Best Mega List: Top 50 Richest Musician In Africa 2019
Who made this list of top 50 richest musician in Africa? I know Akon made the list, Wzkid too but who else made this list, let’s find out now shall we?
One of the surprising thing today is the fact that. it’s not easy to make the list of richest musician in Africa ruight?
Yes it may be difficult which is the truth but is it impossible?
The answer is no it’s not…
Success has always been characterized by handwork, consistency, and focus, right?
if I may ask you one simple question, it would be:
Who do you think deserve to be number one on the top ten richest musicians in Africa?
Use the comment box to air your thoughts and hopefully you and I can connect.
I want you to know that it’s okay to have your own list of a top richest artist in Africa.
I mean if I hadn’t done thorough research from several authority blogs. I probably won’t agree with anyone’s list too.
By the time you finish reading this post, I am positive you would have a concrete list. of top 10 artist in Africa, so let’s dive in, please.
Who is the richest musician in Africa Top 10?
The current Africa richest musician is Youssou Ndour with a net worth of 130 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 – $80 million
- Dj black coffee – $60 million
- Davido – $24 million
- Wzkid – $22 million
- Don Jazzy – $20.8 million
- Koffi Olomude – $18 Million
- Fally Ipupa – $17 Million
- Dbanj – $16.7 million
- 2face – $16.5 million
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Top 10 Richest Musician in Africa
If i am going to be honest with you i would say it seems like. you and I will be having a long day with this post.
But don’t worry I have made the text easily scannable so that you can skim through without having any difficulty.
So who is the number one on this?
The number one person on this list of richest musician in Africa is Youssou Ndour. Lets touch on that now shall we?
Youssou Ndour Worth $130 million
If there is one man that is very much celebrated during his time on 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 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 criteria 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: $130 Million
Akon Worth $80 million
Akon peaked at number 2 in Shoutmeceleb list of top 50 richest musician in Africa 2019.
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 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 learnt 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 whom his 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 which 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 Akons worth to be 80 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: $80 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 March 11th. And seeking survival the singer who studied Jazz in Technikon university. Moved to the home town 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 held in Caped Town according to Wikipedia.
The Dj and producer, however, became more popular after his song Happiness got featured on DJs at Work album.
So far, he has 5 studio album 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 African 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 musician in Africa 2019. 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 $24 Milion
If you are a huge fan of the Nigeria 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 net worth has often been in contrast with that of Wizkid due to the fact that this two are the best in Nigeria.
But i will there isnt much to talk about that other than the constant comparison between the two. On who is the Nigeria richest musician.
The interesting thing is that since Mr. P and Rudeboy split in 2017, this two have topped the list. Check out this post where I elaborated on Davido and Wizkid 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.
Davido is currently 28 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 as at when writing this blog post Fall moved 7 points upward on billboard.
I know he is popular in almost every part of the world but I can still tell you. that he’s a singer, songwriter, and composer.
What is The singer’s sources of income?
Davido makes money from his music, endorsement deals. and one of the most recent is travel beta.
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 current worth is 24 million US dollars.
Here is 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: $24 million
Wzkid Worth 22 Million US Dollars
As you may have known growing up 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.
Certainly, there are days when you feel like giving up. but don’t because you are actually close to it more than you know.
Starboy was born in the year 1990 in Lagos State. and he is a singer, songwriter, 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, 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 line up. 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 22 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: $22 Million
Don Jazzy Worth 20.8 Million US Dollars
If you want to make a list of List of best African musician, 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 has 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 do 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 50 richest musician in Africa.
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 in 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 which was found in Kinshasa DR Congo 1986 purely to entertain Congolese and other African countries.
Similarly, this group also often tours Europe and other North America countries according to Wikipedia.
As a result of his impact in the Africa 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 several Gold record much like his African brother Akon.
In the coming days, I will write explicitly on 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 musician 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 a dancer.
Before flying a solo career Fally was part of Koffi Olomude music group Quartier Latin International Orchestra.
The group performs in Africa 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, Male Artist of the year in Ivory Coast.
The Great One is how the Congolese call him and being born in Kinshasa can mean. Music is engraved in your DNA.
The singer was signed into universal music group and further shared stage with the like 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.
About a month back i posted an article on richest artist in Nigeria and he made that list too. So it got me wondering is there any list he won’t be featured in?
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 which 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 it.
D’banj Why Me is the song that gained him 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 created 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 Nigeria 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, 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 long. but 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’s, 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.
Let’s dive into the top 20 list then right?
Top 20 Richest Musician in Africa
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 is The Top 20 richest Singer’s in Africa
Since you and I already have a top 10 richest Singer’s in Africa list above, let’s focus on The Top 20 then right?
- Mr P
- Banky W
- Tiwa Savage
- 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.
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 in 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.
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 at when writing this post. and he is one of the top 50 richest musician in Africa.
Since a musician net worth changes due to certain factors, I will constantly update this article. with their current worth year in year out.
Here is a quick take away!
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. he got what Nigeria and Africa need to be on the same forefront as the others.
I wrote about Rude boy net worth sometimes last month. on that blog post here on SMC I touched his biography in details including his wife and kids.
You should definitely check it out when you can, coz I feel it will give you closure.
The ex Psquare Superstar is estimated to have a net worth of 15.4 Million US dollars. this includes all of his assets minus debts.
Let you take home here!
Real Name: Paul Okoye
Stage Name: Rude boy
Date of Birth: November 18th 1981
Record Label: Rude boy 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 thing about Timaya is the fact that he knows. What his audience wants whichever 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 cementing and earning a place. among icons like 2Face and Dbanj.
Once a of his most recent songs include Balance and I can’t kill myself.
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 likes Hennessy.
Alfred Odom is currently worth 13 million US dollars.
also, the Bayelsa born loves a sleek lifestyle which is more reason. why 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 more better because you get to mix the style of 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 Nigeria music industry.
His record Label was found 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 major sources of income include business and music. and other endorsement deals.
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 Nigeria musicians with the dead of Dagrin following. a car accident, Olamide is 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 dialect 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 album was released under Coded Tunes owned by ID Cabasa. but he later parted ways with his first record label and formed YBNL.
YBNL has been responsible for the rest of his albums. he became 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 artist in the country with an estimated worth of 8.8 million US dollars.
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.
Flavour was born in Enugu state but he is an 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 a multi-talented instrumentalist.
Flavours rise to fame came when he released his self titled album Nabania in 2005.
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 ranking of 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, 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.
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 makes 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.
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.
The rappers have won several awards since his debut in debut in 2009 and he is one of the. most idolize Ghanian musician in the 21st century.
The singer has shared a stage with the likes of popular US singer Busta Rhymes.
Sarkodie was born in Tema and 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 is the singer’s sources of income?
Sarkodie makes a larger chunk of his money from music. and several endorsement deals.
As at 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.
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 Lexington Kentucky before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
So what is her sources of Income?
Tinashe was estimated to have a worth of 6 million US dollars after subtraction 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 most celebrated musician in this present generation is Jose Chameleone.
Jose Chameleone 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 Uganda artist, singer, songwriter
He sings majorly in Swahili, Luganda, and English.
While Swahili is the largest spoken language in Africa. it makes sense for Chameleone to adopt singing in more than ones tongue.
It’s an added advantage and all the reason he broke the record. of East Africa largest performer with an estimated 40K fans in attendance.
Jose is the CEO Leone island a record which he formed for. the purpose of signing Musician 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 richest musician in Africa 2019.
Here is a quick take-home:
Real Name: Joseph Mayanja
Stage Name: Jose Chameleone
Date of Birth: April 30th, 1979
Record Label: Leone Island
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 in the Continent.
Let’s dive in now, shall we?
List Of Top 30 Richest Musician In Africa
- 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
Diamond Platnumz Worth 4 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 Rude boy respectively.
Diamond Platnumz is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter dancer and a performer.
You can definitely say he has been on fire this 2019 featuring Fally Ipupa.
The Tanzanian born real name is Nasibu Abdul Juma.
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 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 at 2018, Diamond Platnumz is estimated to have a net worth of 4 Million US dollars.
His source of income includes music, endorsement…
Here is a quick take away…
Real Name: Nasibu Abdul Juma
Stage Name: Diamond Platnumz
Date of Birth: 2nd October 1989
Sources of Income: Music and Endorsement
Net Worth: $4 Million
M.I Abaga Worth 3 Million US Dollars
One of the best rappers in Nigeria with several awards. and nomination is M.I Abaga. and 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 a 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.
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 album with his debut album Talk About It. being widely accepted in the country.
Talk About It quickly earned a nomination at BET award 2010.
So how much is M.I worth then?
In 2019 M.I is ranked the 13th richest in the Nigeria 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 up coming 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.
Which saw Him rest and go for treatment the major part of 2018.
Although 2019 has also been very quiet for the 27 years old. but he is tipped to feature in Beyonce Lion King inspired album.
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 success, he convinced his older brother to sign Warri born Harrysong.
The two went along for a couple of years before the conflict that broke. out which saw the latter exit the label.
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 sit 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
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 Nigeria rapper, singer, songwriter, 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 is first studio album No Guts No Glory in 2014.
The album featured hip hop Star like Olamide on the album lead single Ghost Mode.
Most noteworthy is the fact that the single won him. award for best collaboration in 2012 NEA with Olamide.
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.
The Nigeria singer and songwriter has 3 studio album 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
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 genre of music.
Also, the singer sings in his native tongue much like Phyno and Olamide.
Wene real name Is Duncan Mighty Wene Okechukwu.
The producer 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 him studying audio sound engineering. in a tertiary institution before lending his services to several companies.
Duncan Ahamefuna album which was his second. had hit songs like Obianuju and Port Harcourt son.
With the release of his second studio album came an international recognition.
Duncan Co owns the record Label Airemighty and in 2018. he earned several feature from artist like Wzkid on Fake Love and Tiwa Savage Lova Lova.
As at when writing this post, Duncan has over two studio album. and with an estimated net Worth of 1.3 Million US dollar. His source of income includes music, business and his Co-own record label.
Here is a quick take away:
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.
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 debut studio album “God over everything” was released in 2016 and his second studio album Wilmer released in 2019.
Patrick is the 28th richest musician in Africa has a net worth of 1.11 million US dollars with his source of incoming steaming 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 in the 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 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 Star 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
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.
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 top 50 richest musician in African is gigantic. But I hope you got all you needed?
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