Who is richer between Mikel Obi and Wizkid, what’s their net worth?
Super influential footballer, Mikel Obi, and StarBoy Records boss, Wizkid are two very wealthy and popular personalities in Nigeria with millions of fans and international recognition.
Looking at the luxury lifestyles of both celebrities, we get faced with quite a couple of questions but with a major one studding our minds; who’s richer between them?
Mikel earns a whooping £140,000 per week, but could he be way richer than our international music icon, Wizkid? Let’s find out…
Mikel Obi Net Worth and Fortune
Mikel Obi, who was friends with the currently richest duo musician in Nigeria; P Square, is a very famous Nigerian footballer amongst others in Nigeria.
He made so much fortune in millions while he played for the English Club, Chelsea FC. He earned $75,000 dollars per week in his football career with Chelsea FC and an estimated $6 million dollars annually.
Mikel Obi has signed multimillion naira endorsement and promotion deals with both Samsung and Pepsi in recent years and has a mansion worth millions of dollars in London.
The star footballer also has a fine taste for flashy items and has acquired expensive vehicles including a Black Mercedes G 500 and a Bentley Continental GT. In January 2017, Obi Mikel signed for a new club, Tianjin TEDA, as the latest player.
Currently, Mikel earned a huge £140,000 pounds per week, making him the highest paid Nigerian footballer currently. Mikel Obi currently has an estimated net worth of about $85 million dollars.
Wizkid Net Worth and Endorsement Deals
Wizkid on the other hand is extremely popular and has gained so much in the past years. He bagged lots of awards in 2016 and made mark as the first Nigerian musician to be nominated for a Grammy Awards award when he got a nomination for Drake’s “Views” in the Album of the Year category.
Wizkid is the Boss at StarBoy Records, a foremost record label in Nigeria with artistes like R2bees, Efya and Mr Eazi signed to it. He broke into limelight in 2010 when he dropped his first hit track titled “Holla at Your Boy”.
The song was aired severally on a couple of Radio Stations and was critically acclaimed by music lovers in the country.
In 2012, Wizkid signed a $350,000 dollar endorsement deal with soft drink manufacturing company, Pepsi, he also bagged a deal worth about N40 million naira with South Africa based network operator, MTN Nigeria.
The extremely popular Nigerian musician also penned a deal worth N100 million naira Globacom and an additional multimillion naira endorsement deal with top drink brand, Guiness Nigeria.
He joins the club of Nigerian artistes like Davido and Tekno Miles who are signed to Sony Music and earns millions from deals with the world-class music company.
Wizkid has worked with a number of international stars including Tinie Tampah and Drake, has won several awards in his career and currently has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars by Forbes.