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Unveiling Highest Paid Nigerian Artistes

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Gone are the days when
Nigerian artistes had to sleep at People’s  door steps for their voice to be heard. Now  they are not only running the show, they are also smiling  to the banks in a big way. They now own  the most  fashionable cars, most beautiful houses and other endorsements.
Basically, each artiste has a standard fee for gigs, concerts, but for private parties such as birthdays, wedding etc, they charge  according to their ratings.
The underlisted artistes are put together strictly on how much  they earn per show, influence and other  factors.
P-Square : P-Square can be referred to as the most consistent of all time. Without mincing word, the ‘Alingo’  exponents are rocking the town currently. Any show of  concert that P Square  graces is a big one.
Their  official  fee according to our source  is N15 million. Most concerts during festive period  have their  faces on them, the music  duo of Peter and Paul Okoye have featured in Forbes Africa Twice. They have  recorded big concerts and have been presidential quests in at least five African countries according to report.
D.Banj: Nigeria Singer and song writer Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo is one artiste that sells shows in Nigeria. Virtually all big concerts in Nigeria would  have D’banj face on it. Before he pitched his  tent  with good music  in America, the Ogun  State born  singer charged  N15 million per   event appearance.
But now, his strength and availability has dropped drastically to the extent that he hardly  graces some major  concerts within the country.
At the moment, we gathered from close  source that he charges between N5 million and N7 million as performance fee for  local gigs, $80,000 to $150,000 for African Shows  €40,000 to €60,000 for American  shows.
2 Face: Innocent ‘2 Face’ Idibia is one artiste no body could push  aside. As a result  of his achievements in the music  industry we learnt that the African queen crown charges N10 million per  event at festive period. On a normal  day he charges between N5 million and N6 million per show.
It will also interest you that the talented  singer has huge investments in stocks and real estate  with five multi million naira  houses.
Timaya: The Egberi Papa I of Bayelsa is another artiste that has disappointed his critics who felt he cannot come out with hits again. All parties could  not do without dancing to his latest song ‘Bum Bum Ukwu’ and  other hit songs  from the talented singer. This has earned him more shows  outside Lagos  where he has lots of fan base. He charges N5 million per show.
Iyanya: Project  fame  winner, Iyanya we learnt charges N2 million  to N3 million  per show. This Akwa Ibom born  singer has been a force to  be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. He shot him self to limelight when he dropped his  first hit single ‘Kukere’ which  has very  unique dance steps.
Wizkid: Wizkid who will prefer to be referred to as Wizzy as he  believes he is no More a kid in the game has indeed paid his dues in the industry.  He has endorsements here and  there. It will interest you to know that the talented  singer earns between N4 million and N5 million per show.
Flavour: High life music  star, Flavor has proved his critics wrong by churning out hits upon hits  since his inception in the musical scene. We gathered that he charges between N2 million and N3 million. The talented  musician whose wonderful combination  of native  language Igbo  and English in most  of his songs, has fetched him more fans.
Tiwa Savage: The Nigerian  female  celebrity  collects N2.5 million per show and she is rated as one of the sexiest female  celebrities in Nigeria.
Davido: Aye crooner, Davido can be referred  to as  super talented young singer Nigerian music mainstream have been enjoying  tremendous transformation since the talented singer has been known for  producing hit  tracks. The Omo Baba  Olowo as he is fondly called whose  latest truck “Aye” seems  to be  every club favourite goes  for N3 million to N3.5 million per show.
Banky W: Mr. Capable, Bankole Wellington is in a world of his own as a specialist in RnB Genre of music and he is  smiling to the bank for his efforts. He is also a Samsung Ambassador.
Ice Prince: MI, Nigeria’s musician  with six million downloads is number nine on richest African musicians list. He is two studio owner, a member of One Foundation and Plug N. Play ambassador. The  Oleku crowner earns N3 million per show.
Omawunni: This is another talented female singer who entered  into the music  industry through West African Idol. She smiles  home with N3 million per show.
Dare Art Alade: This is a soul singer with unique  touches. The singer earns N3 million per show. He gets most of his shows through the wife who is an  event planner. He is also a compere and he is doing wonderfully well.
Gice: Aside the fact that he is struggling with his carrer, Gice remains  one of the talented musicians  in the industry and can still pull crowd  anytime any day. The talented singer collects N2 million per show.
Naetoc: Funky rapper, Naeto C needs little or no introduction. He has been shown love by  several music lovers  both home and abroad. The talented singer charges N1.5 million.
…culled from Global Excellence Magazine.

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Why Women In Nollywood Have More Money Than Men – Linda Osifo

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Ebony Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo has opened up on why women in the movie industry are more successful than their male counterparts.
When asked why women do better, have more cars than the men in the industry, Osifo, speaking during an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbing Minds, said there are so many more avenues for women to make money than men.
According to her, actresses have ambassadorial deals from wig brands, skin care, clothing brands, which is why some of them have more money than men and are able to acquire houses.
Linda said,
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“As a woman compared to a man I have more options to get more jobs than a man.
“I can advertise hair, wigs, shoes and a wide range of clothes from brands which most men cannot. The ratio of men to women is 1:3 which makes the market wider for us.
“I’ve become a brand ambassador to skincare brands and that’s an industry that men don’t dominate and conquer so this is how women are more successful.
“Women have more opportunities to make money.”
The 29-year-old actress said the mentality of the society that a woman can’t make it on her own is the reason for the rumours that most actresses have illicit affairs.
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“I’ve come to understand that society has the mindset that most women can’t succeed on their own. It’s a big problem because there are many women who are doing so much for themselves,” she added.
She noted that social media plays an important role in an actor’s career because we are in a digital world but talent sustains your success.
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“The more people on social media platforms, the more you can market to them, but at the end of the day talent sustains success,” she said.

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The Voice Nigeria 3: How Darey Pushed Esther To Victory

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The Voice Nigeria Season three came to a crescendo last Saturday night when 23-year-old Esther Benyeogo emerged as the winner of the music reality TV show.
With Esther’s victory at the keenly contested competition, Darey Art Alade has engraved his name on the list of the Voice Nigeria coaches whose talent emerged winners.
The journey to victory for Esther began with a blind audition that had a total of 32 talents performing to get the attention of any coach in order to get a turnaround.
In the third week of the show, Esther made her first appearance at the blind auditions. Her rendition of Andra Day’s ‘Rise Up’ erupted the first teary emotion on the show as coaches Darey, Waje and Falz turned to canvass for her acceptance into their teams. After her rendition of the song, Waje couldn’t hold back her tears as she got emotional and cried while heaping accolades and commendations on the graduate of the University of Benin.
Settling into Team Darey with Rachel, Ayomikun, Jeremiah, Blescene, and Dapo, Esther made no mistake of saving her powerful voice for the last round, she displayed her dexterity and brilliance from the knockouts where she was sent straight to the battles after her rendition of Westlife’s ‘Flying Without Wings.’
The Delta indigene didn’t settle for less as she conquered Jeremiah on the battlefield to qualify for the live show.
Her final performance at the grand finale elicited cheers and claps from the studio audience.
Though not new to winning singing competitions, Esther says, winning The Voice Nigeria 3 is special because she’s recognised for her singing abilities.
“I am grateful to The Voice Nigeria and my fans out there for this amazing experience. It has been my utmost joy to come on your screens every week and share my gift on such a huge platform. This win is even more special for me because it is one thing to know you have a gift, but it means everything to be recognised for that gift. I must however give thanks to God without whom I would not be here today and also appreciate my family and friends for their love, support, and prayers,” she stated.
With every of her step, Darey couldn’t help but shower accolades on Esther, who had won God’s Children Great Talent Season 7 contest in 2017 at age 19, after she emerged first runner-up in the Next Big Teen talent in 2012.
“Of course, I am thankful to my Coach, Coach Darey, for making my time here truly rewarding, and for equipping me with the skills to give this my best shot,” she said of her coach.

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I Hope Nobody Else Dies Before PSquare Reconcile – Ayo Animashaun

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Media entrepreneur, Ayo Animashaun, has urged former PSquare duo, Peter and Paul Okoye, to settle their differences and not wait until they lose another person.
The executive producer shared a photo of members of the defunct Plantashun Boyz, 2face Idibia, Blackface and Faze after they had made peace at the ‘Night of Tribute’ in honour of late Sound Sultan in Terra Kulture, Lagos State on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
The singers were at some point called upstage and urged to reconcile as a way to honour the late singer, who was their bosom friend and colleague.
They agreed, embraced peace and even performed their classic songs together on stage.
Holding photo of the Plantashun Boiz which he described as his ‘picture of the month’, Animashaun called on the Okoye twin brothers to follow suit while hoping they do not lose any life before they eventually do the needful.
He wrote: “My picture of the month….I hope we don’t lose another life before @iamkingrudy and @peterpsquare realise it’s their turn to bury the hatchet. @therealblackfacenaija @fazealone @official2baba.”

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