta Guinness.

She is one of Nigeria's most renowned and well-known female musicians. Omawumi has 23,200 monthly Spotify listeners.

She owns a Mercedes-Benz GL450, Mercedes-Benz. She also reportedly owns a N100 million mansion in Lekki, Lagos

3. Yemi Alade With A Net Worth of 5 Million Dollars

Yemi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. In 2009, she joined the Peak Talent Show and emerged as the winner.

This served as her debut appearance on TV and her pace to fame. Yemi Alade got signed to Effyzzie Music Group and had her hit single 'Johnny' in 2014.

Ever since she has not stopped serving her fans with amazing hit songs and also taking different world tours.

Currently, she is regarded as one of the biggest, most well-known, and richest female musicians in the Nigerian and African music scenes.

And as of 2022, she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria with a net worth of $5 million.

2. Tiwa Savage With A Net Worth of 9 Million Dollars

Tiwa Savage is one of the most popular, respected, and richest female artists in Nigeria currently.

She started her career as a backup singer to some world-famous singers in the UK; George Micheal and Mary J. Blige.

In 2012, she relocated to Nigeria to continue her music career journey by joining Mavin Records.

Ever since she has produced several music hits and gathered quite several fans that just cannot get over her creativity.

However, she is no longer under the Mavin Record but is now an artist under her label.

She is ranked second on our list of some of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.

1. Asa With a Net Worth of 28 Million Dollars

Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa, is a Nigerian-french vocalist.

She rose to fame after releasing her back-to-back hits songs with the likes of 'Eye Adaba', 'Jailer', to mention a  few.

She has several hit songs and is reported to have signed an endorsement offer worth numerous Naira with GTBank after recording the main tune for them.

Asa has won several awards including being nominated for “Best R&B/Pop Album”, “Best Alternative Sound”, and “Best Vocal Recording Of The Year”.

Asa has a quite discrete personality and does not subscribe to social media life. Asa currently has 357,200 monthly Spotify listeners.

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