Who Is The Richest Between Davido and Wizkid? This is a question that has dominated so many arguments and debates. Let’s face it: rivalry, competition, and comparison drives any industry. From the infamous rivalry between two of the greatest football stars: Ronaldo and Messi to the age-old rivalry between Tuface and D’banj, we’ve seen it all. Even tech giants are not left out, as we see this rivalry been played out between Manufacturers of Android devices and Apple products. Truly, these comparisons excites us to no end. These issues are some of the most debated in every industry, and this time around, we aim to solve the long-term bone of contention and comparison between two of the biggest acts in the music iindustry – Davido and Wizkid. There has always been debate on who is richer since both artists are known for their extravagant lifestyle and numerous endorsement deals.
Who is Richer: Wizkid or Davido?
They’ve practically broken through every barrier in the African music industry. Although Forbes has given us an insight into the assets of these two main acts. With this post, however, we aim to put this question to rest by considering their past and latest achievements. So, sit back and relax while we walk you through the total amount of wealth they’ve amassed since the time of their careers.
Short Biography on Davido
Born as David Adededji Adeleke in November 21, 1992, Davido took the Nigerian industry by storm in 2011. With his hit single “E ma dami duro”, this amazing artiste unarguably set the trailblazing with numerous follow-up hits. Davido was born into the famous Adeleke family, which is well-known for political strength and entrepreneurial skills in various facets of our society. And this has helped him to jump-start his career in the music industry. However, his latest accomplishments have shown that this megastar is so much more than his family name or wealth.
At the start of his music career, he hit it up with a group called KB International in the States before moving down to Nigeria to find more solid ground for himself. Within just a few years of starting the HKN record label with his elder brother; Adewale Adeleke, Davido has gone on to produce songs for superstars like Tiwa Savage, Skales, and Naeto C.
Assets and Endorsement Deals
It’s undeniable that Davido is the rave of the moment. In mid-2018, he bought a Porsche Cayenne valued at 40 million naira for his girlfriend amidst a string of mouth-watering deals and gifts for his crew members and friends. In addition to this, the superstar has two well-furnished duplexes located in Lekki, and another in Atlanta, USA. Mind you, the costs of these houses run into hundreds of millions. What’s more? His garage is brimming with lots of exotic rides that will definitely amaze you.
His latest acquisition includes Range Rover Sport, Rolls Royce Phantom, Audi 2015 Model, Mercedes Benz Sedan AMG series, Porsche Carerra, Mercedes Benz G-Class, and Toyota Land Cruiser.
Yes, Davido is undoubtedly one of the richest musicians in Africa. At an estimated net worth of 5 billion, Davido is definitely at the top of his game. Just a year after he released his first hit single, Davido signed a 30 million naira endorsement deal with MTN as he was unveiled as the face of MTN pulse along with other artists.
Short Biography on Wizkid
Everyone loves the story of self-made millionaires, and Wizkid is just the perfect story-teller for this. Born on the 16th of July 1990, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun better known as Wizkid is a multi-talent singer and producer that has released so many hit tracks since 2011. Although he started recording music at a very young age, he quickly rose to stardom when he signed on to Bank W’s EME records.
Hit songs like “holla at your boy” and “gidi girl” was produced under this label. He left EME records after an alleged dispute with his boss, Bank W in 2013. Wizkid created Starboy Records after this incident and quickly went to garner more awards and international recognition. In fact, has become more of an international sensation in recent years due to outstanding collaborations with international acts like Chris Brown and Drake.
In fact, his collaboration with the latter earned him worldwide fame and also an appearance in the Guinness World Record. Mind you,d is also the first Nigerian to have over a million followers on Twitter.
Assets and Endorsement Deals
According to Forbes, Wizkid is the seventh richest artist in Africa with a net worth pegged at 7 billion naira. Although this estimation has generated lots of debates since some fans think Davido should be ranked higher, it’s undeniable that Wizkid is worth every damn penny he’s estimated for. In 2012, he signed a 350,000 dollars endorsement deal with Pepsi, and the following year he signed a 40 million dollar one year deal with MTN.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, as he has gone on to sign numerous deals with Guinness and Globacom. Recently, Wizkid was featured on a Dolce & Gabbana runway alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell. We can safely bet that he was paid handsomely for his appearance on the runway. In addition to this, Wizkid nets nothing less than 3 million naira per show or event.
It’s undeniable that these analyses are insufficient to totally cover the assets of these megastars. This is due to the fact that majority of their deals and contracts are shrouded in mystery. Therefore, it is almost impossible to get the accurate figures. However, by cross-checking our findings with verifiable news sources, we sincerely hope that we’ve solved this source of discord. If you think we haven’t covered all their assets, let’s hear your opinion in the comment section.