Top 10 Richest Hausa Musicians in Kannywood

The Kannywood industry has become a major entertainment hub in northern Nigeria, known for its movies, series, and music. It’s now one of the biggest industries in Nigeria, right after Nollywood. This success is thanks to talented musicians like Adam Zango, Naziru Sarkin Waka, and Umar M Shareef, who have brought Kannywood into the spotlight.

These musicians are not only famous for their music but also for their fashion sense and luxurious lifestyles. So, who are the richest Hausa musicians in Kannywood? Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest singers in the industry.

Richest Hausa Musicians in Kannywood

1. Naziru Sarkin Waka

Naziru M Ahmad, better known as Sarkin Waka, is the richest Hausa musician in Kannywood. Born on September 4, 1986, in Kano State, he earned the title “Sarkin Waka” due to his popular music. Naziru’s journey started at a young age, and after years of hard work, he became one of the most influential celebrities in Kannywood. Besides singing, Naziru is also involved in politics, which adds to his income. He has released songs for top politicians in the country.

2. Adam A Zango

Adam A Zango is a well-known actor, producer, dancer, and musician. He gained fame with songs like “Soyaya,” “Ni Dake,” and “Aisha Ta.” Initially starting as a musician, Adam Zango has over 100 songs to his name and later ventured into acting. Known for his fashion sense, he is regarded as the “King of Swag.” His wealth mainly comes from his music and movies.

3. Dauda Kahutu Rarara

Dauda Kahutu Rarara, a talented musician from Katsina, is the third richest on this list. Born in 1986, Rarara gained recognition in 2015 when he sang for President Muhammadu Buhari. Since then, he has made a name for himself with songs like “Baba Buhari,” “Gawuna,” “Akwanti Zabe,” and “Abba Gida Gida.”

4. Ado Gwanja

Ado Gwanja is a renowned songwriter and actor known for his unique music style, especially songs for women. His hit song “Sakar Gida” became very popular in Nigeria. In 2012, he won awards at the City People Entertainment Awards. Ado Gwanja has an estimated net worth of 25 million Naira, making him one of the wealthiest songwriters in Kannywood.

5. Umar M Shareef

Umar M Shareef, born in Kaduna, is a multifaceted talent in Kannywood—actor, musician, producer, and philanthropist. With over 150 Hausa songs, he remains one of the best musicians in the industry. His income comes from music on platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok, as well as lucrative deals with companies. As of 2024, his net worth is around 30 million Naira.

6. Lilin Baba

Lilin Baba is a rising star in Kannywood, known for his talent, creativity, and charm. He gained fame through his role in the blockbuster Hausa series “WUFF,” where he starred alongside his wife, Ummi Rahab. His popular songs include “Soyaya,” “Yarinya,” and “Jinin Jikina.”

7. Garzali Miko

Garzali Miko, born and raised in Kano State, started his music career after graduating from secondary school. His breakthrough came in 2017 with the release of his single “Zuciyata.” Since then, he has been successful in both acting and music.

8. Ali Jita

Ali Isah Jita is a famous musician known for his songs used in Kannywood films. He started his music career at a young age while attending Islamic school. He became well-known in 2018 with his hit songs “Love” and “Mai Jita.” Ali Jita has won numerous awards for his music.

9. Nura M Inuwa

Nura M Inuwa, born on September 18, 1989, is a top Kannywood actor, songwriter, and producer. He started his career in 2000 and became popular in 2007. Nura has released about 100 songs, many of which have earned him awards. His success has made him a wealthy figure in the industry.

10. Hamisu Breaker

Hamisu Breaker, with an estimated net worth of 15 million Naira, is a prominent musician from Kano State. He gained fame with his hit song “Jaruma,” featuring Kannywood actress Momee Gombe. His luxurious lifestyle is a testament to his success in the music industry.


These musicians have not only made a significant impact in Kannywood but have also amassed considerable wealth through their talents and hard work. Share this post with friends on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Instagram!

Source: Top10Nigeria

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