Top 10 Richest DJs in Nigeria & Net Worth. See who’s No. 1.
Gone are those days when being a DJ rakes in low income. Nowadays, you can garner millions with this profession. Are you even aware that there are some DJs in Nigeria that are well to do than some musicians?
Yes, there are and there are lots of them actually. Even though disc jockeying is not well appreciated as a career in some parts of the world, this is what some other people do to sustain themselves and their families. And, they’re really doing good. Some are even expanding to doing music, instead of just being the person that stirs people to dance with a great selection of music.
Some of the popular and richest DJs in Nigeria are DJ Neptune and DJ Xclusive and all thanks to Forbes who has given us an estimation of their net worth (2019). Without saying too much, here’s a list of the top 10 richest DJs in Nigeria.
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Top 10 Richest DJs in Nigeria
10) DJ Sose – Net Worth $400,000
Originally named Thomas Amar-Aigbe, DJ Sose was born in Ibadan to a Nigerian father and a Hungarian mother. He’s one of the top DJs in Nigeria who’s rich as well. In accordance with him, his dad gave him his stage name; Sose, which literally translates to ‘Bear Witness’. The remarkable DJ also has a tattoo on his face which he discloses that it’s part of his uniqueness and branding. DJ Sose has a net worth estimated at $400,000 and he’s married to Olamide. In the recent past years, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards has showered him a couple of awards and he’s also enjoyed being rated amongst the top 10 African DJs by Channel 0.
9. DJ Lambo – Net Worth $500,000
Influenced by her daddy who was a disc jockey during his time, Olawunmi Okerayi, who is popularly known as DJ Lambo, is a female Nigerian DJ. She once worked at Raypower 100.5 FM as an On-Air Personality (OAP) in the years 2008 and 2009. She was enlisted among the top 5 Nigerian DJs to watch out for in 2015, a few years after she got signed to Loopy Music. At the City People Entertainment Awards in 2016, she won the DJ of the Year for the female category. She also played at the season 2 of the reality game show Big Brother Nigeria. In an estimate, she’s worth $500,000.
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8. DJ Caise – Net Worth $550,000
Derin Phillips, widely known as DJ Caise, is one of the talented celebrities in Nigeria. Before he started disc jockeying, he pursued music as a course of study at the University of Reading. Adding to the fact that he’s from a rich family, he holds a degree in Economics and a Master’s in Finance. Derin Phillips has performed alongside other prominent artists in the music industry and he’s known to create his own special beats.
7. DJ Jimmy Jatt – Net Worth $700,000
Who doesn’t know the Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt? At least if you don’t know him physically, you sure must have heard some of his jingles online. DJ Jimmy Jatt is renowned to have helped many Nigerian musicians in the music industry and it’s no doubt that he’s a leading hip-hop DJ in the country. DJ Jimmy Jatt, whose real name is Oluwaforijimi Jimmy Adewale Amu, was born in the year 1966. He started with rapping but it couldn’t get him far as there was no record label to sign him. Later, he dived into disc jockeying which brought about his fame. DJ Jimmy Jatt is one of the highest-paid DJs in the country and he’s a skillful DJ with endorsement deals worth millions of Naira. His net worth is estimated to be $700,000.
6. DJ Cuppy – Net Worth $750,000
DJ Cuppy was born on the 11th of November, 1992 as Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola with her daddy being one of the prominent billionaires in Nigeria; Femi Otedola. She’s the richest female DJ in Nigeria and one of the highest-paid DJ’s in Nigeria. DJ Cuppy has a degree in Business and Economics from the King’s College in London in 2014 and as well a Master’s Degree in Music Business. In 2014, the “Gelato” crooner launched her own company; Red Velvet Music Group, which further gives her more opportunity to do more content production business and music management.
5. DJ Baddo – Net Worth $800,000
DJ Baddo was born on the 6th of May 1984 in Lagos state as Godfrey Egbe. He’s from Edo state and apart from being a popular disc jockey, he’s an avid blogger and music promoter. DJ Badoo is known for its frequent mixtapes, which of course, gave rise to his fame. DJ Baddo has done a lot of collaboration with many Nigerian artists like Seriki, Skales, Samba Dance, Durella & Miyaki, Jaywon, and Terry G. His net worth is estimated to be around $800,000.
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4. DJ Spinall Net Worth $850,000
Born as Sodamola Oluseye Desmond, DJ Spinall is popular for being the first Nigerian DJ to get foreign endorsements and go on a tour in the USA. In the year 2013, he was signed to Mavin Records Label but he didn’t stay long before he crossed on to Atlantic Records UK which offers an international recording deal. Financially, DJ Spinall is worth $850,000.
3. DJ Humility – Net Worth $900,000
Benedict Afagbe, known as DJ Humility to many is one of the richest Nigerian DJs. Growing up for him was a little bit tough because he grew up in a barrack and in 2005, he lost his dad. DJ Humility is known for its skill and capability to handle rap and hip-hop. No wonder he got a nomination of being the best DJ for the Nigerian entertainment award. Benedict Afagbe is happily married with three kids and his net worth is estimated to be $900,000.
2. DJ Neptune – Net Worth $1.1 million
DJ Neptune is from Edo State and his real name is Imohiosen Patrick. He’s onr of the richest and Popular DJs in Nigeria and he’s known for his creativity and professionalism. DJ Neptune commenced his professional career as a DJ in 2001 and he’s once worked at Ray power 100.5 FM as an in-house DJ.
1. DJ Xclusive – Net Worth $2 million
Now you have it! The richest DJ in Nigeria. Rotimi Alakija, which many only know as DJ Xclusive, was given birth to in the United Kingdom by Nigerian parents. He has a lot of endorsement deals and a net worth of $2 million. He’s the highest-paid DJ in Nigeria and he’s also a recording artist and a record producer. Brick and Lace, Rihanna, Mario Winans, and Ne-Yo are some of the few popular foreign artists he has performed with.