Who is richer between Wizkid and veteran Nigerian musician King Sunny Ade, what’s their net worth? Sunny Ade is called king because he’s earned that title overtime and over years.
On the one hand, Wizkid is an internationally recognized star who’s worked with the biggest names in global music.
In this post, we’ll discuss the wealth value of both parties and their career tales, and try to prove who’s richer by providing their net worth and other assets owned by them. Read on…
Who is the Richest Between Wizkid and King Sunny Ade?
Wizkid’s Net Worth and Career Tale
Almost every Nigerian above the age of 12 knows Wizkid, he’s so talented and has achieved that much fame and recognition.
Wizkid is a top music star in Nigeria who’s sighted the likes of Daddy Showkey and Fela Kuti to be his influences in music.
Aside working with several topnotch musicical stars in Nigeria, he’s also worked with American musicians like Drake and popular singer and dancer, Chris Brown.
In less than a decade in the Nigeria music industry, Wizkid has caused a drastic change in sound and put up a bigger challenge in the industry.
Not to talk of this, but Wizkid has won more awards than almost every other artiste in Africa. Across the African music scene, and now spanning across other continents is his name, Wizkid.
He’s a popular and regular face to mega music concerts in Africa and he never runs out of signing multimillion naira endorsement deals with mega companies in Nigeria.
Wizkid is a label boss who broke out of Empire Mates Entertainment to form his own record label, StarBoy Entertainment.
He’s bagged a multimillion naira endorsement deal with one of Nigeria’s biggest telecommunications network company, Globacom, in the past.
In 2013, it was reported that the star also signed a N30 million naira endorsement deal with South Africa-owned telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria. He also signed a mega endorsement deal worth about N100 million naira with Guiness Nigeria.
Although endorsement deals form a big part of his earnings, he makes money from concert ticket sales, music sales, YouTube views, personal business deals.
Wizkid is a signed act with Sony/RCA Records in the U.S., and has become the first Nigerian artiste to earn a Grammy Awards nomination. Wizkid has an estimated net worth of $19 million dollars.
King Sunny Ade’s Net Worth and Career Tale
King Sunny Ade is a multi-talented legendary Nigerian musician, instrumentalist, music composer and singer who was born on the 22nd of September, 1946.
He was born as Sunday Adeniyi in the region of Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. King Sunny Ade is considered a pioneer of modern day music, and he has influenced several musicians across Africa.
The legendary Nigerian musician started out as a member the Olaiya’s Federal Rhythm Dandies. King Sunny Ade performed with the band as a member for many years before he broke out of the music band to form his own band, known as “The Green Spots” in 1967.
The Green Spot music band by King Sunny Ade had performed in several States and at different events and ceremonies where they were heavily paid to perform.
The band changed names a couple of times within the span of it’s existence firstly to “African Beats”. Later on, the band changed its name to “Golden Mercury”. King Sunny Ade is very influential in music and other sectors including politics.
The legendary musician due to his level of influence and respected that has been earned was chosen by the Minister of Information in Nigeria at to moment, Lai Mohammed, to represent the nation as the ambassador of the “Change Begins With Me” campaign.
King Sunny Ade has been crowned King of Juju music, but this was also inherent in his father who was an organist in his church.
In December 2016, King Sunny Ade sold his customized guitar for the huge sum of N52.1 million naira. He has an estimated net worth of $7 million dollars.