African music is full of many celebrities as beautiful and especially very rich. Between music and business, some African artists have managed to make their fortune and sometimes even more than they need. Most of the African musicians are from Nigeria, although it is French-speaking West Africa that remains in the lead, represented by a famous Senegalese.
Here are the 10 richest African musicians:
1. Akon ($ 80 million):
Akon arrives unsurprisingly at the top of the top 10 African artists richest in Africa. Senegalese, in addition to being CEO of his own label Konvict Music, enjoys unabashed popularity in Africa and around the world.
Akon has sold more than 35 million copies of his albums and has been nominated five times for the Grammy Awards. His fortune today estimated at $ 80 million, allowed him to set up several projects on the continent.
2. Black Coffee ($ 60 million):
Nkosinathi Maphumulo, aka Black Coffee, is native to the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. His creativity in electronic music is the reason for his success with his fans and his fortune estimated at $ 60 million.
His career began in 1995 and he has five albums released under his own label. In 2005, he won the Breakthrough DJ Of The Year at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.
3. Don Jazzy ($ 30 million):
His love for music dates from the time when he was a church singer. Today, Don Jazzy, $ 30 million, is among the richest African musicians.
This is because of his entrepreneurial skills, producers and music performer. Don Jazzy has the merit of producing several artists through his label Mavin Records.
4. Wizkid ($ 20 million):
Originally from the popular Ojuelegba neighborhood in Lagos, Wizkid is Davido’s best enemy. CEO of his own label, Starboy, Wizkid makes even the greatest music stars dance in the world.
He has made a name for himself in Nigeria, and to this day he is the Nigerian artist who has achieved the most collaborations with international stars. He weighs 4 million more than his rival.
5. Davido ($ 16 million):
Coming from a very rich family (his father weighs about 700 million dollars), David Adedeji Adeleke has made a name and a fortune estimated at $ 16 million thanks to his self-assured voice. He has won numerous awards nationally and internationally.
He was revealed to the general public in 2011 after the release of his single “Back When”. In just 7 years of career, Davido has become a reference in Africa and in the world.
6. Sarkodie ($ 7 million):
Sarkodie is the boss of Ghanaian rap and the only representative of this country in this top. Very talented, he is a reference for African youth. He has received numerous awards and continues to evolve without fear.
In 2013, he released his own clothing line, which helped him build a $ 7 million fortune.
7. Tinashe Kachingwe ($ 6 million):
Tinashe is the only woman to rank among the richest African artists in 2019. This multimillionaire ($ 6 million) has unusual origins. His father is Zimbabwean, his mother is Danish and was born in the United States.
In 2000, she took a role in the film Cora Unashamed and lent her voice to a character in the animated film The Polar Express. Tinashe is also the muse of several brands.
8. Hugh Masekele ($ 1.5 million):
Deceased on January 23, 2018 at the age of 78, Hugh Masekele, a native of South Africa had released more than 43 albums. He had won numerous honorary awards and was nominated for a Grammy Award. A ticket for his concert cost about $ 20,000, no wonder he was very rich. He left behind a historical legacy.
9. Jidenna ($ 1.1 million):
Jidenna is an American-Nigerian producer and singer. At only 10 years old, he was already dreaming of a musical career. The fact of being born in the country of Uncle Sam did not prevent him from claiming his African origins to be proud of them.
And he is actively working to develop this cultural industry on the continent. His fortune is valued at $ 1.1 million.
10. Oliver Mtukudzi ($ 1 million):
Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi has 65 albums and a 41-year career in music. And he continues to talk about him so far. In 1969, he made a three-string guitar and began to sing.
His fortune is estimated at $ 1 million, placing him in 10th place among the top 10 richest African artists.
Source : Forbes
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