It is said that music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. Music is a powerful tool that causes joy and other interesting emotions. Due to this, most people value musicians for their artistic talents which results to devotion and intense support, this is why we are coming up with the most recent update of Forbes ranking of the richest musicians in Africa 2019. According to reports, the top ten richest African music artists were determined by a number of factors such as endorsements, Youtube views, brand value, Show rates, earnings, sales, awards, bookings, popularity, and social media presence, appearance in newspapers, investment and so on.
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Who Is The Richest Musician In Africa 2019?
Here are the ten richest musicians in Africa as listed by forbes.
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is a Zimbabwean musician as well as a businessman philanthropist, human rights activist , and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. Tuku is Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time. Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums, which is more than the albums of legendary king of pop Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. It’s a phenomenal career that stretches back to 41 years with songs that brightens parties worldwide. He his ranked the 10th richest musician in Africa.
Michael Owusu Addo also known professionally as Sarkodie started out as an underground rapper and with the assistance of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched. He is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist and entrepreneur from Tema. His first single from his fourth album, Mewu, sold about 4,000 copies on the first day of its release in Ghana. He was also the first Ghanaian to win a BET award.
David Adedeji Adeleke better known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian singer, record producer and songwriter. His 2011 single “Dami Duro” spread like virus all over Nigeria and he became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”. Along with his elder brother Adewale Adeleke, Davido is the co-owner of HKN Music (a record label home to Sina Rambo, B. Red and DeeKay). He has produced songs for Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage and Sauce Kid. At the moment, the Nigerian superstar is worth $16 million.
Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music. He has strengthened his achievements as the owner of Starboy Entertainment –one of the top record labels in Nigeria. Also, Wizkid is one of the musicians who has gotten much recognition by bagging numerous awards and appearing in exclusive musical nominations. As of now, the star artist is said to be worth $20 million.
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson better known by his stage name Jidenna, is a Nigerian-American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Jidenna is a native of Nigeria worth 1 million dollars. His musical talent which largely spreads across the United States of America with recognition from a huge audience has distinguished him as one of the Nigerians making waves with music internationally.
Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Tinashe is one of the impressive female characters in the music industry, worth 6 million dollars. Only at a tender age, her sonorous voice gave her the courage to sing impressively. Since she marked her debut with her performance in Cora Unashamed –a film in the year 2000 –Tinashe has remained a vibrant and successful artiste. As a sonorous quality, Tinashe’s voice is much admired and this made it feature in The Polar Express –a cartoon movie. In the cartoon movie, Tinashe’s vocals were featured together with star actor Tom Hanks.
Don Jazzy going by the birth name Michael Collins Ajereh is well known as a singer and producer. Impressively, he is leading in Nigeria’s music industry as the country’s richest musician. Don Jazzy has been making waves for long and prominently, he has featured with notable superstars locally and internationally. As of now, his net worth stands at $35 million.
Hugh Ramapolo Masekela was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer who was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He has released more than 43 albums and performed with Marvin Gaye, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba. He has been described as “the father of South African jazz.
Going by the birth name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, Black Coffee is not just a legendary South African musician but also one of the prestigious musicians Africa presently is proud of. Within and outside South Africa, Black Coffee has made music the main factor behind his immense fortune and great wealth. Due to this, he is said to be South Africa’s richest musician with his net worth currently around $60 million.
Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam whose stage name is Akon is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor. For many years, Akon has featured among the world’s most acclaimed musicians. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album, Trouble. His fame and massive success made him the richest musician in African, Akon is presently worth $80 million.