Top richest celebrities in Nigeria

The Nigerian entertainment industry is surely a treasure chest that has made quite a number of millionaires and billionaires. Arguably, not all fame translates into wealth. There are numerous entertainers in the industry who are quite famous, however, that does not automatically make them rich.

Meanwhile, there are some others that have a combination of fame and wealth. These are the set of celebrities we look forward to highlighting in this article.


Wizzy wizzy as many people calls him is no doubt the richest celebrity in Nigeria. Over time there has been arguments about who the richest is between Davido and Wizkid.

For the records Wizkid is richer than Davido. His newly signed endorsement deal with United Bank of Africa has launched him into the hall of the wealthiest celebrity in Nigeria. According to Forbes magazine, Wizkid’s net worth sit around $50 million dollars.


Davido is also one of the biggest music artists in Nigeria. There is only a slight difference between Davido and Wizkid. Many must have thought that the OBO and 30bn gang boss is richer than Wizkid.

Davido’s philanthropic nature outwit that of most of the celebrities in Nigeria. According to Forbes magazine, Davido’s networth is around $40m.

Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji is no doubt the biggest blogger in Africa. Her blog, is one of the most visited websites in Africa. As at 2014, Linda Ikeji disclosed on the popular Teju Babyface show that she makes more than N3m daily from her blog. And over the years the blog has grown to become an household name in Africa.

There has not been any proven records about the networth of the great blogger. However, armed with some vital information about her spendings and proposed amount she makes on her blog on daily basis. The information suggests that Linda Ikeji is worth about $37m.


The King of Supreme Mavins Dynasty (SMD), Don Jazzy, is a successful businessman. Though the singer is not a regular voice that is heard in speaker. However, when it comes to making sound, Don Jazzy is one of the best.

Sad to note, the music star is not married yet. He is one of the most eligible bachelors in the industry. And there is no record of him having a baby mama. The lesser the responsibility, the higher the chances of accumulating wealth. Reasonably, his networth is around $37m according to Forbes magazine.


The executive producer of the popular soap opera, Jennifer’s diary, Funke Akindele is one of the richest celebrities in Nigeria. The movie maker became viable in the industry after the release of her movie titled ‘Taiwo Taiwo’ featuring Femi Adebayo.

Her movie ‘Jenifer’ has turned into an unending diary which has launched the actor into the biggest hall of fame. Reasonably, her networth is around $30m.


Kate Henshaw is one of the most popular faces in Nollywood. It has been rumored that most of her wealth was accumulated through politics. Especially during the 2015 general election. The former president Dr. Goodluck Jonathan hired Kate Henshaw and Segun Arinze as youth ambassadors for the Political party.

Nevertheless, politics or not, Kate Henshaw is one of the richest celebrities in Nigeria. Reasonably, her networth is around $9m according to Forbes magazine.

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