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Everything You Need To Know About African Music



Everything You Need To Know About African Music 1

African music includes Afrobeat, Fuji, Highlife, Makossa, Kizomba, and Juju-influenced genres, including Juju and Fuji. In West African music, Sylviane Diouf and ethnomusicologist Gerhard Kubik claim that Muslim regions incorporate elements of Islamic music, whereas non-Muslim areas are more affected by indigenous traditions.

According to Sylviane Diouf and Gerhard Kubik, Muslim countries absorb elements of Islamic music, whereas indigenous traditions more influence non-Muslim regions.

“Words that seem to quiver and shake” the vocal cords, dramatic changes in musical scales, and nasal intonation are all part of traditional Muslim West African music. The Islamic call to prayer is also incorporated into this music, first performed by an Abyssinian African Muslim named Bilal ibn Rabah in the early 7th century.

Muslim West African singers “employ melisma, wavy intonation, and so forth” as a remnant of the region’s contact with the Maghreb’s Arabic-Islamic civilization from the seventh and eighth centuries, according to Kubik. Check out the latest celebrities’ biographies.

According to Kubik, Muslim West Africans traditionally preferred stringed instruments (including the forebears of the banjo), whereas non-Muslim West Africans preferred drumming as an instrument.

African traditional music instruments include:

  • Djembes.
  • Water drums.
  • Bougarabous, Ngoma drums (or engoma drums) in West Africa.
  • Several varieties of Ngoma drums in Central and Southern Africa.

The other percussion instruments offered include the Kosika (kashaka), rain sticks, bells, and wood sticks. Different varieties of drums, flutes, and strung and wind instruments can also be found in Africa.

One of the most general aspects of Sub-Saharan music is polyrhythms, which is also one of its most distinguishing characteristics. To be able to play numerous rhythms at the same time, various instruments have been created expressly for this purpose.

Some instruments, such as the Mbira, Kalimba, Kora, Ngoni, and Dousn’gouni, arrange notes, not in a single linear sequence from bass to treble but instead in two different rank arrays, making it easier to play cross-rhythms. American devices of the twentieth century show that this theory is still relevant. Gravi-kora and gravikord are examples of new modern manifestations of this principle.


It’s no secret that African music has undergone some crucial alterations. The music of Africa today may be very different from the music of Africa in the past. Furthermore, there has never been a time when African music was exclusively linked with a single ethnic group. The unique voice of the musician and his or her style and originality have always been important in the music business.

Other material sources include archaeological and other artifacts, pictorial sources such as petroglyphs and rock drawings and written accounts of African travels, field notes written in African or European languages, musical notations, and photographs videotapes that can be used for the study of African music history.

According to historical documents, the musical traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa formerly spread as far north as North Africa. Climate changes in the Sahara between 8000 and 3000 BC allowed savanna vegetation and wildlife to extend into the southern and central regions of the Sahara and its mountains.

When humans settled in the Sahara, they began to spread along rivers and tiny lakes, bringing Neolithic, or New Stone Age, cultures with a so-called aquatic lifestyle. If you are a Nigerian, get the latest Big Brother Naija updates here.

A slow breakdown of aquatic cultures occurred between 5000 and 3000 BC when the wet period’s pinnacle had passed. Due to global warming, the damp climate became increasingly restricted to diminishing lakes and rivers and the upper Nile region. In the Lake Chad region and the Nile wetlands, remnants of the old civilization can still be found.

Rock paintings from the “Green Sahara” region are a treasure trove of iconographic material, including some of the first internal sources on African music. An anthropologist who studied Algeria’s Tassili n’Ajjer plateau in 1956 discovered a flourishing dancing culture that is still there today. Based on stylistic factors, this painting has been dated to the Neolithic hunter period in the Sahara (c. 6000–4000 BC), making it one of the earliest examples of music and dancing in Africa. Several African civilizations’ body ornamentation and movement style are represented in their traditional dance traditions.


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Fireboy Is In a Whirlwind Romance with Pop. PLAYBOY Must Be His Induction Into The “ILLUMINATI”.



Fireboy Is In a Whirlwind Romance with Pop. PLAYBOY Must Be His Induction Into The “ILLUMINATI”. 2

In the last two decades since the Afrobeats to the World started gaining intense momentum, the sound itself has gained a lot from a mixture of numerous genres, but nobody has actually successfully cracked Western Pop with Naija vibes even Wizkid had to drop an alté-ish album to get proper recognition from the Yankees.

Pop music is unarguably the biggest music genre globally, but crafting one that targets the entire world on the other hand is usually determined by a stroke of luck and usually a ton of talent and major label push.

In Fireboy’s case, it’s no stroke of luck but his immense talent and knack for reinvention has seen him succeed exceedingly both at a local label, taking YBNL absolutely to the next level with total attention from his label boss Olamide Adedeji and now in a joint venture with a major music player like Empire. With this support, the young superstar has been able to conquer both the UK & US scene with just one Afropop track “Peru”.

With Fireboy DML, one thing has been quite clear since his 2019 debut on the YBNL Mafia project, he’s an afropop sensation with outstanding range and now that he’s got a chance to compete in Pop at a global level, watching him succeed exceedingly in a genre considered “not a niche for blacks” is outrightly satisfying.

While Peru was a freestyle that shook the entire world, Fireboy’s genius lays in the fact that he’s able to recreate another outstanding pop record with Playboy. This time a pen is involved and justice is meted out on the record as expected.

It’s been 3 years since Fireboy’s debut, and his run of back to back hits has been unprecedented. So far, he’s had no bad songs both lyrically and in commercial acclaim. His career has been blessed by 11 awards, and multiple Gold & Platinum certifications in the UK, US & Europe and he’s not showing any signs of slowing down.

Fireboy’s romance with Pop succinctly reminds you of how effortlessly talented Bruno Mars is when it comes to pop and R&B. Although Fireboy may not have proven himself in the R&B space, his outstanding range gives you a hint of how well he’d do if he did give R&B a chance.

Here’s the crux of Fireboy’s genius, as it doesn’t end with his massive talent. His understanding of the music business and contribution to the revamping of the YBNL label roster cannot be unseen.

Pre-Fireboy, YBNL was just a local record label investing via the “TRIAL & ERROR” strategy. Granted it worked twice, with LIL KESH & ADEKUNLE GOLD, but it was a poor business model nonetheless.

Post-Fireboy however, in just two years after his debut, YBNL boasts of a joint venture that covers everyone on the roster including newly-signed Asake.

On the songwriting part of things, I can only name one songwriter responsible for the serious upgrade in Baddo writings. Despite being a label boss to one of the most successful artists in Africa right now, Olamide has been able to make the transition into a full musician, with Afropop, R&B, Reggae/DanceHall etc in his discography and over 500M career streams from both projects combined.

Since Fireboy’s contribution started coming in, our core street Baddo has had a hit journey that spans genres including the 2020 Carpe Diem album & UY SCUTI album, both of which aren’t hip hop specific projects.

One of the most interesting facts about Fireboy’s artistry is how he’s able to combine being incredibly talented and an understanding of the business far ahead of the previous YBNL signees. Up till this moment, he’s had a scandal free career in a record label that’s been mired by artist/label fracases.

Fireboy’s career has enjoyed so much success that he’s gone on a US tour before his label boss who’s definitely bigger than him locally, but cannot compete on any level internationally.

Adefolahan has so far proven that he’s Baddo’s secret weapon in this Afrobeats to the world movement, securing both his and Olamide’s legacy without a doubt!

Fireboy is currently charting on the UK Top 100 & UK Afrobeats charts, Billboard Top 100 & Global 200, Billboard Afrobeats Charts. This is quite unprecedented for any Nigerian artist; holding it down in both continents at the same time with just one freestyle.

Written by AfrobeatsMerije.
Bisi-Taiwo Chukwumerije is a blood-bound Nigerian writer & Music Executive.
Tweet your favourite, random, mind-boggling songs, EPs, LPs, Albums, & music projects to him; @AfrobeatsMerije.

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The 64th GRAMMY Awards; See Full List Of Winners (2022 Grammys)



The 64th GRAMMY Awards; See Full List Of Winners (2022 Grammys) 3

The 2022 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, was officially wrapped on Sunday Night.

Song Of The Year
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile – A Beautiful Noise
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
HER – Fight for You
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Doja Cat featuring SZA – Kiss Me More
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open – WINNER
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Cesar and Giveon – Peaches
Brandi Carlile – Right on Time

Best Pop Solo Performance
Justin Bieber – Anyone
Brandi Carlile – Right on Time
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Ariana Grande – Positions
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License – WINNER

Best Dance/Electronic Recording
Afrojack and David Guetta – Hero
Ólafur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo – Loom
James Blake – Before
Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Heartbreak
Caribou – You Can Do It
Rüfüs Du Sol – Alive – WINNER
Tiësto – The Business

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Black Coffee – Subconsciously – WINNER
Illenium – Fallen Embers
Major Lazer – Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded)
Marshmello – Shockwave
Sylvan Esso – Free Love
Ten City – Judgement

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – If I Didn’t Love You
Brothers Osborne – Younger Me – WINNER
Dan + Shay – Glad You Exist
Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris – Chasing After You
Elle King and Miranda Lambert – Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)

Best Rock Performance
AC/DC – Shot in the Dark
Black Pumas – Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)
Chris Cornell – Nothing Compares 2 U
Deftones – Ohms
Foo Fighters – Making a Fire – WINNER

Best Metal Performance
Deftones – Genesis
Dream Theater – The Alien – WINNER
Gojira – Amazonia
Mastodon – Pushing the Tides
Rob Zombie – The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)

Best Rock Song
Weezer – All My Favorite Songs
Kings of Leon – The Bandit
Mammoth WVH – Distance
Paul McCartney – Find My Way
Foo Fighters – Waiting on a War – WINNER

Best Rock Album
AC/DC – Power Up
Black Pumas – Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A
Chris Cornell – No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1
Foo Fighters – Medicine at Midnight – WINNER
Paul McCartney – McCartney III

Best Alternative Music Album
Fleet Foxes – Shore
Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee
Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
St Vincent – Daddy’s Home – WINNER

Best R&B Performance
Snoh Aalegra – Lost You
Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Cesar and Giveon – Peaches
HER – Damage
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open – WINNER (TIE)
Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings – WINNER (TIE)

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Jon Batiste – I Need You
BJ the Chicago Kid, PJ Morton and Kenyon Dixon featuring Charlie Bereal – Bring It on Home to Me
Leon Bridges and Robert Glasper – Born Again
HER – Fight for You – WINNER
Lucky Daye featuring Yebba – How Much Can a Heart Take

Best R&B Song
HER – Damage
SZA – Good Days
Giveon – Heartbreak Anniversary
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open – WINNER
Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings

Best Rap Album
J Cole – The Off-Season
Nas – King’s Disease II
Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost – WINNER
Kanye West – Donda

Best Rap Song
DMX featuring Jay-Z and Nas – Bath Salts
Saweetie featuring Doja Cat – Best Friend
Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties
Kanye West featuring Jay-Z – Jail – WINNER
J Cole featuring 21 Savage & Morray – ??My Life

Best Melodic Rap Performance
J Cole featuring Lil Baby – Pride Is the Devil
Doja Cat – Need to Know
Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
Tyler, the Creator featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign – WusYaName
Kanye West featuring the Weeknd and Lil Baby – Hurricane – WINNER

Best Country Song
Maren Morris – Better Than We Found It
Kacey Musgraves – Camera Roll
Chris Stapleton – Cold – WINNER
Thomas Rhett – Country Again
Walker Hayes – Fancy Like
Mickey Guyton – Remember Her Name

Best Country Solo Performance
Luke Combs – Forever After All
Mickey Guyton – Remember Her Name
Jason Isbell – All I Do Is Drive
Kacey Musgraves – Camera Roll
Chris Stapleton – You Should Probably Leave – WINNER

Best Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new pop vocal recordings.

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) – Justin Bieber
Planet Her (Deluxe) – Doja Cat
Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
Positions – Ariana Grande
Sour – Olivia Rodrigo WINNER


Best Latin Pop Album
Pablo Alborán – Vértigo
Paula Arenas – Mis Amores
Ricardo Arjona – Hecho a la Antigua
Camilo – Mis Manos
Alex Cuba – Mendó – WINNER
Selena Gomez – Revelación

Best Música Urbana Album
Rauw Alejandro – Afrodisíaco
Bad Bunny – El Último Tour del Mundo – WINNER
J Balvin – Jose
Karol G – KG0516
Kali Uchis – Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios)

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album
Bomba Estéreo – Deja
Diamante Eléctrico – Mira Lo Que Me Hiciste Hacer (Deluxe Edition)
Juanes – Origen – WINNER
Nathy Peluso – Calambre
C. Tangana – El Madrileño
Zoé – Sonidos de Karmática Resonancia

Best Tropical Latin Album
Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta – Salswing! – WINNER
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico – En Cuarantena
Aymée Nuviola – Sin Salsa No Hay Paraíso
Gilberto Santa Rosa – Colegas
Tony Succar – Live in Peru

Best American Roots Performance
Jon Batiste – Cry – WINNER
Billy Strings – Love and Regret
The Blind Boys of Alabama and Béla Fleck – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile – Same Devil
Allison Russell – Nightflyer

Best American Roots Song
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi – Avalon
Valerie June featuring Carla Thomas – Call Me a Fool
Jon Batiste – Cry – WINNER
Yola – Diamond Studded Shoes
Allison Russell – Nightflyer
Linda Chorney featuring Becca Byram, EJ Ouellette and Trevor Sewell – Bored

Best Americana Album
Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere
John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band – Leftover Feelings
Los Lobos – Native Sons – WINNER
Allison Russell – Outside Child
Yola – Stand for Myself

Best Contemporary Blues Album
The Black Keys featuring Eric Deaton and Kenny Brown – Delta Kream
Joe Bonamassa – Royal Tea
Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War
Steve Cropper – Fire It Up
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – 662 – WINNER

Best Traditional Blues Album
Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite – 100 Years of Blues
Blues Traveler – Traveler’s Blues
Cedric Burnside – I Be Trying – WINNER
Guy Davis – Be Ready When I Call You
Kim Wilson – Take Me Back

Best Bluegrass Album
Billy Strings – Renewal
Béla Fleck – My Bluegrass Heart – WINNER
The Infamous Stringdusters – A Tribute to Bill Monroe
Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
Rhonda Vincent – Music Is What I See

Best Folk Album
Mary Chapin Carpenter – One Night Lonely (Live)
Tyler Childers – Long Violent History
Madison Cunningham – Wednesday (Extended Edition)
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi – They’re Calling Me Home – WINNER
Sarah Jarosz – Blue Heron Suite

Best Reggae Album
Etana – Pamoja
Gramps Morgan – Positive Vibration
Sean Paul – Live N Livin
Jesse Royal – Royal
Soja – Beauty in the Silence – WINNER
Spice – 10

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Baylor Project – Generations
Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter – SuperBlue
Nnenna Freelon – Time Traveler
Gretchen Parlato – Flor
Esperanza Spalding – Songwrights Apothecary Lab – WINNER

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Jon Batiste – Jazz Selections: Music From and Inspired by Soul
Terence Blanchard Featuring The E Collective and the Turtle Island Quartet – Absence
Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Skyline – WINNER
Chick Corea, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl – Akoustic Band Live
Pat Metheny – Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)

Best Latin Jazz Album
Eliane Elias With Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés – Mirror Mirror – WINNER
Carlos Henriquez – The South Bronx Story
Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – Virtual Birdland
Dafnis Prieto Sextet – Transparency
Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo – El Arte del Bolero

Best New Age Album
Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster and Tom Eaton – Brothers
Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej – Divine Tides – WINNER
Wouter Kellerman and David Arkenstone – Pangaea
Opium Moon – Night + Day
Laura Sullivan – Pieces of Forever

Best Global Music Album
Rocky Dawuni – Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1.
Daniel Ho & Friends – East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert
Angélique Kidjo – Mother Nature – WINNER
Femi Kuti, Made Kuti – Legacy +
Wizkid – Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition

Best Global Music Performance
Arooj Aftab – Mohabbat – WINNER
Angélique Kidjo and Burna Boy – Do Yourself
Femi Kuti – Pà Pá Pà
Yo-Yo Ma and Angélique Kidjo – Blewu
Wizkid featuring Tems – Essence

Best regional Mexican Music Album
Aida Cuevas – Antología de la Musica Ranchera, Vol. 2
Vicente Fernández – A Mis 80’s – WINNER
Mon Laferte – Seis
Natalia Lafourcade – Un Canto por México, Vol. II
Christian Nodal – Ayayay! (Súper Deluxe)

Best Gospel Album
Jekalyn Carr – Changing Your Story
Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Royalty: Live at the Ryman
Maverick City Music – Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition
Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music – Jonny X Mali: Live in LA
CeCe Winans – Believe for It – WINNER

Best Roots Gospel Album
Harry Connick, Jr – Alone With My Faith
Gaither Vocal Band – That’s Gospel, Brother
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound – Keeping On
The Isaacs – Songs for the Times
Carrie Underwood – My Savior – WINNER

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Dante Bowe featuring Steffany Gretzinger and Chandler Moore – Voice of God
Dante Bowe – Joyful
Anthony Brown, Group Therapy – Help
CeCe Winans – Never Lost – WINNER
Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music – Wait on You

Best Contemporary Christian album
Natalie Grant – No Stranger
Israel & New Breed – Feels Like Home Vol. 2
Kari Jobe – The Blessing (Live)
Tauren Wells – Citizen of Heaven (Live)
Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music – Old Church Basement – WINNER

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/song
Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby – We Win
HER and Tauren Wells – Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)
Chandler Moore and KJ Scriven – Man of Your Word
CeCe Winans – Believe for It – WINNER
Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music featuring Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine – Jireh

Producer Of The Year, non-classical
Jack Antonoff – WINNER
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Ricky Reed

Best Comedy Album
Lavell Crawford – The Comedy Vaccine
Chelsea Handler – Evolution
Louis CK – Sincerely Louis CK – WINNER
Lewis Black – Thanks for Risking Your Life
Nate Bargatze – The Greatest Average American
Kevin Hart – Zero F***s Given

Best Spoken Word Album
LeVar Burton – Aftermath
Don Cheadle – Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation From John Lewis – WINNER
J. Ivy – Catching Dreams: Live at Fort Knox Chicago
Dave Chappelle and Amir Sulaiman – 8:46
Barack Obama – A Promised Land

Best Music Film
Bo Burnham – Inside
David Byrne – David Byrne’s American Utopia
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever (A Love Letter to Los Angeles)
Jimi Hendrix – Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix in Maui
Various Artists – Summer of Soul – WINNER

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Featuring Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall and Gerald White – Agatha All Along
Bo Burnham – All Eyes on Me – WINNER
P!nk – All I Know So Far
HER – Fight for You
Jennifer Hudson – Here I Am
Leslie Odom, Jr. – Speak Now

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Various Artists – Cruella
Various Artists – Dear Evan Hansen
Various Artists – In the Heights
Various Artists – One Night in Miami…
Jennifer Hudson – Respect
Various Artists – Schmigadoon! Episode 1
Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday – WINNER

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Kris Bowers – Bridgerton
Hans Zimmer – Dune
Ludwig Göransson – The Mandalorian: Season 2 – Vol. 2 (Chapters 13-16)
Carlos Rafael Rivera – The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER (TIE)
Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Soul – WINNER (TIE)

Best Immersive Audio Album
This category recognizes excellence in multichannel immersive audio recordings.

Alicia – WINNER
George Massenburg & Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer (Alicia Keys)

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Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022



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Music lovers all around the world have several topics they argue about when it comes to their favorite musicians, and knowing just how much they are worth has to be at the top of the list.

This manner of conversations spring up in all parts of the world, especially in Nigeria. As much as fans understand that most of these artists make their money from music, some are still in awe of how one person could stack up so much all in the name of being in the music industry.

Most people argue that most musicians are into other dirty businesses and believe that they make their monies via these means.

These searches come up day in; day out on the internet, and to ease your stress, we decided to put this list together, to give you an insight into the lives of some of Nigeria’s richest musicians.

Peep the list below:

  1. Davido $45 Million
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Davido was born on the 21st of November, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Veronica and Adedeji Adeleke.
Obo, Omo Baba Olowo himself is no doubt one of Nigeria’s Richest musicians as 1 write. Davido sprung into the limelight in the year 2011, with his evergreen debut track, Dami Duro. That single track copped Davido several awards of recognition. Awards from bodies like MOBO.

The Remix of the song Dami Duro features Senegalese-American talented singer, Akon, whose real name will continue to leave fans all over the world short of words, – Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam.

Dami Duro also won Davido the Best African Act of the year, leaving behind his major competition, Ayodeji Balogun, Wizkid.

In 2018, Davido founded his private Record Label, called Davido Music Worldwide. He has recruited several artists, including Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Idowest, Yonda to mention a few.

As much as we would love to leave it out, we need to remind the public that Davido is the son of one of the wealthiest businessmen in Nigeria.

The 29-year-old has several mansions and cars to his name, as well as, a series of investments owing to his wealthy background. And that’s not all, he is also a director in his dad’s company. he recently moved into his banana island mansion.
Davido has 3 children with 3 different baby mamas. What constantly shocks his fans is how he makes out time for each of them. he has often been awarded the best dad by his numerous fans.

The multi-award-winning singer recently splurged almost 10 million nairas on a private jet. Davido is estimated to be worth $45 million ( Approx 18.6 Million naira)


   2. Wizkid $38 Million

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Wizkid comes 2nd on this list of the richest Nigerian artist of the year 2022. Born on the 16th of July, 1990, he is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. he began recording at the tender age of 11, and released a collaborative album with his group then, tagged the Glorious five.

He shot to prominence in the year 2011 after the release of his debut album, Superstar – a 17-track body of work. This was while he was under EME, a record label owned by Nigerian singer, Banky W. Wizkid is a multi-award-winning act, that is not only recognized in Nigeria but globally. He is also the founder of Starboy Music.

Wizkid is one hardworking musician who lives to work in silence and let his success make the noise, and this has actually worked for him over the years. His songs, which we have honestly lost count of have continued to top charts on billboards and other music platforms.

The singer has also bagged endorsement deals from multinationals like MTN, Glo, Pepsi, UBA. He also has several mansions and cars to his prestigious name. He is estimated to be worth about $38 million.


3. Don Jazzy $35 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 7 When it comes to record production, Don Jazzy, whose real name is Michael Collins Ajere is the richest. He is the founder of Mavin Records and equally founded Mo’Hits, which use to comprise D’banj, Wande Coal, D’Prince, and a few others.

Don Jazzy is the sole producer of all the songs of his label artists, the likes of Ayra Starr, Magixx, Rema, DNA, Ladipoe, Korede Bello, and a host of others.

According to reports, Don Jazzy charges an estimated amount of 500, 000 for each production service he renders. Talk about blood money. The ace music producer also has numerous endorsement deals to his name.

On top of his production skills, Don jazzy could pass as a really good actor, a talent that is evident in his Instagram skits, with other skit makers.

He is said to have about 3 mansions, in Lekki, Banana Island, and Los Angeles, USA. That is aside from his garage of luxurious rides. His marital status is one that gives his fans great covering but he seems to be unbothered.

In April 2021, he shocked his fans by revealing that he was once married at a very young age but screwed things up. He is estimated to be worth $35 million.


4. D’Banj $27.5 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 8 D’banj, born Daniel Oyebanjo Oyebanjo was born on the 9th of June, 1980 in Zaria. He is one musician whose career are really stood the test of time, right from the Tongolo days. His love for the musical instrument, the harmonica is one something fans cannot get over about his persona.

Without a doubt, D’banj has made good money in the music business and although he may not release as many songs as his counterparts, be sure he is going amazingly well in other areas of his life.

The singer experienced a dark side in his life after he lost his 1st child, who drowned in a pool at his Ikoyi residence back in 2018. He was only 13-months old. However, he welcomed another child with his wife, Lineo in 2020.

Don Jazzy and D Banj founded Mo hits back in the day before they all went their separate ways. Nonetheless, they are still good friends.

Koko master is approximately valued at $27.5 million.


5. 2Baba $22 Million

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2Baba is one legendry musician who has been around for over 2 decades. Innocent Idibia is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur, whose stage name is 2Baba was a member of the now-defunct Plantashun Boiz.

A fun fact about 2Baba would be that he was once the richest musician in Africa and Nigeria before the likes of Davido and Wizkid took over.

One of his songs, African Queen is still evergreen, among other record-breaking hit tracks. 2Baba was one of those artists who kept us sane with good and thoughtful music back in the day. Although he fathers about 7 kids from different women, he is currently married to Nigerian actress, Annie Idibia.

Innocent Idibia is approximately worth $22 million.


6. Burna Boy $17 Million

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Oluwadamini Ogulu, widely known as Burna Boy is a Portharcourt-born singer and songwriter. He is currently the only Nigerian artiste, whose mother doubles as his manager, and she sure does an amazing job.

He was born on the 2nd of July, 1991, and he is the only son of his parents and also the eldest among 3 other female siblings. His maternal grandfather used to work as the manager of the great music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. This means that his mother has been grounded in Afrobeats for donkey years.

Burna Boy became a lover of music at the very tender age of 10. After springing into the limelight in the year 2012, Burna Boy has been on an amazing journey of success and has achieved several milestones in his career.

He also has several ambassadorial deals to his name. With a net worth of $17, he sits at the 4th position of the richest musicians in Nigeria.


7. Olamide $10.5 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 11 Olamide Baddo, the street King cannot be left out of the list of the richest musicians in Nigeria. He is a Nigerian rapper and singer whose impact on the music industry cannot be overemphasized. he is one of the biggest forces to reckon with when it comes to the music business.

Olamide rose to prominence after his sit single, Eni Duro, a rap track that gained lots of attention and we can say it is a track that set him on the path of success. Olamide is a versatile artist who raps in both English and Yoruba. He released his debut album, Rapsodi in 2011.

He is the founder of Yahoo Boy No Laptop, YBNL. Olamide has helped a couple of street acts rise to prominence, the most recent one being portable.

Networth – $10.5 million.


8. Flavour $10.2 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 12 Flavour, whose real name is is Chinedu Okoli started out as a drummer in a local church in Enugu State. He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

Apart from his musical career, Flavour also models due to his breath-taking physique.

Flavour is valued at $10.2 million


9. Phyno $10 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 13 Phyno Phyno, the fine boy of the music industry goes by the name Azubuike Nelson Chibuzor. He became popular for his rap style of both English and indigenous languages fluently.

His style of rap adds a unique vibe to his music and makes them addictive. Asides from music Phyno have also invested in real estate and fashion.

His net worth is estimated at $10 million.

10. P-Square $10 Million
Despite their split, P-Square is still regarded as one of the richest music duos in Nigeria. The Nigeria Duo took the industry by storm in the early 2000s.
Peter and Paul Okoye are popular for their dancing and singing skills.

Although their split went on for over 4 years, their fans were happy to see them back in the later months of 2021.

They are estimated to be worth $10 million.


11. Banky W $9 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 14 Oluwabankole Wellington was born on the 27th of March, 1981 in the United States. He is popular by his stage name, Banky W. He is a Nigerian singer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and founder of EME.  EME was later converted into a branding and advertising company.

Banky came back to Nigeria and began to sing in 2002. Banky W has featured quite a number of Nigerian artists and has also been featured in so many songs. The industry sympathized with him when he had to deal with skin cancer in 2017, but thankfully, he came out stronger.

He is currently married to Nigerian actress, Adesua Etomi and they have a child together.

Networth – $9 million.


12. Timaya $8 Million
Inetimi Alfred Odon, widely known as Timaya is a Nigerian artist, popular for his song, Plantain seller. He was born on the 15th of August, 1980. He is the founder of ‘Dem Mama records limited.
He started his music career in the year 2015 with his single, Dem mama, which also featured on his debut album, True Story.

Apart from music, Timaya also has several investments.
Networth – $8 million.


13. M.I $8 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 15 Jude Abaga, widely known as M.I (Mr. Incredible) is a Nigerian songwriter, rapper, and record producer. M.I was born on the 4th of October, 1981. He rose to prominence in 2006 with the song, Crowned mentality. he dropped his debut album, Talk About It in 2008, which was followed up by M.I2 ( The Movie) in 2010.

M.I was the CEO of Chocolate City between the years 2015 and 2019. He announced his exit from the label in march 2020 and launched his own label, Incredible Music.
Networth – $8 million.


14. Patoranking $6.5 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 16 Patroranking grew up from a very humble home. He once revealed that growing up, he shared the same room with his parents and all his siblings, which of course was not easy.

The dancehall artsist was born on the 27th of May, 1990 in Ilaje, Ebute-Metta, Lagos. When speaking about his background, he says, Ebute-Metta is my heart, no matter how hard it was we were still grateful for each day.

By the time he was 17, Pato wanted to do bigger things and decided to move to Ghana for greener pastures.

God answered his prayers when he met Timaya, who signed him to Dem Mama records, and on the 12th of September, 2013, Patoranking released Albukarika, a song to mark a turning point in his life and celebrate God’s for his blessings.

Today, all his suffering is history as he is one of the most recognized musicians out of Nigeria and Africa.

Networth – $6.5 million


15. Falz $4.1 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 17 Folarin Falana, widely known as Falz is a NIgerian actor, rapper, and songwriter. Falz began his career as an artists back in secondary school, after he formed the group, The School Boys.

Although his parents are well known Lawyers and he also studied law, he always found a way back to his passion. Falz became well know after he dropped the song Mary Me, with features from Yemi Alade, and Ladipoe.

In 2015, the 30 year old was nominated for “Best Rap Act Of The Year” And “Best New Act To Watch” at the Nigerian entertainment Awards. Falz is also the only Nigeria rapper, who has received an award for his acting prowess.

Networth – $4.1 million


16. Duncan Mighty $4 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 18 Duncan Mighty is a multi-award winning singer, who hails from Obio-Akpor, Rivers State, Nigeria. Duncan, whose real name is Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu.

His music style is unique, as he sins in both English and his indigenous language. He also has a rather distinct voice. Apart from music, he is also an entrepreneur, who owns a construction company with a truck-load of staff.
He is worth $4 million.


17. Tekno $4 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 19 Tekno was noticed by popular comedian, Julius Agwu in 2012, following his performance of the song, “Onye Ne Kwu” at an Abuja event. At the same event, he net with Iyanya and Ubi Franklin and they all became friends.

He was signed into Made Men Muisic in 2013, where he released singles like Dance and Anything. These songs earned him more population as he received several awards because of them.

His hit single, Duro” received a lot of attention both locally and internationally. he layer went on to release a remix of the song Duro, where he features Flavour and Phyno – one can never go wrong with those 2 on a track.

Today. Tekno is now one of the richest musicians in Nigeria, and he is estimated to worth $4 million.


18. Kizz Daniel $1.5 Million

Richest Musicians In Nigeria 2022 20 The fine boy of the entertainment industry, even though there is no award for it. Kizz Daniel is a quite versatile artist with good looks to match it up.

He got singed into G – worldwide, a label owned by businessman, Emperor Geezy in the year 2013, but left to start up his own label, Fly Boy Inc Records in November 2017, which has birthed lots of amazing music from the singer.

He welcomed a set of tripplets in 2021, but lots one of them – Jamal.

Networth $1.5 Million.

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