Feb 092013
 

1.  2Face – Innocent Ujah Idibia

2Face Idibia was born Innocent Ujah Idibia in Jos, Nigeria. He is from the Okpokwu local government area and from the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State, in central Nigeria. He attended Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. He schooled briefly in the Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT), where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in business administration and management.

He’s speculated to worth over N550m with endorsement deals with Guinness, Airtel which earns him N20m and N22m respectively. He charges between N4 million and N5 million for shows. The artiste has invested heavily in real estate and stocks which is fetching him huge money.

 

2. D’banj – Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo

Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo (popularly known as D’banj, born June 9, 1980), is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and harmonica player. He has won several music awards including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007,  Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009.[2] and BET Awards of 2011 for Best International Act; Africa. He adopted the stage name D’banj, a combination of his first name Dapo and his surname Oyebanjo.  D’banj is currently best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit “Oliver Twist”, an uptempo dance fusion of Afro-Beats and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching #2 on the UK R&B chart.

He owns businesses like a TV reality show called Koko Mansion, a hangout in Nigeria and US, Koko Lounge, Koko Foundation and Koko Mobile. D’banj also signed a deal with Glo worth N7 million. Power Fist and Virgin Colur soft drink also signed him into a multi-naira deals, and another multimillion deal with a popular jeweler.

He has a deal with Chris Aire as the face of his watches, and another with UAC foods. He collects between N5m to N7m for local gigs, between $80 000 and $150 000 for African shows, £40 000 – £60 000 for UK shows and $50 000 to $60 000 for American gigs. He also earned himself a record deal with Kanye West.

 

3. P-Square

 

P-Square are a Nigerian R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye. They produce and release their albums through Square Records. In December 2011, they were also signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In May 2012, they also signed a record distribution deal with Universal Music South Africa.

The duo just acquired a private jet. But before then, they were said to be having problems with their landlord who allegedly gave them a quit notice. They have since built a mansion they call “Square Ville”, valued at N300m.

Both have now entered into a distribution deal with Universal Music Group for the distribution of the CD’s, DVD’s globally.

They KORA award they won in 2010 came with the sum of N150m. Shortly after, they got a deal with Glo worth N240m for four years. Their American tour of seven cities earned them a whooping sum of N150m. They own Rayfield Hotel, Jos and two other manufacturing factories where they built a bakery and pure water manufacturing companies also in Jos. They are said to charge N2 million per show.

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