The African continent as a whole is really blessed with both young and old talented individuals.
People who have made a huge impact on the African music industry and that has won the hearts of many Africans as well as foreigners through their songs, lyrics, rhythms, and beats.
These talented artists are considered to be the most hardworking, consistent, skilled, creative and eventually the most successful amongst several others.
Little wonder they have earned so much wealth from their music career.
Therefore, Following Forbes’s latest reports, we have combined an interesting list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa.
However, it is so amazing and quite interesting to know that Nigerian music artists did not only make the list but they also dominated the list.
So, here is the list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa.
The Senegal born music artist and producer; Akon has released well over 35 million albums sold in all nations, he has also been honored 5 times with the Grammy Awards amongst others.
Having an estimated net worth of $80 million, He is number one on this list.
2. Black Coffee
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Second, on the list is the famous singer Nkozinathi maphumulo also known as Black Coffee. Born in South Africa and raised in Eastern province, Black Coffee is regarded as the richest singer in South Africa but the second richest in Africa.
Presently, Black Coffee’s net worth is $60 million
3. Hugh Masekela
The Johannesburg born artist has released over 43 albums since the commencement of his music career. He has performed with notable artists like Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, the Byrds, Stevie wonder, Mariam Makeba, and several others.
Even with an undisclosed net worth, he is rated as one of the richest musicians in Africa.
4. Don Jazzy
The first Nigerian artist to appear on this list is the producer and CEO of Marvin records. His actual names are Michael Collins Ajereh.
The man who is practically the brain behind the success stories of many young and fast-rising music stars in Nigeria has an estimated net worth of $30 million
Born on the 6th of February 1993, Tinashe is presently 27 years old.
She started modeling from the tender age of three. In the year 2000, she appeared in the movie dubbed “Cora Unashamed”. Her voice was featured in the cartoon movie titled Polar Express.
She is number 4 on Forbes list for richest musicians in Africa.
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Jidenna Theodore Mobisson who realized his love for music at the age of 10 got the sixth position on the Forbes list.
Though his father initially wanted him to be an engineer, Jidenna eventually had his way in music and he has released several hits like Little bit more, Sufi woman, Bambi, chief don’t run, Yoga, Classic man, etc.
It is safe to say wizkid is one of the top contenders for the crown of African musicking.
His songs enjoy massive airplay both in Africa and outside Africa.
He is one of the most respected artists in Nigeria for his incredible move from grass to grace.
Often referred to as the king of Afrobeats in Nigeria, Wizkid is rated the 7th richest musician in Africa with a net worth of $20 million.
This is another Nigerian superstar who rose into prominence within five years of his career and is still relevant.
The 27 years old Star once revealed that it was people like Psquare, Dbanj, amongst others who helped him to believe that everything is possible.
Davido presently has a net worth of $16 million
Michael Owusu Addo popularly known as Sardokie is a multi-talented Ghanian artist, who was the first to receive a BET award in Ghana.
Widely known for his love for the Azonto music genre which hailed from Ghana’s Kpanlogo, he released a song titled Mewu in Ghana and the record sold about 4000 copies on the same day of its release.
However, he was listed amongst the Richest music artists in African.
10. Oliver Mtukudzi
Interestingly, this unique aged artist has released over 64 albums which is more than that of some legendary acts like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.
He has been in the music industry for more than 40 years dishing out songs that are soul-lifting.