There are many female musicians in Nigeria, and among the numerous female musicians, are those who are more affluent and more influential than the others.
Music is to the soul what water is to the body, it calms people down and reduces their anxieties. Many female musicians in Nigeria know their onions and have a solid fan base because of the beautiful music they make.
Everybody loves good music and a musician’s ability to produce good music would be the turning point for that musician.
However, below are the top richest female musicians in Nigeria, they are known for making good music, and you would have a swell time listening to their music.
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Top 20 Richest Female Musicians In Nigeria
People love music and that is why musicians who know their onions are cashing out every time. There are many benefits of music to humans; music boosts happiness, enhances performance in running, decreases stress, improves sleep, and reduces depression.
These many benefits of music have made music become one of the prominent professions in Nigeria, and even those who cannot record good music are still making it big time.
However, below are the top richest musicians in Nigeria who thrill their audience with good and beautiful music.
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1. Tiwa savage
Tiwa Savage is a British-Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress, she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
She started her musical career at the tender age of 15 when she did backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.
Tiwa Savage graduated from the Berklee College of Music and later moved back to Nigeria after being inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry.
Tiwa Savage has won many awards because of her outstanding performance in the music industry.
She was the first female Nigerian artist to be nominated for BET awards and also won the best female category in the Channel O music awards show and MTV European Music.
Tiwa Savage sings in English and Yoruba; her music is a combination of Afrobeats, R&B, pop, and hip-hop.
Chidinma Ekile, professionally known as Chidinma, is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter. She is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
Chidimma rose to fame in 2010 after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa. However, she became the first female musician to rise to number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart.
Chidinma has won many awards including the Best Female West African Act at the 2012 Kora Awards.
However, she is recently signed with Eezee Concept, with the release of her song, Jehovah Overdo.
3. Seyi Shay
Seyi Shay is a British-Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress, she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
Seyi Shay wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami’s video game Crime Life: Gang Wars.
She has signed a lot of endorsement deals with numerous brands including telecommunications service provider Etisalat.
Omawumi Megbele, known professionally as Omawumi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity.
She is a brand ambassador for Globacom, Konga.com, and Malta Guinness. She is also part of the movement called “Rise with the Energy of Africa”.
Omawunmi gained prominence in 2007 after becoming the runner-up on West African Idols, a reality TV show part of the Idols franchise.
Since then, she has had numerous performances on the stage with musicians such as P-Square, 2face Idibia, Phyno, D’Banj, Banky W, M.I, Sasha, 9ice, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Carl Thomas, Angie Stone and Donell Jones, Angelique Kidjo, etc.
5. Yemi Alade
Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress, and activist, she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
Yemi Alade gained prominence in the music industry after winning a talent show in 2009 and releasing her hit single Johnny.
However, she is considered one of the biggest artists in Africa because of her outstanding music videos, stage performance, creativity, stage performances, and fashion.
Yemi has won numerous awards including the MTV African Music Awards for Best female in 2015 and 2016, MAMAs for Best female consecutively twice, and the Headies Award, etc.
Alade was the first African female to be nominated for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) and She was selected for the BET awards for Best International Act: Africa in 2015 and 2016.
However, Alade is also the second Nigerian and Afrobeats artist and the first female to have 100 million views for a single video on YouTube.
Alade is called “Mama Africa”, because of her constant use of different African languages and attires in her music videos.
She sings in English, Igbo, Pidgin, Yoruba, French, Swahili, and Portuguese.
Sinach is a Nigerian singer, and songwriter, she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria and the first female singer to top the Billboard Christian Songwriter chart for 12 weeks in a row.
Her song Way Maker got three nominations and won the Song of the Year at the 51st GMA Dove Awards, making her the first Nigerian to win the Award.
Sinach has won many awards for her songs including the BMI song of the year, the LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award, the Western Africa Artist of the Year by Groove Awards in Kenya, etc.
However, Sinach is the first gospel artist from Africa to tour India, headlining concerts with thousands of people in attendance, and the first African artist to top the Billboard Christian Songwriters chart.
Sinach has written over 200 songs and won several awards, and her songs are being sung in many countries, and translated to many languages, around the world.
Bukola Elemide, professionally known as Aṣa, is a Nigerian-French singer, songwriter, and recording artist, she is considered one of Nigeria’s most exposed musicians.
Asa is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $28 million.
Asa has released numerous albums including Aṣa, Beautiful Imperfection, Bed of Stone, V, and many singles including Be My Man, Dead Again, Eyo, Satan Be Gone, The One That Never Comes, and Moving On.
She has won several awards including the prestigious French Constantin Award in 2008 for being the best fresh talent of 10 singers.
Teni is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and entertainer, she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
Teni has signed many endorsements deals with popular brands such as Tom Tom, a candy brand produced by Cadbury Nigeria, and Globacom Nigeria.
Teni has released many singles including Amen, Fargin, Askamaya, Case, Uyo Meyo, and Power Rangers.
She has also won several awards including, Rookie of the Year at the 2018 Headies Awards, and Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New Artist at the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.
Simisola Bolatito Kosoko, professionally known as Simi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress, she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
She came to the limelight in 2014 after releasing Tiff, a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015.
Simi has released many albums including Simisola, and Omo Charlie Champagne.
Aituaje Iruobe, professionally known as Waje, is a Nigerian singer, and one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
She first gained recognition after being featured on the remake of P-Square’s Omoge Mi, and the hit track Do Me.
Moreover, she contributed vocals to Banky W’s Thief My Kele and M.I’s One Naira.
Waje was privileged to be one of the four judges in the inaugural season of The Voice Nigeria.
11. Nneka Egbuna
Nneka is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress who sings in English, Igbo, and Nigerian Pidgin.
Nneka first became prominent in 2004 while performing as an opening act for dancehall reggae star Sean Paul at Hamburg Stadtpark.
Nneka claims that hip hop is her primary musical root and her most important source of inspiration although she sings more than she raps.
Nneka’s lyrics is a reflection of her history and life in Nigeria and western europe.
Her songs address the issues of capitalism, poverty, and war and are packed with moral and biblical messages and references.
Her music is a fusion of R&B, hip hop, soul, afrobeat, and reggae.
Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan, popularly known as Madrina, is a Nigerian-born songwriter and singer, she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
She came into the limelight following the release of her two singles Don’t Break My Heart, and Lead Me On which received positive reviews and massive airplay.
Madrina started her music career at age 17, and her music is a fusion of pop, hip hop, dancehall, and rap.
Niniola Apata professionally known as Niniola is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She. participated in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013.
Niniola describes her style of music as Afro-house, a combination of Afrobeat and house music, and she likes singing in Yoruba because it makes the song delivery beautiful.
She has received Grammy nomination certificates for her work as a composer on The Lion King: The Gift.
However, Nicola’s single Maradona was certified gold in South Africa by the Recording Industry of South Africa RISA in July 2021.
Temilade Openiyi professionally known as Tems, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
She became famous when two of her songs reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2021.
She has collaborated with many well-known musicians including Drake and Wizkid, and she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
However, throughout her career, she has received multiple award nominations, while winning two NAACP Image Awards, and a Soul Train Music Award.
15. Mercy Chinwo
Mercy Chinwo is a Nigerian gospel musician, singer, and songwriter. She won the Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012, and she is very talented.
She is one of the richest female musician in Nigeria who do not not only sing but act too. A year after winning Nigerian Idol, she landed her first film role in Yvonne Nelson’s film, House of Gold where she acted as Lucia.
Mercy has achieved a lot as a singer, she won Nigerian Idol in 2012, was awarded the Best Gospel Artiste at the CLIMAX Awards in 2018, named winner in the categories Africa Gospel New Artiste of the year at the AFRIMMA Awards.
16. Ada Ehi
Ada Ogochukwu Ehi, known by her stage name Ada Ehi, is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, and recording and performing artist.
She started her musical career at the age of 10 as a backup singer for child star Tosin Jegede, and she is today, one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
However, she professionally started her music career under Loveworld Records in 2009 and since then has gained both local and international recognition through her songs and music videos.
Ehi has performed at Christ Embassy events in several programs around the world including in Europe, America, and several African countries.
She has won numerous awards including the 2017 Groove Awards for West African Artist of the Year, and also received her first YouTube Plaques for reaching 1 million subscribers on YouTube.
17. TY Bello
Toyin Sokefun-Bello, popularly known as TY Bello, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, photographer, and philanthropist.
She is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria best known for her singles Greenland, Ekundayo, This Man, Freedom, and Funmise.
TY Bello is known for organizing an annual photography exhibition to raise funds for orphans in Nigeria.
She is also the director of Link-a-child, an NGO dedicated to proliferating information on orphanages in Nigeria and seeking sponsorship on their behalf.
18. Nikki Laoye
Oyenike Laoye, professionally known as Nikki Laoye, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, humanitarian, songwriter, dancer, and occasional actress, best known for her musical expressions and stage performances.
She is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria as her music has earned her many awards including The Headies Award in 2013, and the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) in 2014.
Laoye’s music has gained critical acclaim beyond Africa, as she was one of the first three Nigerian artists to be interviewed and recognized on American entertainment channel, BET in 2009.
19. Lara George
Lara George is a US-based Nigerian gospel recording artist, songwriter, and producer, she is one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.
Lara music has earned her many awards and she has also performed in various notable events including the GreenBelt Festival UK, the Experience, Calabar Festival, MTN Music Festival, Festival of Life UK, Festival of Life Canada, etc.
However, George appeared on BET International as one of the first artists from Nigeria to be aired on that show.
She has won numerous awards including Voice of the Year at the Nigeria Music Awards, Best Vocals Performance (Female) in the industry-wide ‘Headies’ awards, and many others.
20. Shola Allyson
Sola Allyson-Obaniyi, popularly known as Shola Allyson is a Nigerian soul, folk, and gospel singer and songwriter.
She became prominent with the hit album Eji Owuro, which was the soundtrack album for a film of the same title
Allyson started her career at the age of 13 as a backup singer in the late 1980s. She later became a professional backup singer and worked with musicians including Yinka Ayefele, Gbenga Adeboye, Pasuma, Obesere, and Daddy Showkey.