It’s no secret that today the Nigerian music scene is heavily influenced by Western artists and genres, which is not a bad thing, except for the diminishing popularity of traditional Nigerian music genres. However, one genre is still as strong as ever – we’re talking about Fuji music.
The Fuji genre originated for solely spiritual purposes: to wake the Muslims for the morning prayer. However, later Fuji turned into a successful entertainment genre on its own. Who is the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria? Find out right now!
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1. Remi Aluko
Net worth: ₦55,000,000
Remi Aluko is known under two stage names, the second, being Ajela. Perhaps, the most fascinating fact about this contender for the title of the richest Fuji musician in Nigeria is that he was born into a Christian family, which didn’t prevent him from achieving tremendous success in the Fuji genre.
2. Taiye Currency
Net worth: ₦85,000,000
Tayie Currency is one of the most experienced Fuji artists in Nigeria with a career that spans over decades. He has the biggest following in Ibadan and Oyo State, although his devoted fans, who are always waiting for new releases from their beloved artist, are located all over Nigeria.
3. Muri Thunder
Net worth: ₦100,000,000
There have been numerous stories about a Nigeria richest musician who came from a poor family and rose to success, but it’s safe to say that none of today’s most popular Fuji artists had a beginning as humble as Muri Thunder. Nevertheless, today he is one of the most respected and widely popular artists of his genre.
4. Shefiu Alao
Net worth: ₦200,000,000
Shefiu Alao is often referred to as the best Fuji musician of Ogun State, as his most passionate and active fans are located in this region. Shefiu Alao is widely known under the name Omo Oko, or “local boy”, even though he is far from being just another local musician thanks to thousands of his fans.
Net worth: ₦300,000,000
KS1, whose real name is Sule Alao Malaika, quickly moved to the top 10 richest Fuji musician in Nigeria for one big reason: he’s one of the Fuji artists who managed to achieve international recognition and respect from the world’s most accomplished musicians, especially hip-hop artists.
6. Adewale Ayuba
Net worth: ₦400,000,000
Adewale Ayuba has quickly risen to fame in the Fuji music industry thanks to his deep and captivating lyrics that make every listener stop for a minute and think about the philosophical questions of our being. Mr. Ayuba recently turned out to be a Christian, which is why we can expect a change in his music style and, especially, lyrics.
7. Saheed Osupa
Net worth: ₦450,000,000
Saheed Osupa is one of the most seasoned Fuji performers, having started his music career in 1983. Since then he has been repeatedly called the King of Fuji Music, as well one of the most hard-working Nigerian musicians with an ability to give 10 fantastic shows a week.
8. Pasuma Wonder
Net worth: ₦455,000,000
One of the most pressing question in the Fuji music scene is the question of who is the richest Fuji musician btw Pasuma and Saidi Osupa. Well, judging from the net worth of the two artists, the richer one is Pasuma Wonder, who has created a unique sub-genre by masterfully combining the Fuji music tradition with modern pop tunes.
9. Abass Akande Obesere
Net worth: ₦500,000,000
Abass Akande Obesere has been performing in the Fuji genre since the 1990s, and during almost three decades of his career he has not only proven to be an outstanding musician but has also been at the center of numerous musical controversies. However, no one can argue that he started a music empire of his own.
10. Ayinde Wasiu Mashal
Net worth: ₦750,000,000
Kwam 1, also known as Ayinde Wasiu Mashal, is famous for being one of the most productive Fuji recording artists with over 50 albums in his portfolio. His hard work has been clearly rewarded by his wealth and never ending love of his fans. Kwam 1 is the most recognizable name in Fuji music, and that is all thanks to his efforts.
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