Top 10 Richest Hausa Musicians in Nigeria (2024)

Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 08:19 pm

Over the years, Hausa musicians has been in extreme in the music industry. These kannywood artists have their popularity attributed to the famed arewa music in which most of them major. With the hausa tribe being the most populous in the country, it is unquestionably certain that a lot of these musicians will make a fortune in the music industry. This is due to the fact that their songs are overwhelmingly appreciated by the vast number of listeners. Nonetheless, here we will look at how much these entertainers have been earning. This article will highlight the top ten richest Hausa musicians in Nigeria.

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Here is the list of the top most popular and richest musical artists from the Hausa tribe in Nigeria this 2024:


Jude Abaga is unarguably the richest Hausa musician in Nigeria today. The rapper popularly known by his stage name, M.I. Jude Abaga is a notable rapper, singer, performer and songwriter from northern part of the country. This Nigerian music maker is one of the renowned Hausa Hip Hop performers known both locally and internationally. Looking at the musician’s wealth, he has invested a lot of energy in the music business and it has compensated him much. The musician has a signed deal with Glo Nigeria, a top Telecommunication company. M.I Abaga present net worth is assessed at $8 million, which makes him one of the most richest Hausa musician in Nigeria.


Ice Prince is another popular musician of the hausa tribe. Panshak Zamani adventure into the Hausa music industry in 2009. Today, the singer has made a mark in the industry. Taking a look at Ice Prince net worth, the artist has a lot to earn this position in this list. The veteran singer is one of the most extravagant and persuasive hip hop rappers in Nigeria. Ice Prince’s current net worth is assessed at $4.5 million.


Musa Akilah is another rich Hausa entertainer and is popularly known by his stage name, Morell. He is a well known professional singer from Bauchi State in northern Nigeria. The musician who is perhaps the most wealthy in the region, has a lot in his records. The performer has a special RNB sound which has driven him to perform in same stage with the likes of international hip-hop artists like Sean Kingston and Kanye West. Morell is a musician endorsed under Nordan Ortty. Taking a gander at the musician’s wealth, he has a net worth of $4 Million. This has make the musician to make third place in the list of the top ten most richest Hausa musicians.


Jesse Jagz is a popular hausa musician in arewa with full name, Jesse Garba Abaga. He is a brother to M.I. Abaga, a prolific rapper in the industry. Jesse is a rapper, record maker, songwriter and lyricist. He is endorsed to a record label, Chocolate City. The artist delivered his first studio collection ‘Jag of All Tradez’ in the year 2010 which he joined the label.

Jesse Jagz  is at present one of the most compelling hip hop, reggae rapper in the country. With an estimated net worth of $1.7 million, he makes this position as one of the most richest hausa musicians in the country.


Fast-rising Hausa musician, Mohammed Usman Adamu, widely known by his stage name Magnito, is a popular entertainer from the Hausa tribe. Born on March 15, the musical artist hails from Idoma tribe of Benue state. He was born and experienced childhood in Abuja where he had schooled there for his primary education. He later went to the University of Jos where he acquired a degree in business management. Magnito has a net worth $500,000 dollars, which makes him one of most richest Hausa musicians in arewa, Nigeria.


DJ AB is a Kaduna born rapper with full name Haruna Abdullahi. Born on the 28th of May, 1993, he is a producer, rapper and a singer who hails from Kaduna in northern Nigeria. The performer is signed to ‘YaranNorthSide Entertainment Company’ and possesses an Audio/Visual Studio called YNS Studios in Kaduna. There is no uncertainty that DJ AB isn’t one of the most extravagant Hausa musicians in the country. With a net worth of $100,000 dollars, he earns this position in the list.


Classiq is a skilled rapper from Bauchi State in northern Nigeria. Born on the 21st of May, 1991, he is of Hausa tribe. The artist is a rapper and a hip-hop musician. He is currently endorsed to Arewa Mafia and Up North Records; a subsidiary of Chocolate City Music. Taking a gander at Classiq’s wealth, he has a net worth assessed to be around $60,000 dollars, which is about ₦20–30 Million Naira.


Simon Bulus is prevalently known by his stage name Dr. Smith. The plateau indigene is a arewa musician that is well-endowed. Dr. Smith is a hip-hop artist, rapper and an On Air Personality (OAP) with Unity FM 93.3 Jos. The performer has performed in the same stage with the likes of M.I, Ice Prince, Mode9, Pheroceous, Jessy Jags, Nice, Nigger Raw, 2face, Style – Plus, Psquare, Jeremiah Gyang to specify but a few. The musical artist has a net worth of $40,000 dollars and he is seen as one of the most richest Hausa musicians in the country.


Born in March 1992, Lord Bawa is well known with his stage name Kheengz or YFK. The rapper is an alumni of ABU Zaria where he studied civil engineering prior to proceeding onward to music. Kheengz is very skilled in music and this has keep him on the high in the industry. The performer has an estimated net worth of $30,000 dollars.


Luka Bulus Madaki is yet another affluent arewa musician.  Popularly known by his stage name BOC Madaki, he is a rapper who hails from Bauchi State. He was born on the 22nd of March. BOC studied for National Diploma in Agric Tech at Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi State, however he dropped up for obscure reasons. He later proceeded with his schooling at the School of Environmental studies somewhere in the range of 2012 and 2013 where he obtained a first-class National Diploma. The musician was nominated for the City People Music Award for Arewa Best Rap Artiste of the Year.


That’s the view of the top ten most richest Hausa musicians in Nigeria. These entertainers are the most affluent individuals in the kannywood industry in the region. All things considered, they are the most richest arewa entertainers in the entire of northern region.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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