And Nigeria’s Highest-Paid Artist Is…
Olamide has been named Nigeria’s highest-earning musician by Alex Ozone.
Ozone is a popular artiste manager and show promoter. His revelation was based on his over 17 years of experience in the music industry.
In a chat with Showtime, the manager was making a comment on fees Nigerian artistes charge for shows in the UK and the US. Ozone said Olamide, the YBNL CEO is highly sought after all over the world despite the fact that he sings mostly in local dialect Yoruba.
There has been much speculation that Olamide is among the highest earning musicians in Nigeria but, until now, he had not been placed on the top of the list.
According to Ozone:
“The business doesn’t have a fixed price, it depends on the artiste; I cannot tell you how much each of them is worth. But like I told you, I have worked with Wizkid, Tekno, Oritsefemi, Patoranking, Davido, Terry G, Kiss Daniel, YQ, Skales, Olamide, and Timaya. They are all good, they know their worth, but in the whole world Olamide has the highest rate.”
Ozone has organised foreign shows for Nigerian artists for years and he can tell their worth based on his working relationship with them.
Guess it’s safe to call Olamide the ‘king’ of the Nigerian music industry.