Top 50 Richest Musician In Africa 2023 ($123,657,361)

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Last updated on September 5th, 2023 at 05:52 pm

Would you believe that when we add up the money earned by the 50 richest musicians in Africa for the year 2023, it’s more than 123,657,361 million dollars?


If that’s the total amount they have together, can you imagine how much money each of these musicians must have?


Keep reading, and you’ll find a table below with the names of the richest musicians in Africa for 2023.


Before we look at the list, let me tell you what you can expect to learn from this post.

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Please note that the ranking of the top ten richest musicians in Africa for 2023 can change frequently.


Today, it might be Akon, and tomorrow it could be Davido.


However, the list of the top 50 richest musicians in Africa that you will see below is believed to be the most current and up-to-date available.


Let’s explore and discover who the richest musicians in Africa are right now, shall we?


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Being listed as one of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa is a dream come true for many artists from the continent.


Imagine the incredible feeling you’d have when you search on Google and see your name occupying the #1 spot on the list of top 10 richest musicians in Africa for 2023.


If you can find a word to describe that feeling, please share it in the comments below. I’d love to hear what it’s like.


Africa is blessed with abundant talent and resources, yet it is puzzling why there isn’t as much wealth as expected.


Out of all the musicians on the richest musician in Africa top 10 list, only Akon made it to the top 50 richest musicians in the world list.


Surprisingly, even Davido’s fortune isn’t enough to get him on the world’s richest musicians list. It makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Now, let’s take a look at how much cash these talented musicians currently have.


No Artists Net Worth Country
1 Akon $190 Million Senegal
2 Youssou Ndour $120 Million Senegal
3 Dj Black Coffee $60 Million South Africa
4 Davido $27 Milion Nigerian
5 Wzkid $25 Million Nigerian
6 Don Jazzy $20.8 Million Nigerian
7 Koffi Olomide $18 Million Dr Congo
8 Fally Ipupa $17 million Dr Congo
9 Dbanj $16.7 Million Nigerian
10 2face $16.5 Million Nigerian


Akon Worth $190 Million


Akon peaked at number 1 in the Shoutmeceleb list of top 20 richest musicians in Africa 2022.


while most of you may know him for doing songs with legends like Michael Jackson. and Lionel Richie, I respectively say that Lonely is the song that drew me to Akon.


His voice I feel sets him apart from other African richest musicians. so without further ado let’s dive into some of the details about Akon.


Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam is an African- American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor.


Akon’s success started after the recording of locked up which is a song off his debut studio album Trouble.

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Like Youssou Ndour Akon is also a Senegalese but spent his childhood growing up. In two different countries which is Senegal and the United state of America which is his place of birth.


Aliaune Damala is the son of a Senegal dancer and a father who is a percussionist. But he was born in St Missouri US.


Akon learned how to play several musical instruments including Drum, guitar, and Djembe at the age of 12.


The songwriter currently has 3 studio albums and several mixtapes with singles running to 100s.


Here is a list of his albums!


  • Trouble 2004


  • Konvict – 2006


  • Freedom – 2008


Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories.


Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”


On billboard Hot 100 Akon is the first solo artist whose song got debuted at number 1 and 2 consecutively twice.


Maybe I should chalk it to being better at what you do. But do you know that Akon has more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales?


But wait is not all!


He has hit the certified platinum on several occasions with more than 10 of his songs. Recording 1X platinum


What Does it Mean to Go Gold or Platinum?


Probably you don’t know what it means “Going Gold or Platinum” so let me explain that easily.


You know the way in science there is a term attributed to everything on earth right?

Top 10 richest musician in Africa 2022

Well, in the music industry, going Gold means you have sold over 500,000 copies of your songs.


And going platinum simply means you have doubled that sale to 1 million copies. Hope you understand now?


Similarly, when I said Akon has more than 10 songs on 1x platinum, I meant he has more than 10 songs. Which have sold 1 million copies.


2x platinum means the song has sold 2 million copies. And 3x platinum means the song has sold 3million copies.


Badara has 4 songs that have sold 2 million copies worldwide(2x platinum) and 3 songs which have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.


So how does the Senegalese American earn his living?


Did I tell you that Akon is the founder of 2 record labels?


I guess I did not!


One of the singer’s sources of income is through his record label Konvict Music and Konvictdistributionn.


When my team and I valued his worth, we found Akon’s worth to be 190 million US dollars.


So here are some facts to take home:


Real Name: Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam


Stage Name: Akon


Date of Birth:  April 16, 1973


Record Label: Konvict Music and KonvictDistribution


Nationality: Senegal and United State of America


Sources of income: Music, Record Labels and Business


Net Worth: $190 Million


Youssou Ndour Worth $120 Million


If there is one man that is very much celebrated during his time at the peak of his career.


That man would be Youssou Ndour. I like how Wikipedia wrote it when the site said: N’Dour is one of the most celebrated African musicians in history.


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His mix of traditional Senegalese mbalax with eclectic influences ranging from Cuban rumba to hip hop, jazz, and soul won him an international fan base of millions.


But who is he then?


I certainly am going to indulge you because if there is anything I love,t would be telling. Stories like my mother who once enchanted me with her storytelling ability.


Youssou Ndour is a Senegalese like Akon and he was born in the year 1959 on the 1st of October.


The interesting thing about his birth is the fact that he was born a year before Nigeria got her independence.


N’dour is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, and actor. One of the movies he debuted in is Amazing Grace, a movie centered on the abolishment of the slave trade.


Here is how the New York Times described him: “his voice as an “arresting tenor, a supple weapon deployed with prophetic authority”


He was born to a Toucouler mother and Serer father and began his career at the early age of 12.


Considering this post is on his net worth, I won’t touch more on his biography. But, you can learn more about him here.

So What is his source of wealth?


Youssou Ndour is a businessman and a politician, I don’t know about Senegal.


but if you are a politician in my country that’s a huge criterion to be a millionaire.


don’t take my word for it lolz!


Occasionally he acts in movies and gets paid too. The fact that he is a composer means that he also gets paid writing songs for others.


In the movie Amazing Grace he is the musician behind the soundtrack of the film


Here is take home from this:


Real name: Youssou Ndour

Stage Name: Youssou Ndour

Date of Birth: October 1st, 1959

Marital Status: Married

Record Label: Jololi

Nationality: Dakar Senegal

Source of Income: Music, Record label, Business, and Politics

Net Worth: $120 Million


Dj Black Coffee Worth $60 Million


Another guy that has been amazing in his career is Dj black Coffe. He also made this list and debuted at the number 3 spot with a net worth of 60 million US dollars.


You should definitely check the article I wrote on the most popular musicians in South Africa. He made the list;


You and I can both agree that to be listed top 50 Africa richest musician is a milestone. many musicians his age did. not achieve before moving to the world beyond especially in Africa


Let me tell you briefly about Black Coffee!


First of all, Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo was born in Umlazi a small town in South Africa.

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He was born in the year 1976 on March 11th. And seeking survival the singer who studied Jazz at Technikon university. Moved to the hometown Umtata of South African legend Nelson Mandela.


Like others on this list before him, he likewise got his turning point in 2003. When he was selected to be part of Red Bull Music Academy which was held in Cape Town according to Wikipedia.


The Dj and producer, however, became more popular after his song Happiness got featured on the DJs at Work album.


So far, he has 6 studio albums to his name and is easily regarded as one of the best musicians in South Africa.


below is the list of his albums:


  • Black Coffee (2005)


  • Have Another One (2007)


  • Home Brewed (2009)


  • Africa Rising DVD (2012)


  • Africa Rising CD (2012)


  • Pieces of Me


Like most South African richest musicians, he makes his money from his music, endorsement deals, and more.


In 2018 during an interview, Yomzansi blog said Black Coffee spoke about creating a new Africa, his music, his next big venture: GongBox, and other investments.


Dj Black Coffee is valued at 60 million US dollars. thanks to the success of several of his albums and business investments.


Here is the key take-home:


Real Name: Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo


Stage Name: Dj black Coffee


Date of Birth: March 11th, 1976


Record label: Black Coffee


Nationality: South Africa Umlazi


Sources of Income: Music, Record label, and Business


Net Worth: $60 Million


I have got to tell you before you continue reading this post of the top 50 richest musicians in Africa. Nigerians populated this list after their success in music this past 2 decades.


So can we move on, please?


The next person on this list of richest artist in Africa is Davido and he is a Nigerian…


Davido Worth $27 Milion


If you are a huge fan of the Nigerian super music stars then check the richest musician in Nigeria here. I guarantee you will be thrilled at who is number one.


I can just tell you here because what fun is it then right?


Davido’s net worth has often been compared with that of Wizkid due to the fact that these two are the best in Nigeria.


But there isn’t much to talk about that other than the constant comparison between the two on who is Nigeria’s richest musician.


You can say Davido has done a lot for the movement of modern-day Afrobeat alongside other humanitarian activities.


The interesting thing is that since Mr. P and Rudeboy split in 2017, these two have topped the list. Check out this post where I elaborated on Davido and Wizkid’s net worth more.


David has always been some of the fan’s favorite in Nigeria because of his active social media presence.

Top 20 Richest Musicians in Africa 2019 ( Davido )

But if there is anything that is almost peculiar about him, it is that he loves to support others and help them achieve success


David was born in Atlanta Georgia of the United States of America. He is the son of Adedeji Adeleke who is a Nigerian billionaire.


David is currently 29 years and he was born in the early 90s Precisely 1992.


The singer recorded songs like IF, Fall, and Fai which I usually call The triple F. you can say the 3 songs were all a success.


Because when writing this blog post Fall moved 7 points upward on Billboard.


Davido is one of the top 20 most popular musicians in Nigeria thanks to his singing, production, and acting skills.


But wait!


What is The singer’s sources of income?

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Top 20 Richest Musicians in Africa 2022 ( Davido )

Davido makes money from his music, and endorsement deals. and one of the most recent is Travelbeta.


He also makes money from his record label, a label on which he has lots of artists like Perruzi.


I love how he’s grown from the year he debuted in the music industry. and OBO’s current worth is 27 million US dollars.


Here is a quick take-home for you:


Real Name: David Adedeji Adeleke


Stage Name: Davido


Record Label: DMW


Nationality: Nigeria Lagos State


Sources of Income: Music, endorsement, record Label


Net worth: $27 million


Wzkid Worth 25 Million US Dollars


As you may have known growing up in a country like Nigeria, there is always. that zeal in the young men here vying to make it.


I like to think that poverty is a choice right?


But would you agree with me on this?


Honestly, you really don’t have to but here is what I think.


There’s no difference between the man who is Rich and the one that is poor…


The only difference I have seen while meeting with several young people like myself is the fact that we want to be rich but not ready to put in the work.


Wizkid isn’t one of the generations that didn’t do anything and got rich overnight right!


I talked about that more when I wrote about Wzkid net worth and biography. in that article, I covered more about it so you should check it out too.


Starboy was born in the year 1990 in Lagos State. and he is a singer, songwriter, and performer.


He debuted with his first song Holla at your boy in 2010. the song was a single off his debut studio album Superstar.

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That is how his breakthrough started as a singer and amazingly today he is the proud owner of his own record label and has several endorsement deals.


So how does he make his wealth?


Music has been the number one thing I love to do the singer said. while pushing a strong narrative Africa to the world during his interview with REDTV.


Money keeps pumping in from several sources including his clothing lineup but most noteworthy is the singer’s record label Starboy Records.


So how much is the singer worth?


Well to be on this list the singer is estimated to be worth 25 million dollars.


Here is a quick take-home for you!


Real Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun


Stage Name: Wzkid or Starboy


Date of Birth: July 16th, 1990


Record Label: Starboy Records


Nationality: Nigeria Lagos State


Sources of income: Music, Endorsement deals, Business


Net Worth: $25 Million


Don Jazzy Worth 20.8 Million US Dollars


If you want to make a list of the best African musicians, somehow, you can’t forget to mention names. like Don Jazzy because of the influence they have put in to grow music in Africa.


As a result of his Love for music, several Stars like Tiwa Savage have risen to prominence. you can’t take that away because if you call Tiwa then know Mavin records is close by.


Although Mavin Queen is now signed to Universal Music Group. after she left a heart-throbbing goodbye to the record label that made her.


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Don Jazzy was born in the year 1982. and he is a record producer, singer, and most recently an entrepreneur.


After his first record label failed while in partnership with D’banj. the singer decided to raise a new record label called Mavin records.


Michael Collins Ajereh has worked with the likes of Kanye West and Jay Z. but one of his memorable songs remains Dorobucci and the most recent Mavin all is in order.


To read more about Don Jazzed net worth and his biography I suggest you read my post on that.


It covers his growing up, career, and everything you probably need to know.


So how does the singer and producer make his wealth?


Don Jazzy makes his money from production and singing and having a record that. is estimated around 2 billion Naira can mean everything.


He is worth 20.8 Million US dollars and this earns him a spot on the top 20 richest musician in Africa 2022.


Here is some key takeaway…


Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh


Stage Name: Don Jazzy


Date of Birth: November 26th, 1982


Record Label: Mavin Records


Nationality: Nigerian Umuahia


Sources of Income: Music, Record Label, and Business


Net Worth: $20.8 Million


Koffi Olomide Worth 18 Million US Dollars


Another singer that I have come to love over the years is Koffi Olomide. most especially because of his impact in the music industry.


Plus it only makes sense if he is included as the richest musician in Africa right?


I still remember that Fally Ipupa and Ferre Gola are all past members of his Quartier Latin International Orchestra.


A group that was founded in Kinshasa DR Congo in 1986  purely to entertain Congolese and other African countries.


Similarly, this group also often tours Europe and other North American countries according to Wikipedia.


As a result of his impact on the African music industry. Koffi Olomude has earned a spot in SMCE top 20 richest singers in Africa.


But you might be wondering who is he, right?

Koffi Olomide Net Worth 2019

Well Olomide is a Congolese singer, guitarist, vocalist, composer, dancer, and entertainer


and he was born in the year 1956 in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.


He has worked with artists like Bouro Mpela who much like Fally Ipupa. was part of the group he formed in the mid-80s.


The Soukous singer and producer has had Gold record much like his African brother Akon.


In the coming days, I will write explicitly about his net worth and biography. but for now, knock yourself out with this article am sure there is lots of important stuff there.


Did you know that he was once a backup vocalist for his fallen friend Papa Wemba?


I mean Koffi Olomide Wake Up hit was made possible due to the feature of Papa Wemba.


He is currently estimated to have a net worth of 18 million US dollars.


Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba makes money from music, record label, and his business.


The singer has more than 10 albums to his name, check out a complete list of his albums here.


Key takeaways!


Real Name: Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba


Stage Name: Koffi Olomide


Date of Birth: July 13th, 1956


Record Label: Koffi Olomide records


Nationality: Kisangani Dr Congo


Sources of Income: Music, Record Label


Net Worth: $18 million


Fally Ipupa Worth $17 million


African is filled with impeccable raw talents and among such talents is Fally Ipupa.


I think the Congolese are a country of raw and talented musicians ranging from Papa Wemba to Koffi Olumide, Werrason, and more.


Ipupa was born in the year 1977 and he is a singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and dancer.


Before flying a solo career Fally was part of the Koffi Olomude music group Quartier Latin International Orchestra.


The group performs in African countries, Europe and North America before the singer decided it is time. To chase his own dream and write his name in the book of history like every other African.

Fally Ipupa Worth 2019

But did that decision pay off?


I bet you can’t even list some of the top 10 African musicians without enlisting his name.


His rise to fame came in the form of his 2006 album Droit Chemin. and ever since then you can say he has been unstoppable whilst winning several awards.


he won Césaire music male artist of the gear in Paris, two Black Music Awards for Male Artist of the Year, Best clip in Benin, and Male Artist of the year in Ivory Coast.


The Great One is what the Congolese call him and being born in Kinshasa can mean music is engraved in your DNA.


The singer was signed into a universal music group and further shared the stage with the likes of 2face, Snoop Lion, Dbanj, and more.


So what are his sources of wealth?


The guitarist and dancer make his money from music and international shows. Being signed by a brand like UMG can mean more money.


Fally Ipupa is currently worth 17 million US dollars with more than 3 albums to his name.


Here is a list of his albums


  • Droit Chemin – 2006


  • Power “Kosa Leka” – 2013


  • Tokooos – 2017 July


  • Control  – 2018


So here are some key takeaways:


Real Name: Fally Ipupa N’simba


Stage Name: Fally Ipupa


Date of Birth: December 14th, 1977


Record Label: UMG


Nationality: DR Congo, Kinshasa


Source of Income: Shows, Music


Net Worth: $17 Million


Dbanj Worth $16.7 Million


Another singer who has amazed endlessly with his gift and talents is Oladapo Oyebanjo. At least that is his real name in contrast with his stage name D’banj.


Dbanj in his prime took Africa by storm and I can’t forget songs like Why Me and Suddenly which were hit tracks and by far still one of my favorites from the singer.

Dbanj Having Breakfast



I bet he can’t be featured on Soukous because we have the likes of Fally Ipupa there raking awards home.


Anyways Dbanj is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and TV personality of the Afro-pop genre. His early career started at Mohits records.


A record label that he co-owned with Don jazzy but the label later disbanded due to. a misunderstanding that arose between the two partners.


Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo was born in the year 1980 and his father and mother wanted him to be a military man. However, his destiny was music and he just went for it.


D’banj Why Me is the song that gained prominence in Africa and the world at large.


If you want to find a singer that honors Fela Kuti by fusing Afrobeat and Afropop and creating a modern sound. That resonated with lots of Nigerians then that will be Dbanj.

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Tongolo announced him to Nigeria as a new star and the video was paid for by the mother. But why Me and Oliver Twist sealed and put him on a pedestal of best musicians in Nigeria.


Since this post is about the richest musician in Africa I would leave you to read his biography here.


So how does he make his money?


Daniel makes his money from several endorsement deals, music, and business.


Oyebanjo Daniel is currently worth 16.7 Million US dollars. alongside side every asset he has and owns.


Here is a quick take-home:


Real Name: Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo


Stage Name: D’banj


Date of Birth: 9th June 1980


Record Label: DB Records


Sources of Income: Business, endorsement deals, and Music


Net Worth: $16.7 Million


2Face Idibia Worth 16.5 Million US Dollars


2baba takes The number 10 spot on the first half of the top 10 richest musician in Africa so let’s continue please and you can and I will find whole else is on the top 20 list.


His full name is Innocent Ujah Idibia and he is recognized as a legend in Nigerian music.


Born in the late 70s, precisely 1978, Ujah had never stopped hitting his fans with quality sounds. You may listen to His recent song Frenemies ft Niniola here.


According to Naijaloaded, the singer has never disappointed his fans. but really how did he achieve his legendary status?


well, do you still remember his boyhood Group Platashun Boyz?

2face Idibia Worth 2019
2face and Wife Ani Idibia

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That was where The singer started although the group has been disbanded for a long time when you want to talk about his humble beginnings you will talk about this group.


Which song sold out 2baba and established him as a star in a time when there. wasn’t social media to market your songs


African Queen is the song that announced 2baba to Africa.


How does he make his fortune then?


2face makes his money from music and his record label Hypertek production and other endorsement deals.


Most noteworthy of his Endorsement is the Campari deal without Liquor company.


However, Innocent Ujah is worth 16.5 million US dollars. helping him secure a spot on this list.


Here is a quick take-home!


Real Name: Innocent Ujah Idibia


Stage Name: 2baba, 2face


Date of Birth: September 18th, 1975


Record Label: Hypertek production


Sources of income: Music, Shows, record Label and business


Net Worth: $16.5 Million


These guys on this list of Africa richest musician deserve the top ten spot. but since this is a top 50 list my job isn’t done yet.


Who is the richest musician in Africa Top 10?


The current Africa richest musician is Akon with a net worth of 200 million US dollars. but just below is the complete list of top 10 richest musician in Africa and their net worth.

  • Youssou Ndour – $130 million
  • Akon – $200 million
  • Dj black coffee – $60 million
  • Davido – $24 million
  • Wzkid – $25 million
  • Don Jazzy – $20.8 million
  • Koffi Olomude – $18 Million
  • Fally Ipupa – $17 Million
  • Dbanj – $16.7 million
  • 2face – $16.5 million


Let’s dive into the top 20 list then right?


Top 20 Richest Musician in Africa 2023


When I started this post I said making this list isn’t easy but it isn’t impossible either.


So let’s look at the top 20 Richest artists in Africa and their worth!


I get asked the question below a lot of times. so I intend to give you the answer in this subheading


Who are The Top 20 richest Singers in Africa?


Since you and I already have a top 10 richest Singers in Africa list above, let’s focus on The Top 20 then right?


  • Mr P


  • Rudeboy


  • Timaya


  • Banky W


  • Olamide


  • Flavour


  • Tiwa Savage


  • Sarkodie


  • Tinashe


  • Jose Chameleone


Mr P Worth 16.3 Million US Dollars


If you have been looking for the former richest musician in Africa, I think that will be Psquare.


But guess what!


That ship has long sailed and it happened when they broke up in 2017.


Yeah, the truth is Mr. P and his Twin brother Rudeboy which is their respective stage names. in the journey of their solo careers made us love them.

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But in the end, our hearts as die-hard fans were broken.


Having said I think it’s okay to stay apart if that is what brings peace to the family.


So far so good Mr. P is enjoying a stealth solo career with singles like One More Night. clocking 3 plus million views on YouTube.


Read this article it will get you into the reason they broke up. and also this to know more about where the duo came from and how the two started.

Mr P Worth 2019

How does he make his wealth?


Mr P makes his fortune from music, endorsement, and his record label.


Here is how much he is currently worth!


Peter Okoye is worth 16.3 million US dollars as of when writing this post. and he is one of the top 50 richest musician in Africa.


Since a musician’s net worth changes due to certain factors, I will constantly update this article. with their current worth year in and year out.


Here is a quick takeaway!


Real Name: Peter Okoye


Stage Name: Mr P


Date of Birth: November 18th, 1981


Record Label: P Classic Record


Nationality: Nigeria Anambra


Sources of Income: Music, endorsement, business


Net Worth: $16.3 Million


Rudeboy Worth 15.4 Million US Dollars


Much like the older brother Mr. P, he is doing quite fine for himself. His latest song reason with me hit 12 million views on YouTube.


It’s the first time he has achieved such a milestone since their breakup.


Rudeboy is known for his melodic voice and reason with me proves that he got what Nigeria and Africa need to be on the same forefront as the others.


I wrote about Rudeboy’s net worth sometime last month, on that blog post here on SMCE, I touched on his biography in detail including his wife and kids.

Rude boy worth 2019

You should definitely check it out when you can, coz I feel it will give you closure.


The Psquare Superstar is estimated to have a net worth of 15.4 Million US dollars. this includes all of his assets minus debts.


Real Name: Paul Okoye


Stage Name: Rudeboy


Date of Birth: November 18th, 1981


Record Label: Rudeboy Records


Nationality: Anambra State Nigeria


Sources of Income: Music, Businesses


Net Worth: $15.4 Million


Timaya Worth 13 Million US dollars


One of the most amazing things about Timaya is the fact that he knows. What his audience wants is added advantage.


Music is certainly giving your audience the best possible display of craftsmanship.


Alfred Inetimi was born in the year 1980 in Portharcourt. and he is a Nigerian musician of the gene afro hip hop and dance hall.


His rise to fame came after he did Dem mama. He drew inspiration to write the song because of the killing and destruction.  that happened in a village called Odi.


The song won him instant street credibility and cemented and earned a place among icons like 2Face and Dbanj.


One of his most recent songs includes Don Dada and Ebiola Papa.


Timaya worth in 2020

You can read more about his net worth and biography here. thankfully he is one of the top 20 richest musician in Africa.


So how does he make his money?


sources told Shoutmeceleb that the singer makes his money. From his music, business, and going to shows.


He also has Endorsement deals that run into millions of Naira. with different brands like Hennessy.


Alfred Odom is currently worth 13 million US dollars.


also, the Bayelsa-born loves a sleek lifestyle which is more reason he has a 500K US dollar house and several cars.


Here is a quick home:


Real Name: Inetimi Alfred Odom


Stage Name: Timaya


Date of Birth: August 15th, 1980


Record Label: Dem mama records


Nationality: Bayelsa State Nigeria


Sources of Income: Music, Business, record label, endorsement deals


Net Worth: $13 Million


Banky W Worth 9.9 Million US Dollars


Wellington spent a major part of his growing up outside Nigeria. which is even better because you get to mix the style of the Western world and the African style.


Do this and you create a particular style of singing that’s unique to you alone.


Banky W found EME records which is the record label that introduce Wzkid into the Nigerian music industry.


His record label was founded in 2002 while he was still in school.


His real name is Olubankole Wellington. a singer, songwriter, and producer.


Banky W was born in the United States of America in the year 1981 to Nigeria father and mother, at the age of 5 the parent of Banky relocated to Nigeria.


Singing at a very early age helped Wellington discover more of his talent. before going to New York to further his education.


The actor and politician’s major sources of income include business and music. and other endorsement deals.

How much is Banky W worth 2019

In 2019 the singer is estimated to have a net worth of 9.9 million which puts him in. the top 20 richest musicians in Africa.


Here is all the facts you need to know…


Real Name: Olubankole Wellington


Stage Name: Banky W


Date of Birth: March 27th, 1981


Record Label: EME records


Nationality: Lagos Nigeria


Sources of Income: Music, business, and endorsement


Net Worth: $9.9 Million


Olamide Worth 8.8 Million US Dollars


Olamide has been one of the hottest Nigerian musicians with the death of Dagrin following. a car accident, Olamide is a man tipped to step into the shoes of the famous rapper.


But who is Olamide?


He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper. One of his favorite dialects is the Yoruba.


So, how old is he?


Baddo was born in the year 1989 in Lagos and as a result of this. prefers rapping in his mother’s tongue.


Do you know that His rise to fame came with his first studio album Rapsodi?


Rapsodi’s album was released under Coded Tunes owned by ID Cabasa. but he later parted ways with his first record label and formed YBNL.

Olamide Worth in 2019

YBNL has been responsible for the rest of his albums. he became the first Nigeria with the most album to record in a decade with a total of 7.


So how does he make his money?


Olamide currently makes his money from endorsement deals, music, and record label.


and in 2019 he displaced Flavour from the year list of top richest artists in the country with an estimated worth of 8.8 million US dollars.


Quick takeaways;


Real Name: Olamide Adedeji


Stage Name: Olamide


Date of Birth: March 15th, 1989


Record Label: YBNL


Nationality: Nigeria Lagos State


Sources of Income: Music endorsement and record label


Net Worth: $8.8Million


Flavour Worth 8.5 Million US Dollars


Flavour has been fairly quiet in 2019 but his recent song Mercy is on 200K views on YouTube.


He was born in Enugu state but he is the origin of Anambra State much like Nigeria duo Psquare.


Chinedu Okoli was born in the year 1983 and he is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and multi-talented instrumentalist.


Flavour’s rise to fame came when he released his self-titled album Nabania in 2005.

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4 years later he released his second studio album Uplifted.


In 2010 the singer is estimated to be worth 8.5 million US dollars. and securing a comfortable 11 spot on Nigeria’s ranking of the richest artist in the country.


Here is the complete facts!


Real Name: Chinedu Okoli


Stage Name: Flavour Nabania


Record Label: 2nite music group


Date of Birth: November 23rd, 1983


Nationality: Anambra State Nigeria


Sources of Income: Music, endorsement, and record label


Net Worth: $8.5 Million


Tiwa Savage Worth 7 Million US Dollars


Popularly known as the Queen of Mavin records or should I say ex-Queen?


Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, and composer.


Her time in the US and participating in fear factor 2005 helped the Yoruba born grow a lot.


She is currently the best female musician in the country according to Forbes ratings.


Tiwa signed a new deal with Universal Music Group a few months back. which certainly led to her exiting Mavin records.

Tiwa savage worth in 2019
Tiwa Savage

Furthermore, Tiwa has been compared with the likes of Yemi Alade and Niniola. but a wider audience prefers the Lagos State-born star to the aforementioned two.


Tiwa Savage was born in the year 1980 and signed a record deal with Mavin in 2012. before exiting the label after a 7 years spell.


Lova Lova and Allover make the female singer one of the finest in the country and Africa as a whole beating Sarkodie to the number 16 spot on the list of richest musician in Africa.


She is currently has a Net worth of 7 Million US dollars. and earns her money from music.


Quick take-home:


Real Name: Tiwatope Savage


Stage Name: Tiwa Savage


Date of Birth: February 5th, 1980


Record Label: Universal Music Group


Nationality: Nigeria Lagos State


Sources of Income: Music, endorsement deals


Net Worth: $7 Million


Sarkodie Worth 7 Million US Dollars


Sarkodie is a Ghanian rapper, hip-hop artist, and entrepreneur and one of the top 20 richest musician in Africa.


He won the award for artist of the decade in the Vodafone Ghana Music award back in 2015. To date, Addo is still one of the best musicians in Ghana.


The rapper has won several awards since his debut in 2009. and he is one of the richest Ghanian musicians in the 21st century.


Sarkodie worth in 2020

The singer has shared a stage with the likes of popular US singer Busta Rhymes.


Sarkodie was born in Tema and was the fourth born of 5 kids.


I am not going to dwell much on his biography but you can read more on that on it here.


So what are the singer’s sources of income?


Sarkodie makes a larger chunk of his money from music. and several endorsement deals. His heart-troubling music over the years also put him top and centre on the top 50 most popular musicians in Ghana list.


As of when writing this blog post, Sarkodie has an estimated worth of 7 Million US dollars.


Here is a quick recap for you!


Real Name: Michael Owusu Addo


Stage Name: Sarkodie


Nationality: Ghanian Tema


Sources of Income: Music, endorsement, and business


Net Worth: $7 Million


Tinashe Worth 6 Million US Dollars


Tinashe is an African American singer, actress, songwriter.


She was born in 1993 and has more than 3 albums to her name.

Tinashe worth 2019

Her father is a first-generation immigrant and married to a Norwegian woman who teaches. physical therapy at California State University Northridge.


She recurs her role in Two and a half man before playing picking a role in Avatar “The Last Airbender”


After the disbanded group which Tinashe joined in 2007, she released her first mixtape. which received a positive review.


The singer was born in Lexington Kentucky before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.


So what are her sources of Income?


Tinashe was estimated to have a worth of 6 million US dollars after subtracting any debt she owed.


She makes a larger chunk of her money from music and acting.


Here is a quick take-home:


Real Name: Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe


Stage Name: Tinashe


Date of Birth: February 6th, 1993


Nationality: Zimbabwe and US


Sources of Income: Music and Acting


Net Worth: $6 Million


Jose Chameleone Worth 5 Million US Dollars


Uganda’s most celebrated musician in this present generation is Jose Chameleone.


Jose Chameleone’s career began in 1996 as a DJ and his ride to Fame came with his single titled Bageya


Joseph Mayanja was born in the year 1979 and. he is a Ugandan artist, singer, songwriter


He sings majorly in Swahili, Luganda, and English.

Jose Chameleone Worth

While Swahili is the largest spoken language in Africa. it makes sense for Chameleone to adopt singing in more than one tongue.


It’s an added advantage and all the reason he broke the record. of East Africa’s largest performer with an estimated 40K fans in attendance.


Jose is the CEO of Leone Island a record which he formed for. the purpose of signing musicians around East and Central Africa.


So what is his source of wealth?


If your occupation is music, then your first source of income is the sales of sings.


Also, Chameleone has endorsement deals with quite a number of big. Brands in Uganda and in Central Africa.


In 2019 the Afrobeat singer and record producer is estimated to have. a net worth of 5 Million dollars.


This puts him firmly on the number 20th of the richest musician in Africa 2023.


Here is a quick take-home:


Real Name: Joseph Mayanja


Stage Name: Jose Chameleone


Date of Birth: April 30th, 1979


Record Label: Leone Island


Nationality: Uganda


Source of Income: Music, Endorsement, and Record Label


Net Worth: $5 Million


That ends the list of top 20 musicians in Africa…


and begins the top 30 list of the incredibly rich artist we have on the Continent.


Let’s dive in now, shall we?


Top 30 Richest Musician In Africa 2023


  • Burna Boy $5 million


  • Diamond platnumz $4 million


  • M.I 3 million


  • Tekno 2.5 million


  • Kcee 2 million


  • Phyno 1.6 million


  • Yemi Alade 1.4 million


  • Duncan mighty 1.3 million


  • Patoranking 1.11 million


  • Awilo Longomba 1 Millionaire


  • Salif Keita 1.100 million


Burna BoyWorth 5 Million US Dollars


A prominent figure among Africa’s richest musicians, Burna Boy’s net worth is emblematic of his phenomenal success.


Predominantly due to his flourishing music career, lucrative endorsement deals, and prudent investments, his estimated net worth has significantly skyrocketed over the years to $5 million.


This all happened after his meteoric rise in 2018. Today, he is easily rated top 3 Nigeria and top 10 in Africa.


Burna Boy has landed various high-profile endorsement deals, further augmenting his fortune. These partnerships have ranged from prominent clothing lines to well-established tech endorsements.


These endorsements, intertwined with his vast music revenues, have substantially contributed to his impressive net worth. You can read about Burna Boy endorsement deals here.

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When it comes to lifestyle, Burna Boy is no stranger to luxury. His collection of cars is simply breathtaking, boasting premium brands like Bentley, Mercedes, and Rolls Royce. You can read about Burna Boy cars here.


The value of these high-end vehicles contributes immensely to his overall net worth.


Burna Boy’s family has played a significant role in his financial prosperity as well. His mother, Bose Ogulu, who also serves as his manager, has steered his career towards immense success.


Their combined efforts have not only enriched their family’s fortunes but also solidified Burna Boy’s position among the wealthiest musicians in Africa.


Diamond Platnumz Worth 7 Million US Dollars


One of the songs I love that’s done by Diamond Platnumz is Kidigodo featuring then African richest musician Psquare.


Though the group was disbanded in 2017 with both now performing under the name Mr. P and Rudeboy respectively.


Diamond Platnumz is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter dancer, and performer.


You can definitely say he has been on fire this 2019 featuring Fally Ipupa.


The Tanzanian-born real name is Nasibu Abdul Juma.


List of Richest African musicians 2020

Born in the year 1989, the singer is 30 years old now and one of the first African to hit 2 million subscribers on YouTube.


Last year recording artist and dancer featured Davido on Number one remix.


The song was widely accepted in 2018. and so Diamond is one of the most idolized. and almost the most loved in Easy Africa and Central Africa.


How much is Diamond worth and what is his source of income?


As of 2018, Diamond Platnumz is estimated to have a net worth of 7 Million US dollars.


His source of income includes music and lots of endorsement deals


Here is a quick takeaway…


Real Name: Nasibu Abdul Juma


Stage Name: Diamond Platnumz


Date of Birth: 2nd October 1989


Nationality: Tanzania


Sources of Income: Music and Endorsement


Net Worth: $7 Million


M.I Abaga Worth 3 Million US Dollars


One of the best rappers in Nigeria with several awards and nominations is M.I Abaga. For some reason, I am glad he made the list of Richest musician in Africa.


Jude is a hip-hop artist, record producer, songwriter, and singer.


After the singer failed in the comedic industry. he decided to stick with rapping which was what Calvin College knew him for.


M.I was born in plateau but a native of Taraba State. which is a state in the Northern part of Nigeria.

M.I Abaga Net Worth

Before coming back to Nigeria, M.I schooled at Calvin College. where he came 3rd place at the school’s Hiphopera contest.


Abaga currently has four studio albums with his debut album Talk About It. being widely accepted in the country.


Talk About It quickly earned a nomination for the BET award 2010.


So how much is M.I worth then?


In 2019 M.I is ranked the 13th richest in the Nigerian music industry.


and he is worth 3 Million US dollars with his source of income coming. from music, endorsement, and his personal record label.


Here is a recap!


Real Name: Jude Abaga


Stage Name: M.I


Date of Birth: 4th October 1981


Record Label: Chocolate City


Nationality: Nigeria Taraba State


Source of Income: Music, endorsement, and record label


Net Worth: $3 Million


Tekno Miles Worth 2.5 million US Dollars


The turning point of Tekno came with Hit Single Holiday. which feature vocals from Davido.


Augustine Miles is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, performer, and dancer.


He was born in Bauchi State but a native of Ebonyi State.


Duro is the song that solidifies him as an upcoming artist. after Dance and Anything which was released under Made Men Music won him. nomination for Best New Act at Nigeria Entertainment Award.


In 2018 the singer had a little problem with his vocal cord.

Tekno Miles Worth

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Which saw Him rest and go for treatment for the major part of 2018.


Although 2019 has also been very quiet, the 27 years old. but he feature in Beyonce’s Lion King-inspired album, which excluded East African musicians.


Tekno was born in the year 1992 and is currently estimated. to have a net worth of 2.5 Million US dollars.


His source of income includes music and endorsement deals running into millions of Naira.


If you haven’t listened to Tekno Pana then you should. I swear you will be thrilled by his style and uniqueness.


Take home from this subheading!


Real Name: Agustine Miles Kelechukwu


Stage Name: Tekno


Date of Birth: December 17, 1992


Record Label: Made Men Music Group


Nationality: Nigeria Ebonyi State


Source of Income: Music and Endorsement


Net Worth; $2.5 Million


Kcee Worth 2 million US Dollars


KCee is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who was known for his songs like Limpopo.


Currently signed to Five Star Music owned by his younger brother E-Money.


After KCee’s success, he convinced his older brother to sign Warri-born Harrysong.


The two went along for a couple of years before the conflict broke out which saw the latter exit the label.

Kcee Net Worth

KCee had previously belonged to a hip-hop group with a long-time friend. the name of the group is called KCee Presh.


His real name is Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo born in the late 70s.


In 2019 KCee made the list of most richest Nigeria musicians.


Taking a comfortable back seat behind Tekno.


He is estimated to have a net worth of 2 million US dollars. and made a major part of his wealth from music.


A quick recap for you:


Real Name: Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo


Stage Name: KCee


Date of Birth: Pending verification


Record Label: Five Star Music


Nationality: Nigeria


Source of Income: Music and business


Net Worth: 2 Million


Phyno Worth 1.6 million US Dollars


Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born on the 9th of October 1986.


He is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.


If there is any Nigeria adored in the East of Nigeria, that will be Phyno Fino.


He started his music career as a producer in 2003 before. he did join others to sing and write songs.


His current single that’s still making waves on YouTube is Phyno the bag. You should check it out because it’s a cool song.


Also, Phyno debuted his first studio album No Guts No Glory in 2014.


The album featured hip-hop Stars like Olamide on the album’s lead single Ghost Mode.


Most noteworthy is the fact that the single won him. award for best collaboration in 2012 NEA with Olamide.

Phyno net worth

He is known all over the country for rapping in his native tongue Igbo. mixing it up with the Nigeria Pidgin English.


Phyno also got the chance to make the top 50 list of richest musicians in Africa. after making the first 20-man list in Nigeria.


The Igbo singer has a net worth of 1.6 Million US dollars. with his source of income coming from production and music.


To be frank, I was surprised that Phyno made the list of top 50 richest musician in Africa.


Here is a quick recap for you!


Real Name: Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike


Stage Name: Phyno


Date of Birth: 9th October 1986


Nationality: Nigeria, Anambra State


Source of Income: Music and record production


Net Worth: $1.6 Million


Yemi Alade Worth 1.4 million US Dollars


Yemi Eberechi Alade was born in the year 1989 to Yoruba Man


His mother is Abia state leading to the name Eberechi. She is an Afropop singer, songwriter, and dancer.


Often times Yemi has been rated to be on an equal level with Tiwatope Savage. but the singer came to say that she believes everyone is doing good as a musician.


Johnny is the song I that brought Yemi Alade to fame. after winning the Peak Milk competition in 2009.


Her debut album King of Queens received a positive review from music critics.

Yemi Alade Worth in 2019
Yemi Alade

The Nigeria singer and songwriter has 3 studio albums to her name.


She recently featured Rick Ross in Oh my Gosh remix.


Her estimated net worth is 1.4 Million with a larger chunk of that. coming from music and endorsement deals.


Here is a quick take-home!


Real Name: Yemi Eberechi Alade


Stage Name: Yemi Alade


Date of Birth: March 1989


Record Label: Effyzzie Music Group


Nationality: Nigeria


Source of Income: Music and endorsement deals


Net Worth: $1.4 Million


Duncan mighty Worth 1.3 Million US Dollars


Duncan Mighty was born in the year 1983 and he is a singer, songwriter. who is versatile in various genres of music.


Also, the singer sings in his native tongue much like Phyno and Olamide.


Wene’s real name Is Duncan Mighty Wene Okechukwu.


The producer’s rise to fame came with the release of his debut studio. album Koliwater which is a 22 track album.


The album featured tracks like Ijeoma which was widely received by Nigerians.


The beauty of his work as a producer revolved around his studying audio sound engineering. in a tertiary institution before lending his services to several companies.


Duncan Ahamefuna’s album which was his second had hit songs like Obianuju and Port Harcourt son.


With the release of his second studio album came international recognition.


Duncan Co owns the record Label Airemighty and in 2018. he earned several features from artists like Wzkid on Fake Love and Tiwa Savage Lova Lova.

Duncan Mighty Worth 2019

As at when writing this post, Duncan has over two studio albums. and with an estimated net worth of 1.3 Million US dollars. His source of income includes music, business, and his Co-own record label.


Here is a quick takeaway:


Real Name: Duncan Mighty Wene Okechukwu


Stage Name: Duncan Mighty


Date of Birth: 28th, October 1983


Record Label: Airemighty


Nationality: Nigeria Port Harcourt


Source of Income: Music, Business, and record label


Net Worth: $1.3 Million


Patoranking Worth 1.11 Million US Dollars


Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie was born 27 May 1990. He is a reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.


Nnaemeka was born in Lagos State but he is a native of the people of Onitsha in Ebonyi State.


Patoranking started music as an underground performer doing collaborations. With the like of Konga before becoming one of Timaya prodigy in Dem mama records.

Patoranking Worth in 2019

His spotlight came after signing with Foston music under which he released “Girlie O”.


The song was widely received in the country and put the Ebonyi state born in instant stardom.


One of his most noteworthy career breakthroughs was his appointment as Judge. At 2016 The Voice of Nigeria Talent Hunt show.


Patoranking’s debut studio album “God Over Everything” was released in 2016 and his second studio album Wilmer was released in 2019.


Patrick is the 28th richest musician in Africa with a net worth of 1.11 million US dollars & his source of incoming steaming is majorly from music.


Here is a quick recap for you!


Real Name: Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie


Stage Name: Patoranking


Date of Birth: May 27th, 1990


Record Label: Foston Music


Nationality: Nigeria Ebonyi State


Sources of Income: Music


Net Worth: $1.11 Million


Salif Keita Worth 1.100 million US Dollars


Keita was born on 1949 August 25th in Mali and he is an Afropop singer.


He was born as royalty but was cast out due to being an albino.

Salif Keita Worth in 2019

Salif Keita is known in Africa as the “Golden Voice of Africa”. In I984 the Afro-pop singer moved to Paris to reach a bigger audience.


His expectation paid off gaining recognition in Europe and the whole of West Africa.


His success in Europe earned him recognition as one of Africa’s stars of world music. During which he decided to return home after his exile.


Months after reaching home from his exile he decided to open a recording studio. Which led to the release of his Mouffou album.


The album marked his first-ever release since his exile. And the beginning of a blistering career in his hometown Mali.


Read this article to know more about his biography. And how he was a prince that became an outcast.


Salif currently has a net worth of $1.1 Million with his major source of income being music. Business and endorsement deals.


Quick Recap for you!


Real Name: Salif Keita


Stage Name: Keita


Date of Birth: 1949 August 25th


Nationality: Mali


Source of Income: Music, endorsement, and business


Net Worth: $1.1 Million


Awilo Longomba Worth 1 Million US Dollars


Longomba is one of the musicians that reigned in the early 2000s with songs like Makosa.


Awilo Longomba is a Congolese musician who started his music career as a drummer.


Superman was released in 2008 and received a positive review in Africa and the rest part of the world.


The album Superman won the award for best Soukous entertainer. International reggae and world music award with 120 countries voting in.

Forbes Richest Musician In Africa

He is the 30th Forbes richest musician in Africa with a net worth of $1 million US dollars. with his source of income stemming from music, endorsement, and his record label.




Awilo Longomba was born in Kinshasa (formally, Léopoldville). His father was from the Mongo region of Ecuador and his mother was also from Ecuador. The Congolese singer was born in the year 1962 May 6th


Real Name: Awilo Longomba


Stage Name: Awilo


Date of Birth: May 6th, 1962


Nationality: Congolese Kinshasa


Source of Income: Music and record label


Net Worth: $1 Million




Music in Africa is fast-changing and evolving rapidly with the likes of Fally Ipupa, Wizkid, Davido. At its hem piloting the ship to a new direction of recognition.


People like Youssou Ndour is still well recognized because of their contribution. To Africa and its music as a continent.


Well, I have got to say it, this list of the top 50 richest musician in African 2023 is gigantic. But I hope you got all you needed.


Here is a quick question for you!


Who do you think should make this list but is not in it?


I and my team strive to bring you a recent update as the years go by. This content will be updated frequently to include the most recent list of people.


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Who is the Richest Musician in Africa 2019

The richest musician in Africa in the most part of 2019 is Youssou Ndour however, the end of 2019 saw Akon top this list with a net worth of $200 million.

Here is a complete list of the top 10 richest musician in Africa in 2020…

Youssou Ndour
DJ Black Coffee
Don Jazzy
Koffi Olomide
Fally Ipupa

Who is the Richest Musician in East Africa

Koffi Olomide is the richest musician in Africa with a net worth of $18 million followed by Fally congolese singer Fally Ipupa. And this list is gotten from the top 50 list of richest musician in Africa with Koffi stealing the number 7th spot.

Who is the Most Popular Musician in Africa

The most popular musician in Africa currently is Wizkid and Davido who are also two of the richest in Nigeria currently. The 3rd on this list is Tanzania Diamond Platnumbz.

Who is the Richest Musician in Africa in 2020

The richest musician in Africa in 2020 is Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam. The next person on this list is Youssou Ndour and the 3rd person is DJ Black Coffe.

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