Top 10 Richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria and their net worth
Fuji is a popular Nigerian musical genre. It arose from the improvisational Ajisari/Were music tradition, which was performed to wake Muslims before dawn during the Ramadan fasting season.
This article highlights the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria, their net worth and more about their biographies and music career.
Here are the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria
Were/Ajisari music itself was made famous by Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. Fuji or Fuja are similar Yoruba words, and they are related in usage.
Generally, the lyrics are in Yoruba. Due to its popularity with young Nigerians, Fuji is now the leading hook of Nigerian hip-hop music.
Popular modern Fuji musicians in Nigeria
Fuji music has continued to attract younger generations in Nigeria; below is a list of popular modern Fuji musicians in Nigeria:
- Rasheed Ayinde Adekunle Merenge,
- Abass Akande obesere,
- Sir Shina Akanni,
- Alhaji Isiaka Iyanda Sawaba,
- Adewale Ayuba,
- Wasiu Alabi
- King Dr. Saheed Osupa (His Majesty)
- Late Sunny T Adesokan (Omo Ina ton ko fuji)
- Alayeluwa Sulaimon Alao Adekunle Malaika (KS1, Original ),
- Shefiu Adekunle Alao (Omo Oko),
- Sule Adio (Atawéwé),
- Tajudeen Alabi Istijabah (Oju Kwara),
- Wasiu Ajani, (Mr. Pure Water),
- Taiye Currency,
- Alhaji Komi Jackson,
- Remi Aluko (Igwe fuji),
- Muri Alabi Thunder,
- Karube Aloma,
- Oyama Azeez (Arabesa Alapatinrin)
- Murphy Adisa Sabaika (Madiba 2),
- Abiodun Ike Minister (Aremo Alayeluwa),
- Tunde Ileiru,
- Karubey Shimiu,
- Adeolu Akanni (Paso Egba),
- Shamu Nokia,
- Bola Abimbola, (Quintessential)
- Sunny Melody,
- Olusegun Ologo, and
- Segun Michael.
Top 10 Richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria and their Net Worth
Nigerian mainstream Musicians are among the richest globally, but few talk about Fuji musicians and their net worth.
Read on to see the Top 10 richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria and their net worth; the list includes the richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria and their contribution to the world of Fuji Music.
The richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria have made name, wealth and affluence for themselves; below are the Top 10 richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria:
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1. Ayinde Wasiu Mashal - Net worth of N800 Million
Wasiu Ayinde Anifowose Marshall (born 3rd March 1957), popularly known as 'Kwam 1 ', 'K1 de Ultimate 'and 'Ayinde Marshall ', was born in Agawaru, in Lagos State.
People have asked, "who is the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria?" Ayinde Wasiu Mashal is the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria; he also ranks as the most rated Fuji Musician in Nigeria.
Ayinde Wasiu has been on the stage of Fuji music for a long time; Ayinde Wasiu has been honoured with deserving chieftaincy titles.
Ayinde Wasiu is also the first Mayegun chief of Yorubaland.
Ayinde Marshal ranks first in our list of Top 10 richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria. Ayinde Wasiu Mashal discovered his interest in music when he was 8.
Although he still makes money from record sales, Ayinde Wasiu's primary source of wealth is from his shows.
Wasiu Ayinde Anifowose Marshall is the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of N800 million.
Ayinde Wasiu Mashal is known as the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria; he also ranks as the most rated Fuji Musician in Nigeria.
2. Pasuma Wonder - Net Worth of N555 Million
Wasiu Alabi Ajibola (born 27th November 1967, in Mushin) was popularly known by his stage name, ‘Pasuma’, ‘Pasuma Jibola’, ‘Pasuma Wonder’.
Pasuma Wonder closely follows Ayinde Wasiu Mashal, who is the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria. Pasuma wonder takes the second spot as the second richest Fuji musician in Nigeria.
Pasuma Wonder is a Nigerian actor, producer, Fuji musician and recording artist known in the Fuji circle as one of Nigeria's best and finest Fuji musicians.
Pasuma Wonder, the second richest Fuji Musician in Nigeria, is the owner of the “Wasbar” records and an author of an album called 'My World', which Fuji and hip-hop fans loved.
Pasuma is undoubtedly the most versatile Fuji musician in Nigeria. He has worked with fellow Fuji musicians and modern musicians and has fused several of his sounds with modern, Afro-pop beats.
Pasuma currently ranks as the second richest Fuji musician in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of N550 million.
Pasuma is the owner of the “Wasbar” records as well an author of an album called 'My World' which is loved by both Fuji and hip-hop fans.
3. Abass Akande Obesere - Net Worth of N550 Million
Abass Akande Obesere, also known as Omo Rapala, born 20th of January 1965, is a native of Ibadan.
Obesere forced his way into the limelight through his "vulgar" songs, which openly touch on issues that are considered taboo in the conservative Yoruba community.
Omo Rapala Obesere is the third richest Fuji Musician in Nigeria.
Following other successful musicians such as Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Obesere has also taken his own Fuji music brand worldwide. He was initially signed with Sony Music but moved onto other labels after payment disputes.
Omo Rapala Obesere is also known for his appearance and performance during the coronation of Olubadan in Ibadan.
Besides being an artist and a businessman, Obesere is a business tycoon with several business establishments to his name and has an estimated net worth of N450 million.
Omo Rapala looking joyous with his Son and beautiful Daughter.
4. Saheed Osupa - Net worth of N500 million
Saheed Osupa (born 1969) is a Nigerian-born actor, producer, and popular Fuji musician and largely regarded as one of the best Fuji musicians with deep, sermonic lyrics.
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Saheed Osupa and Wasiu Alabi Pasuma are rivals. Saheed Osupa claimed that several fruitless peace meetings took place in 2010 and 2011.
Saheed Osupa was born in the Mosafejo area of Ajegunle, Lagos State but grew up as a child in Ibadan, Oyo State's capital.
Saheed Osupa ranks as the fourth richest Fuji Musician in our top 10 richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria.
Saheed Osupa's father, Moshood Ajiwere Layeye, was a Wéré music artist and an elder cousin of Fuji musician Ayinde Barrister.
Saheed Osupa is the fourth richest Fuji musician in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of N450M.
Saheed Osupa has appeared in over 30 Yoruba films.
5. Sule Alao Malaika - Net worth of N450 million
Sule Alao Malaika (born 15th February 1973), popularly called ‘Malaika’, is a Nigerian Fuji musician born in Lagos State but raised in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Malaika ranks as the fifth richest Fuji Musician in Nigeria.
Malaika started his music career as far back as 1983 and, since then, has experienced a steady climb. Presently, Malaika is one of the biggest Fuji musicians in Nigeria and the world at large.
Malaika made some decent earnings from album sales, shows, and tours, within and outside Nigeria.
Malaika is one of Nigeria’s top Fuji musicians with an estimated net worth of N400 million.
Malaika performed in the United States of America from November 1997 and had a great time thrilling in about 15 states before returning to Nigeria with multi-million naira musical equipment.
Since Malaika came back from USA, he had taken his trade across the world ensuring that the music genre, Fuji is well known.
6. Adewale Ayuba – Net worth of N400 Million
Adewale Ayuba, popularly known as Ayuba, Mr Johnson, and the Bonus-fuji maestro, was born on 6th May 1966 in Ikenne Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Ayuba grew up as a child singer, and by the age of eight, he had started singing at local musical competitions and fiestas in Ikenne.
This made him pursue Fuji music after his secondary school education at Remo Secondary School, Sagamu, Ogun State.
Though, Ayuba converted to Christianity; He never allowed his new faith to deter him from his passion for Fuji music.
Adewale Ayuba is the 6th richest Fuji musician in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of N400 million.
Adewale Ayuba with his first daughter Tiwalade Jetawo.
7. Shefiu Alao - Net worth of 350 million
Sefiu Alao Adekunle, popularly known as Shefiu Alao, is a popular Fuji musician with a huge fan base in Ogun State.
Sefiu is another talented Fuji musician and one of the best Fuji musicians in Nigeria.
Sefiu usually refers to himself as “Omo Oko”, Which means ‘village boy’ owing to his belief that his wealth and riches will never erase where he is from or his humble beginnings.
Sefiu Alao Adekunle is the 7th richest Fuji musician in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of N350 million.
Sefiu Alao Adekunle is the 7th richest Fuji musician in Nigeria.
8. Muri Thunder - Net worth of N200 Million
Muritala Ademola Salaudeen, popularly known in the music circles as Genius Muri Alabi Thunder, was born on August 5th, 1973.
Muri Thunder's parents are Alhaji Tiamiyu Salaudeen Orimadegun and Alhaja Mariamo Salaudeen from Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government, Lagos State,
Muri Thunder is originally a native of Oje Local Government Area in Oyo state.
Muri Thunder occupies the 8th position on our list of the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria.
Muri Thunder is from a humble background and lived in the ghetto areas of Lagos state for a long time.
Muri Thunder enjoys massive fan attention across the South West and the Fuji industry and has an estimated net worth of N200 million.
Muri Thunder occupies the 8th position on our list of the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria
9. Remi Aluko – Net Worth of N100 Million
Remi Aluko is popularly known as Igwe1. Remi Aluko began studying music at a very tender age.
Remi Aluko's Fuji music style is unique; he usually sings in a fast rhythm with interesting slangs. Remi Aluko occupies the 9th position on our list of the top 10 richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria.
It was reported that this Fuji musician was blind, it was a mere rumour, but the Fuji Singer confirmed the report in an exclusive interview with Saturday Beats.
Remi Aluko said, “I have a problem with my sight, and the ailment is called glaucoma. A lot of people have it in Nigeria but do not know. I did not have any symptoms before the illness manifested itself.
That is why I advise people to always go for medical check-up. I have rectified the problem through an operation in India, but the truth is that my sight is not like it used to be.
You know that once a part of the body is damaged, it cannot function like it used to. I can see, but my vision is not as clear as it used to be."
Like other Fuji Musicians, Remi Aluko has acquired wealth in the Fuji industry and has an estimated net worth of N100 million.
Aluko said he got to know about his illness during an altercation with someone, which led to him being punched in the face.
10. Taye Currency - Net Worth of N85 million
Alhaji Taiwo Akande Abdulrasheed Adebisi, popularly known as Taye Currency, is the 10th on our list of the richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria.
Taye Currency built a house in Ibadan that has become a real decoration to Oyo State architecture; the new mansion attracted thousands of loyal fans and admirers during the unveiling ceremony.
Taye Currency is from Oyo state in Nigeria. Taye Currency has increased his Fuji music fan base across Oyo and other parts of Southwest Nigeria.
Taye Currency is another force to reckon with in the Nigeria Fuji Music industry. Taye Currency has an estimated Net worth of N85 million.