Well, this discussion is all about the Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa, Africans have a way of improvising to the world, both culturally, musically and environmentally
Much reasons Africans artists have made it to mainstream and have even changed the way music is being done in such a way it fits to their rhythm and culture.
There are musical juggernauts in African who has made it so big that they even cross the shores of Africa for example Akon who have one way or the other Identify himself as a bonafide African man.
Many African musicians hustle day and night just so they could manage hitting the spotlight and making it big.
Oops, I forgot to let you know that, to make it big in African isn’t a day job, you have to earn it before you could command a standing ovation anywhere, anytime.
That is why African musicians who are already made keep soaring higher because they command respect in such a way people, companies want to identify themselves with them.
Well, this discussion is all about Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa.
How rich are African musicians? Can they compete with the global? I guess you might be anxious to know how much money they are worth so…take a Chill, grab a popcorn and let’s ride through. (don’t forgetting putting on your sit-belt though).
Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa
Below are the list of African richest musicians
1. Akon Net Worth Is $80 million
You can’t talk about Music in African without this living legend being mentioned.
The singer is an Senegalese-American and also a known record producers, philanthropist, entrepreneur, songwriter and as a writer.
He was born on April 16th, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
His real name is Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam but he is popularly known by his stage name Akon.
It will surprise you to know that, Akon has one of the biggest record label which have signed great artists like T-Pain and even the popular known Lady Gaga.
In fact, the African blood during the reign of Michael Jackson had produced some records for him and also he has worked with American Hip-hop artist, Snoop Dogg.
In terms of music, he has released song in different language such as Hindi, Spanish, and Tamil.
Akin has five (5) times been nominated for Grammy Awards
The popular artist has also entered the Guinnes Book of Record as the artist, who have sold the highest “master ringtones in the world.”
Akon net worth is estimated to be $80 million in 2020. He earns his money from music, endorsement, shows and other businesses.
2. Black Coffee – Net Worth $60 Million
Black Coffee is a South African D.J, Artist and record producer Nkosinathi Inno Maphumulo.
Who was born in the yeat 1976, 11th of March. He has a record label known as “Soulistic Record Label.”
He is the richest musicians in South Africa and the second richest in Africa after Akon.
Although, Black Coffee seems not to be well known in some part of Africa but he is known in South Africa in particular and international in general.
Talking about Awards, the Artist has bagged awards both in national levels and international level.
For instance, he has won DJ Of The Year ” in the year 2015.
The Net worth of Black Coffee as of 2020 is estimated to be $60 million.
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3. Davido – Net Worth of $24 million
Have you ever heard of the name Davido? Well, this is what Nigerians thinks whenever the hear his name Davido…an Average nigerian guy sees him as “Omo Baba Olowo” meaning Son of a Rich Man.
With the way the 27 years old singer carries himself, It almost seems like all Davido’s Uncles and Relations are all Billionaires.
His real name is David Adedeji Adeleke born in 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
He is a singer, songwriter record producer and so the Boss at DMW.
Aside these titles, he is also signed into Sony Music Entertainment.”
He also belongs to HKN, a record label owned by his brother Adewale Adeleke.
He was under the umbrella of HKN before he established his own record label.
Davido Made our list with a Net Worth that estimate $24 million.
4. Wizkid Has a Net Worth of $20 million
The super active music star, Wizkid has made it to our list of Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa.
Sometimes called Wizzy or Starboy is a talented Music star and is well known globally most especially in Nigeria.
In fact, he Is considered to be the best singer in Africa but some fans has disagreed to this fact saying he is not even the best in Nigeria.
On 16th July 1990, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun A.K.A Wizkid was birthed in Surulere Lagos in Nigeria.
According to him, he loved music and even at the age of 11, he was already a member of his church choir.
Wizkid joined Banky W’s record label “Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E)” in the year 2009.
Well, he was skyrocketed into spotlight when he released the single “Holla at your Boy.”
He is known internationally with the song, “One Dance” featuring Drake which took the number 15 in the billboard worldwide.
Was featured on “Brown Skin Girl” with american super star, Beyonce.
Wizkid makes his Money from Shows, Events, endorsements and other businesses he is engaged into.
Wizkid has a Net Worth of $20 million.
5. Don Jazzy has a Net Worth of $10 million
It is impossible to mention the richest musicians in Africa without calling the name Don Jazzy because right from the time he ventured into the music industry, he has also been one of the richest and formidable art is.
His real name is Michael Collins Ajereh and He was born on November 26, 1982, in Abia state.
He is a Singer, record producer, a songwriter, entrepreneur and also a philanthropist.
He has worked with many actist both Locally and internationally.
In the year 2004, he co-founded ‘Mo’Hits together with D’banj and at that time, they were on top as afar as music industry in Nigeria is concerned.
After ‘Mo’Hit disbanded, he proceeded to creating his own record label called Mavin Records in the year 2012 which he signed Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Korode Bello and others.
He has bagged multiple awards like “Producer of the Year” 4 times.
Don Jazzy Net worth is estimated to be worth $15 million.
6. Flavor has a Net worth of $10 million
His real name is Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli but he is popularly known by his stage name Flavour N’bania.
He started his musical career as a drummer in his church in Enugu at a tender age of 13.
His local pastor in the Church Introduced him to SoundCity boss named Chris I. Ordor.
He was later invited to SoundCity company on scholarship and educational base to study music as a course in the year 1996.
Right now, he is really big and earn a lot in the industry with a Net Worth of $10 million.
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7. Olamide has a net worth of $8 million
If you are in Africa, and you don’t know that name, ‘Olamidebadoo’ then you should really check your map well to know where you can from
He seems to be a moving force that can’t be stopped.
There was a time he was releasing songs back to back and guess what? All these song were hit back to back.
His birth name is Adedeji Olamide but he is popularly known by his stage name Olamide or Olamide badoo.
He was born and raised in Bariga, a city of Lagos in the year 1989, March 15th.
His music’s are superb and he has brought up other top notch artists in Nigeria like Adekunle Gold, Lil kesh, Fire boy to mention but a few.
He released ‘Rapsodi’ album in the year 2011 which was his debut when he was still signed into Coded Tunes label.
One of his no popular song YBNL mean in ‘Yahoo boy no laptop’ was released on 12th November 2012 under his own label which was also same name YBNL.
Now, his record label is big and also getting bigger seeing the numbers of stars he has brought to stardom.
He has an estimate net worth of $8 million.
8. Sakordie has a Net Worth of $7 million
I am hundred Percent sure you were finding his name on my list of Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa. You guessed right because Sakordie is among the richest artist in Africa.
His full name is Michael Owusu Addo but he is popularly known by his stage name Sakordie.
He is a rapper and a business man born in Tema, Ghana.
Who owns a record label called “Sarkcess Music record label” and also a Fashion brand called “Sark Clothing.”
He was one time compared to be the best rapper in Africa but many fans felt that he can’t be compared to the awards winning rapper M.I.
And Is the Only Ghanian who made it to my list of richest artist in africa
His Net Worth is estimated to be $7 million.
He gets his money from endorsement deals from top brands like FanMilk and Samsung Electronics.
He has also worked with many Artists from Africa most especially from Nigeria Like Tu-Baba, Flavor, Runtown, and other top Nigeria stars.
9. Tinashe – Net worth of $6 million
Her real name is Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe is a citizen of Zimbabwe but birthed in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S in the year 1993.
She is a singer, actress, record producer, a dancer and a business woman.
She is the only person from Zimbabwe to make my list of Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa.
Her career began when she started playing a role in Cartoons, Children films and animated film far back in 2000.
Also, she was a member of a dancing crew called “The stunners” between the year 2007 to 2011.
She is presently signed to “RCA Records” which aided her to win awards like “Music Artist of the Year” in Zimbabwe Achievers Awards, US.
Her Net Worth is placed at $6 million.
10. Hugh Masekela – Net worth of $1.5 million
In the year 1939 April 4th, Hugh Masekela was born in Witbank, South Africa.
He is a Composer, flugelhornist, a trumpeter and also a singer and he is widely known as the father of South African jazz.”
He is the second richest musician in South Africa with a Net Worth of $1.5 million.
From 1962 to 2016, he has come up with over 60 albums and has also be in awarded with BBC Radion Jazz Award called “International Award of the Year” in 2002.
He has also seen award from Google called Google ”Doodle” in 2019.
He has an estimate net worth of $1.5 million.