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Entertainment of Tuesday, 17 January 2023


Wizkid got $200k for one show, another artiste $80k for three-Nedu

Nigerian music star, Wizkid Nigerian music star, Wizkid

OAP-cum-comedian, Chinedu Emmanuel popularly aka Nedu has stated there really exist a great disparity in the amount paid to artistes for shows.

He explained a couple of years ago, Wizkid and another artiste, whose name he intentionally withheld, were paid differing amounts for shows.

According to him, while Big Wiz received $200,000 for just one show, the other artiste got only $80,000 for three shows.

He also claimed the ‘Essence’ crooner vehemently refused to show up to perform for a gig because the organisers were offering lesser than his demand.

The broadcaster stated these while they discussed issues, including ‘if the entertainment really pays like that or there’s more to it’ on ‘The Honest Bunch’ podcast with actor, Kunle Remi as their guest.

“How much were they begging Wizkid with? Was it N32 million or twenty-something million.

“They were begging Wizkid to come and perform with N32 million. Baba no gree. E say if dem no give am 40million, he no they come. We are talking about years ago o!

“I went to Dubai, money that they paid one artiste, I will not mention his name. They paid him $80,000 to perform. They paid Wizkid I think $150,000 or $200,000.

“That $80,000 was for three shows. Wizkid performed $200,000 for one show. Years ago lan so bayi o (we are talking about years ago o,” he said.