Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have your fav celebrity make a special appearance at one of your events, birthday parties or celebrations? Or simply attending a star studded concert with all your top 10 musicians? We can all agree that that would be amazing and at the top of many of our wishlists. However, to hire a celebrity to show up at your party, event or celebration, be prepared to pay much more for bigger names. Celebrities charge according to their popularity and their paychecks can range from anything between a few thousands to over a quarter million dollars. Crazy right?
We put together a list of some of our favorite celebrities and how much they would charge for a performance.
Starting off our list is one of Nigeria’s most booked musicians, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe better known by his stage name, Kizz Daniel. The musician broke into stardom in 2014 with his hit song Woju and he has been unstoppable since. For Kizz Daniel to perform locally in Nigeria, he charges anything between 5 - 6 million Naira, an equivalent of R223,493/- and for international performances, his fee goes as high as $80,000.
Next we have the ‘My African Queen’ hit maker, 2baba. Given his prominence, his local fee of 7 million Naira is shocking to most. However the star has been known to be extremely flexible and accommodating when it comes to his charges. For international performances, 2baba charges anything between $35,000 - $45,000
Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer Paul Nonso Okoye is next on the list of. Paul is better known by his stage name Rudeboy and as a former member of the dynamic duo P-Square. For local appearances and performances the celeb charges anything between 6 - 8 million Naira and for his international performances his fee goes as high as a cool $100,000/-.
Next we have Nigeria’s leading lady when it comes to everything music, Tiwa Savage. The songstress still holds the position as Nigeria’s highest paid female artist, so you know she’s making top dollar! For local shows, Tiwa also charges anything between 6 - 8 million Naira, which seems to be the standard going rate for favs. However, our fav does not play when it comes to international gigs, the songstress charges a cool $100,000/- to grace events.
Naira Marley, President of the fanbase ‘Marlians’, is next on our list. The artist is nothing short of controversial and I guess that his fans love most about him - aside from his music of course. Naira Marley charges an easy 8 - 10 million for local performances and his international rate card can go as high as $100,000/-.
No way we were going to do this list and not feature our fav, Starboy aka Big Wiz aka WizKid. Although he rarely has local performances, his local rate is anything between 20 - 50 million Naira that is an estimated R744,977/- over half a million good South African Rands! We can only imagine what his international rate card looks like.
So, if you are planning on having one of these superstars grace your event, we hope your pocket can back it up because they clearly do not come cheap!