Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa and Their Net Worth

Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa and Their Net Worth

Who is the richest musician in Africa, you can’t guess that can you?

Maybe you actually can, but to be certain everyone gets the ideal knowledge of that, I bring you this beautiful and elaborate list of the richest musicians in africa today and their net worth. Read on!

Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa and Their Net Worth

1. Akon

Akon - Richest Musicians In Africa
Akon – One Of The Richest Musicians In Africa

Net Worth: $80 million

Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam popularly known as Akon is one of the richest musician in Africa.  He writes songs, does sound recording, is engaged in producing, advertising, has his own label “Konvict Muzik” which is one of the most popular in the world.

This top musician seems to be just created to work in show business. All his talents are revealed at full here. He enjoys great popularity among listeners around the world. Akon has sold more than 35 million albums, five times was nominated for the Grammy Awards.

You have to know that 45 of his songs hit the Billboard Hot 100 songs. Awesome, isn’t it?

  • Record Label: Konvict Musik
  • Country of origin/Nationality: United States/Senegal.

2. Black Coffee

Black Coffee - Richest Musicians In Africa
Black Coffee – One Of The Top Ten Richest Musicians In Africa

Net worth: $60 million

The real name of this top millionaire musician is Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He is from KwaZulu-Natal but was raised in the Eastern Cape province where he grew to become a real deal in the music industry.

He started the career around 1995 and released 5 albums under his own label. His most notable progress occurred in 2004 when Black Coffee was chosen for Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. In 2005, he won the “Breakthrough DJ Of The Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.

Black Coffee is also the holder of a large number of awards. Nigerian listeners have little knowledge about him. However, he is extremely popular in Western countries. The creativity of this musician is especially appealing to fans of electronic music.

  • Record Label: Soulistic Music
  • Country of origin/Nationality: South Africa.

3. Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy - Richest Musician In Africa
Don Jazzy – One Of The Richest Musician In Africa

Net worth: $30 million

Michael Collins Ajereh popularly known as Don Jazzy had the story of his love for music begin at childhood in the church. Later, he moved to the UK and began his journey up the career ladder.

He won many awards, became an ambassador for the MTV brand, founded his own record label, helped many talented artists achieve serious success, engaged in business related to real estate and producing the Wi-Fi in Nigeria.

Today Don Jazzy is among African richest musician owing to strongly expressed talents in producing, writing and performing songs, entrepreneurship.

  • Record Label: Mavins Record { Supreme Mavin Dynasty }
  • Country of origin/Nationality: Nigeria.

4. Wizkid

WizKid - Richest Musicians In Africa
WizKid – One Of The Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa

Net worth: $20 million

This rich songwriter and singer has Lagos as his native land. He is a holder of Top Hot 100 song, Top R&B song, and Top R&B Collaboration awards. Many fans call him the king of African music. This top artist tries to spread national motives all over the world. Contracts with popular brands bring him additional income, for example, cooperation with Pepsi.

He began as an ordinary boy singing in church. Who would have thought that after a while he would work with the world-scale stars and receive cosmic revenues!

  • Record Label: Star Boy
  • Country of origin/Nationality: Nigeria.

5. Davido

Davido - Richest Musicians In Africa
Davido – One Of The Richest Musicians In Africa

Net worth: $16 million

Davido is the child of Nigerian parent who was born in the US. Davido has many nominations, awards and profitable endorsements. It took him only a few years to get high status in the world of African show business. In 2011, the single “Back When” was released which was the starting point of his career success. Davido is one of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa on this rich list and you can see why.

Gradually, the artist gained more and more sympathy, spread his influence, collaborated with other celebrities, and organized concerts in various parts of the world. We do not doubt that this is only the beginning of his brilliant path. Davido is a very energetic and talented person, he will achieve a lot.

  • Record Label: DMW
  • Country of origin/Nationality: Nigeria

6. Sarkodie

Sarkodie - Richest Musicians In Africa
Sarkodie – One Of The Top Ten Richest Musicians In Africa

Net worth: $7 million

Sarkodie is the most prominent star of the Ghana music scene, the only representative of this country in the list. His real name is Michael Owusu Addo as he is also one of the richest musicians in africa.

He started as an amateur rapper. The manager helped Sarkodie to engage in a professional career. The artist is true to his identity, he adds the Ghanaian motifs to music which brings great joy to Ghanaians.

The African public closely watches his creativity. He gains millions of views on YouTube. The first single from his fourth album, “Mary”, was sold in circulation of about 4,000 copies per release day.

Sarkodie’s work was rewarded. He received many nominations and awards, continues to move confidently towards success. In 2013, his line of clothing appeared. He also founded a music label to support other African musicians.

  • Record Label: Sarkcess Music
  • Country of origin/Nationality: Ghana

7. Tinashe

Tinashe - Richest Musicians In Africa
Tinashe – One Of The Richest Musicians In Africa

Net worth: $6 million

She is the only lady on the list who was born in the United States from a Dane mother and Zimbabwe father. This girl started singing before she even started walking. Her life has always been somehow connected with music. As a child, Tinashe was a kid model. In 2000, her first film experience took place.

The first album of the girl became a real sensation. She was the new bright star of the music industry and collaborated with many celebrities. Tinashe is the ambassador of several brands. Despite the young age, this lady managed to become incredibly successful and rich.

  • Record Label: Konvict Music
  • Country of origin/Nationality: Zimbabwe

8. Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela - Richest Musicians In Africa
Hugh Masekela – One Of The Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa

Net worth: $1.5 million

For a long and productive life, this artist created more than 43 albums. He performed with many famous musicians from different genres. Masekela enjoyed the warm love of fans of different age categories. He died on January 23, 2018, at the age of 78.

Hugh worked productively in his own record company, had many honorary prizes, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Despite the solid age, Masekela regularly went on international trips and had great concerts. In a media, it was reported that a live performance of the star cost $20,000.

No wonder he was very rich! We will remember him with warmth in our hearts for a very long time.

  • Record Label: Mercury, MGM, Uni
  • Country of origin/Nationality: South Africa

9. Jidenna

Jidenna - Richest Musicians In Africa
Jidenna – One Of The Richest Musicians In Africa

Net worth: $1 million

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson is a successful producer and performer with dual citizenship (Nigeria & the United States). This music maestro realised that he wants to do music in 10 years. He gradually came to his dream and achieved striking results. Despite the fact that Jidenna was born and grew up in the US, he considers himself a Nigerian man, wants to develop the music industry in Africa.

Also, Jidenna collaborated with Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States, on an educational program, participated in special shows and concerts. However, the musician urges Africans not to strive for the American dream but to live in accordance with our own ideals and customs.

  • Record Label: Wondaland Records label, Fear & Fancy, Epic Records
  • Country of origin/Nationality: Nigeria

10. Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi - Richest Musicians In Africa
Oliver Mtukudzi – One Of The Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa

Net worth: Under review

The last of Forbes richest musicians is Oliver Mtukudzi who has over 65 albums and 41-year experience of stage activities. He is joy to watch and listen to for his numerous african fans.

He always knew that he must be a musician. Music lived inside him. In 1969 he made a three-stringed guitar and began to sing songs. Despite the fact that his father didn’t like it and broke the instrument, the boy continued to perform everywhere he could.

The next years Oliver continued to follow his dream. Today he has a huge audience, several million views on YouTube, over 30 awards. Fans claim that his music makes them feel truly alive.

  • Record Label: 
  • Country of origin/Nationality: Zimbabwe

 

Knowing the fact that these famous names featuring on my list didn’t get there just by any easy means or by letting their talent lay to waste, you definitely should know that they got where they are today by nurturing their talent in the right way and was brought to limelight through hard work and consistency.

Be encouraged and motivated by the above stars, then keep chasing that big dream. *winks*.

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