This has been a controversial topic for Nigerians but we will be doing justice to this question in this particular post.
Hardly will you see anyone in Nigeria who will ask, “who is Davido and Wizkid? “. Both musicians are some of the richest musicians in Africa and have also made it to the list of top ten richest musicians in Nigeria. Who is richer among them has always been a topic issue.
Research shows :
Wizkid Net Worth: N20 Billion.
Davido Net Worth: N18 Billion.
Some pick Wizkid over Davido because they say he worked so hard to be where he is today, and Davido had it all on a silver platter; let us not forget that the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
I mean, if Davido didn’t work so hard as well, who knew him? Likewise Wizkid. Let’s shed more light on where these two super talented artists are coming from.
The net worth of Wizkid
The net worth of one of the richest musicians in Africa has been used as a yardstick to answer questions like “Wizkid and Davido, who is the richest?”
Wizkid has been rated by Forbes as the fourth richest musician in Africa with a net worth of 8.5 billion Naira.
The young billionaire has got other assets that give his fans a voice when arguing about Wizkid and Davido who is the richest?
He is said to be a lover of cool drives and has purchased Porsche Panamera twice; the first one was bought for $13 million and taken away by the unfortunate accident, the second Porsche Panamera was purchased the following month for $18 million.
But do you think that is all about Wizkid? No.
The Starboy Entertainment Boss also owns a Hyundai sonata that is worth more than $5 million, a BMW X6 worth $11 million, Mercedes 2012 compressor worth over $8 million… @innexplode on insidenobs.com
You would think he has had enough of wheels in his garage. The team A, in the “Wizkid and Davido who is the richest” debate, is said to have acquired a Can-amtri-wheel supercharged bike that is worth $7 million. And yes, he also has a private jet.
He also likes acquiring properties. Wizkid’s new house – a mansion in Los Angeles, United State of America, has been estimated to worth $15 million.
He has another house at Lekki that is worth $68 million. He also got a $13 million house in his neighbourhood, Surulere, for his parents.
Brief Biography of Wizkid
He was born on the 16th of July, 1990 by a Christian mother to a Muslim father and named Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.
While growing up and till date, he was fondly called “IB-Boy” by his folks, once popularly known as “Lil Prinz”; he is famously known as Wizkid to the world.
A chorister in the church that grew up in Surulere, listening to King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley songs, these songs have an influence in the songs he sings today.
In 2001, he and some of his friends formed a group called Glorious 5; they released an album before going on different lanes.
Four years before Banky W found him, Wizkid was mentored and coached by Naeto C.
Hard work plus talent made the success door open a little for him as eight years later, he signed a five-year record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment, EME.
His song ‘HOLLA AT YOUR BOY’ brought the 20-year old into the spotlight earning him the ‘Next Rated Award’ at the Headies 2010.
In the year 2012, he signed an endorsement deal that was said to be worth $350,000 with Pepsi.
In 2013, he signed an endorsement deal with MTN in May and with Guinness in October.
The year 2015, he was said to have abandoned MTN for a 128 million naira deal with GLO.
As at 2016, Wizkid was no longer a local champion; his collaboration with Drake on the song ‘One Dance’ that became a global hit brought him into a brighter spotlight that lighted his path to the list of top richest musicians in Africa.
The song also earned him entry into the Guinness book of world records 2018 as the first Afro-beats artist.
Wizkid was said to be the first-ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.
Although not successful at completing his studies after failed attempts, he is successful at getting rich.
The father of 3 also owns a record label called Starboy Entertainment
So now, it is time to talk about the “baddest”, Davido.
Davido Net Worth
OBO is not only the son of a rich man but the fifth richest African musician, according to Forbes, with a net worth of $16 million.
The born-with-a silver-spoon musician has attained a level of glaring success.
The young billionaire has a mansion in Lekki that is worth #140 million and another mansion located in Atlanta Georgia. This Davido’s house, located in the United State of America, has been estimated to be worth 33 millions of naira.
Just as Wizkid has been known to love cars, Davido has got an undying love and impeccable taste for cars. Oh! That’s why he flaunts it on his social media pages.
Davido’s garage is sheltering an Audi 2015 model car worth #22 million, a Mercedes Benz AMG series that is worth over 40 million of naira, a range rover sport 2015 model of over #20 million, a Porsche turbo and Porsche Carrera worth #20 million and #40 million respectively.
Though these two superstars are rich, they still sing about being wealthy as Dangote – the richest man in Nigeria.
Davido owns a Bentley worth #18 million, a Toyota land cruiser worth #17.5 million, a Rolls Royce Phantom that is worth more than #100 million.
He is also one of the few Nigerian artistes that own a private jet; the private jet he recently acquired for #9 million.
The latest Davido net worth today screams his song – “E ma da mi duro!” because it keeps growing. Read that to find out the latest about his net worth
Brief Biography of Davido
He is the son of billionaire Dr Deji Adeleke and late Professor Mrs Vero Adeleke and was born on the 21st of November, 1992 in Atlanta, USA.
He is a songwriter, rapper, performer, producer, singer, and undeniably one of African greatest musicians.
His interest in music started when he was in university but unfortunately, things were not encouraging. He dropped out of school and relocated to London to face the music.
He lost his mother at the tender age of 11. He attended British International School in Lagos for his secondary education before travelling out of the country to study business administration at Oakwood University, Alabama, USA.
The year 2011, he was spotted at the airport; Davido returned to Nigeria. He decided to go back to school and attended Babcock University where he studied music.
It is evident he likes making money and want to be successful much more than his father as music is not his only source of income.
The co-owner of the brand called HKN has a clothing line called OBO clothing that was launched some years ago.
The song ‘Dami Duro’, that was released 2012, was loved by many, making Omo Baba Olowo popular. He signed an endorsement deal with MTN in the year 2012.
He is also a Sony music ambassador. He is said to have also signed a two-year endorsement deal with Pepsi. Davido trended in the whole of 2017.
He’s also the CEO of DMW record label and has brought many upcoming artistes into the limelight in the industry through his record label.
Now between Wizkid and Davido, who is most popular and richer?
We haven’t concluded one argument before starting another, isn’t it? Yes, many still want to know who is more popular between Davido and Wizkid.
Don’t forget, they’ve both tried to get a grip of the US music market and failed at some point.
Davido single – FALL – showed up on the Billboard charts and eventually became the longest-charting Nigerian song that year as it keeps getting a lot of radio play for months.
Wizkid, on the other hand, also gave the international market a shot in 2012 when he featured the pop start Chris Brown in a single titled “African Bad Girl”.
He did another collabo with Wale in 2013 but his breakthrough happened in 2015 when the king Drake did a remix to Wizkid’s thrilling single “Ojuelegba”.
Truth be told, these two superstars are one of the few Nigerians who have sold out internationally.
So, who is more popular and rich? I guess I’d have to let you be the judge now that you know their profiles. I’ll be in the comment section to hear your thoughts.
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