Richest Journalists In Nigeria (2023)

Journalism in Africa is a poorly paid profession. However, the are few journalists and media entrepreneurs who made it big from journalism.

Richest journalists in Nigeria

In this post, we will be discussing the richest journalists in Nigeria.

To be ranked among the richest journalists in Nigeria is a show of hard work, smartness and commitment.

Journalism in third world country like Nigeria is not as easy and smooth riding profession.

Nevertheless some committed Nigerian men and women has excelled on the job while making fortune out of it.

Top 5 Richest Journalists In Nigeria

Below is the list of richest Jornalists in Nigeria.

John Momoh

John Momoh who is a broadcast journalist and CEO channels TV is the richest Jornalists in Nigeria.

John owns one of the best private television stations in Nigeria.

He is also the acting chairman, governing council University of Lagos.

Mr. Momoh is a renowned broadcast journalist with a vast experience spanning almost four decades.

Nduka Obaigbena

Nduka Obaigbena is a Nigerian rich journalist who is also chairman & Editor-in-Chief of the THISDAY Media Group, ARISE News Channel and African focused style & culture magazine ARISE Magazine.

The top rich Nigerian journalist is also the president, Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian(NPAN).

Dele Momodu

Also, on the list of richest journalists in Nigeria is Chief Dele Momodu.

He is a renowned Nigerian journalist/publisher, columnist, businessman and motivational speaker.

He is also the founder and publisher of very popular Ovation Magazine.

Dele owns properties both in Lagos Island and London.

Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore is a Nigerian investigative journalist and founder of online news agency, Sahara Reporters.

Sowore is among the wealthy journalists in Nigeria. Staff of Sahara Reporters are paid in dollars.

The top Nigerian journalist is also a human right activist and former Nigerian presidential candidate.

Reuben Abati

Another popular Nigerian journalist who has made fortune is Reuben Abati.

He is a top Nigerian journalist, Politician, Television anchor and columnist.

He is web content developer and former senior aide to Nigeria president.

Reuben is rated among the top rich journalists in the country.

He was PDP’s deputy governor candidate in Ogun State during the 2019 gubernatorial elections.

Fidelis Anosike

Fidelis Anosike, the publisher of  Daily Times is ranked one of the richest journalists in Nigeria.

He is millionaire in dollars and is one of the most boyant Nigeria’s journalists.

He is the husband of Nigeria’s actress, Rita Dominic.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.


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