Who is richer between Wizkid and Linda Ikeji, what is their net worth? Wizkid is a famous multiple award winning Nigerian musician who’s got millions of followers and fans worldwide, has released several hit singles, sold millions of musical records, worked with a lot of artistes nationally and internationally, and has bagged a number of endorsement deals with mega companies in Nigeria.
Wizkid is regarded as a legendary musician in Nigeria. The first-class artiste is the founder of top music label in Nigeria, StarBoy Entertainment. He’s really rich back-to-back and has got a couple wears worth millions. Linda Ikeji is a Nigerian celebrity blogger and entrepreneur with a lot of media influence and power.
Currently, there’s not a day she doesn’t make over a million naira at least. She’s got a couple multimillion dollar online ventures and also takes up business offers and deals. Linda Ikeji several times has gotten into media battle with Wizkid and other celebrities.
Due to her very controversial nature of story reporting, she’s been threatened by politicians, celebrities and other individuals. We strongly believe Linda Ikeji earns a lot, she’s a naira billionaire, and is probably on same financial grounds with Wizkid. But who’s richer? Find out…
Wizkid and Linda Ikeji: Who is the Richest?
Linda Ikeji’s Net Worth
Linda Ikeji is currently the richest individual blogger in Nigeria and she’s the founder of Lindaikejisblog.com, a news blog with over 500,000 visits per day. Her rise to stardom didn’t happen in a day though. There were times for her when things didn’t work out fine, when she felt like a failure and was ashamed, when she visited the cyber café to update her blog and when she wasn’t getting any favour at all.
In 2012 she discovered her blog was valued at $1.2 million dollars, after publishing thousands of articles since the past 6 years (2006) and gained a lot of experience in the process of frequently sourcing news and writing. She began blogging in 2006 after being a model did no good, and less bettered her life. She read the BellaNaija blog for about 4 months before she started her blog.
Soon enough, people started putting her blog first into their browser’s URL before BellaNaija’s simply because she was timely and controversial. They wanted to know her take on a particular trend and so, loved her controversial nature of reporting (which plunged her into a pool of feud with many celebrities).
Currently, she earns over $50,000 monthly from the Google advertisements on her blog and well over N2 million naira from other company adverts on the blog. People also pay about N50,000 naira to publish sponsored adverts on her blog and that happens like 5 times in a day.
Linda Ikeji lives in Lagos with her family, in her N500 million naira valued mansion. She has acquired costly vehicles counting from 2013, and also bought quite expensive items for her mother and siblings. Linda has other internet projects aside her blog. Her recent startup is an e-commerce platform known as LindaIkejiSocial.
The platform is more like a mix of social networks, forums and e-commerce blog. Users are able to send direct messages, auction items, buy items, create threads or topics and update their profiles. She also has a music blog, LindaIkejiMusic.com, a live studio, an office where she has over 20 writers, a TV channel and media house. She currently has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars.
Wizkid’s Net Worth
Wizkid is a talented legendary Nigerian musician who has put up a different game up in the music industry. He has collaborated with American singers Drake Aubrey, Future and performed live with Chris Brown. Wizkid earned a Grammy nomination alongside Drake on the single titled “Views”. Formerly, Wizkid was signed to E.M.E Records which was led by Banky W.
His first hit single titled “Holla at Your Boy” was released under the music imprint. Later on, after a couple saga with Banky Wellington and other managers, he left the label to form his, StarBoy Entertainment. Wizkid earns from a couple certain streams including payment for performing at shows, music sales and endorsement deals.
He earns over N5 million naira per show performance and more when he’s doing that in the UK. Since the start of his musical career, he has sold over 10 million copies of his tracks in Nigeria alone, and has sold a lot online.
From year to year, Wizkid keeps getting endorsement offers. His first major endorsement deal was a N128 million naira deal with Guiness Nigeria in 2013, followed by a $350,000 endorsement deal with Pepsi, and a wet N120 million naira deal with Globacom.
His songs go viral very easily and gets millions of downloads and views in just days. He’s not married yet, but has dated a lot of beautiful ladies, having 3 cute sons from 3 of the different beautiful ladies. Wizkid has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars.