Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa 2018 And Their Net Worth.


November 29, 2018 by Bra Banie

Traditionally, music is the powerful tool that triggers joy and other exciting emotions. Owing to this, a multitude of people highly regard musicians for their artistic talents which easily inspire devotion and intense support, this is among the reason for coming up with the latest update of Forbes ranking of the richest musicians in Africa 2018, their Net worth and country of origin

In Africa, music forms a vital part of what beautifies people’s diverse cultures and since it has been regarded as a source of excitement, it is noteworthy to take a survey of Africa’s music, how it thrives and the spectacular characters that have proven to give it a greater edge above the foreign music.

so you asked;

• Who Is The Richest Musician In Africa 2018

Currently, in Africa, Nigeria and South Africa happen to be the respective largest and second largest producers of the richest musicians. In the light of this, we’ve come up with this list. Most importantly, this ranking is in line with Forbes’ unrivaled ranking contents.

Top 10 Richest Musician In Africa 2018, Their Net Worth and Country Of Origin

• 1. Akon


Real Name: Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam

Age / Date of Birth : 16, 1973

Net Worth: an estimated — Million

Marital Status: Married (Akon’s wife – Tomeka Akon)

Record Label: Konvict Muzic

Occupation: CEO Konvict Muzic / Artist / Songwriter, Record Producer

Country of Origin / Nationality : Senegal / United States

For many years, Akon has featured among the world’s most acclaimed musicians. Significantly and through the influence of his blockbuster albums believed to have recorded more than 35 million sales, Akon’s fame continually swirls across and beyond Africa. Besides the mouthwatering returns he 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.

As his fame and massive success distinguish him as Africa’s richest musician, Akon is presently worth $80 million.

• 2. Black Coffee

Real Name: Nkosinathi Maphumulo

Age / Date of Birth: 11 March 1976

Net Worth: $– Million

Record Label: Soulistic Music

Post: Record Producer / DJ

Country of Origin: South Africa

Black Coffee, The Second Richest Musician In Africa 2018

Going by the birth name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, Black Coffee is not only a legendary South African musician but also one of the prestigious musicians Africa presently boasts of. Prior to his return to KwaZulu-Natal –his place of birth –in order to make music his course of study, Black Coffee spent years in the Eastern Cape where he apparently grew up.

Within and beyond South Africa, Black Coffee has made music the main factor behind his immense fortune and great wealth. Owing to this, he is considered as South Africa’s richest musician with his net worth presently hanging around $60 million.

• 3. Hugh Masekela {Late}

Real Name: Hugh Masekela

Age / Date of Birth: 4 April 1939

Net Worth: $– Million

Record Label: Mercury, MGM, Uni etc.

Post: Composer, Singer, Trumpeter, Flugelhornist

Country of Origin: South Africa

Witbank-born Hugh Masekela is classified as one of Africa’s richest musicians. Just behind Black Coffee –his South African counterpart –Hugh Masekela rocks South Africa’s music industry with constant releases. Meanwhile, the sparkling artiste has over 43 albums in his music gallery. Likewise, he is part of the notable musicians who have collaborated with artists such as Miriam Makeba, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, late Fela Kuti, Mavin Gaye, The Byrds and Dizzy Gillespie.

• 4. Don Jazzy

Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh

Age / Date of Birth: 26 November 1982

Net Worth : $ — Million

Record Label: Mavins Record { Supreme Mavin Dynasty }

Occupation: CEO Konvict Music / Artist / Producer

Country of Origin / Nationality: Nigerian

Micheal Collins Ajereh – Don Jazzy Among The Richest Musicians in Africa 2018

Don Jazzy is well known as a singer and producer. Very impressively, he dominates Nigeria’s music industry as the country’s richest musician. Going by the birth name Michael Collins Ajereh, Don Jazzy has been making waves for long and prominently, he has featured with notable superstars within and outside Nigeria.

Taking a look at his music career, Don Jazzy began music during his childhood and through his devotion towards music, he eventually relocated to Britain where he proceeded with his music career. As of now, his net worth stands at $35 million.

• 5. Tinashe

Tinashe is one of the impressive female characters in the music industry. Only at a tender age, her sonorous voice gave her the courage to sing impressively. Since she marked her debut with her performance in Cora Unashamed –a film in the year 2000 –Tinashe has remained a vibrant and successful artiste. As a sonorous quality, Tinashe’s voice is much admired and this made it feature in The Polar Express –a cartoon movie. In the cartoon movie, Tinashe’s vocals were featured together with star actor Tom Hanks.

• 6. Jidenna

Jidenna is a native of Nigeria. His musical ambit –which largely spans across the United States of America with recognition from a huge audience –has distinguished him as one of the Nigerians making waves with music outside the country.

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson Al Amin

At a tender age, Jidenna –going by the birth name Jidenna Theodore Mobisson –was passionate about making music his path into the limelight. However, young Jidenna was extremely scared of disclosing this to his father who was keen on seeing his child become an engineer.

• 7. Wizkid

Real Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun

Age: 16th July 1990

Net Worth : $ — Million

Record Label: Starboy

Occupation: CEO Starboy / Music Artiste

Country of Origin: Nigeria

Wizkid Among The Top 10 Richest Musicians

Here is one of Africa’s hottest hip-hop stars. Wizkid –going by the birth name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun –is a Nigerian singer born in 1990. Since he swirled into great popularity in 2011, Wizkid has progressively made waves especially through his mega endorsement deals (with giant brands such as MTN, Pepsi, etc), costly charges per musical show and beautiful record sales.

He has strengthened his achievements as the owner of Starboy Entertainment –one of the top record labels in Nigeria. Furthermore, Wizkid is one of the musicians who has garnered much recognition by bagging numerous awards and appearing in exclusive musical nominations. As of now, the star artist is declared to be worth $20 million.

• 8. Davido

Davido is undoubtedly one of the hottest Nigerian pop stars who has been ranked high on the international floor. His music success came way back in 2011, precisely through the influence of his spectacular release –Dami Duro. Davido, who is associated with a wealthy lineage, maintains that his wealth is self-made and a product of his vigorous presence in the world of music. Like some other Nigerian artistes, Davido has added many prestigious awards to his name. Among these awards is The Headies Awards. At the moment, the Nigerian superstar is worth $16 million.

• 9. Sarkodie

Sarkodie Among The top 20 Richest Musicians In Africa 2018

Real Name: Michael Owusu Addo

Age / Date of Birth: 10th July, 1988

Net Worth: — Million Dollars

Record Label: Sarkcess Music

Occupation: Music Artiste / Rapper

Country of Origin: Ghana

Actually, the contemporary Ghanaian music industry might seem boring if Sarkodie’s name is excluded from the clique of notable artists. Meanwhile, Sarkodie is seen as the main factor behind the great focus on Ghana’s contemporary music.

Sarkodie has obviously reached an unrivalled milestone and this has ranked him high as a youth ambassador with a presidential status. Besides music, Sarkodie has contributed largely to the welfare of many Ghanaian children who dwell in poverty and homelessness. Significantly, Sarkodie carries on this philanthropic contribution through his Sarkodie Foundation.

Also noteworthy, Sarkodie has doubled up his wealth outside music and this comes with the help of his business dealings including his Sark clothing.

• 10. Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi is a born singer whose beautiful songs have been welcomed with intense support and ardor from the international audience. Seemingly, Mtukudzi has attained an unrivaled music feat. In this regard, the remarkable singer boasts of an awesome record of 65 albums. Broadly speaking, Oliver Mtukudzi’s songs have triggered intense excitement and urged numerous people to stage parties and concert.

source : , Forbes


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