Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa 2018, Where is Kenya?

By Virginia Mwangi / November 1, 2018 | 7:28 am




Music is one of the many talents that pay bills comfortably for those that thrive. Though there are many who have struggled for decades and have failed to penetrate the market, there are those that have reaped big from the industry and have had the pride of featuring on the Forbes magazine ranking as the richest musicians in Africa 2018.

  • Akon

 

Akon, whose real name is Aliume Damala Akon Thiam was born in 1973 and is married to Tomeka Akon. He owns a record label Konvict Muzic where he is an Artist, record producer, and a songwriter.

The Senegalese musician who is a US National is estimated to have over 35 million sales of his albums, 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs, numerous awards and 5 nominations on the list of Grammy Awards. Akon is currently approximated to be worth 80 million dollars.

  • Black Coffee

 

Nkosinathi Maphumulo famous as Black coffee is the second richest musician in Africa according to Forbes. Born on 11th March 1976, Black Coffee is registered under Soulistic Music label where he is also a Record producer and a Deejay.

The South African legend is one of the most prestigious musicians Africa prides of and is estimated to have a net worth of 60 million dollars.

  • Hugh Masekela (Late)

 

The legendary Masekela was born on 4th April 1939 and worked with Mercury, MGM, Uni amongst others. A composer, singer, Trumpeter and Flugelhornist, Masekela is originally from South Africa.

He has over 43 albums in his music gallery and has collaborated with legends like the late Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Miriam Makeba, and Stevie Wonder.

  • Don Jazzy

 

Michael Collins Ajereh famous as Don Jazzy was born on 26th November 1982 and owns Mavins Record. He is the CEO Konvict Music, an artist and a producer of Nigerian origin.

Don Jazzy’s net worth is 35 million dollars by 2018.

  • Tinashe

 

The 2000 Cora Unashamed film star is the richest female musician in Africa. Tinashe’s voice has featured together with that of Star actor Tom Hanks in the ‘The Polar Express’- a cartoon movie.

  • Jidenna

 

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson Al Amin of Nigerian native enjoys recognition and a huge audience across the United States of America.

His father hoped for him to be an engineer but must be proud of his progress in music currently.

  • Wizkid

 

A majority of Wizkid’s fans are not even aware that Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is his real name. Born in 1990, he is the youngest to feature in the list of the richest musicians in Africa.

A record owner and CEO of the Starboy Record, the music artiste is one of Africa’s best and is estimated to be worth 20 million dollars.

  • Davido

 

Davido’s music success came in 2011 after his hit Dami Duro and is currently considered as one of the top international artists.

Davido is from a wealthy family despite maintaining that his wealth is self-made and a result of his hard work in music. He boasts of a number of awards is worth 16 million dollars.

  • Sarkodie

 

Michael Owusu Addo, famous as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian musician who was born in 1988. He owns Sarkcess Music label and rules the contemporary Ghanaian music.

Sarkodie is also a youth leader who has great contributions to the welfare of many Ghanaian children from poor backgrounds through his Sarkodie Foundation. He also owns a cloth line Sark Clothing which has enabled him to double up his wealth.

  • Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi

 

Oliver is a household name in Africa’s music industry. He is considered a cultural legend given his music genre and is Zimbabwe’s most renown and internationally recognized cultural icon of all time.

Oliver Mtukudzi is also a human rights activist and UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. He boasts of a great record of 65 albums.







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