We are sure you have been wondering if rappers make money in Nigeria like the richest Nigerian musicians like Davido, Wizkid and the rest. Today, we have done our research on the Nigerian rap music industry.
We are highlighting the top 20 richest rappers in Nigeria currently because the rap scene of Nigeria is not an easy place to make a lot of money from however, you will notice a trend in this list. Many Nigerian rappers do not rap alone, they also sing along with it just to strike a balance between what they are good at and what people want to hear.
In no particular order, let us commence.
Top 20 Richest Rappers in Nigeria and their cars
20. Eva Lordiah - Net worth of ₦45,000,000
Eva Alordiah is a female Nigerian rapper that shook the country with her sleek rap style but it didn't last for a good long time.
Eva Alordiah; you know her?
Eva Alordiah net worth
She came to the limelight in 2009 and featured on a lot of songs as a rapper.
Eva is more active on social media these days
Her current net worth is about ₦45,000,000 and she is doing good for herself.
19. Chinko Ekun - Net worth of ₦75,000,000
Chinko Ekun is a B list Nigerian rapper that was always associated with the YBNL but never had a contract with the label.
Chinko Ekun the able God crooner
Chinko Ekun net worth
Chinko Ekun's biggest song till date is Able God where he featured Zlatan and Lil Kesh and this shot up his net worth to about ₦75,000,000 naira.
Chinko Ekun cars
Not a big fan of cars but he drives a Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
18. Ladipoe - net worth of ₦100,000,000
Ladipoe has always been a rapper that we never paid attention to because his style was not generally appreciated. However, his story changed in 2017 when he signed a deal with Mavins Record.
Ladipoe at a video shoot enjoying cars
Ladipoe blew up really big during the Corona Virus Lockdown when his song with Simi went viral and became a social media sensation; The Know You challenge.
Ladipoe net worth and car
Today, Ladipoe is worth about ₦100,000,000 and he drives a nice Range Rover SUV.
17. Yung6ix - Net worth of ₦100,000,000
Yung6ix is a Nigerian rapper and businessman that came to our screens in 2014 with a big song; follow me featuring Wizkid. There is also 'For Example' which did really good.
Yung6ix posing with Benzos
- Yung6ix net worth and car
Yung6ix is currently worth about ₦100,000,000, he recently spoke about how his real investment will soon shoot his multi-millionaire status to about ₦3,700,000,000 in a few years.
Yung6ix and his S-Class
Yung6ix drives a Mercedes-Benz ML and a Mercedes-Benz S550, he is obviously a Benzlover.
16. Dremo - Net worth of ₦100,000,000
Dremo is currently the only rapper in the DMW 30BG squad after Lil Frosh got disbanded for being a woman beater.
Dremo started rapping in Ibadan then he did the "Fela Freestyle" on the verge of signing to DMW. Since then, Dremo has been dropping rap verses on a lot of songs and he is making good money too.
Dremo of Lagos posing with a music video car
Dremo net worth
Dremo is currently worth about ₦100,000,000 and it will only increase because he has projects that are yet to be released, The weirdest things about Dremo is that he doesn't have a car of his own.
15. Lil Kesh - Net worth of ₦100,000,000
Lil Kesh came up under Olamide's YBNL in 2012 after releasing his hit single "Lyrically". He signed a deal to the label for 4 years and released straight bangers until he left the label on completion of his contract with YBNL.
The CLA fits Lil Kesh so much
Lil Kesh net worth
Lil Kesh today is worth about ₦100,000,000 which is a decline from what he used to be worth a few years ago.
First car Lilkesh ever got was the W204 Benz C300
This is because he has been absent from the rap scene for a while.
Lil Kesh cars
Lil Kesh is a lover of cars, he drives a Range Rover and a Mercedes-Benz CLA which makes him a straight Lagos Big Boy.
14. CDQ - net worth of ₦180,000,000
CDQ is one Nigerian rapper that we can never forget because of how he uses rap to make people dance happily since 2015 when he released Nowo E Soke and featured Wizkid.
CDQ bought this Mustang to disturb Lagos
CDQ has quite a number of hit singles from "Woss" to "Indomie" to "Sai Baba" and many others. This is why he has enough charisma to own and drive a 2015 Ford Mustang which he bought brand new.
CDQ is a simple guy, you can tell from his garage
He also has the Hyundai Sonata and a Mazda 6.
- CDQ networth
CDQ has an estimated net worth of about ₦180,000,000 from music and businesses here and there.
13. Erigga - Net worth of ₦200,000,000
Erigga is a Nigerian rapper based in Warri and he has somehow managed to make a name for himself as the Warri rapper. Erigga spends a lot of time on the street and he never hesitates to teach us about how the street life is.
Erigga and a Dodge Challenger
Erigga net worth
This gangster style of rap has made Erigga the number one rapper from the south-south and this makes Erigga push a net worth of about ₦200,000,000.
12. Ice Prince - net worth of ₦250,000,000
Ice Prince is one of the most successful Nigerian rappers that M.I Abaga mentored through the Chocolate City record label. He had his hit song in 2011 with Oleku, a song that rocked clubs for years thanks to how smooth and good it sounded.
Ice Prince actually got a Supercar at some point
- Ice Prince net worth
Ice Prince had a good time in the Nigerian rap scene and racked up about ₦250,000,000 in his whole career. He recently released a song "Make Up Your Mind" featuring Tekno in September 2020.
Yes, he is still around and cruises a Lamborghini Gallardo Supercar, a Mercedes-Benz GL and a Bentley Continental GT.
Ice Prince is a name we can never forget in the Naija rap industry
These are superstar worthy cars.
11. Vector - net worth of ₦300,000,000
Vector is a household name when you talk about the best Nigerian lyricist. Vector has had numerous hit songs and he entertains his audience by dropping funny punchlines in his songs.
Vector net worth
Vector's real name is Olanrewaju Ogunmefun and he has a net worth of about ₦300,000,000 from the music business. Not just rap but also from sales of merchandise like Caps and T-shirts.
Vector Tha Viper is tall, only SUVs will fit him best
Vector is not a big fan of cars but he has a Range Rover, a Mercedes-Benz GL SUV and recently bought a Mazda 9. He also learnt to ride a motorcycle just to fit perfectly as a loverboy act in the Nollywood-Netflix movie "Lara and the Beat" with Seyi Shay.
10. Reminisce - Net worth of ₦350,000,000
Reminisce a.k.a Alaga Ibile is a successful Nigerian rapper that has a unique double pronunciation style of rapping in both English and Yoruba language.
Good to know that Baba Hafusa loves a BMW
Reminisce came to the limelight in 2008 with his single "Kako Bi Chicken" produced by SARZ.
Reminisce net worth
The rapper had a decent career that attracted brands like Samsung and Orijin to make him ambassadors and as of today, so Reminisce can boast of a ₦350,000,000 net worth.
Reminisce is not much of a car lover
Reminisce has also had a villain character in the Nollywood Block Buster Movie 'King of Boys'. Acting is something he does really well.
He is a simple man when it comes to cars, he enjoys the comfort of his Lexus GX460 and his other everyday cars.
9. Naeto C - Net worth of ₦400,000,000
Naetochukwu aka Naeto C is one rapper that I respect the most on this list. Not just because he is the only MC with an MSC but because he still has a very good relationship with the music industry even after leaving the scene.
Naeto C with his big happy family
Naeto C is the crooner of "5 and 6", "10 over 10" and "Kini Big deal". These are classic rap songs that made Naeto C who he is today.
Naeto C net worth
Today Naeto C is worth about ₦400,000,000 and happily married with kids. His last appearance on the music scene was during the Corona Virus Lockdown time for an IG Live battle with M.I Abaga and it was fun.
Naeto C drives a Toyota Highlander as a proper family man as he has seemed to have left the rap scene for the younger ones but he still has plans of dropping a few projects in future.
8. Ill Bliss - Net worth of ₦400,000,000
Ill Bliss a.k.a Oga Boss is an Ibo and English language lyricist and rapper that has kept himself in the perimeter of Nigerian rap music from day one till date. He started out doing non-commercial rap music before switching up a bit because that is what Nigerians were paying their rap music attention to.
Ill Bliss keeps his life so private
Ill Bliss net worth
The rapper owns Capital Hill Music Records that groomed Chidinma's career and also co-owner of the Capital Dreams Pictures together with Clarence Peters.
Ill Bliss net worth should be about ₦400,000,000.
Ill Bliss cars
Today, Oga Boss owns the Gorretii company that manages various Nigerian artistes. We can't really say much about his cars.
7. Naira Marley - net worth of ₦450,000,000
It would surprise you to know that Naira Marley, the president of Marlians, started out as a Nigerian British rapper prior to his move to Nigeria after his Japa single in 2018 which started a new music movement that just makes you want to dance all day long.
This is how we know Naira Marley loves cars
The CEO of Marlians record has somehow managed to be one of the biggest social media influencers of our time despite having issues with the Nigerian government a couple of times.
Naira Marley net worth
He has an estimated net worth of ₦450,000,000 from shows and streaming platforms.
Naira Marley cars
He also has a nice collection of luxury cars, which is why we were surprised when Naira Marley was accused of a car theft involving a Toyota Camry.
6. Rema - net worth of ₦500,000,000
Rema is the youngest on this list and he doesn't entirely identify as a rapper but he is one of the best rappers in Nigeria currently. He drops rap freestyles all over social media but still makes mainstream songs for commercial purposes.
Rema loves BMWs but he hasn't gotten one yet
Rema drives a Lexus GX460 and he is almost never in the country. Thanks to Mavins Record for managing him appropriately with his unique style of music that has inspired a lot of new generation acts.
Rema net worth
Rema now has an estimated net worth of over ₦500,000,000 from music and endorsements.
5. Falz - net worth of ₦600,000,000
Falz is a Lawyer turned rapper and he got really big doing that. He showed us that passion is ultimate and when you make it a career you will always be a better person in life.
Falz had been rapping ever since 2010 but came to the limelight in 2014 after releasing "Marry Me" along with Poe, Chyn, and Yemi Alade. The song made Falz blow up and he followed up with a lot of catchy rap songs.
Bop Daddy loves classic cars
Falz net worth
Falz is also a social media sensation thanks to his funny Yoruba dialect. Falz has a couple of studio albums and is now worth over ₦600,000,000 from streaming platforms, acting, and brand endorsements.
Falz has a beautiful collection of cars that includes a classic Eldorado and a handful of Luxury cars. He is rumored to own a Rolls Royce Phantom.
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4. Zlatan - Net worth of ₦828,000,000
Zlatan Ibile is a Nigerian street rapper that introduced the Legwork dance step with full support from artistes like Naira Marley and Olamide but before all these, he had always been rapping in his University and won a rap competition that made him believe he could make an actual living from music.
Zlatan loves Luxury cars
In 2015, Zlatan's goodwill started and he started giving us back to back jams. He even drew attention from the sensational Burna Boy and they both released 'Killin Dem'; one of the biggest songs of 2018.
White cars rock all the time
Zlatan net worth
Zlatan is currently worth about ₦828,000,000 and it will keep increasing because he has a record label that is breeding the next generation of hit singers.
Zlatan first bought the Mercedes-Benz CLA; the worst & most beautiful Mercedes ever made, then a Range Rover, and then an S-Class. Yes, he loves cars so much.
3. M.I - Net worth of ₦1.5 billion
M.I Abaga is one of the most successful rappers in Nigeria. When I say successful, I mean M.I came in 2008 and made Nigerians fall in love with rap while making good money from it which made him what and who he is today.
The short M.I Abaga with tall money
M.I net worth
M.I Abaga is worth about ₦1,493,657,100 that is approximately 1.5 billion naira.
M.I currently has a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon and a Bentley Continental GT which are both high-end luxury cars.
2. PHYNO - net worth of ₦5,000,000,000
Phyno is definitely someone we will have to learn a lot from. Phyno raps but he raps in Ibo and he successfully found his way into the hearts of Nigerians. He had a joint album with Olamide that helped him a lot in his career.
Phyno Fino and a Fine Rolls-Royce
Phyno recognizes his musical strength and capabilities which makes him so different and rich. Phyno would always organize his concerts in the eastern part of Nigeria where he has more core fans and he sells out stadiums from time to time.
Phyno net worth
Today he is worth about 5 billion naira i.e ₦5,000,000,000 in numbers.
Phyno house and cars
Phyno's houses and luxury cars in Lagos and Anambra state would wow you. Be like Phyno, recognize your strength & customer base then you focus more of your energy there.
1. Olamide - net worth of ₦6,572,000,000
The Yoruba rapper that didn't change his name to blow is Olamide Adedeji. Dropped the Eni Duro song in 2010, it banged and since then Olamide never backed out of the rap business. However, he doesn't rap all the time, he sings sometimes but just know he blew up as a rapper.
Olamide the money man
Olamide net worth
Today, having now released 10 studio albums, Olamide net worth is estimated to be ₦6,572,000,000. This is someone that came from a hand to mouth family in Bariga Lagos.
Olamide was rumoured to have bought a Lamborghini Aventador in addition to his Bentley Continental GT and other Luxury cars and SUV.
The Lamborghini rumoured to be Olamide's new car
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There you have a list of the top 20 richest rappers in Nigeria, if you are considering going into rap music there is a lot of hope to be a multi-millionaire too LOL.
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