Despite the common belief that wealth typically accumulates with age, some young Nigerians are challenging this notion.
Whether they are savvy entrepreneurs or social media sensations, these richest kids in Nigeria are turning heads and reshaping the definition of success, all before reaching adulthood.
Some of the kids on this list earned their spot through talent, effort, and growth, while others were fortunate to be born into wealthy families. However, it’s important to note that all these children are talented, smart, and clever, making a mark in different industries based on their interests. If you’re a parent, consider supporting your child in developing and using their talents.
Richest Kids in Nigeria & Net Worth
Below is the list of the top richest kids in Nigeria.
1. Mompha Junior
Securing the first position is Mompha Jr whose full name is Muhammed Awal Mustapha, a Dubai-based Nigerian influencer with a lavish lifestyle. At the age of nine, he is said to be the youngest billionaire in the world.
The young boy got a house at the age of six and later bought some fancy cars. Now, he travels worldwide in a private plane. He already has about 25k followers on his Instagram, @momphajnr.
Junior’s dad, Mohammed Lawal Mostapha, also known as Mompha, is a wealthy businessman running Mompha Bureau De Change. Thanks to his successful dad, Junior can own property and manage money at a young age.
Mompha Jr’s estimated net worth is $50 million, making him the richest child in Nigeria.
2. Emmanuella Samuel
At number two is Emmanuela Samuel, born on July 22, 2010, a Nigerian YouTube child comedian. Emmanuela’s estimated net worth is $200,000.
Emmanuella was spotted by her cousin’s brother, Mark Angel, during a comedy performance. While on a family trip, she got acquainted with Mark Angel. When Mark needed kids for a comedy shoot, he invited a few youngsters for an audition, but they struggled to remember their lines. Emmanuella, however, stood out with her impressive performance during the challenging 18-hour film shoot designed to test the kids’ endurance. After being selected, Mark Angel had to persuade her parents to allow her to join the Mark Angel Comedy team, and he succeeded.
3. Amarachi Uyanee
Claiming the third spot is Amarachi Uyanee (born on July 17, 2004, in Delta State), who won Nigeria’s Got Talent, earning 10 million naira. She is one of the richest children in Nigeria, with a net worth of $96,000.
She became well-known after winning the first prize of 10 million Naira in Nigeria’s Got Talent, instantly becoming a millionaire.
Following her debut single, “Amarachi Dance,” she also chose to collaborate with Phyno, a popular rap artist, in one of her songs titled “Ova Sabi.”
4. Aunty Success
Fondly called Aunty Success, a child comedian born on July 9, 2013. She gained fame through appearances in Mark Angel’s kids’ videos on YouTube. Anti Success has an estimated net worth of $75,000.
The talented and lovely actress is among the excellent performers partnering with Mark Angel Comedy. She’s been part of Mark Angel’s comedy shows since the beginning, and she looks forward to what the future holds for her. Aunty Success holds the fourth position on the list of the richest children in Nigeria.
5. DJ Young Money
Solomon Emmanuel Bassey, also known as DJ Young Money is a 15-year-old DJ, making millions from contracts and appearances, with a net worth of $55,000.
Born in 2008, he is among Nigeria’s top 10 richest children. After his 2016 deal with K-Nation Entertainment, he agreed to be the label’s in-house DJ. He even performed at the birthday celebration of renowned Nigerian politician Bola Ahmed Tinubu. As the wealthiest young DJ in Nigeria, he inherited the disc jockey business from his father.
6. Ozzy Bosco
Oziomachuwku Favor Chukwujama popularly known as Ozzy Bosco is a gifted young Nigerian musician with a net worth of $50,000.
Born on January 7, 2007 in Lagos State. He started his music career in Nigeria at the age of 4. He made a debut on the stage of the Lagos competition for “Nigeria Kids Got Talent,” winning the contest and paving the way for his music journey.
7. Ahmed Star Boy
Ahmed Starboy, a young talent discovered by Wizkid, who rewarded him with 10 million naira and included him in his Starboy Records.
Ahmed met Wizkid for the first time in 2017 when he was a young aspiring musician. During one of Wizkid’s performances, Ahmed caught his attention as he energetically sang along in the crowd.
Wizkid called out to him, saying, “Why haven’t you slept? Come on stage.” Young Ahmed enthusiastically took the opportunity and delivered impressive rap bars. Wizkid, impressed by his skills, pledged to sign him to a contract.
In the fourth position, we have Destiny Boy, a talented young artist in the Nigerian music industry, born on June 24, 2004. Destiny Boy’s net worth is said to be over $50,000.
8. Egypt Ify Ufele
Egypt Ife Ufeli, an American-Nigerian kid fashion designer, is valued at $25,000. Known for crafting outfits for different occasions, Egypt Ife Ufeli is also the founder of the Bully Chaser organization.
After facing bullying in school, she reportedly started her own clothing brand, Chubiiline, and established the Bully Chasers organization. At just 14 years old, she not only designs clothes for herself but also dresses mannequins and prepares them for fashion shows.
Born on May 3, 2005, to Dr. Reba Perry and Emeka Ufele, the young fashion designer was inspired to start her own clothing company, especially with her older sister, Sade Perry, already working in fashion. Her interest grew further after dealing with health issues and bullying related to her weight.
9. Destiny Boy
Afeez Adesina, also known as Destiny Boy, is a Nigerian musician with a net worth of $23,000. Destiny Boy gained fame in the Nigerian pop music industry after releasing a version of Davido’s song “If.”
He explained that the music he likes was shaped by the Agege area where he grew up, where Fuji music was popular. Destiny Boy, while facing challenges with his parents, began doing dance performances before shows for the famous Nigerian Fuji artist, Pasuma.
10. MaryLove Edward
The last child listed on our list is Mary Love Edward, the youngest among the top 10 richest children in Nigeria, with a net worth of $16,600.
Unlike the others, she got her fame from sports rather than stage performances. Mary Love is a talented tennis player, achieving recognition in various junior tennis championships.
Known as Nigeria’s Serena, Mary mentioned in an interview that she began playing tennis at the age of four and has continued ever since. In 2018, she emerged victorious in the 2018 CAT/ITF West and Central African Junior Championship qualifiers by defeating Kumba from Mali.
Remember, wealth is only one measure of success. The stories of these richest kids in Nigeria highlight the importance of passion, dedication, and seizing opportunities. So, while you might not have a private jet at 10, don’t underestimate the power of your own dreams and the potential you hold.
Who are your picks for the most inspiring young achievers in Nigeria? Share your thoughts and let’s celebrate their success stories in the comments!