He has also released several hit songs and has worked with several musicians in the Nigeria music industry including 2face Idibia, Phyno, Timaya and Kcee. Wizkid on the other side of the juxtapose scale is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and award winning label boss who founded a leading music label in Nigeria known as StarBoy Entertainment.
Prior to becoming a label boss, he produced songs and partied under the tutelage of his former label boss Banky W. Wizkid has gone to collaborate with international music stars like Drake, Chris Brown, and worked with several Nigerian musicians including Davido, Tekno Miles, and Tiwa Savage. Who’s richer between both Nigerian music idols?
Flavour’s Biography and Net Worth
Flavour N’abania was birthed as Chinedu Okoli on the 23rd of November 1983 in Enugu State. He’s a very unique singer, instrumentalist, stage performer and dancer; a native of Umunze in Anambra State. He happens to be the first son in his family with 4 siblings and has somehow managed to take the responsibility as the firstborn son by becoming successful and wealthy.
He joins the list of Nigerian musicians whose parents didn’t want them to delve into music, but because of the passion he already developed for music, Flavour fought his way through to becoming a successful singer. At age 13, Flavour was already a church instrumentalist, playing the drum passionately for his church.
The resident pastor of the Church where he played caught interest in him and introduced him to the CEO of SoundCity Communications, Mr Chris I Odor. The CEO at the time established a platform to raise talented young singers to become really good professional musicians, and Flavour was one of those young kids who needed to be trained to perfection in music.
In 1996, Flavour won an educational scholar from SoundCity Communications to study Music. By 1999, Flavour had become a good drummer and pianist who could work with tempos and rhythms perfectly and was a backup vocalist for singers at SoundCity Communications. In 2005, Flavour dropped his debut album which was titled “N’abania”. The album was produced under Obiano Music.
Although the album was a success, but more albums were sold out in the eastern part of Nigeria due to the indigenous nature of the tracks in the album. His second album was titled “Uplifted”, produced in 2010 and the album indeed uplifted the music career of the indigenous musician. Flavour would go on to release a third studio album in 2012 under the music label known as 2Nite Entertainment, and IROKING LTD. The album was titled “Blessed” and was a big success for the singer.
In December 2014, Flavour released his fourth album titled “Thankful”. The album featured vocals from music acts like Wande Coal, Chidinma, Jude Abaga and Phyno and sold millions across Nigeria. Flavour has won several awards since he started making waves in the music industry, these awards include the Best Indigenous Artist award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2012, Best RnB Video at the Channel O Music Awards, Best Live Act award at the MTV Africa Music Awards, Best Traditional Artiste and Best Video of the Year awards t the African Muzik Magazine Awards, and the Best Video of the Year award at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Flavour is really wealthy as he’s earned so much from his music sales and has signed endorsement deals with brands. He has signed multimillion naira endorsement deals with Flat Tummy Tea, Bullet Energy Drink, Nigeria Breweries, Life Beer, MTN Nigeria.
He’s got a unique style and has bought really costly items including high cost SUVs in the past. He has acquired a N40 million naira worth Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, an N18 million naira worth BMW X6 (2012 Model), and a Land Rover Automobile reportedly worth N25 million naira. He owns an exquisitely designed mansion in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, and a booming nightclub for the heavy-pocketed in Enugu State. Flavour has an estimated net worth of $7.9 million dollars.
Wizkid’s Biography and Net Worth
Wizkid is was birthed as Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun on July 16th, 1990 in Lagos State. The artiste whose name is going global and is a popular name already in Africa was birthed to a religious family. At age 11, Wizkid was already a chorister in his church. Later on, he developed a music group he named “Glorious Five”. The group consisted friends with like minds like himself towards music.
Wizkid was talented from birth and he needed a platform to showcase his talent but the church was the starting point. His vocals are nature-given and are clear descriptions of unique. He is one of the hottest musicians in Africa and it also happens that this star from Nigeria bags most of the awards at almost all annual award ceremonies in the country.
In Africa, Wizkid makes the music acts in other African States want to put more into their hustle. He brings it hot on the table and everything he drops now becomes a big hit in days. The star broke out of the shield of unpopularity in 2010, and has since then bagged over 25 awards and gotten over 100 nominations for awards. Wizkid has won 5 The Headies Awards, 2 Ghana Music Awards, 6 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 1 BET Awards, 2 Channel O Music Video Awards, 1 MOBO Awards, 2 Dynamix All Youths Awards, 2 City People Entertainment Awards, and many more awards.
Wizkid never runs out on deals, he’s busy in a year signing multimillion naira endorsement deals with mega brands in Nigeria, enriching his bank account and simultaneously making waves in the industry. He earns mostly from his endorsement deals, and then from his music sales. He’s a top earning artiste in Africa and one of the richest musicians in Nigeria today.
In 2013, the booming music star signed a N128 million naira endorsement deal with Guiness Nigeria. He has also signed a deal worth $350,000 dollars with soft drink manufacturing company, Pepsi, and a whooping N120 million naira endorsement deal with Globacom. Prior to signing the deal with Globacom, he signed a N45 million naira endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria.
Wizkid also earns heavily from hosted shows and when he’s booked, he goes home with nothing less than a staggering N5 million naira. He’s the boss at the popular music imprint famed as StarBoy Entertainment which has artistes like Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi and L.A.X signed under it. The labe boss earns a cut from what these artistes earn and also earns from online channels like his YouTube videos which gets millions of views and hundreds of thousands of ad clicks from where the revenue is generated, music sales on ITunes and Spinlet.