Do you love Nigerian music and always wondered and ask- Davido and Wizkid, who is the richest? Well, search no more. This article will tell you who the biggest baller is.
This question has lingered for a long time, it has been asked during interviews, as a joke, as banter, it has been asked on social media so many times, and so far, have we gotten a response? Do we really know who is richer between these two singers? I mean if you were comparing a model and an entrepreneur, the difference might be very clear and not be contrasting, but these individuals are first, both men, secondly, they are both musicians, and I do not think that the doors one of them has opened the other has not walked right into it.
Davido And Wizkid, Who Is The Richest?
This article would be giving a detailed summary of the lives of these two individuals, but peradventure, this write up picks one of them as the richest and you feel otherwise as a reader, feel free to examine your reasons and ideas just as this article has done.
Sometimes we live in a world where we are ordered by others to go to places where we might not even want to go, and other times, we are the playwrights of our own story. This is very common amongst Nigerians, especial the ones who have parents that tell them what to do at every point in time. Make no mistake, a large percentage of parents in Nigeria hate the idea of music and do not even want their children to go close to it.
Many of them feel like music is a waste of time and would never yield any profit no matter what. We cannot utterly say that these parents are wrong to think this way, but we can try not to buttress this point made by them as there are some people who have gone into the music industry and have done utterly well enough for their parents to be proud of them.
Setting aside the two case studies for this article, there are a host of others in the music industry that has made a name for themselves no matter what and have strived to accomplish goals that even a normal degree would not help them achieve.
This is not an advocate for children to abandon school and chase after music, but we cannot just say that music is a bad thing and will remain a bad thing. Davido and Wizkid respectively as youths have given a whole new form and name to the music industry and have made it more than a suitable place for brighter talents to come in. And mind you, most musicians have their degree certificate sitting at home in the dust while they make money. The point is both things go side by side. If one doesn’t work out, does not mean that the other is utterly useless and would never work out.
Davido and Wizkid, who Is the richest? Continue reading to find out…
Fact (Based On Recent Events Only)
You would bear witness to the fact that the two people that this write up is mainly interested in are rivals. They do not hate themselves according to recent happenings, and they do not even sing the same genre of music, but they do not agree with each other, and as a Nigerian who has Twitter and Instagram apps on their phones, you must have seen tweets and messages and even DM’s between these men calling out and insulting one another.
They are both recognizably rich, they both have an ego and they both want to flex some muscles. One cannot really blame them in any way, as they both lead almost the same lifestyles. They are of the same age group and they are both not married.
They are both fathers of children with different women, and they are both rich in all spheres of life. We will examine the lives of these two people but be rest assured that this article would never base the wealth capacity of these men on money alone.
They have a musical life that should be examined and they have awards that they have both collected in and out of the country. The money will be the last focus of this article, but from there you can simply draw out your conclusions on who is richer between Davido and Wizkid.
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His full name is Adedeji Adeleke David, and he is the son of a billionaire known as Adedeji Adeleke. He had a mother Veronica Adeleke who was a University lecturer before she died.
He started his music career in London after he dropped out from the University where he was studying Business Administration. He found his calling and entered into music properly in 2011 when he relocated to Nigeria. He had so many recorded songs on standby, but his father would not have a dropout for a son, so he was sent to Babcock University.
He graduated in 2014 with a musical decree and became a boss man in charge of his music. He released a couple of recorded songs from London, and though there were some controversies from the beginning, he overcame them all and his songs topped the billboards in most countries in Nigeria. His lyrics were said to be soothing to the soul and he sang the minds of people in and out of Nigeria. He was and is loved by all. These are late and stale happenings in the life of Davido, we will only focus on the recent happenings between 2017 and 2018.
In 2017, Davido received a song titled “fire” and “If” where he sang about how his money and his riches belonged to the girl of his dreams and this song brought about the phrase “30 billion for the account”
2018 came and Davido was not yet through with Nigeria as he released a couple of songs again titled “Flora My Flower”, under Davido’s record label, one of his artistes known as Mayorkun released a song titled “Bobo” and featured Davido in it. The 30 billion gang was still shocking the social media platform with these two songs, and Davido’s song “Flora My Flowa” was rumored on social media to have been sung for Davido’s newest girlfriend, but no one knew her name at that point in time.
Speculations hit the social media platforms but Davido who loves drama, made the social media turn upside down when he released another song where he used his real girlfriend as his Video Vixen. Do not forget that Davido is a father to two beautiful daughters from two different women, one of who is the niece of a popular politician known as Dele Momodu.
Davido sang a lovely song for his girlfriend Chioma and she even starred in the video which caught so many eyes. This song also brought about a word known as “Assurance” as the title of the song. Weeks before the release of the video, Davido celebrated his girlfriend Chioma in a big way and bought her a Porsche. This no doubt set the social media platform on fire.
Davido has received a whopping number of Awards for his music which is 29, and in all, he has had over 77 nominations.
In the 2018 Headies Awards, Davido walked away with 3 awards which included the most important award of the night which was Next Rated, for an artist under him was known as Mayorkun.
The number of Awards won by Davido were;
- Artist of the Year Award
- His song “Fia” won Best Pop Single of the Year
- Next rated Award for an Artist under him was known as Mayorkun
His full name is known as Adedeji Ibrahim Balogun and he was born on July 16, 1990. His stage name goes as Wizkid. Unlike Davido, he started his music career when he was about 11 years old, and his first song was released with a group that he formed with his friends from the hood. Banky W’s record label found Wizkid to be a promising star and so, he was signed to the record label known as Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) in 2009.
This was the beginning of his fame. He was born and bred in Surulere Lagos state, and he identifies with his hood as the place where he was made.
He is a songwriter and a performer too, and he has one of the best male voices you could ever think of in Nigeria.
Wizkid was the first Nigerian singer to have a song with an International Icon known as Drake and in 2016, he received recognition for this. The song was ranked as number one in over 15 countries including the United State of America, United Kingdom, and Canada.
His 5-year contract soon expired at EME, and he went on to make his own record label. He had a series of fights with his former boss BankyW and this did not end well at all, as there is a strained relationship between them.
Banky Wellington recently got married to Adesua Etomi, and Wizkid was absent from the wedding. Although he apologized, later on, so many fans shaded him for lying as he had said that he was denied Visa to the country where the wedding was happening, and hours later he posted a picture of himself and his son having a father and son time together.
Wizkid is also the first Nigerian artiste to be ranked on Forbes list as the richest African Artiste, at number 5. He was also the first Nigerian singer to have a whooping sum of 1 million followers on his Twitter account.
Guinness Book of Records recognized his song with Drake and put him on the list, as the first Afro beats Artist in 2018. Wizkid’s fashion style model is known as Pharrell Williams.
In the recent 12th edition of the Headies. Wizkid walked away proudly with three awards from different categories.
- Viewer’s Choice Awards and
- Best Music Video
- Best R &B/Pop Album of the year.
Still unsure about Davido and Wizkid, who Is the richest? Their net worth will clear your doubt.
- Wizkid is said to be worth about $12 million while
- Davido is said to be worth about $16 million.
Now that you know the truth about Davido and Wizkid, who is the richest? Would you tell your friends about it?
From this write-up, we can ideally say that Davido is richer than Wizkid, but there are some things that Wizkid has dabbled into that Davido is yet to go into, and there are definitely some things that Davido has found himself doing, that Wizkid is unable to do even at this moment.
Feel free to pick who you think is richer between these two, but for the purpose of the factual and ideal article, Davido is richer than Wizkid.
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