With N72m per show, Wizkid leads the pack as Highest Paid Musician

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1. Wizkid:

28-year-old Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun otherwise known as Wizkid is Nigeria’s highest paid musician globally, but the same cannot be said back home. This implies that while his fees abroad are the highest so far, back in Nigeria, he ties with his arch rival, Davido. When he is engaged out of the country, Wi z k i d ’ s m i n i – mum fee is in the range of $200,000 (a little over N72m). To perform during a royal wedding at the private residence of Umaid Bhawan Palace in India last year, our sources told us that the artiste earned the sum of 50 million Rupees which is the equivalent of N245.9 million or $681,200. Back in Nigeria, patrons of this globally acclaimed artiste who last week had an outstanding outing alongside American artiste Drake at the O2 Convention Centre in London would have to cough up between N10m-N25m to get Wizkid to perform We gathered reliably that he was paid about N10m by a Lagos High Net North Tycoon as artiste’s appearance fee just for attending the billionaire’s son’s birthday. He earned as much as Davido who was also a guest artiste at the birthday party held in Lekki, Phase One, Lagos. Balogun who became a recording artiste at the age of 11 is the first Nigerian artiste to hit one million Twitter followers. He plays multiple genres of music from Hip-pop, Afrobeat, Reggae, Dancehall to Afro-pop and he’s the founder of Starboy Records.

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