This article will throw light on The Richest Musicians in Ghana and their estimated net worth. Globally, music seem to be one sector which is paying and thus helping others to become Millionaires and Billionaires. The Ghanaian music industry is thus one of the prominent and fast-growing music industries in the world vis-a-vis Africa.
The industry have produced lots of amazing talents with their hit songs that are being enjoyed worldwide. The Ghanaian music industry is known for its traditional singing pattern, which has helped them win different awards in the world. The fast growth of the country’s music industry has also helped many Ghanaian artistes to acquire enormous wealth in 2021, increasing their net worth overall.
Richest Musicians in Ghana 2022
- Shatta Wale
- Okyeame Kwame
- Fuse ODG
- Daddy Lumba
1. Sarkodie – Net worth $16 Million
Michael Owusu Addo professionally known in the music circle as Sarkodie sits at the top of the Richest Musicians in Ghana.
Sarkodie has an estimated net worth of 16 million dollars.
The award winning rapper has stayed relevant in the industry for over a decade and counting.
Sarkodie has produced many hit songs since he broke into the music industry; he has also been featured in many songs with other artistes across the globe.
His songs with different musicians have earned him a spot as the richest musician in Ghana.
Sarkodie has also produced many music albums since he joined the famous Ghanaian music industry, including Makye in 2009, Rapperholic in 2012, Sarkology in 2014, Highest in 2017 Black Love and currently out with No Pressure.
His Adonai remix which featured late Castro remains Ghana’s most viewed music video on YouTube with over 81 million views.
Sarkodie have had endorsements deals with Standard Chartered Bank, Samsung among other endorsements deals.
His earnings comes from his streams on digital platforms, sale of his albums, playing shows and of course from endorsements deals.
In his garage you are likely to see Range Rover Vogue, Toyota Landcruiser, Benz Sedan etc
2. Shatta Wale – Net Worth $15.2 Million
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Junior aka Shatta Wale is the second richest musician in Ghana in 2021. Shatta Wale is a famous Ghanaian musician known for his reggae and dance hall music style.
His career path has been fascinating as he went off the music scene for almost a decade and relaunched a strong come back.
Shatta Wale archived his first music popularity in 2004 with the stage name Bandana. His single Moko Hoo and other two single No Problem and Obaa Yaa, helped him gain his first popularity before he disappeared from the music industry without a song for over then years.
In 2013 the famous musician returned to the music industry and released different songs under his record label SM records with a new stage name, Shatta Wale.
Shatta Wale has since 2013 stayed relevant becoming the most talked about Ghanaian artiste of all time.
Shatta Wale has an estimated net worth of 15.2 million dollars
Shatta Wale has produced a countless number of hit songs in his career winning multiple awards and making some good cash for himself.
The tag himself as the richest musician in Ghana ever and love to flaunt wealth.
In his garage, you are likely to see a number of Range Rovers, Benz G-Wagon, Toyota Landcruiser, Dodge, Chevy Camaro, Benz Sedan among other powerful motorbikes.
Shatta Wale is strongly connected with the Kasapreko group in Ghana as he have a number of endorsements deals with them.
He was signed onto embattled Xylofon Music which latter had issues due to the involvement of Nana Appiah Mensah the CEO in some Ponzi scheme.
Shatta Wale is also the face of Infinix Mobile in Ghana.
These deals plus what he charges for performance, streams on his digital platforms and the sale of his albums remains his sources of earning.
3.Stonebwoy Net-Worth $10 Million
Stonebwoy occupy the 3rd spot for the Richest Musicians in Ghana in 2021. Stonebwoy is a Ghanaian famous musician who sings different music styles, including Afropop, dance hall and reggae music.
The award winning Dancehall singer started his music career during his school days before he was signed by Samini Music record label during a Kasahare Level rap battle competition.
In 2012 he recorded his first hit song, Climax, under Samini music in the same year, another hit song, Ghetto Love which featured veteran rapper Obrafuor earned him a lot of popularity to the extent of landing a Ghana Music Award nomination.
Since releasing his debut single in 2012, Stonebwoy has recorded four music albums that have helped him be among the top ten richest musicians in Ghana, including Grade 1 in 2012, Necessary Evil in 2014, Epistles of Mama in 2017 and Anloga Junction in 2020.
The BhimNation President makes his cash from endorsements deals, streams, sale of albums and playing shows.
Stonebwoy advertise for Tecno Mobile and owns a franchise right to the Boss Energy drink.
4.R2bees Net-Worth $9 Million
R2bees is a Tema based Ghanaian music group which comprises of Omar Sterling formerly known as Pae Dae and Mugeez.
In 2008 R2Bees released their first single titled Yawa Gal. The song was followed up by another hit song, “I Dey Mad”, in the same year.
I Dey Mad, became a street anthem with almost everyone jamming to it.
In 2010 the duo went further to take a step forward in their music pursuit to feature one of the famous Nigerian musicians, Wande Coal, on the song “Kiss Your Hand”.
In the past years, R2Bees has released four albums that have helped them take a spot as the fourth richest musician in Ghana in 2021, including Da Revolution I in 2009, Da Revolution II: Refuse to be Broke in 2012, Omar Sterling – Victory Through Harmony in 2017 and Site 15 2019.
The group is discreet with their earnings as they hardly flaunt their wealth but an estimation of their wealth put them at the 4th spot on the list of the Richest Musicians in Ghana.
5.Okyeame Kwame $8 Million
Kwame Nsiah Apau aka Okyeame Kwame is the 5th Richest Musician in Ghana.
The veteran rapper has managed to stay relevant for 2 decades of his career.
He began his music together with his friend Okyeame Quophi and the two were Akyeame before going solo a few years on.
Okyeame Kwame has produced many hit songs in Ghana with his music group members, including albums Witty Knot in 1997, Shackles in 1998, Continuity in 2000 and New Testament in 2002.
In 2004 Okyeame Kwame parted ways with his long term music group and released many singles under his record label, One Mic Entertainment. He went ahead to feature many Ghanaian artists.
Under his record label, Okyeame Kwame gained more popularity in the Ghanaian music industry. That helped raise his net worth to become one of the richest musicians in Ghana in 2021.
6.Fuse ODG Net Worth $7.5 Million
Fuse Odg is the 6th Richest Musician in Ghana with an estimated net worth of 7.5 million dollars.
In September 2013, Fuse followed the hit song, Antenna up with another single, Azonto. The music was ranking very highly in Africa with its unique dancing style.
The Azonto craze at the time dominated the African music space and beyond.
His two hit songs helped him rank as one of the richest musicians in Ghana. Fuse also won many awards that helped make him become one of the richest musicians in Ghana in 2021.
Fuse released many songs which are recognised in Ghana, making him one of the best musicians in the country, including Only, Thinking About U, Mary Mary, Dangerous Love, Island, Diary and many more.
The London based singer makes his cash from streams, playing shows among others.
7.D-Black Net-Worth $6 Million
Desmond Blackmore is the 7th richest Musician in Ghana.
D-Black as he is known is a Ghanaian musician and a businessman that has only spent a decade in the Ghanaian music industry.
Desmond Kwesi Blackmore, known as the D-Black, was born on January 12, 1987. He is the 9th richest musician in Ghana.
He is regarded as one of the most successful and industrious musicians in Ghana, having spent only a decade in the west African country’s industry to make it to the top ten richest musicians in Ghana list.
D-Black started his music career in 2009 as an independent artist with Kwaku-t, a rap partner. Together with Kwaku-t, D-Black released different albums, including Target Practice, Music, Love and Life, The Revelation, Lightwork, Hunger & Thirst Mixtape and Smoke & Mirrors E.P.
D-Black currently owns a record label known as Black Avenue Musik on which he have artistes like S3fa and Freda Rhymes.
He also own a club and pup in Accra known as Oasis.
8.Becca Net-Worth $4.5 Million
Rebecca Acheampong aka Becca makes it to our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Ghana as the eighth richest musician in Ghana.
Becca is a Ghanaian singer and songwriter born on August 15 1984.
The award winning female vocalist gained her popularity in the Ghanian music industry in 2007 when she released her first album, Sugar which had her popular single “You lie to Me”
Her album Sugar was one of the most played songs in Ghana after it was released.
At the end of the year, the album got her five nominations at the 2008 Ghana music award, including Artiste of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Best Female Vocal Performance, Pop Song of the Year, and Best Collaboration Year and Record of the Year.
Becca is also a former signee of Zylofon Music and even though her sign on fee was not made public, it’s believed she bagged a lot of money with her association with Zylofon music.
9.Samini Net-Worth $3 Million
Samini needs no introduction when it comes to popularity in the Ghanaian music space.
Samini is thus a reggae and dance hall famous artist in Ghana. He performs in different music diversity, including reggae, hip-hop, high life and dance hall.
Samini began his musical journey as a member of a choir group. He became famous in the Ghanaian music industry after he released his first music album Dankwasere in 2004 which had songs like Linda and Gyae Shii
Samini signed his first music deal with Ghanian record label Ashanti International; he later moved on to sign for another record label, Lexifri Productions, before creating his record label, Samini music.
Since starting his music career, Samini has released over seven different music albums, which has made him earn a spot as one of the top ten richest musicians in Ghana.
Samini throughout major part of his career was the face of telecommunication giant MTN which was initially Areeba.
Samini makes his money from endorsements deals, sale of album, playing shows and streams.
10.Daddy Lumba Net Worth $2 Million
Charles Kwadwo Fosu aka Daddy Lumba is a veteran Ghanaian highlife icon.
Daddy Lumba has generated a massive wealth from music that helped him become one of the top ten richest musicians in Ghana in 2021. His popularity in music has earned him lots of money through music shows.
Adding to his music is his multi-awards in the music industry which helped him become the 7th richest musician in Ghana in 2021. He is regarded as the best Ghanaian musician of all time.
Daddy Lumba currently has a net worth of $2 million, an enormous amount of money for himself.
Daddy Lumba’s music awards that have helped him achieve such a net worth include Best Album, Artist of the Year and the Most Popular Song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards in 1999.
He has been regarded as the greatest Ghanaian musician of all time with his countless timeless hit songs Daddy lumba makes it to the top ten Richest Musicians in Ghana.
The veteran singer makes money from sale of albums, playing shows etc.
So, here you have the trusted list of the top Richest Musicians in Ghana 2021.
A close tab however is being kept on all other musicians as such the list will be updated when there is a change in the various positions.