Wizkid and Davido are no doubt two of the biggest acts in Nigeria with international reach. So versatile and good are they that they have been regarded as the two biggest musicians in Nigeria. Just like the eternal debate between Messi and Ronaldo, Wizkid and Davido have been compared as to who the richest is, who is the better musician between the two and who has more hit songs.
Wizkid and Davido have both worked with international acts such as Chris Brown, with Davido being the most recent of the duo to feature the American singer. Wizkid, however, added to his global presence after being featured in Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’ track which was widely accepted immediately after its release, making him the only Nigerian artiste to ever collaborate with Beyonce Knowles.
If you’re like me, I’ve also played the asking game about; “Wizkid and Davido who is the richest in 2021?” At least I’m not alone in this.
This article proves to be a detailed breakdown of the wealth, riches, net worth, the charge per shows, and lots more information that will give fans more knowledge concerning these iconic Nigerian artists.
Who is Wizkid
Wizkid was born on the 16th of July, 1990 by a Christian mother to a Muslim father and named Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.
While growing up and to date, he was fondly called “IB-Boy” by his folks, once popularly known as “Lil Prinz”; he is famously known as Wizkid to the world.
A chorister in the church that grew up in Surulere, listening to King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley songs, these songs did have an influence on the songs he sings today.
In the year 2001, he and some of his friends formed a group called Glorious 5; they released an album before going on different lanes.
Four years before Banky W found him; Wizkid was mentored and coached by Naeto C.
His song ‘HOLLA AT YOUR BOY’ brought the 20-year old into the spotlight earning him the ‘Next Rated Award’ at the Headies 2010.
Who is Davido
David Adedeji Adeleke born November 21, 1992, who is better known as Davido, is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. Davido was born in Atlanta, US, and raised in Lagos; he made his music debut as a member of the music group KB International.
Davido’s father Adedeji Adeleke is a business magnate and his mother Vero Adeleke was a university lecturer.
He studied business administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to make beats and record vocal references. Davido rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012), from which six additional singles—”Back When”, “Ekuro”, “Overseas”, “All of You”, “Gbon Gbon”, and “Feel Alright”—were taken.
His interest in music started when he was in university but unfortunately, things were not encouraging. He dropped out of school and relocated to London to face the music.
Year 2011, he was spotted at the airport; Davido returned to Nigeria. He decided to go back to school and attended Babcock University where he studied music.
It is evident he likes making money and want to be successful much more than his father as music is not his only source of income.
The co-owner of the brand called HKN has a clothing line called OBO clothing that was launched 2 years ago.
The song ‘Dami Duro’, that was released 2012, was loved by many, making Omo Baba Olowo popular. He signed an endorsement deal with MTN in the year 2012.
Wizkid Net Worth
WizKid is a Nigerian singer, Songwriter, entertainer, stage performer and a recording artists, who has a net worth of $63 million dollars.
Wizkid is talented and a versatile Nigerian singer, He’s currently one of the richest, biggest artists in the Nigerian Music industry. Wizkid major contender is Davido.
Cars are one of the things that superstars love to use to show off their vast wealth and riches to fans all around the world.
As such, Wizkid has a wagon of a few excellent cars whose features make them stand out as a supercar.
These cars include Hyundai Sonata valued at N6 million, Mercedes Benz G63 valued at N60 million, BMW X6 valued at N11 million, Bentley Continental GT speed valued at N45 million, Lamborghini Prime X2 which is worth N25 million.
Wizkid Earnings Per Show
The basic fee you can expect Wizkid to get paid for a show regardless of how popular, how much people will be there or the budget of the event is about $13,0000 (about 5 million Naira).
Some of Wizkid Endorsement Deals:
- On 28 May 2013, Premium Times reported that Wizkid signed a one-year deal with MTN Nigeria.
- In 2019 Wizkid has large sum of $3million which is equivalent to 1 billion naira (N1billion) from endorsement deal he signed with United Bank for Africa (UBA), this remain his biggest deals so far.
- Wizkid is the Chairman/CEO of Starboy entertainments a record label that worth over $30 million dollars.
Davido Net Worth
Davido is not only the son of a rich man but the fifth richest African musician, according to Forbes, with a net worth of $70 million.
The born with a silver spoon musician has attained a level of glaring success, especially in the financial world, and has got lips forming an oval shape when they wow his level of wealth.
The first notable car which Davido bought has a mind-blowing value of $333,000, this car is none other than the limited edition Rolls Royce Cullinan.
He also owns a Bentley Bentayga which is worth up to $277,000, Porsche Panamera Turbo S which is worth $64,000, Range Rover SUV autobiography worth $231,000, Chevrolet Camaro worth $26,000, Audi R8 worth $59,000, Mercedes-AMG GLS63 worth $115,000, Mercedes G Wagon worth up to $54,000, Toyota Land Cruiser worth $77,000.
Davido Earnings Per Show
Davido is a superstar artist in Nigeria that is known for his great vibe and talent in music.
To invite Davido for a show in Nigeria, it will cost you in the range of at least N5 million for domestic shows while foreign shows earn him up to $30,000 per night.
So if you’ve once asked who is richer between Wizkid and Davido, you know the answer; it’s Davido.
Obviously, the absence of actual facts has made people have wrong impressions about who actually is richer among the two.
While these two artists have made a fortune for themselves in the Nigerian music industry, they will go down as one of the iconic artists Nigeria has ever produced.
This article has been able to show you that Davido is the richer party among the super artist, but that doesn’t take anything away from the incredible work that Wizkid has put in his own music career.
We have been able to answer the question ‘Wizkid and Davido Who is the richest?’ through this article.
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