Wizkid is among the richest musicians in Nigeria. Up to expectations as an international star, Wizkid cars is nowhere else to be found in the country. Check out his flamboyant lifestyle and decide who is the richest among Olamide, Davido and Wizkid!
On July 16, 1990, a child was born. Christened Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, he’d later grow up to be known as Wizkid. Get to know about Wizkid cars and so much more in this article brought you by Naijauto.com.
1. About Wizkid: Wizkid biography overview
Wizkid is one of the most popular Musicians to come out of Nigeria. Born with the talent and passion for music, the ambitious chap started singing at the young age of 11. When most kids his age were most concerned about playing, Ayo was already recording music. His 1st album - a collaborative effort with a group (Glorious Five) he belonged to in Church was released about that time.
The biography of Wizkid would be incomplete without a mention of E.M.E (Empire Mates Entertainment), the record label where he started his mainstream musical career. Wizkid was one of the first acts signed under the then popular record label co-owned by fellow Musician Banky W. Shortly after getting on the label, Wizkid released a single “Holla at Your Boy” a track off his solo album which was unveiled in the market the following year 2011. The song was widely received – enjoying massive airplays across the country. Without a doubt, Holla at Your Boy was the song that brought the Ojuelegba crooner to the limelight.
Pursuing his dream since 11, Wizkid are now standing with international stars like Drake
In no time, Wizkid became a household name, headlining the biggest shows shows in the country. His fame began to spread across the African continent like wildfire. And just when people thought it couldn’t get better, he became an international sensation.
Wizkid was already making waves as an indigenous artist long before he started collaborating with Western artists. He was indeed an international star in his own right with his song being played by people of diverse races all over the world. However, his career dived into unchartered territories when he was featured by Canadian rapper Drake on the immensely popular song “One Dance.”
Following the release of One Dance, Wizkid was further exposed to the international market. His fanbase increased as people in many other countries got to know about him. “One Dance” received won several international awards, making Wizkid a recipient of coveted awards that most African Musicians dream of.
2. Wizkid net worth
With such an internationally acclaimed success, it’s only natural that people are interested in his net worth. Many people wonder if his huge success matches his financial power.
In a list of the richest musicians from this part of the world in 2018, Forbes profiled Wizkid as the Richest Musician in Nigeria. He’s said to have an estimated net worth of $20 million, equivalent to around ₦7.2 billion.
Besides his high earnings from royalties and performances, the “Oluwa Lo Ni” sensation makes a lot of money as a record label executive. Having left E.M.E records, Wizkid founded his own record label called “Star Boy” records in 2013. And ever since, he’s accrued more success, earning more than he used to.
The net worth of the young artist is up to $20 million
Wizkid is one of the privileged Nigerian Musicians to sign a mouth-watering deal with SONY entertainment. Obviously, such a deal comes with lots of benefits from distribution and royalty, giving him more money.
Endorsement is the major source of revenue for celebrities. Being a superstar with a huge fanbase and following, Wizkid attracts the biggest brands, hence, he has lots of endorsements in his name. He’s one of the Nigerian celebrities with the highest paying endorsements. Some of his biggest endorsements include:
Pepsi: ₦127 million for a 1-year contract on his 25th birthday
Glo: ₦120 million for a 2-year contract
Dolce&Gabbana: ₦7.2 million just for a catwalk in only 1 Milan show
Nike: ₦743 million for 5 years
Wizkid in a promotion campaign for Nike
3. Wizkid cars and comparison with Davido & Olamide
3.1. Wizkid latest cars
It's quite a long time since the artist updated his newly bought car. The last car we saw him unwrap is a Porsche Panamera in 2013. He bought this automobile just a few days after an accident with his old Porsche, which left it seriously damaged. However, right in this year, there're some posts about his newly acquired Lamborghini Urus. With his net worth, this rumour is totally understandable and we can believe it's real.
The Porsche Panamera was bought to replace the crashed one within 3 days
What is Wizkid latest car prices?
The Porsche car mentioned above is worth around ₦15 million, and it's not the most expensive car this musician is owning of course. The Lamborghini Urus which was reported to be purchased by Wizkid has the estimated cost of ₦101 million. Over 100 million nairas, I repeat.
Check all cars and prices in his collection in below section.
The Lamborghini Urus matches with the musician's status
3.2. Wizkid car collection
Cars reflect an individual’s taste and style. By merely looking at your car(s) one can tell the kind of person that you are. Wizkid has a soft spot for cars. This is evident in the number and types of cars he flaunts on a regular basis. His cars are nothing short of his super celebrity status.
According to reports, the Singer who collaborated with renowned indigenous Nigerian Musician Femi Kuti has a fleet of cars - some of which the public hasn’t seen yet. These cars were acquired brand new A.K.A tear rubber, and run into millions of naira.
A roll call of his luxury cars include:
Hyundai Sonata - ₦8 million
BMW X6 - ₦11 million
Porsche Panarema - ₦15 million
Bentley - ₦45 million
& a brand new Lamborghini Urus - ₦101 million
With such an exotic fleet of cars, the multiple recipient of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards makes an impression wherever he goes. If he isn’t trending on Twitter for his numerous hits, it’s most likely because of his cars.
Take a look at the list below and calculate how much they're all worth:
Toyota Camry - ₦4 million
Range Rover Sport - ₦15 million
Range Rover V8 - (estimated) ₦20 million
Mercedes Benz G-Wagon - ₦23 million
Rolls Royce - ₦68 million
& a Toyota Venza - ₦6.5 million for his producer
Olamide posed on his G-Wagon
The total sum Olamide has paid for automobile purchase is ₦136.5 million, 44 million less than Wizkid's.
Davido is one musician who has a penchant for fine cars. As one who’s used to the good things of life, he goes for only the best cars on the market. His fleet of cars reflect his star power. His fleet of cars include:
Audi Flat Back GGX 2012 - ₦9 million
Chevrolet Camaro GS - ₦11 million
Porsche Turbo - ₦20 million
Audi R8 2015 - ₦22 million
Range Rover Sport 2016 - ₦25 million
Mercedes Benz GLE 450 - ₦27 million
Mercedes Benz G-Wagon - ₦30 million
Ferrari 458 Italia - ₦58 million
Range Rover Sport 2017 - ₦80 million
Davido never leaves his fan disappointed with his car collection
Clearly, this guy has surpassed his counterparts in terms of luxury car collections. In sum, Davido has spent ₦282 million.
4. Wizkid houses
4.1. Wizkid new house
There are many rumours around Wizkid new house. Some say he has acquired a $16-million house in Banana Island when seeing his post on Instagram. It's understandable why people think so. How can our richest artist miss a place in the best spot of Nigeria? However, this rumour hasn't been confirmed yet.
An official new house of this man is a 3-storey mansion in Los Angeles, US, which costs between $10 million and $15 million. The building has cutting-edged devices and a luxuriant swimming pool. The artist was bought in 2016.
The fascinating mansion of Wizkid in Los Angeles
4.2. Wizkid house collection
The afrobeats sensation has, over the years, attained high-level success in his career. Churning out hit after hit, he has gotten rewards for his efforts. From humble beginnings, he has grown to a level where he can afford a luxurious lifestyle. This is evident in his material possessions such as houses and cars.
Wizkid is one of the most featured Musicians in Nigeria with collaborations with fellow Nigerian Musicians such as 2 Face Idibia, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Ice Prince, Banky W, Seyi Shay, Femi Kuti, Skales and a host of others. He works the work, and enjoys to cool off in the serenity of his mansions. If you follow him on social media, you must have seen some photos of his homes.
In 2013 when not so many Nigerian Musicians could afford a lavish lifestyle, the “Love My Baby” Singer flaunted his very first house which was located in Lekki - a highbrow area of Lagos.
Wizkid relaxing in his Lagos house
Nigerians will always remember the infamous fight involving the Jaiye Jaiye chart-topper and celebrity Blogger Linda Ikeji in 2016. The latter made an unflattering post about a quit notice issued to Wizkid to evacuate his house. Wizkid wasn’t having any of it, and lashed out heavily at Linda Ikeji using strong words. In her defense, Linda filed an application of a threat to her life at the police station. The incident which caused a lot of buzz online was eventually resolved by the then Police Commissioner of Lagos State.
Over the years, Wizkid has flaunted many other houses he acquired. Some of the houses are located here in Nigeria, and others are located abroad. One is located in Los Angeles USA.
5. Wizkid and Davido who is the richest?
Fans of celebrities are fond of measuring their success. In the course of this, they compare their favorite celebrities with their counterparts. One person that Wizkid is constantly being compared to is Davido.
Just like Wizkid, Davido is a popular Musician from Nigeria. Although he made his Debut long after Wizkid, Davido has been able to record huge success both locally and international. He also has a lot of money to match his fame.
Wizkid & Davido: Battle never ends (Photo source: Fortune photography)
Wizkid and Davido have a lot of things in common – fame, wealth, nationality, and they are in the same age group. So, it’s understandable why their fans are always at odds over who is better in terms of singing prowess and wealth.
Davido has always been a privileged child; he’s from a wealthy background – a privilege Wizkid didn’t have. Critics claim that his wealth and success were fruits of his father’s influence – a claim that he constantly refutes. From his early days in music, he has worked tirelessly, releasing hit after hit.
Like Wizkid, Davido is a record label executive who owns HKN music. He has exotic mansions in choice areas home and abroad, owns flashy cars and has many endorsements. A signee of SONY Entertainment, he has also won numerous awards and collaborated with many international Musicians. These two are living the life a lot of people can only have in their dreams. It’s somewhat difficult to tell who is richer by their appearances.
In the list published by Forbes, Davido comes as the second richest Musician in Nigeria, after Wizkid. He’s said to have an estimated net worth of $19 million dollars.
Let's spare 3 minutes listening to his music! Come closer - Ft Drake.
Despite the knowledge that an institution such as Forbes must have done their homework before releasing those figures, many people, especially Davido’s fans, doubt the accuracy of the list. However, critics are of the opinion that, when it comes to such profiling, family wealth isn’t a yardstick. They say Davido might be from one of the richest families in the country, but when compared to Wizkid in regard to their individual achievements, he isn’t richer.
The celebrity life is one of glitz and glamor. Stars like Wizkid are adored for their entertainment value. Wizkid cars give his fans all over the world more reasons to admire him as a role model. And in comparison with other famous musicians like Olamide or Davido, Wizkid stills secures his top rank in the wealth chart!