List of the Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa
Music in Africa has been a business generating serious waves. This has made lovers of music crave to know the musicians who top the chart of the richest musicians in Africa. Most of the artists who have made this chart have made money and have been listed on Forbes’s ranking as the richest musician in Africa. This post will therefore give you all the information concerning the top ten richest musicians in Africa according as stated by Forbes. Music is a powerful tool that triggers joy and other exciting emotions. which is the reason , many people highly regard musicians for their artistic talents which easily inspire devotion and intense support.
Akon is ranked as the richest musician in Africa. He has in recent times been featured alongside the world’s most celebrated musicians. With his influence on his blockbuster albums, he has made the record of selling more than 35 million sales, his fame has grown beyond Africa. Asides his astonishing success, he also earns through endorsements and album sales, Akon has dignified his music gallery with a total of 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs and lots of awards. Furthermore, he has appeared in remarkable nominations particularly his presence on the list of Grammy Award nominations for a total 5 times. His fame and massive success distinguish him as Africa’s richest musician, Akon’s current net worth is $80 million.
2. Black coffee
Nkosinathi Maphumulo popularly know as Black Coffee is a South African legendary DJ and a musician. He was born 11 March 1976. He is today among one of the prestigious music artists in Africa and his Net worth is estimated to be 6o million dollars. He began his career around 1994 and has released numerous albums and singles. Black Coffee became prominent after participating in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. In September 2015, he won the “Breakthrough DJ of the Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.
3. Don Jazzy
Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy is both a singer and a music producer, songwriter and an entrepreneur. He co-founded the now defunct record label Mo’ Hits Records in 2004. Following the closure of the record label, Don Jazzy grew rapidly to set up Mavin Records on May 8, 2012. His estimated Net worth is $30 million.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is no doubt one among the current kings of African music. He rose to this height in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla at Your Boy” from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011). “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni” were also released as singles from the Superstar album. In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter. Ayo, his self-titled second studio album, was released in September 2014. It was supported by six singles: “Jaiye Jaiye”, “On Top Your Matter”, “One Question”, “Joy”, “Bombay” and “Show You the Money”.
David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and a record producer. He was born on November 21, 1992 in Atlanta and raised in Lagos. Davido first made his music debut as a member of the music group KB International. On November 30, 2017, Davido won the Best African Act at the MOBO Awards and also became the first African act to perform live at the awards. On June 24, 2018, Davido became the first African-based artist to have received his award on the BET Awards main stage. His award was presented by Hollywood actor Omari Hardwick and actress Tika Sumpter. In his acceptance speech, he urged patrons and American artists to visit Africa and also to enjoy the food. His net worth is estimated to be $16 million.
Michael Owusu Addo popularly known as Sakodie is a renowned rapper both in Ghana and other parts of Africa. He was ranked the 19th most Influential Ghanaian by e.tv Ghana. He is considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance. Sarkodie is often named as one of Africa’s greatest hip hop artists. MTV Base ranked him sixth on its list of the Hottest African MC’s in 2014. In 2013, Lynx TV ranked him first on its list of the “Top 10 Ghanaian Rappers of All Time”. In 2015, AfricaRanking.com ranked him third on its list of the “Top 10 African Rappers of 2015”. In 2015, The Guardian listed him as one of its top five hip hop acts on the African continent. His nam net worth is estimated to be $7 Million
Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and actress. She was born on February 6, 1993 in Lexington, Kentucky. Tinashe from childhood was moved Los Angeles where she pursued a career in entertainment. She was noticed in the numerous roles she played which regarded her as a motion-capture model in the animated film The Polar Express(2004), Robin Wheeler in the Cartoon Network television series Out of Jimmy’s Head (2007–2008), and a recurring role in the CBS series Two and a Half Men (2008–2009). Her Net worth is $ 6 million.
8. Oliver Mtukudzi
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. He was born on 22 September 1952. He was considered to have been Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally recognized cultural icon of all time.
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, popularly known as Jidenna, is a Nigerian-American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. In 2015, Jidenna released two singles, “Classic Man” and “Yoga”, promoting Janelle Monáe’s label Wondaland Records’ compilation EP The Eephus with Epic Records. By the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer, today he is one of the top ten richest musicians in Africa.
Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2Baba was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa, and is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa. 2Baba has received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.