Top 10 Nigerian celebrities born into wealthy families and their net worth


There are celebrities in Nigeria whose lives undoubtedly changed after they became popular. Likewise, there are others that even without becoming a celebrity would have still lived a comfortable, thanks to their rich parent(s).

Here is a list of popular entertainers born into rich families in Nigeria:

10. Toolz

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Toolz real name is Tolu Oniru. She is a popular presenter and on-air personality born into the royal family, Oniru, in Lagos state.

The well endowed media personality is reportedly worth about $100,000.

9. Waliyah

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Waliyah’s real and full name is Waliyah Abiola. She is the daughter of no other than Nigerian billionaire and politician, Chief MKO Abiola.

Waliyah is a musician who claims it is passion, even if riches were to so flow her way.

8. Tillaman

His real and full name is Adeyemi Adetona. Tillaman is a singer and song writer who has featured notable individuals in the industry including JJC Skillz.

He is the son of late Alaafin of Oyo state, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.

7. Lynxxx

His full and real name is Chuka Edozien. Lynxxx is a rapper born. His father is former Bendel state deputy governor, Chief John D. Edozien.

Bendel state in 1991 was split into Delta and Edo state.

6. Ademola Adedoyin

Ademola Adedoyin is an actor and model. He is the son of billionaire industrialist, Samuel Adedoyin, the owner of Doyin Groups).

Ademola is the 10th child of a family of 14 children.

5. Dr Sid

His real and full name is Sidney Oniriode Esiri. He is a singer and songwriter.

Dr Sid was born to a successful fashion designer mother and a deceased veteran Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri.

4. Rita Dominic ($3.5m)

Rita Dominic Nkem Uchenna Nwaturuocha, famously known as Rita Dominic, is a Nigerian filmmaker, fashion model and influencer.

The Nollywood star is a princess born into the Nwaturuocha royal family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo state.

As of 2021, Rita is reportedly worth $3.5 million dollars, equivalent to N1.8 billion (but there is no reputable wealth estimator platform like Forbes and Bloomberg to verify this).

Read more about Rita Dominic.

3. Falz

Falz, real name Folarin Falana, is a rapper, actor, songwriter, producer, and activist.

He is born to a prominent and one of the richest lawyer in Nigeria, Femi Falana.

Read more about Falz.

2. D’Banj

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His real and full name is Adedapo Daniel Oyebanji. D’Banj also called Kokomaster by fans is born to a military officer who commanded an artillery unit.

The legendary musician is one of the richest artistes in Nigeria and across Africa.

DJ Cuppy

DJ cuppy’s real named Florence Otedola. Her father, Femi Otedola, is no one else but the popular Nigerian billionaire who has featured in Forbes list of African billionaires.

Her walk to music started in 2013, at 18 years of age. She picked an interest in Disc Jockey and watched world-rated DJs perform.

Read more about DJ Cuppy.

1. Davido

David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, OBO (Omo Baba Olowo), and Baddest is an award-winning Nigerian Singer and Songwriter.

His father, Adedeji Adeleke, is a billionaire who built his wealth by having lots of companies and assets in which he made his five children the board of directors.

Read more about Davido.

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