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|Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by mitchyy(f): 9:34am On Dec 28, 2012|
They’re making money as if it’s going out of fashion; controlling assets that are making some oil tycoons want to consider a career switch. They’re living the real celeb life – hopping from private jets to limited edition cars and SUVs.
With minimum earnings about N6.5M per month, and highest incomes nearing N50m per month in some cases, these fab few are raking in the big bucks, and making hundreds of their colleagues green with envy.
Below is the definitive list of those who made the biggest dough in 2012:
OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE: Omosexy cashed out with her reality show ‘The Real Me’ for which she reportedly got paid a huge sum. She also featured in two big budget movies ‘Amina’and ‘Last Flight to Abuja’.
D’BANJ: Gone are the days when he made N10m in a week. These days, the superstar entertainer is making more businessdeals than hits, and the figures are amazing, from CRBTs to distribution, content syndication, and several non-music projects. Paid between N5 and N15 for engagements, and enjoying royalty returns from here, the UK and US, the former Mo’hits front man could soon be moving from the millionaires to the billionaires’ club.
PSQUARE: The twins probably made the most money this year jetting round Africa headlining sold out shows attended by thousands. Peter and Paul Okoye, whose billable hours attract close to double figures in the millions, also signed a distribution deal with Universal Music. With sold out gigs here and abroad, the brothers have built a wild following that makes sure promoters keep asking for them. Easily one of the highest paid Nigerian acts.
ALI BABA: When the revered comedian isn’t cracking people up on Twitter, he’s making big bucks consulting or compering events for multinationals, government or high net worth individuals.
GENEVIEVE NNAJI: The Nollywood actress is ahead of her peers, benefiting from endless endorsements (Loya, MUD, Range Rover etc) and reaping dividends from private businesses she’s keeping off public glare. Paid a mind-boggling figure to act in the movie adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow sun’, Ms Nnaji rarely takes up movie roles these days. When she does, it must be worth it.
DAVIDO: The young son of billionaire businessman Deji Adeleke is making daddy proud earning his own money at the young age of 20. Davido who started out as a rookie less than two years ago now charges four to five million Naira to performat gigs and here’s the good part, he gets to perform at least three gigs in a week. Could be up to five, in seasons such as this. 2012 incomes include the N30m deal with MTN…
2FACE IDIBIA: If he didn’t make the list, wouldn’t you be scared? 2face started the year, releasing his fifth solo album and then embarked on a sponsored US tour. Charging as muchas $60,000 per show, Mr. Idibia was busy all year, headlining gigs all over. Investment in real estate and hospitality (including Club Rumours, in Ikeja, Lagos) also paid off.
DON JAZZY: The MAVIN Records boss signed a deal with Samsung Africa and broke bank with the Loya Milk deal. With his eyes firmly on the prize, the gifted producer moved beyondthe Mo’Hits beef to focus on pushing and monetizing MAVIN content, while expanding into fresh business areas. He’s penned a deal to produce the theme song for the Africa Cup ofNations holding in 2013… And the recently launched Pop Clubis a year-end addition that’ll sure bear fruits….
FUNKE AKINDELE: The actress-producer is still enjoying the success of ‘The Return of Jenifa’ from which she reportedly made over N30m. She has also been made the ambassador of Nigerian job websiteJobberman, a deal worth millions of Naira. That’s in addition to the endorsement deal with Telecoms Company GLO and the Lagos Inland Revenue Service.
WIZKID: The EME pop star this year made big bucks from his endorsement deal with carbonated soft drink Pepsi. Same for his deal with Star, for the all-star song. And all through the year, he stood as one of the highest paid acts, charging between N4m and N6.5m for performances here, and usually more, for gigs in Dubai, England and elsewhere…
IYANYA: Being his most promising year so far, Iyanya made quite a fortune off his ‘Kukere’ single. Performance fees doubled, tripled then doubled again, causing him to swim in millions. Just this year, he relocated to an expensive apartment in Lekki and bought for himself a Range Rover HSE.Next year should even be better.
BASKETMOUTH: Bright Okpocha’s transition from mere stand-up comic to events compere and TV host has the big bucks rolling in for him. His Globacom endorsement remains intact, and he’s delved heavily into show promotions here and abroad. There’s also the successful EmBARssy Lounge on Lagos mainland.
List was compiled by Osagie Alonge and Victoria Ige for The NET
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by alaoeri: 9:45am On Dec 28, 2012|
Happy for them beside putting smiles in one way or the other on the faces of the masses compare to our oloriburuku leaders.
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by donchris369: 11:00am On Dec 28, 2012|
Na wa o, so AY is not on that list, then how is he making all his mega money heis showing off?
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by dilbert100: 11:33am On Dec 28, 2012|
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by fankasibe: 11:48am On Dec 28, 2012|
Aren't we forgeting someone here.....the diva who almost caused her country an earthquake.....TONTO DIKE.....i heard she was also called upon to stand-up comedies and conserts to make people laugh by singing her 'HI'
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by pendusky(m): 11:48am On Dec 28, 2012|
Thatz interesting! I sense the list is a mere thinking writeup! If you can do some analysis of their fortune some of them wont make the list!
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by finsulyman: 11:52am On Dec 28, 2012|
am richer than them, i make up to N60m a month
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by Nobody: 11:52am On Dec 28, 2012|
owkay Letz cee
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by nollywood20: 11:58am On Dec 28, 2012|
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by sagytariusTM1: 12:04pm On Dec 28, 2012|
I wonder if people get orgærsm uploading Omotola's pix. What is her pix always doing on NL now?
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by Ndoz(m): 12:10pm On Dec 28, 2012|
Good for them
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by Symphony007: 12:11pm On Dec 28, 2012|
Is this why an educational career now plays second fiddle to music and acting fo teens of today?
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by pwiz(m): 12:17pm On Dec 28, 2012|
Will be joining the list in the nearest future.
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by Techwriter: 12:39pm On Dec 28, 2012|
Most paid indeed, yet Ngozi Nwosu is sick needs only 6million to solve her problem and they are asking the public for help. Most of their people have died this year just 4 inability to pay for proper medical attention. How cld these once give back to society when they can not even give to one of their own. Their lives are fake make believes and threads like this make our youths to aspire to this emptiness called celebrity. Selah
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by Nobody: 12:42pm On Dec 28, 2012|
The question is wizkid and banky who dey pay who, besides what is alibaba doing on that list without AY.
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by Nobody: 12:46pm On Dec 28, 2012|
OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE tops the list, yay!! Girl Power!!
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by Tbase2: 12:57pm On Dec 28, 2012|
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by Tbase2: 1:00pm On Dec 28, 2012|
Shollypopz: OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE tops the list, yay!! Girl Power!!sharrap there
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by sholay2011(m): 1:16pm On Dec 28, 2012|
finsulyman: am richer than them, i make up to N60m a month
By the way, are u an entertainer? Even if u are, I no sabi u. U aint a celebrity.
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by Redhot111(m): 1:16pm On Dec 28, 2012|
Hw abt footballers dat make d rea, raw n unquantifiable cash?
|Re: Most Paid Nigerian Entertainers 2012! by UyiIredia(m): 1:30pm On Dec 28, 2012|
The list is on-point.
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