Who is the richest between Wizkid and Davido, what’s their net worth? For a while now, it has literally been believed that Davido has got more money than Wizkid, mainly because he’s from a wealthy family.
It has also been believed that Wizkid has got more money than Davido because he started first and has more hit singles than Davido (a fact that’s presently questionable especially after Davido bagged more awards than every other Nigerian musician in 2018).
These wonderful singers, Wizkid and Davido, have graced the Nigerian music industry with so many hit songs, and it would have been a boring thing to talk about Nigeria music without them.
Presently, they’re international superstars, globally recognized and have joined the league of legendary musicians in Nigeria; a league that includes 2face Idibia, P Square brothers (Peter and Paul Okoye), Tiwa Savage (the top music Queen in Nigeria), Timaya, D’banj, Don Jazzy, and King Sunny Ade.
Though both young and below 30, they’ve made impact more than a few older musicians in the industry and with respect, the wealth value of Wizkid and Davido will be unfolded, leaving you with a few facts to judge on who’s richer…
Wizkid and Davido: Who is the Richest?
Wizkid’s Net Worth and Endorsement Deals
Wizkid is a top star in the Nigeria music industry. He has transformed music with his groundbreaking hit singles, lyrics and rhythms.
Wizkid is so good that he gets collaboration requests from international artistes and is never less busy to book a show with anytime of the day.
Usually at the beginning of the year, Wizkid’s schedule for upcoming shows throughout the year and running into the next is fixed most of the time.
With so much achievement in music and life, it can all be credited to labour from childhood for survival. He’s very much talented, vocally skilled and is a music legend in Nigeria with more fans than most Nigerian singers.
Wizkid is the CEO at StarBoy Records; a top and leading music imprint in Nigeria. Artistes like R2bees, and Mr Eazi are some of the booming acts under his label, and as usual, he gets a share from what they earn.
In 2012, the music idol bagged a $350,000 dollar endorsement deal with soft drink brand nd production company, Pepsi. Wizkid rose to stardom fully in 2010 when he released the hit track “Holla at Your Boy”, under the tutelage of Banky W.
In the same year he signed a deal with Pepsi, he also penned another deal worth about N40 million naira with MTN Nigeria; the “Everywhere You Go” faced mobile telecommunications company.
In 2013, upon becoming intensely popular, he signed N100 million naira endorsement deal with Nigeria’s telecommunications operator, Globacom and another deal worth millions with Guiness Nigeria.
From music sales to show performance, Wizkid Ayo has earned over N5 billion naira, raking in more millions from private advertisement and business deals. A rumour touched a tip and studded the media ambience for long, unveiling that Wizkid has a fuel station in Victoria Ireland, Lagos State.
While this could be true, Wizkid is signed to Sony Music; a music deal worth millions of dollars. He has being featured by a couple of international musicians including the top American star, Drake, and Tinie Tempah.
He has also won a lot of awards and has gotten over 100 other nominations for different awards and at different mega annual music events. Wizkid has a private jet which costs billions to acquire and maintain.
In addition, his cars and mansions put together are also worth billions. He also earns from online music platforms including YouTube and iTunes. Wizkid has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars.
Davido’s Net Worth and Endorsement Deals
Davido, known officially as David Adeleke Adedeji, is the son of Nigerian business mogul and billionaire Dr Deji Adeleke. He’s a very talented musician who studied music has gotten one of the best results in his music department.
Davido is not just any other singer, he knows music and that’s his talent. He’s the boss at HKN Music and DMW (Davido Music Worldwide) which has Mayorkun and Dremo signed acts.
Millions of Nigerians are marvelled by the simplicity and quality of his songs which receive millions of views on the video sharing platform, YouTube, weeks after going online.
Davido’s first release actually got people asking who is father was, and when it was discovered he’s truly the son of a billionaire, his entire career was seen from the standpoint that it’s influenced by his Dad and family.
Music for Davido is business, excluding his Dad’s wealth now, Davido would still be a top 10 richest musician in Nigeria.
At a very tender age, Davido already had items worth millions, and a private jet, worth hundred of millions. He is fondly called “Omo Baba Olowo”, which means “The Son of Money” in Yoruba.
Around the same time Wizkid bagged a deal worth $350,000 dollars (which is over N105 million naira) with Pepsi drink brand in 2012, Davido signed a N30 million naira endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria.
As part of the deal, Davido was the face of MTN Pulse, which was a marketing campaign by MTN Nigeria targeted at young people.
In 2013, Davido bagged another multimillion naira endorsement deal with Guiness Nigeria and performed at the Brand’s concert alongside other artistes like Phyno, Yemi Alade, D’banj, Ice Prince and a host of other acts.
Davido also penned a fresh deal with Pepsi drink brand which was worth about N100 million naira. The star has made over N4 billion naira from music sales, show performances, business deals, collaborations, endorsement deals.
Davido’s videos on YouTube average 5 million views and are optimized for adverts, which means, he earns from the videos he put on YouTube, and his songs on iTunes. Just like Wizkid, Davido’s songs turn out to be instant hit songs.
“IF” and “Fall” by the incredible singer are still seriously rocking the airwaves, frequently aired on popular TV and Radio stations. He recently (in 2018) bought his girlfriend, Chioma Avril Rowland, a N45 million naira worth Porsche car and acquired a N9 billion naira private jet for himself.
Davido has an estimated net worth of $21 million dollars.