Everyone is well aware of the fact that successful entertainers are people of affluence. Nigerian Musicians
Most of the entertainers will easily admit that their rich status was not always the case. Commonly, they will admit that theirs is a grass to grace story.
However, this is not the case in all circumstances. In fact, some celebrities grew up in a world of opulence.
For your amusement, we have selected 10 Nigerian musicians who grew up in opulent surroundings.
Continue reading to find out if your favourite A-lister is a silver-spooner or not.
DJ Cuppy, whose real name is Ifeloluwa Florence Otedola, was born on November 11, 1992, in Lagos but spent the majority of her life in the United Kingdom.
She is a talented disc jockey who runs her own record label and production company, Red Velvet.
Cuppy is the daughter of the billionaire entrepreneur, Femi Otedola, Nigeria’s current fourth richest person.
Damilola Afolabi, better known by his stage name L.A.X, is a music artist.
L.A.X got a major-label deal with Starboy Entertainment on August 20, 2013, just days after releasing the critically acclaimed song “Caro,” which earned him the “Diaspora Artiste of the Year” award at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi, a billionaire business entrepreneur and lawyer, is his father.
L.A.X’s father is the current CEO and founder SIFAX Group, a conglomerate that engages in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage, Hospitality, Financial Services, and Oil and Gas.
Naetochukwu Chikwe, better known by his stage name Naeto C, is a rapper and producer.
He is, without a doubt, one of Nigeria’s most well-educated entertainers. Naeto earned his MSc in Energy Studies from the University of Dundee in Scotland in 2010.
He later received his Master’s of Science in Energy Economics from the University of Dundee in Scotland on November 17, 2020.
Political elites, Dr. Kema Chikwe and Chief Nze Herbert Chikwe, are the parents of Naeto C.
Naeto C’s mother, Kema Chikwe, is a former Nigerian Federal Minister. President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed her Minister of Transport and then Minister of Aviation, which she held until May 2003. She later ran for governor of Imo state. She was appointed Nigeria’s ambassador to Ireland in 2009.
Tillaman is the stage name of Adeyemi Adetona. He is a singer, songwriter, producer, and director of music videos.
He is well-known for his sensual, melodious voice, engaging lyrics, and dynamic R&B/Pop music genre.
Tillaman has collaborated with artists such as Bouqui and Jjc Skillz. He has also shared the stage with Lloyd Banks, Montel Jordan, MoHits All Stars, Dotstar, and other worldwide recording artists.
Tillaman is a Prince. He is the son of the Alaafin of Oyo state, His Royal Highness, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.
David Adedeji Adeleke, known professionally as Davido, is a singer, songwriter, and record producer. He combines traditional African themes with mainstream pop music.
Davido rose to stardom in 2011 after releasing the single “back when,” which featured fellow silver spoon breed Naeto C.
Since his arrival, Davido has established a reputation as one of Nigeria’s most successful artists of all time.
In 2019, New African magazine named the father of three children as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans.
Davido’s father is Adedeji Adeleke, a Nigerian billionaire, business magnate, and president of Adeleke University.
Kid sensation Ozzy Bosco was born Oziomachukwu Favour Mojekwu on January 7, 2007. He is a music composer, singer and dancer who is also gifted in fine arts.
Ozzy Bosco rose to fame after winning the season 7 of the Nigerian Kids Got Talent award.
He has featured the likes of Terry G, Lambogini, Olamide, Flavour Nabania, M.I, Tee Mac and Midnight Crew. The wonderkid has won 16 awards so far, and recently, he was given a chieftancy title called ‘Omenawata Igbo.’
Ozzy Bosco’s supportive parents, Mr. Mojekwu and Chief (Mrs.) Nonye Mojekwu are successful business people with interest in real estate.
Waliyah Abiola, is a Nigeria-born UK based pop singer. The graduate of Imperial College London, started singing as a teenager.
In 2011, the Msc in Engineering-holder headlined a sold-out concert at London’s Jazz Cafe. She had organised and promoted the show herself.
She also wrote and performed the BBC approved Olympic UK single, ‘It’s Time’. Waliyah gained prominence in Nigeria after releasing her debut single, ‘Ejekajo’.
Apart from her debut song, she has other songs like ‘Siwaju’, produced by Sarz and ‘Shut It Down’, produced by Tee Y Mix.
Waliyah Abiola is one of the children of the late Nigerian icon, Chief M.K.O Abiola. Nigerian Musicians
Falz The Bahd Guy, whose real name is Folarin Falana, is a multi-talented artist. The actor and rapper has continued to dazzle with his artistic repertoire since his debut in the mid-2010s.
He is also a a social activist; he was one of the celebrities who spearheaded the #EndSars protest in 2020.
Falz is the son of Femi and Funmi Falana, two well-known lawyers. Falz completed his education at the Nigeria Law School in Abuja, following in his parents’ footsteps.
He is a graduate of the University of Reading in England, where he earned an LLB honors degree in law. Nigerian Musicians
Chuka Edozien, famously known by the stage-name Lynxxx, earned a degree in Business, Economics, and Marketing from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom.
Born on May 24, 1983, the rapper, entrepreneur and men’s rights advocate, is the son of former Bendel state deputy governor Chief John D. Edozien.
Bendel State was split into Delta and Edo states in 1991. Nigerian Musicians
Adebayo Adeleke is a singer and composer who goes by the stage name B-Red.
B-Red was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Nigeria to seek a career in music. He is a cousin of singer, Davido.
He was featured on two tracks from Davido’s debut studio album, Omo Baba Olowo (2012).
His solo career began in 2013 with the release of the track “Insane Girl,” which featured Davido’s vocals and was produced by Shizzi. His debut EP, All the Way Up, was published in 2016.
B Red is the son of Ademola Adeleke, a Nigerian senator and gubernatorial candidate in Osun State.