Wizkid And Davido Who Is Richer? FORBES RANKING


The Nigerian entertainment industry has grown
tremendously over the years,all over the world there are fans of Nigerian music who are rooting for their favorite artists and hence,will go to any length to prove their point,we have seen some of the best music rivalry between Wizkid and Davido,mainly because the two are among the biggest Afrobeats stars in Nigeria.

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In this post however we will answer one of the most asked question in the Nigerian music industry which is;  ''Wizkid and Davido'',who is richer?
 

Before we set off,here are some of the quick facts about Wizkid and Davido that you probably know. 

Wizkid And Davido Who Is Richer

Q: Wizkid Quick Facts? 
  • 1. He is one of the most popular artist in Africa.
  • 2. Wizkid’s real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun,he gave himself the Wizkid at the beginning of his music career,he was born on the 16 of July 1990 in Surulere,he started singing at the age of 11 in local churches as a vocalist and also was a choir member,later he became an underground song writer.
  • 3. As an upcoming artist,Wizkid was coached by Naeto C,he was also a member of a gospel singing group called "Glorious Five" which he formed,he later left to pursue his own solo career.
  • 4. Wizkid has fathered kids out of wedlock,his first son was born in October 2010. 
  • 5. After 'Glorious Five' didn't work out, he re-branded and discarded the name ''Lil’ Prince'' and chose another name ''Wizkid''.
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  • 6. Wizkid has had several confrontations with Davido,in 2017 they had a much publicized fall out in Dubai at a music festival. 
  • 7. Some of Wizkids hit songs are "Holla at Your Boy"  ''Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Don't Dull", "Love My Baby" "Pakurumo" ''Mmanya'' Etc,In 2017 he released a studio album titled 'Sounds from the Other Side' which featured some Nigerian and international artists.
  • 8. Wizkid left EME music and created his own record label named Starboy,he is also affiliated with other recording labels like RCA and Disturbing London.Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, "One Dance",he also became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake's hit song "One Dance",he is also the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.
  • 9. Wizkid flunked out of college,In 2009 Wizkid dropped out of Lagos State University (LASU) to focus on his music career,he also tried to enroll into Lead City University, but he also couldn't graduate,he eventually dropped out after completing two sessions.
  • 10.Wizkid has won a lot of awards in his music career,both local and International awards.

Q: Davido Quick Facts? 
  • 1. Davido was born David Adedeji Adeleke on the 21st of November 1992 in Atlanta,Georgia,USA,he relocated back to Nigeria at a very tender age,he is also a recording artist,performer,music producer and a singer,he was formerly in a group called KB international in America,before he decided to go solo. 
  • 2. He is the co-owner of the music label HKN Music,has also produced some songs for some of Nigeria's biggest artists like Tiwa Savage,Naeto C,Skales Etc.
  • Davido's record label is affiliated to major record labels such as Sony,RCA & DMW. Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) was formed by Davido,he signed Dremo and Mayorkun to his new label.
  • 3. Davido's debut album is called ''Omo Baba Olowo'',some of his hit songs include "Back When" "Dami Duro" "Overseas" "Gbon Gbon" "Gobe", "One of a Kind", "Skelewu", "Aye", "Tchelete'' ft Mafikizolo Etc In 2016 Davido released an EP titled Son of Mercy. 
  • 4. Davido is from a wealthy family,his father is a successful business man while his late mother was a university lecturer.
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  • 5. Davido has also fathered kids with different women one of which is Imade Adeleke from Sophia Momodu. In 2017,Davido welcomed his second daughter named Hailey Adeleke from his Atlanta based baby mama named Amanda,OBO currently has 4 children from four baby mamas.
  • 6. Davido has won many local and international awards. 

Now let's answer the million dollar question? Wizkid And Davido Who Is Richer?

Q: Wizkid And Davido Who Is Richer? 

Well according to Forbes Ranking of the richest artist in Africa,Wizkid was ranked just above Davido,meaning that Wizkid was much more bankable than Davido,however this forbes list was released back in 2017.

Some of the richest artists from Africa were ranked by Forbes in 2017,Wizkid was ranked 7th richest while Davido was ranked 8th richest in Africa. 
However we are still waiting for the latest official ranking of the richest artists from Africa by forbes this year. 

Also note that Forbes ranking might be based on the revenue generated by an artist every year,if Forbes were to rank these artists based on the overall net worth,then Davido would probably be ranked higher than Wizkid considering the fact that he is from a wealthy family. 

Nevertheless let's wait patiently for the official ranking by Forbes. 

In your own assessment,between Wizkid & Davido,who is richer?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


FIRST PUBLISHED: APRIL 2018


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