Top 10 Richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria
Have you always wanted to know the top richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria and their net worth? If yes, then look no further, as this post will no doubt do justice to that.
Fuji music is one of the indigenous musical genres of southwestern Nigeria. The region has always been described as the ‘life of the party’ wire of the entire country largely because its love for social gatherings and social parties is unrivaled.
Despite the perception of some as Fuji being a genre largely enjoyed by motor-park touts, the genre is mostly enjoyed by the Crème de la crème of the Yoruba society, those at the top of the chain, which is why Fuji musicians are some of the richest musicians in Nigeria.
In this post, we have detailed a list of the richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria and their net worth and every information we have been able to find on them. Keep your fingers crossed!
Top 10 Richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria & Net Worth
Below is a list of the richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria (2021) and their net worth:
10. Taiye Currency
Net worth: N100M
Alhaji Taiwo Akande Abdulrasheed Adebisi, popularly known as Taiye Currency is the first on our list of the richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria. He is a big deal in the Nigerian Fuji music industry and has a huge fan base in Oyo State, Nigeria.
Taiye Currency has been on the Fuji scene for over a decade and has enjoyed massive media attention which has shot up his popularity over the years.
Taiye Currency is the 10th richest Fuji musician in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of N100M.
9. Muri Thunder
Net worth: N200M
Muritala Ademola Saludeen, more commonly known by his stage name, Muri Thunder occupies the 9th 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 in Lagos for a long time. Today, favour has smiled on the resilient musician and his story has inspired which has landed him a spot on our list.
Muri Thunder enjoys massive fan attention across the South West and the Fuji industry and has an estimated net worth of N200M.
8. Sefiu Alao
Net worth: N250M
Sefiu Alao Adekunle, popularly known as Shefiu Alao is a popularly Fuji musician with a huge fanbase in Ogun State.
Sefiu is a very talented Fuji musician and one of the best Fuji musicians in Nigeria. He fondly refers to himself “Omo Oko” Which means ‘village boy’ owing to his belief that wealth has not in any way changed him from the village boy that he is.
Although we won’t say he’s the best Fuji Musician in Nigeria, he’s surely one of the best musicians to listen to is you love Fuji music.
7. Remi Aluko
Net worth: N350M
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 net worth of 350 million Naira.
6. Adewale Ayuba
Net worth: N400M
Adewale Ayuba is undoubtedly one of the most popular Fuji musicians in Nigeria. Ayuba started his Fuji career in 1983 but it wasn’t until 1986 that he released his first album titled ‘Ibere’ at the age of 17.
Ayuba’s fame soared after the release of his album and went on to become one of the biggest Fuji musicians ever.
Some of his albums include Igida, Ife, Ijo Fuji (Fuji dance), Bubble and Mr. Johnson.
Adewale Ayuba is the 6th richest Fuji musician in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of N400M
5. Sule Alao Malaika
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 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 of Nigeria
Malaika is one of Nigeria’s top Fuji musicians with an estimated net worth of N400M.
4. Abass Akinde Obasere
Net worth: N450M
Date of Birth– 28th of January 1965
Place of Birth – Kwara State, Nigeria.
Abass Akande Obesere (born 28th January 1965), popularly referred to as ‘Obesere’, is a popular movie actor, producer, and Fuji musician and also one of the best Fuji musicians in Nigeria.
Obesere started his musical career at a tender age and has enjoyed massive success over the years. His transition from a musician to an actor was what many never imagined until he graced the silver screen.
Besides being an artiste and a businessman, Obesere is also is a business tycoon with several business establishments to his name and has an estimated net worth of N450M.
3. Saheed Osupa
Net worth: N450M
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.
Osupa is from the ancient city of Ibadan and started his music career as far back as 1983. Since then, Osupa has become one of the biggest Fuji musicians in Nigeria. His fanbase scatters across the 6 geopolitical zones of the South West.
Ever since he started his career, Osupa has released over 20 albums since he started his music career and has featured in several Nollywood Yoruba movies.
Saheed Osupa is the third richest Fuji musician in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of N450M.
Net worth: N500M
Wasiu Alabi Ajibola (born 27th November 1967, in Mushin), popularly known by his stage name, ‘Pasuma’, ‘Pasuma Jibola’, ‘Pasuma Wonder’ among many names, is a Nigerian actor, producer, and Fuji musician and recording artist known in the Fuji circle as one of the best and finest Fuji musicians in Nigeria.
So popular is Pasuma that his stickers litter public transport buses and as a commuter, you are more likely to have heard his song played on the stereo of your bus driver at some point in time, particularly if you live in Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, and Ondo.
Pasuma’s fame took a different turn after he released his debut album titled ‘Orobokibo’, in 1995. Since the launch of his debut album, Pasuma has enjoyed incredible success.
Pasuma is undoubtedly the most versatile Fuji musician in Nigeria as he has not only worked with fellow Fuji musicians but also modern musicians and has fused several of his sounds with modern, Afro-pop beats.
Wasiu Alabi Ajibola, popularly referred to as Pasuma is the second richest Fuji musician in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of N500M.
1. Kwam 1
Net worth: N800M
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 and is known as the most rated Fuji musician in Nigeria.
Kwam 1’s songs appeal mostly to the upper class in the Yoruba society, compared to others on the group. The legendary Fuji musician is seen as an icon of Fuji music despite rising to fame as far back as the 1990s. He popularized a brand of the fuji genre based on the work of the fuji creator Ayinde Barrister known as Talazo fuji that appeals to all age groups, irrespective of tribe and background.
And although he still makes money from record sales, Kwam 1’s main source of wealth is from shows. His premium music and those he appeals to is a testament to the fact that he is the best in the Fuji industry. Kwam 1 is also the first Mayegun chief of Yorubaland.
Wasiu Ayinde Anifowose Marshall popularly known as ‘Kwam 1‘, ‘K1 de Ultimate‘ and ‘Ayinde Marshall‘ is the richest and most rated Fuji musician in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of N800M.