African music keeps redefining music in the world today. This in the end easily inspire devotion and intense support. Musicians make packed shows and tours generating huge income. According to Forbes, check Richest African Artist ranking on a list of the richest in 2019. Nigeria and South Africa happen to be the respective largest and second largest producers of the richest musicians.
Here is a list of Richest Richest African Artist #Forbes
There music thrives audience, most African artists make spectacular tunes that have proven to give it a greater edge above the foreign music. In Africa, music forms a vital part of what beautifies people’s diverse cultures and now regarded as a source of excitement.
10. Oliver Mtukudzi
Born singer the late Oliver Mtukudzi worldly known and given recognition for making intense supportive music. The music icon had performed worldwide in most countries abroad and Africa at large, with much ardor from the international audience.
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Mtukudzi has an impressive record of having an awesome record of 65 albums. Oliver Mtukudzi’s songs have triggered intense excitement and urged numerous people to stage parties and concerts.
9. Jidenna – $1 Million
BiographyJidenna going by the birth name Jidenna Theodore Mobisson passionate about making music his path into the limelight. His musical ambit largely spans across the United States of America. Jidenna is a native of Nigeria worth 1 million dollars with recognition from a huge audience.
Has been distinguished to be one of the Nigerians making waves with music outside the country.At a tender age, Jidenna got extremely scared of disclosing this to his father who was keen on seeing his child become an engineer.
8. Hugh Masekela – $1.5 Million
Hugh Masekela rocks South Africa’s music industry with constant releases. Born in Witbank on the 4 April 1939. Record Label includes Mercury, MGM, Uni etc. He is a music Composer, Singer, Trumpeter, Flugelhornist from South Africa.
Hugh Masekela classified among Africa’s richest musicians. Over 43 albums in his music gallery and part of the notable musicians who have collaborated with international artists.
These include Miriam Makeba, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon among others.
7. Tinashe Kachingwe $6 Million
Tinashe is one of the impressive female characters in the music industry, worth 6 million dollars. Only at a tender age, her sonorous voice gave her the courage to sing impressively.
Marked her debut with her performance in Cora Unashamed –a film in the year 2000 –Tinashe has remained a vibrant and successful artiste. Tinashe’s voice is much admired and this made it feature in The Polar Express –a cartoon movie.
6. Sarkodie – $7 Million
According to Forbes top ten list of richest musicians in Africa Sarkodie took 6th position.
The living Ghanaian legendary rapper claims to be the richest musician in Ghana and beyond.
Sarkodie has reached an unrivaled milestone, elected as a youth ambassador with a presidential status. Sarkodie continues the contribution largely to the welfare of many Ghanaian children. Provides aid to those who dwell in poverty and homelessness.
The Ghanaian music industry might seem boring if Sarkodie’s name is excluded from the clique of notable artists.
Sarkodie is seen as the main factor behind the great focus on Ghana’s contemporary music. He carries the philanthropic contribution through his Sarkodie Foundation. Sarkodie has doubled up his wealth outside music and this comes with the help of his business dealings including his Sark clothing.
Don Jazzy, Wiz kid, and Davido followed in the 3rd, 4th and 4th position respectively. At the 9th position of the top ten Richest African Artist is Jidenna followed by Oliver Mtukudzi at the 10th position. Advertisement
5. Davido – $16 Million
Davido Davido’s music success came way back in 2011, precisely through the influence of his spectacular release Dami Duro.
Davido has many prestigious awards to his name. Associated with a wealthy lineage, Davido maintains the wealth is self-made and a product of his vigorous presence in the world of music. Awards won include The Headies Award. The Nigerian superstar is worth $16 million.
4. Wizkid – $20 Million
Nigerian singer Wizkid going by the birth name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.
Born in 1990 and one of Africa’s hottest hip hop stars. Founder and CEO of Starboy Entertainment one of the top record labels in Nigeria.
Rose to fame in 2011 and progressively striked a wave through mega endorsement deals with giant brands such MTN, Pepsi, etc. Costly charges per musical show and beautiful record sales. Wizkid is one of the musicians who has garnered much recognition by bagging numerous awards and appearing in exclusive musical nominations. Declared to be worth $20 million.
3. Don Jazzy – $30 Million
Michael Collins Ajereh Don Jazzy is well known as a singer and producer. Born on the 26 November 1982.
He is a musician and founder of Mavins Record popularly known as Supreme Mavin Dynasty. Dominates Nigeria’s music industry as the country’s richest musician. Don Jazzy has been making waves for long and prominently, featured with notable superstars within and outside Nigeria. His current net worth to be among Richest African Artist stands at $35 million.
2. Black Coffee – $60 Million
RNkosinathi Maphumulo, born on the 11 March 1976, worth $60 Million and signed under Soulistic Music.
Professional occupation Black Coffee is a Record Producer / DJ from South Africa
Black Coffee is a legendary South African musician and one of the prestigious musicians Africa. Black Coffee spent years in the Eastern Cape where he apparently grew up. Returned to KwaZulu-Natal his place of birth. Initiated an idea to make music his course of study. Within and beyond South Africa, Black Coffee has made it among Richest African Artist through music the main factor behind his immense fortune and great wealth.
1. Akon – $80 Million
Leading the pack for Richest African Musician is Senegalese USA based artist, Akon. At the Second place of the top ten richest African musician list is Black Coffee DJ.
Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam. Born on the 16 in the year 1973. CEO Konvict Muzic / Artist / Songwriter and Record Producer.
Akon worth an estimated amount of $80 Million. Married to Tomeka Akon founder of Konvict Muzic born in Senegal / United States.
For many years, Akon has featured among the world’s most acclaimed musicians. Earns through endorsements and album sales, Akon has dignified the music gallery with a total of 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs and lots of awards. Appeared in remarkable nominations, including on the list of Grammy Award nominations for a total 5 times.