Boy Spyce whose real name is Ugbekile David Osemeke is a 22-year-old Nigerian fast-rising musician with songs such as Folake and Nobody to his name. Boy Spyce was born on May 10, 2001-born and has an estimated net worth of $100,000, money he has accumulated from his professional career after he was signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records in 2019.
At this point, Boy Spyce can be easily defined as a singer with incredible records. With that in mind, his velvety voice adds to his outstanding and unprecedented triumph in the heavily competitive Nigerian music industry. There is a lot more to be explored about the Edo State native singer. Below is everything that is important about him.
Summary of Boy Spyce’s Bio
- Full name: Ugbekile David Osemeke
- Nickname: Boy Spyce
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: 10 May 2001
- Boy Spyce’s Age:22 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Single
- Boy Spyce’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ugbekile
- Siblings: 6
- Boy Spyce’s Net worth: $100,000 (over ₦76 million)
- Famous for: being a musician (Mavin Records signee)
- XXXX’s Instagram: @boyspyce
- Twitter: @BoySpyce
- Facebook: Boy Spyce
Who is Boy Spyce?
Boy Spice is a Lagos-based Nigerian singer from Edo State. The 22-year-old is signed to Mavin Records. He reaches fame through his robust musical prowess ever since he broke into the mainstream music industry in 2022.
Boy Spyce does not only pass melody but tells stories through music. It makes him a force to be reckoned with in terms of lyrical content and projection of thought through music.
In his earliest days, he released an EP, “Boy Spyce” which has about 5 songs that pushed him toward stardom. For all that we know, that marked a journey to stardom and to releasing songs such as Folake and Carry Me Go (with Khaid). Also, he joined Mavin Stars like Johnny Drille, Ayra Starr, and Bayanni among others to release songs like Won Da Mo and Overdose.
Boy Spyce’s Real Name
The Mavin Records signee’s real name is Ugbekile David Osemeke but he adopted Boy Spyce as his stage name. From details on his Instagram, it is apparent that his surname is “Ugbekile” and not his first name as many sources suggest.
His surname, Ugbekile as well as his other name, Osemeke are both of Edo origin. In fact, according to Forebears, his surname is mostly used by people from Edo and Delta States in the South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
How Old Is Boy Spyce?
Boy Spyce is currently 22 years old. He was born on May 10 2001 in the buzzing and most populated city in Africa, Lagos. However, he hails from Benin in Edo State.
This would make him a descendant of one of the ancient cities of Nigeria.
Looking at his family, the singer keeps the information about them under wraps. Yet, he revealed in an interview that he is the last child among 7 children of his parents.
He has an older stepbrother who knows his way around music. In fact, he used to compose songs and belonged to a band. It was a result of his making music that Boy Spyce took an interest in music when he was between the ages of 9 to 10.
While he continues to leave details about his family members away from the public, BuzzNigeria has made an interesting finding. We have found out that some people he is related to (siblings/cousins) are Abigail Ugbekile, Cynthia Ugbekile, and Colin Ugbekile.
In another report about the people he is related with, there are suggestions that he may be related to another Mavin star, Crayon. This is due to the striking resemblance the musicians share. However, the two men have no biological ties but have a very close relationship.
In a similar vein, Spyce has spoken about his resemblance with actress Nancy Isime. He also revealed how they look alike and as such, he had to send her a message to ask if they could trace their roots since both of them are from Edo State.
The Folake singer had his nursery and primary schools in Isolo before heading to a boarding secondary school at Model College Kankon.
There, he graduated with a secondary certificate in 2017. Most importantly, it was there that he was able to do away with timidity, wrote songs, and performed before an audience. In fact, it was at that point that he realized that he wanted to do music professionally.
Moreso, he intended to study Medicine before his career kicked off in music. Yet. he intends to join an online school to study music.
How Much Is Boy Spyce’s Net Worth?
The singer has a staggering $100,000 net worth, making him a considerably rich fast-rising musician in the competitive Nigerian music industry.
He has accumulated much of his wealth from his music career which professionally started in 2022 when he was unveiled as a Mavin signee.
In his career, he has earned through music sales and releases, stage performances, and streaming platforms.
Despite this, Spyce does not just consider himself as just a musician but also a businessman with a vision to venture into the tech and fashion industries among others.
Regardless, we’ll explore his net worth based on his known career, salary, and other assets such as homes and cars.
Contributors to Boy Spyce’s Net Worth
He Started His Career Making Music Covers and was Signed to Mavins in 2020
Boy Spyce revealed that the first song he covered and shared was Dorubuci by other Mavin Records artists (long before he joined the label). He also later covered several other songs and mainly shared them on his Instagram page. Also, his cover of Essence by Wizkid and Tems‘ is one major cover that turned heads toward him.
He was first noticed by Kizz Daniel who shared Spyce’s work on his (Kizz Daniel) Instagram story.
On 25th December 2019, Don Jazzy sent the Edo State native songer a message. From there, he was enrolled in the Mavin Academy where he learned a lot about music, business, performance, and many other important things for about 2 years before he was unveiled in 2022.
While he may have earned very little at this point of his career, it remains a solid foundation on which he built an impressive $100,000 net worth.
He Earns From Song Releases
Like many other artists, Boy Spyce earns by releasing songs. This quest started in April 2022 when he released his 5-track E.P. which he named after him.
He released several other songs on his own, as a featured artist, and also as a member of the Mavin’s All Stars.
With each release, he earns from sales as well as through the presence of these songs on streaming platforms such as Audiomack, Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube among others. Now, this lives us with the question of how he earns from these platforms. Read further to find out.
Streaming Platforms Also Contribute to Boy Spyce’s Net Worth
One major way that the singer earns is from streaming platforms. While he uploads his music on many of these platforms, we will only look at a few.
YouTube is a major platform where Boy Spyce makes a fortune. The platform pays artists who have monetized their channels as low as $2 and as high as $12 (based on different reports).
Putting into consideration that artists are paid about $2 per 1000 views, Spyce has made over 59,000 subscribers. Also, at the time of this report, he has over 5.5 million views.
Converting this to monetary value, he may have earned about over $10,000.
At the time of this writing, his most viewed song is Folake. The song has garnered over 3 million views.
Boy Spyce has more than 349 followers, over 56 million total plays, and no fewer than 1.2 million monthly listeners on Audiomac.
Giving attention to how much this has added to his net worth, Audiomac reportedly pays about $10 to 5,000 streams. This would mean that his total plays may have earned him about $112,000 while his monthly earning would be around $2,400.
Based on reports, artists can earn about $3 to $5 per 1000 streams on Spotify. On the platform, the afro-fusion buzzing singer has recorded over 833,000 monthly listeners on the platform.
This means that he makes about $2,499 to $4,165 monthly.
List of Boy Spyce’s Songs
- Relationship (2023)
- Folake (2023)
- Carry Me Go (Featured by Khaid, 2023)
- Dreams (2022)
- Won Da Mo (With Mavins All-Stars, 2022)
- Dreams (2022)
- Weather For Two (2022)
- Destiny (2022)
- Overloading (With Mavins Stars, 2022)
- Inside (featured by Falz; Timaya, 2022)
- Bad Things (2022)
- Alle (with Mavin artists, 2022)
- Nobody (2022)
Another Contributor to Boy Spyce’s Net Worth is Stage Performances
Performances contribute to Spyce’s .. net worth. While he has not given any insight with respect to how much he receives for making appearances and performing on stage, many artists of Nigeria receive millions to perform.
Some of the places and shows he performed at are the Calabar concert show in 2022, the 2022 Felebration, Indie Vibe House Party (IVHP), and the Mavin All Stars concert in 2022.
Boy Spyce’s Cars and Houses
The Lagos-born Edo singer does not show much luxury on social. Hence, it is difficult to know his complete asset. Nonetheless, in January 2023, it was revealed that he bought a Mercedes Benz GLE SUV worth ₦15 million.
In another video he shared, it is noticed that he landed a “meet and greet” venue in a Toyota car. As such, it is safe to say that the singer may own the car which may cost millions of Naira.
With respect to his house, there is also little that is known. However, rumors have it that he resides in Mavin Records Villa.