Top 10 Richest Musicans In Africa

Forbes Africa has made an official release 
of their latest top 10 Richest
African musicians. Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido, Sarkodie & More made the List. 

This list was made possible using factors such as endorsements,popularity,sales,awards, 
YouTube views,newspaper publications,artist 
investment,social media presence,how much they charge per show etc.

Top 10 Forbes Africa Richest African Artists


Riding with the wave of being listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world and also with over 35 million albums sold worldwide,his name is Akon and he is the most bankable artist from Senegal Africa having won many numerous awards.

Akon also boasts of five Grammy Award nominations and also he has 45 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 songs.

After Forbes Africa's estimation he is still topping as the richest artist from Africa.


Most of you will say,who is Black coffee? Well he is a  multi-award-winning south African artist whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo.

Born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal he has become one of South Africa's power houses when it comes to making music.

He is not well known in Nigeria however because his genre of music is not popular in Western countries.


Famous Jazz singer Hugh Masekela was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg.

Famous for his anti-apartheid songs, Hugh Masekela has released more than 43 albums.
He has also performed with Legends like Marvin Gaye and Fela Kuti.
He is holding down our number three spot.


Don Baba J.

Slightly missing out in the top 3 is Don Jazzy.
He is ranked as the richest Artist in Nigeria and also the fourth richest in Africa.

Born Michael Collins Ajereh, he developed interest in music as a child in church before moving to the UK to pursue his musical dreams.


All hands on deck!,who even knew Tinashe had an African origin.
She was exposed to the modeling industry at an early age,Tinashe became a child model by the age of three.
The twenty somthing year old diva has already amassed so much fame and money and has already made the forbes list. 


Born in the United States to an academic father,Jidenna grew up partially in Nigeria.

His father was working as a professor of computer science at Enugu State University.

Born by an Ibo father from the eastern part of Nigeria,by the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to be musician but was could not muster the courage to tell his father who at that time wanted his son to be an engineer.

He is ranked as the sixth richest export from Africa.


Star Boy World Wide.

If there was anything like forbes most popular artist in Africa,then the winner without any doubt would be Wizkid.

The youngster has taken over by force,from sold out shows to tours,to writing Grammy award nominated songs for Drake,to signing of hot new artists like Mr Eazi,Wizkid is currently in form musically.
Currently getting recognition from international artists like Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz etc and some other collaborations, Wizkid is doing good for himself and is holding down the spot of the seventh richest Artist in Africa.


Born in Atlanta Georgia USA, David Adeleke returned to Nigeria at an early age.

The 24 year old has been climbing steadily after the release of his 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”.

Also well known across Africa with sold out shows Davido has achieved a lot in just five years and is holding down the number 8 spot.


Charle you know say money no be problem!

Born Michael Owusu Addo in Ghana,Sarkodie was one of the artist that raps in his native dialect.Also one of the pioneer of the viral Ghanaian dance step azonto,Sarkodie brings in the big bucks and seems to be releasing hot hit tracks every single year.

He is the 9th Richest African rapper according to Forbes.


Born Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi,the 64 year old is also a is a human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region.
With an impressive record of 65 albums,since 1977,Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi boasts having more albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.

He has been in the game for over 41 years with songs that are absolutely timeless.