Ghana’s music industry has become so competitive over the last decades with many musicians from Ghana storming the international platforms to showcase their talent. off course it has become a lucrative business venture as well. this often brings to the mind of most Ghana the question who is the richest musician in Ghana?
unlike other parts of the world, Ghanaians are so secretive when it comes to disclosing their true wealth for the fear of paying more tax and persistent disturbance from family relatives. These makes it difficult for one to really answer the question of the richest musician in Ghana.
Glusea.com has come with some criteria with which we have been able to tell the richest musician in Ghana. using the number of you tube video views, the number of awards won, international recognition status, number of endorsement deals, and the number of albums released.
with the above criteria, we have come to a conclusion that Sarkodie is the richest musician in Ghana. with an estimated net worth of 10 million dollars
Sarkodie has received 81 awards from 148 nominations, including 22 Ghana Music Awards. Makye, his debut studio album, won him three awards at both the 4syte TV Music Video Awards and Ghana Music Awards. The album also earned him a nomination at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards. Rapperholic, his second studio album, earned him accolades at the 2012 editions of the BET Awards, The Headies, Ghana Music Awards, National Youth Achievement Awards, MOBO Awards, and Channel O Music Video Awards. Sarkodie also has the most viewed music video on youtube- Adonai ft Castro.
— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) July 30, 2019
He lives in a luxurious mansion (he has one here in Accra and another one in the UK worth over $250,000) and has fleet of cars most of us only see in our dreams. But how wealthy is Sarkodie, real name Micheal Owusu Addo?
Sarkodie makes his money from local and international shows and his own Rapperholic Concert. His chart-topping tracks also sustain his relevance which generate some revenue on some digital online streams.
He is an ambassador for a number of companies including Samsung mobile. In partnership with the Samsung mobile, he launched a headphone series called the Obidi Chief headphones. A number of other brands such as is Tigo Telecommunication and Fanmilk Ghana have secured his services in the past before.
He once had a clothing line dubbed Sark Collection which deals on women, men and kids trendy clothes but unfortunately he couldn’t sustain it.
In 2017, he was ranked the 9th wealthiest artiste on the continent with a net worth of $7.5 million US dollars. In 2018, Forbes ranked him as one of the richest stars in Africa in the
the fourth edition of Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list, a compilation across different industries including music, art, media, film and fashion.
Forbes Africa also named Sarkodie among others in Africa’s Top 10 musicians in 2017. Ghana’s West African counterpart Nigeria, however, had nine personalities named in the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list including Wizkid, Davido, Yemi Alade, Falz. A