Interested in knowing who the richest Fuji musicians are? This post has got you covered as we’ll be talking about the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria and their respective networth this year.
Some people might say the likes of Davido, Olamide, and Wizkid of the hip-hop genre of music has taken over the Nigerian music industry, but that’s not true as these Fuji musicians are also been loved and supported by Nigerians especially citizens from the Yoruba tribe in South-Western Nigeria.
Before revealing the identity of these rich Nigerian Fuji musicians, let’s talk about the origin, history, meaning, and types of Fuji music in Nigeria.
Origin Of Fuji Music In Nigeria & All You Need To Know
Fuji is a popular genre of music in Nigeria that compromises other genres of music. These genres are highlife, apala, gudugudu, juju, aro, Sakara, and afro music genres.
It got its origin from the improvisational Ajisere/Were music tradition which is a type of music that is performed during the Fasting period (Ramadan).
The Ajisere/were music where Fuji got its origin from was made popular by Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister who is also the pioneer of Fuji music in Nigeria and the greatest Fuji musician in Nigeria.
Although, well many Nigerians don’t have an idea of what Fuji music means, it continues to trend in the country and even beyond the shores of Nigeria in some West African countries like Togo, Benin Republic, and Cote d’Ivoire.
During the early years of Fuji music in Nigeria, musicians in this genre of music didn’t make as much as what new generation Fuji musicians are earning currently and that leads us to a list of the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria currently.
Top 10 Richest Fuji Musicians In Nigeria (Updated Ranking)
Known for always giving out great tunes to their ever music hungry listeners who are mostly Yoruba’s from the South Western parts of Nigeria, Fuji musicians have been able to transform their music from not just music but potential income generators.
Below is a comprehensive list of the richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria. These musicians earn money from album sales, shows, endorsements e.t.c.
1. Kwam 1(K1 The Ultimate)
- Networth – 750 million Naira (Estimated).
- Real Names – Wasiu Ayinde Anifowose Marshall
- Date of Birth– 3rd of March, 1957
- Place of Birth – Agawaru, Lagos State, Nigeria.
With real names as Waisu Ayinde Anifowose, Kwam 1 is rated the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria right now.
Having spent some time in the Fuji music industry, K1 the Ultimate is for sure one of the greatest music icons when it comes to Fuji music in Nigeria.
K1 has also released a lot of albums after he Rose to fame in the late 1990s and he has also made a lot of wealth through Fuji as a genre of music in Nigeria.
2. Pasuma Wonder (Oganla)
- Networth– 500 million Naira(Estimated)
- Real Names– Wasiu Alabi Ajibola
- Date of Birth– 27th of November 1967
- Place of Birth – Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria.
If you have ever lived in some South Western States in Nigeria (especially in Lagos State), then you should have seen his stickers on the bodies of public buses.
Pasuma rose to fame after releasing his debut album in 1995 titled “Orobokibo” and since then, he has become a very famous musician in the Nigerian Fuji music industry.
Apart from being a very popular Fuji musician in Nigeria, Pasuma wonder has also worked with some of the biggest acts in the Nigerian hip-hop music industry and beyond.
Pasuma has also accumulated wealth over time as a Fuji musician and he is the second richest Fuji musician in Nigeria with a networth of about 500 million Naira (estimated)
3. Saheed Osupa
- Networth– 455 million Naira(Estimated)
- Real Names– Saheed Osupa
- Date of Birth– 1969
- Place of Birth – Lagos State, Nigeria.
On the third spot on our list of the richest Nigerian Fuji acts is a very popular Fuji music act who is known as Saheed Osupa.
Saheed hails from the ancient city of Ibadan and he started his career in Fuji music in the year 1983 and since then, he has become one of the biggest music acts when comes to Fuji music in Nigeria.
He has also released more than 20 albums since he started his career in Fuji music and has also made some outstanding wealth from it.
- Networth– 450 million Naira(Estimated)
- Real Names– Abass Akinde Obasere
- Date of Birth– 28th of January 1965
- Place of Birth – Kwara State, Nigeria.
Obesere is a popular Fuji musician and also one of the best Fuji musicians in the country. He started singing at a very tender age and since then, he has released a good number of tracks and albums and has also managed to stay relevant in the Fuji music industry to date.
Aside from Fuji music, Obasere is also a businessman and has a lot of business establishments to his name. He is one of the richest Fuji musicians in the country rush now and the 4th musician on our list.
5. Malaika (KS1)
- Networth– 400 million Naira(Estimated)
- Real Names– Sule Alao Malaika
- Date of Birth– 15th February 1973
- Place of Birth – Lagos State, Nigeria.
Sule Alao Malaika is a Nigerian Fuji star who was born in Lagos State but was raised in Ogun state both in Nigeria.
Just like some other Fuji musicians on this list, Malaika started a career in Fuji music as far back as the year 1983 and since then, he has grown to become one of the biggest music acts in the Nigerian Fuji music industry.
Like other musicians on this list of the richest Fuji Musicians and in Nigeria, Malaika has also made a good amount of money from album and track sales show both with Nigeria and outside the country.
He has an estimated networth of 400 million Naira and he’s the 5 richest Fuji musician in Nigeria.
- Networth– 400 million Naira(Estimated)
- Real Names– Adewale Ayuba
- Date of Birth– 6th of May 1966
- Place of Birth – Irene, Ogun State, Nigeria.
On the 6th spot on our list of the richest Fuji acts in Nigeria, we have Adewale Ayuba.
Ayuba is regarded as the oldest and most popular Fuji musician in Nigeria. He started singing in the year 1983 but released his first studio album titled Ibere in 1986 when he was 17 years of age.
Since the release of his first studio album in 1986, Ayuba has risen to become one of the best Fuji acts if not the best Fuji musician in Nigeria.
Some of his other albums include Igida, Ife, Ijo Fuji(Fuji dance), Bubble, and Mr. Johnson.
With an estimated networth of about 400 million Naira, Ajuba is the 6th richest Fuji musician in Nigeria.
7. Remi Aluko
- Networth– 350 million Naira(Estimated)
- Real Names– Remi Aluko
- Place of Birth – Nigeria.
Remi Aluko is another big act in the Nigerian Fuji music industry. He is regarded as a very talented Fuji musician whose music is mostly loved by many Yoruba speaking commercial vehicle drivers, bus conductors, commercial motorcyclists e.t.c.
In 2012, it was reported that this Fuji musician was blind but that hasn’t degraded his love for playing Fuji music as he remains a force to reckon with when it comes to Fuji music in Nigeria.
Like other Fuji musicians you see on this list, Aluko has also gathered a good amount of wealth in the Nigerian Fuji music scene and currently has an estimated networth of 350 million Naira.
He’s also the 7th richest Fuji artiste in Nigeria.
8. Shefiu Alao
- Networth– 300 million Naira(Estimated)
- Real Names – Shefiu Alao Adekule
When it comes to Fuji music in Ogun state particularly, Shefiu Alao is not a new name as he is known and loved by Fuji lovers from Ogun state and Nigeria in general.
Shefiu is a very talented Fuji musician and one of the best Fuji musicians we have in the country currently. He’s fond of calling himself “Omo Oko” Which means village boy because he believes he’s still a village boy even with his wealth and fame.
Although we won’t say he’s the best Fuji Musician in Nigeria, he’s surely one of the best musicians to listen to if you love Fuji music.
9. Muri Thunder
- Networth– 200 million Naira(Estimated)
- Real Names – Muritala Ademola Saludeen
Occupying the 9th position on our list of the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria, we have a rising star with his stage name as Muri Thunder.
According to various sources, Muri Thunder came from a very poor background and stayed in the ghetto areas in Lagos for a long time. Today, this talented Fuji artiste has risen to become one of the richest Fuji artistes in Nigeria.
His story and music inspire his listeners to believe they can still make it in life.
10. Taiye Currency
- Networth – 100 million Naira(Estimated)
- Real Names – Alhaji Taiwo Akande Abdulrasheed Adebisi
Taiye is another musician who is currently trending in the Nigerian Fuji music industry and has a huge fan base in Oyo State, Nigeria.
Just like his name says(Taiye CURRENCY), he’s one of the richest Fuji acts in Nigeria and the last musician on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in the Fuji music industry.
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