Over the years, Nigeria has produced some of the wealthiest and most successful musicians, not only in Africa but also in the world at large. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, famously known as Wizkid, and David Adedeji Adeleke, also known as Davido, are among the top musicians from the country currently talked about by fans. So, between Wizkid and Davido who is the richest in 2021? What is their net worth?
Wizkid and Davido command a large fanbase anchored by their impressive talents and creative minds that have seen them produce entertaining and best-selling songs. In addition to leading the list of the richest Nigerian musicians, they also rank among the wealthiest musicians in Africa. They join the likes of Akon, DJ Black Coffee, and Don-Jazzy to top the continent's list of the most affluent musicians.
Wizkid and Davido: who is the richest?
Fans always compare the two to each other in terms of music and wealth. Their songs have recorded high sales over the years, sometimes sparkling huge debate among their supporters about who has more money than the other one. Davido and Wizkid have achieved their share of success through music and endorsements.
They have also won numerous awards and received nominations for their work, therefore, increasing their popularity globally. To clear this debate, let us find out the net worth of Davido and Wizkid and see who has higher numbers.
Wizkid net worth
The star discovered his singing talent after joining a church choir during his teenage years. Since then, he never slowed down in pursuing a career in music. He has produced many songs and made several collaborations that have turned successful. Apart from singing, he has also secured many endorsements deals with the likes of MTN Nigeria and GLO ( which paid him N120 million to become its ambassador). He also secured multi-million deals with Pepsi and Guinness that brought him more money on the table.
In July 2019, the talented singer confirmed a mega-deal signing for United Bank for Africa (UBA) as their brand ambassador.
Wizkid net worth is around $20 million. When it comes to property, the musician is said to own an N13 million mansion in Surulere, Lagos, and a home in Lekki, Lagos worth N68 million. He also has a house in the US located in Los Angeles. The 29-year-old also owns a fleet of cars including a Lamborghini Prime X2 worth N28 million and a Porsche Panamera worth N13 million. Others are a Hyundai Sonata, a BMW, a Bentley, and a Mercedes Benz.
Is Wizkid the winner in this 'Wizkid and Davido who is the richest' battle?
Davido net worth
What do you think is Davido's net worth? The 26-year-old hails from a wealthy background. His father, Dr Deji Adeleke, is a Nigerian billionaire and businessman. Despite being surrounded by wealth, the American-born Nigerian singer made his fortune from his career. Since stepping in the limelight back in 2011, the musician has produced several songs including collaborations with Drake and Chris Brown.
His net worth in 2021 is estimated to be $16 million. He owns a mansion in Lekki worth N140 million and another in Atalanta, US. When it comes to cars, the musician has a collection including a Porsche Carrera, a Bentley Bentayga, a Range Rover Sport, a Toyota Land Cruiser, and a Chevrolet Camaro GS, among others.
So, between Davido and Wizkid who is the richest musician in 2021? From the figures in the article, you can see that Wizkid is around $4 million richer than his colleague. Well, apart from their wealth, the two are an inspiration to many young talented artists with dreams of becoming a success in the music industry. Their income keeps changing over time, and perhaps by the end of the year, Davido may surpass his counterpart.