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Most influential Naija Entertainers!

The list may not be very authentic but there is no doubt about their influence in the Entertainment Industry.

{1} PSquare: images_3
The singing and dancing duo, are unarguably the richest
in the entertainment
industry. They won the KORA award for Best Africa Artiste 2010 and the award came with $1m (N156m). Shortly after that they landed an endorsement deal with Globacom
telecommunications worth about N240m for four years.
As if that wasn’t enough, they had one of their greatest international gigs
and an American tour of seven cities, which earned them a whopping $1m
(N156m).

The duo built two houses within six months valued at
N300m in the same
neighbourhood and named it Squareville. They in addition own a hotel and two multi-million naira factories in Jos among other
investments. The bulk of their earnings come from concerts and endorsements.
The duo has sold above 14 million copies of their CDs
since 2005.
They recently also, confirmed that they have acquired a home
in the city of San Francisco, Northern California.

{2} D’banj:images_4
Popularly known as the ‘Kokomaster’ or Mr. Endowed, Dbanj is one artiste that has got the penchant for making money.
He certainly has very strong passion for
business because Apart from music, Mr. Endowed has other businesses, which
include the Koko Mansion, a TV reality show; Koko Lounge, an upscale hangout
in Lagos and UK; Koko
Foundation, a charitable organization and the
recently-launched Koko Mobile, under his label Koko.
The bulk of his money comes from endorsements – his
endorsement deal with Globacom
telecommunications cost N70m. He has a multimillion naira endorsement with
an energy drink, Power Fist; a deal with the makers of
Virgin Colour soft drink; and another multi-million naira
deal with a popular jeweller .
He has a deal running into millions with Chris Aire, as the face of his watches and another one with UAC
Foods. He collects between N5m and N7m as performance fees for local gigs; $80,000 to $150,000
for African shows; £40,000 to £60,000 for UK shows; and $50,000 to $60,000 for American shows.
Like Don Jazzy, D’banj also bagged a recording deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music; He is presently the owner of (DKM) records, where Davido
is signed.

{3} Tuface:
Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, who was
once a member of the band, Plantashun Boyz, is believed
to be one of the richest entertainers in Nigeria. He has two platinum records in
his k---y and it is been
speculated that he is worth over N1 billion.
This is by no means a
surprise as he has had
endorsement deals with brands like Guinness, from which he earned N20m and
also Airtel, which earned him N22m in 2012. He was also
said to have earned N30m from the producers of Phat
Girls movie, and charges between N4m and N5m per show. Theartiste has invested heavily in real estate and stocks, where he earns big bucks. He once said he
was set to recover all the wealth taken from Africa.

{4} Don Jazzy:
Michael Enebeli, also known as Don Jazzy, co-founder of Mo’Hits (now owner of Marvin Records) is reputed
to be one of the best and most sought after producers in the showbiz world.
At age five, Don Jazzy already had eyes for the microphone as he was always in the studio. He was a member of Good Morning Kids, a group
created by his father. Don Jazzy is also known for his
business dexterity.

{5} Genevieve:images_9
She started her acting career as a child actress in the then-
popular television soap opera “Ripples” at the age of 8. She was also featured in
several commercials, some of which included Pronto
beverage and Omo
detergent. In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie “Most Wanted.”
In 2002, she starred in the movie “Sharon Stone”, and her fame shot beyond the
shores of Nigeria to the rest of Africa and several European countries. One can
say that through the buzz, Genevieve reinvented the
Nigerian film Industry,
introducing Nollywood to the rest of the world.
But with fame comes wealth, she has accumulated lots of
money throughout her career. At the moment, she earns no less than 1.4 million
naira per movie. Her
endorsement with Lux and many other multinational companies makes her
arguably, the richest actress in Nigeria. [informationng.com]

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