we bring to you top 10 richest musicians in Africa 2021 according to Forbes.
Top 10 richest musicians in Africa 2021: 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.
Music is a business with high-income generation. If you are a fan of a musician or simply a lover of music in general, you would want to know the richest musician in Africa. In this post, you will get to know the latest update of Forbes ranking of the top ten richest musicians in Africa 2020, their Net worth and country of origin.
LIST OF Top 10 Richest musicians in Africa
1. Akon -$80 M
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, his 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 -$60 M
Net worth 6o million dollars.
Black Coffee is a South African DJ and record producer whose real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo (born 11 March 1976). He began his career around 1994 and has released five albums as well as a live DVD.
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.
Black Coffee studied jazz at Durban University of Technology, before working as a backup singer for Madala Kunene together with then schoolmates: Mnqobi Mdabe (Shota) and Thandukwazi Sikhosana (Demor). Maphumulo, Shota and Demor later formed an Afro-pop trio called SHANA (Simply Hot and Naturally African) which was signed to Melt 2000, then headed by Robert Trunz.
Black Coffee born, Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo currently has a net worth of $60 making him one of the richest musicians in Africa.
Top 10 Richest musicians in Africa
3. Don Jazzy -$30 M
Net worth $30 million
Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. He co-founded the now defunct record label he is a justice amadinMo’ Hits Records in 2004. Following the closure of the aforementioned record label, Don Jazzy set up Mavin Records on May 8, 2012.
Jazzy has gained international success and has since remained one of the most successful African acts. Marvins records has brought to stardom several musicians in Nigeria including; Koredo Bello, Rekado Banks, rema among several others.
4 Wizkid -$20 M
He rose to prominence 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”.
Rudeboy Net Worth -$16.1 M
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5 DAVIDO-$16 M
Net worth $16 million
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— Davido (@iam_Davido)
David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Atlanta and raised in Lagos, Davido 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
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Mr. P -$15.3 M
Peter okoye known on stage as Mr. P is a Nigerian singer, song writer and performer. He was a member of the now disbanded P-Square music group. Mr. P is one of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa
10 2BABA -$15 M
Innocent Ujah Idibia (born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria), known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. Prior to July 2014, he went by the stage name 2face Idibia. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa, and is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa.
2Baba has received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.
D’banj -$ 15 M
D’banj known is real life as Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and television personlity. D’banj net worth 2020 is estimated as 15 million.
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6 SARKODIE– $10M
Sarkodie 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.
Net worth $ 6 million
Her notable roles included 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).
8 Oliver Mtukudzi
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi (22 September 1952 – 23 January 2019) was a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. Tuku was considered to have been Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time.
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. He is part of the top ten richest musicians in Africa
Diamond Platnumz -$7 M
Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, actor, dancer, philanthropist and a businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam. He is the founder and CEO of WCB Wasafi Record Label also a TV Station titled Wasafi Tv & a radio station titled Wasafi Fm. Diamond Platnumz net worth is estimates at $7 million making him one of the top ten richest musicians in Africa.
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