Who do you think could be richer between “Manya” crooner Wizkid and Timaya, what’s their net worth? Without doubt, Wizkid is one of the biggest artistes in the history of Nigeria music. He’s performed with several artistes both on national and international platforms.
He’s also one of those hardworking, young, and sharp Nigerian musicians who’s worked with a couple international rappers like Future and Drake. Also, Wizkid got a Grammy award nomination with the song titled “Views”, a collaboration with Drake Aubrey. He’s released quite a number of albums and has sold over 5 million copies in Nigeria alone.
Timaya is popularly known as the Nigerian singer behind the hit album “De Rebirth”, which is his third studio album. Much of this wealthy earnings come from his music sales, endorsement deals with brands and also, show bookings. Who is richer between Wizkid and Timaya? Fans would kill to know this…
Timaya and Wizkid: Who is Richer?
Timaya’s Net Worth
Timaya is a high class Nigerian artiste and he has over 10 million fans in Nigeria alone. His earnings are generated from endorsement deals, show bookings, music sales and a couple business deals unknown to public minds.
These endorsement deals include the multimillion naira deal he signed with Globacom, and also, the multimillion naira ambassadorial deal with Hennessey X.O. Cognac.
Timaya’s parents didn’t love music so much and probably didn’t want any of their kids to become a musician performing on stage. His father was a Banker, and a trader, his mother. Timaya studied while in primary school at the Assemblies of God Nursery and Primary School.
His secondary school education kicked off at the Nkpolu Oroworukwo school in Port Harcourt. He released his debut single titled “Dem Mama” in 2005, and by 2007, Timaya would release a debut album titled “True Story”.
In 2008, his second album titled “Gift and Grace” went live. His career soared immediately with the release of his third album in 2010 titled “De Rebirth”. In 2011, Timaya released his fourth album titled “LLNP Long Life and Prosperity”.
In 2012, he released “Upgrade”, his fifth album and the sixth titled “Epiphany” in 2014. He’s won several awards and also has earned global recognition. Birthed as Inetimi Alfred Odon in Rivers State, Nigeria, on 15 August, 1980, Timaya has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars.
Wizkid’s Net Worth
Wizkid is a talented Nigerian performer, singer and songwriter who’s made a unique difference in the Nigerian music industry. He joins the league of Nigerian singers who’s collaborated with international singers.
He’s worked with Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tinie Tempah, Chris Brown and Future. He’s also the founder and leader of the music imprint, StarBoy Entertainment, with signed music acts like L.A.X., Mr Eazi, Efya, Maleek Berry and others.
These artistes earn him real money as he gets a cut from their music earnings. Sources of Wizkid’s earnings include endorsement deals, show bookings, promotion deals, YouTube views and music sales. He bagged a N128 million naira endorsement deal with Airtel Nigeria in 2013.
Wizkid has also signed a N120 million naira endorsement deal with Nigeria based network service Globacom, a multimillion naira endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria, and another endorsement deal worth $350,000 dollars with Pepsi drink company.
He’s a big time earned and a regular face at mega concerts in several countries. He earns above N5 million naira per concert and has sold over 10 million records in Nigeria alone. Currently, Wizkid has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars.