Fans of Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid has attempted to compare his net worth to that of UBA chairman, Tony Elumelu.
This is coming after Wizkid was pictured hanging out with Elumelu in Mali on his Instagram page.
The photos which have gone viral on the internet has garnered thousands of comments and likes which led to the “net worth debate” on Twitter.
He wrote on his Instagram page; “UBA X Starboy 2019!! Thank u @tonyoelumelu! #AfricasGlobalBank! 🚨🚨#DoneDeal!.”
The trendy topic has courted controversy online with many mocking “Star Boy’s” humble net-worth to Tony Elumelu’s worth.
For record purpose, Elumelu is an economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Elumelu holds the Nigerian national honours, the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). He was recognised as one of “Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People in 2012” by Forbes magazine.
WuzupNaija reports that Wizkid was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists.
In February 2014, the 28 year old Star Boy became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter. He is the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake’s hit song “One Dance”.
However, one Twiter user, @sean_wizzie, said “Tony Elumelu’s worth is $700million, Wizkid’s worth $12 million. 1 Tony= 58 wizkids.”
See photos and reactions below:-
And why do y’all think tony elumelu is richer than wizkid?— MISSOFUNYIN (@Legendary_wale) February 4, 2019
here is a rare picture of @TonyOElumelu showing Wizkid his account balance in UBA after paying $5,000 to over 5,000 African youths under the TEEF program in the last 5years.— EBUKA (@vicyll) February 5, 2019
second picture is Tony and a fan pic.twitter.com/MPE46bH0qX
Tony Elumelu is worth roughly $700 Million.— PASTOR OLA 😇 (@Biisi96) February 5, 2019
Wizkid is worth about $12 Million give or take.
700/12 = 58.3
1 Tony Elumelu = 58 wizkids. https://t.co/LOLQnE0Jsm
Tony Elumelu has a net worth of $700 million and owns UBA Group (active in 21 countries). UBA has a deal with Wiz. Even Wizkid knows Elumelu is a boss. A troll looking for attention compared him to Wizkid. Wizkid FC has nothing to do with that stupid comparison. Let's be guided.— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) February 5, 2019
Wizkid FC na dun start to dey take that weed abi— IG: 0.charley (@Charleylemar) February 5, 2019
How on Earth will you compare wiz to Tony Elumelu haba😵😤
Tony Elumelu would probably buy the Starboy record label with Wizkid inside..this obsession is beginning to approach idiocy na 😩— Enjoyment Minister 😎 (@Mrjohnny_bobo) February 4, 2019
I've still not gotten over seeing Wizkid fans put him and Tony Elumelu in the same discussion of net worth.— adeda (@tosinadeda) February 5, 2019
I mean it's one thing to be naive, and ignorant, but that's why you have Google.
This is just outright stupidity.
People actually wanna compare Tony Elumelu and Wizkid in terms of wealth.— PUMPKIN DEDDY🎃 (@tesdeckk_temi) February 5, 2019
You see how a flashy lifestyle has messed with brains. Pathetic!