Writing isn’t as enriching as many people want. Yet, we can’t overlook the exceptional ways some writers out there are crushing it.

  1. Professor Tanure Ojaide

Graham Porter Professor, Poet, Novelist, Realtor

Born 1948 in Urhobo, Delta state, he has won several awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Association of Nigerian Authors; Poetry prize (four times). His primary source of income is from royalties, making him have a networth of about $400,000.

2. Professor Nnaemeka Obioma

Chancellor at Indiana University, Feminist scholar, author, public speaker

Born 1948 in Agulu, Anambra state, she has won several awards, including President of African Women Scholars. She has written for different publications, making her worth about 300,000 dollars.

  1. Sam Omatseye
    Chancellor at Indiana University, Feminist scholar, author, public speaker

Born 1961 in Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria. His awards include the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM). What puts him on the spot is that he has written the biographies of prominent Nigerians, making worth about 50 million naira.

  1. Chimamanda NGOZI Adichie
    Novelist, Public Speaker, Writer
    Born 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria. She is the recipient of several awards, including the PEN Beyond Margins Awards. Royalties and Public Speaking has influenced her position on this list.
  2. Toni Kan
    Novelist, Journalist, Blogger, PR Guru
    Born 1971, winner of the NDDC/Ken Saro Wiwa literature prize, he is the next on our list.

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