Last updated on June 16th, 2022 at 07:22 pm
So the combined net worth of the top 50 richest musician in Africa 2022 is greater than 123,657,361 million dollars would you believe me?
If this is the combined net worth what is the individual net worth of these millionaires?
Scroll down you will see a table below that consists of the richest musicians in Africa 2021.
Now before you and I dive deeper down into who made the list of richest musician in Africa 2022, let me outline what you will get from today’s post.
- Top 10 richest musicians in Africa 2022
- Top 20 richest musicians in Africa 2021
- Top 30 richest musicians in Africa 2022
- Top 40 richest musicians in Africa 2021
- Top 50 richest musicians in Africa 2022
NB: The top ten richest musicians in Africa 2022 fluctuate a lot so today it can be Akon, tomorrow it could be Davido.
but I am confident this top 50 richest musicians in Africa list is the most up to date you will find out there.
Now, come let’s find out the richest musicians in Africa right now, shall we?
Top 50 Richest Musician in Africa 2020
Rank Name Net Worth Age Country
#1 Akon $190 Million 47 Senegal
#2 Youssou Ndour $120 Million 61 Senegal
#3 Dj Black Coffee $60 Million 44 South Africa
#4 Wizkid $25 Million 31 Nigeria
#5 Davido $24 Million 29 Nigeria
#6 Don Jazzy $20.8 Million 38 Nigeria
#7 Koffi Olomide $18 Million 64 DR Congo
#8 Fally Ipupa $17 Million 43 DR Congo
#9 D'Banj $16.7 Million 40 Nigeria
#10 2Face Idibia $16.5 Million 45 Nigeria
#11 Mr P $16.3 Million 39 Nigeria
#12 Rudeboy $15.4 Million 39 Nigeria
#13 Timaya $13 Million 40 Nigeria
#14 Okyeame Kwame $10 Million 43 Ghana
#15 Banky W $9.9 Million 39 Nigeria
#16 Olamide $8.8 Million 31 Nigeria
#17 Flavour $8.5 Million 37 Nigeria
#18 Tiwa Savage $ 7 Million 40 Nigeria
#19 Sarkodie $7 Million 32 Ghana
#20 Shatta Wale $6.2 Million 36 Ghana
#21 Tinashe $6 Million 27 Zimbabwe
#22 Becca $6.1 Million 36 Ghana
#23 R2Bees $6 Million Under review Ghana
#24 Fuse ODG $5.6 Million 32 Ghana
#25 Tinny $5.6 Million 38 Ghana
#26 Jose Chameleone $5 Million 41 Uganda
#27 Diamond Platnumz $4 Million 31 Tanzania
#28 M.I $3 Million 39 Nigeria
#29 Tekno $2.5 million 28 Nigeria
#30 KCee $2 million Under Review Nigeria
Top 10 Richest Musician in Africa 2022
One of the dreams of every musician from the African continent is to get listed as one of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa.
They don’t tell you but you can imagine the feeling you get whenever you take to Google and type top 10 richest musicians in Africa 2021.
Assuming you are an artist occupying the #1 spot, how does that make you feel.
If you have a word for that feeling then make sure you leave a comment below.
I would love to hear from to know what that feeling is like.
Africa is blessed with talent and resources yet it makes you wonder why we don’t have money.
Now from this richest musician in Africa top 10 list, it was only Akon that made it into the top 50 richest musicians in the world list.
Even Davido’s fortune isn’t enough to get him on this list which makes you wonder right?
Well, now come let’s look at how much cash these guys have currently.
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 musician. 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?
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.
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 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.
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 5 studio albums to his name, 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.
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.
What is The singer’s sources of income?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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?
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