No doubt, you will agree with me that some of the kids in Nigeria are really making money. Some of these kids were born into wealthy homes while others have earned their families substantial wealth with their talents. Some of them feature here basically as a result of the wealthy status of their parents. Let’s quickly take a look at who the top 10 richest kids in Nigeria are and what they do.
The name Emmanuella is quite a popular name in Nigeria today because of this young and talented comedienne. She was born on the 22nd day of July in the year 2010.
Emmanuella shot into the limelight when she began featuring in comedy skits which are produced by Mark Angel. Videos of her comedy skit on YouTube constantly receive lots of views often exceeding 1 million. The Mark Angel YouTube channel as of now has well over 300 million views and well over 3.5M channel subscribers which is quite a lot. Emmanuella has even gone on to bigger things. It was revealed recently that she will be starring in an upcoming Disney movie following the trip she made to Disneyland.
As a result of her fame, she is well sought after by brands for an endorsement deal and she has signed so many lucrative endorsement deals over the past few years. Emmanuella was selected as a brand ambassador for Peak Milk, a popular milk brand in Nigeria and also yoghurt drink, FreshYo. She has also appeared in ad campaigns for popular children’s channel Nickelodeon and also Wikipedia.
Emmanuella is the youngest person ever to be awarded the Afro-Australian Music & Movie Awards (AAMMA). Some other awards Emmanuella has won so far include the NEA Award, City People Award and also the Niger Delta Special Talent Award. She was hosted by top American cable news channel, CNN in November 2016.
Her current net worth is put in the region of N25 million. She is definitely going to rake in more money as her career progress and bear in mind she is just 8! Emmanuella is no doubt a worthy feature on this list of top ten richest kids in Nigeria.
2. Ahmed Star Boy
Ahmed without a doubt is a star boy. He is quite talented which is why Nigeria’s undisputed star boy and one of the greatest musicians ever to come out of the country signed him to his record label. He is the prodigy of none other than Wikizid also known as Starboy Wizzy. Ahmed is currently one of the most popular 12-year-olds in Nigeria. Signed on to Starboy Entertainment, the young boy is already on a journey many can only dream of.
Ahmed announced his arrival on the Nigerian music scene with a strong performance at the homecoming concert of Wizkid in December of 2017. His electric performance that night really got the crowd screaming and Wizkid immediately signed him up to his record label and at the same time promised the young boy a cash gift of N10 million. Ahmed Starboy is destined for greatness and his journey is just beginning. Watch out for more from this amazing young man.
3. Destiny Boy
Next up on this list of top ten richest kids in Nigeria is 13-year-old Fuji pop sensation, Destiny Boy. His breakout was his release of a cover to Davido’s hit single, ‘If’, which went viral and created a lot of buzz for the young entertainer. Born Afeez Adesina in Agege area of Lagos, the young man claims his music style is hugely influenced by fuji music which is the popular music style in the area where he grew up. He succeeded in fusing his beloved fuji music with pop music to create a style of music unique to him. He is also one to watch for the future.
4. Marylove Edwards
Marylove Edwards is not an entertainer, she is a sportsperson. She is currently the number one tennis superstar in Africa for her age category. This young superstar tennis player revealed was attracted to the sport at the very young age of four. In 2018, Marylove defeated Kumba of Mali 6-2, 6-0 to win the 2018 CAT/ITF West and Central African Junior Championship qualifiers that were held in Togo, West Africa. Marylove is currently managed by Temple Management Company (TMC) while her dad coaches her. Who knows, we may have the next Serena on our hands in Nigeria. We certainly haven’t seen the best yet of this young star.
5. Ozzy Bosco
I’m sure you must have heard the name Ozzy Bosco before. He is one of the richest young entertainers currently in Nigeria music industry. He was born Oziomachukwu Mojekwu. His stage name is Ozzy Bosco but he also goes by the nickname Ozzybee. While he was still a very young boy, his family identified his love for music and decided to groom him. He has now evolved into an internationally respected multi award-winning versatile recording artist even though he is still quite young. The young man also has tried his hands at acting which shows just how versatile the young man is. He is no doubt a superstar and one that is set to entertain fans for many years to come. Ozzy Bosco has featured on Britain’s Got Talent show where be earned himself a standing ovation from the crowd.
6. Amarachi Uyaenne
Amarachi Uyaenne is a young female Nigerian singer who was born on the 17th of July 2004. She also goes by the stage name Amarachi. Amarachi won the maiden edition of Nigeria’s Got Talent and went home with the cash prize of N10,000,000. The young superstar hails from Imo state although she grew up in Delta where she started dancing at age 5. Her debut single titled “Amarachi Dance” was released soon after she won Nigeria’s Got Talent. This she then followed up with another song titled “Ova Sabi” which featured top music star Phyno. Both singles were well received by fans and attracted positive reviews from music critics. Currently, she runs the Amarachi Talent Academy, a talent school which aims to nurture and train young children with musical and dance talents. Amarachi is currently enrolled as a student at the University Preparatory Secondary School located in Benin City, Edo State.
7. Ify Ufele
Ify Ufele is a fashion designer. She owns ChubbiLine, a clothing brand that caters for people of all shapes and sizes. She delved into fashion designing as a result of the teasing and bullying she was subjected to because of her weight. She revealed that she learned how to sew from her grandmother starting when she was age 3.Ify is now a master of the artfully as she now skillfully integrates African fabrics into her designs. Ify has been invited to showcase her designs at the New York Fashion Week. However, for young Ify, her ambition to become a structural engineer is very well alive despite her success as a fashion designer.
8. Mompha Junior
Muhammed Lawal Mustapha aka Mompha Junior is the son of famous Nigerian businessman Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha. His father Ismaila owns and runs Mompha Bureau De Change, one of the leading bureaus de change in Africa handling millions of transactions each year.
Young Ismaila is the heir to his father’s business. He has handled more money than a lot of grownups in the country. His father doesn’t hide the several million he earns from him. Pictures of Mompha Jr flaunting dollar bills have also been shared on his Dad’s Instagram page. It could be that the young man is undergoing training on how to handle dollar bills in millions. Mompha Junior does have really fancy and expensive items. From his clothes and accessories to his shoes, he’s surely one of the top ten richest kids in Nigeria.
9. DJ Young Money
Rounding up this list is the Young and highly talented DJ Young Money. He is an 11-year-old disc jockey, signed on to K-Nation Entertainment, as the in-house DJ of the Label. The young man has seen his stock rise as he was recently hired as the official Disk Jockey at the birthday ceremony of the Asiwaju of Lagos, Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s birthday. His performance earned him accolades from Governor Ambode of Lagos State. Well, we can very well say the boy has got it in his blood as his father is also a DJ.