Who is richer between Obi Mikel and D’banj, what is their net worth? As part of our “The Richest” publication this week, we’ll feature celebrities from different spheres and today, it’s music and football again. Who’s richer between Mikel Obi and D’banj?
It’s a tough one to say, considering the fact that D’banj is a CEO and international star, and Mikel now earns a big £140,000 pounds per week; this isn’t small money at all. Now with some facts, we’ll leave you as usual to play judge on who’s richer between Mikel Obi and D’banj…
Mikel Obi and D’banj: Who is Richer?
Mikel Obi’s Net Worth and Endorsement Deals
Mikel Obi is one of Nigeria’s best footballer and also one of the richest. He’s played for a number of teams internationally including Chelsea FC and his current team, Tianjin TEDA.
Playing for Chelsea, he earned $75,000 dollars per week and earned an estimated sum of $6 million dollars. He earned over $20 million dollars playing for Chelsea and also made millions of naira in the Nigerian currency while playing for the Nigerian national team.
Mikel Obi is super wealthy as he has investments in several regions abroad and in his country, Nigeria. He also has a multimillion dollar mansion in London where he lives in for most of the seasons playing for Chelsea.
He also has A-class suited houses in Lagos State and in Jos. Mikel Obi is young and loves to groove, this makes his love for anything with four wills a sharp curve.
Mikel Obi also joins the clique of celebrities who’s bagged million naira endorsement deals with giant brands like Samsung and Pepsi. In 2017, the highly skilled footballer was transferred from his English Club, Chelsea FC, to a new Chinese FC, Tianjin TEDA.
He was gifted £2 million pounds from Chelsea FC and with his new club, Mikel earns a whooping £140,000 pounds per week. Mikel Obi has an estimated net worth of $85 million dollars.
D’banj’s Net Worth and Endorsement Deals
D’banj is a very popular Nigerian singer and now, a businessperson as well. Over the years, he has worked with the best singers, producers and marketers in the music industry in Nigeria.
D’banj he Chief Executive Officer at Kokovibes and his record label, DB Records. In the past, the “Emergency” crooner signed a N100 million naira endorsement deal with Globacom; a giant telecommunications operator in Nigeria.
He also penned a music deal with Sony Music which is worth millions of dollars. D’banj charges over N2 million naira per show performance.
Somehow, apart from a few singers like Wizkid and Davido who started collaborations with foreign singers, D’banj is one of the most recognized musician in Nigeria to feature a foreign musician.
He dropped a challenge on a written note to the Nigeria music industry and his former partner, Don Jazzy, when he started featuring Snoop Dogg and then, Akon in his singles.
He’s globally recognized and rolling up deals with Jay Z and Kanye West, from where he pockets real cash. D’banj was birthed on June 9, 1980 as Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo. Currently, he has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars.