Top 20 richest African musicians; check Sarkodie’s position which will surprise you

Many African superstars have been listed as the highest paid musicians. Music experts posits that music in Africa, has Nigeria and Ghana are the favorable two countries that produces world class and quality songs.

Despite other countries like South Africa, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Senegal cannot be left out. Per Forbes assessment in their latest rankings, they explained the grading by the quality of the musics they make, and the collaboration of global artists. 

Through their hard work and impact on the African continent, they tried to get a lot of cash and get wealthy.

Forbes, the most credible source of revealing people’s wealth have published the first 20 most richest musicians.
Here is the list of the top 20 richest artists in Africa:

1. Youssu N’dour $145 million dollars

Also known as Youssou Madjiguène Ndour is a 62 years old Senegalese singer, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman, and politician

2. Akon $80 million dollars (Senegal)

The American based hip hop musician is one of Africa’s best with several awards won in hip-hop genre.

3. Black coffee 60 million dollars (South Africa)

Black Coffee is one of the wealthiest celebrities in Africa. However, his money doesn’t come from music alone. The music has secured the bag by having multiple businesses.

4. Wizkid $21 million dollars (Nigeria)

Wizkid is the youngest artist to have won Mobo award 2011 and he’s the most awarded African artist in MOBO history with a total 4 career wins.

5. Davido $20 million dollars (Nigeria)

Davido has become the first Nigerian musician to scoop South Africa’s biggest accolade in music, a SAMA (South Africa Music Award). The popular musician was recognised during a virtual ceremony.

6. Don jazzy $18 million dollars (Nigeria)

He is responsible for the careers of so many stars we’ve had in the music industry. So much that it’s impossible to remove Don Jazzy‘s contribution to the formation of the new Afrobeats, from the history of the music industry.

He brought D’banj, WandeCoal, pioneers of the genre, and then built Mavin Records from the ground up, giving us artists like Reekado Banks, Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, and Di’ja in the process.

7. Burna Boy $17 million dollars (Nigeria)

African giant and Nigerian multi award winning artist Burna Boy made history after winning Bet Awards. His recent win means that he has now won three straight Bet Awards in a row, winning in 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively.

8. 2Baba $16.5 million dollars (Nigeria)

The Nigerian musician has been around for more than two decades and has proven and is still going strong.

9. Rude boy $16 million dollars (Nigeria)

One of the pair of the music group psquare which splitted recently is also very talented and has a lot of followers.

10. Timaya $12 million dollars (Nigeria)

One of the finest Ijaw born musicians of all times in the person of Sampou-Ijaw born Inetimi Timaya Odon; popularly known as Timaya A.K.A Egberi Papa One of Bayelsa A.K.A Don Papi Chulo.

11. Olamide $12 million dollars (Nigeria)

Olamide Gbenga Adedeji (born 15 March, 1989), known professionally as Olamide (and also Olamide Baddo, or BaddoSneh) is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist.

12. Phyno $11 million dollars (Nigeria)

Phyno born on October 9, 1986. The hip hop musician is talented and heavily loaded.

13. D’banj $11 million dollars (Nigeria)

D’banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur and television personality.

14. Mr P $11 million dollars (Nigeria)

One of the pair of square the defunct music group. He is a talented musician with much influence across the continent.

15. Akonthee $10 million dollars (Kenya)

Akothee got her wealth not on a silver platter but through hardwork. According to Forbes she’s among the top ten richest celebrities in Africa, beating the likes of Diamond.

16. Sarkodie $9 million dollars (Ghana)

The Tema based musician is the fastest rapper and the most popular in Ghana. Sarkodie is the best.

17. Banky W $9 million dollars (Nigeria)

Banky W, credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a popular Nigerian singer, rapper, actor and politician.

18. Bobby wine $8 million dollars (Uganda)

He created an era of bravery, strength and perseverance when he contested the elections in Uganda.

19. MI $8 million dollars (Nigeria)

Jude Abaga a.k.a M.I is a Nigerian musician and entrepreneur whose musical career journey was impacted by the British Council.

He is the founder of Loopy Records and Incredible Music. M.I also works in music production with Chocolate City. He has done a lot to bring the Northern Nigeria presence to the Nigerian music industry.

20. Jidenna $7 million dollars

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson was born on May 4, 1985 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to Tama Mobisson. The Nigerian is a white accountant, musician and a philanthropist.

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