We know that you must have started asking about the top 10 richest musicians in Africa 2019 but don’t worry because we have compiled the list of them and their net worth according to Forbes specially for you, so you can now upgrade yourself with this latest informations.
Music is loved by everyone because it inspires many lives to keep going and entertainment is one of the things that brings us happiness. If there is a party, an event, a vacation, even a celebratory activity that is performed in church without music then you will be suffocating and bored too because its not giving you what you want.
However, millions of people can’t stay with music thats why a comprehensive list is compiled for music fans according to Forbes, an American biggest online business magazine that is known for compiling very accurate lists of the richest people around the world, so don’t have a doubled mind because its from a reliable source.
Without wasting much of your time let us quickly show you the top 10 richest musicians in Africa. But do you know that some of our popular Nigerian hip-hop musicians like Wizkid, Davido, Don-Jazy also made it to the top 10 richest musicians 2019 so lets find out where they are ranked and their net worth.
Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa 2019
1. Akon (Net worth – $80 million)
Who doesn’t know Akon, the American singer, but he is also a songwriter, philanthropist and an actor. This famous musician was born on 16 April, 1973 and he is currently 45 years old. Akon is the first solo artist to win the number one and number two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice simultaneously.
Him being listed as the number one selling artist for master ringtones in the world by the Guinnes Book of World Records is not a bad idea because he founded and owns two successful record labels named Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution that helped many known musicians like Lady Gaga, T-pain, Kardinall Offishall mentioned only but a few. His current net worth is $80 million. After all these, its not debatable that he ranked as the first among all top musicians.
2. Dj Black Coffee(Net worth – $60 million)
Black coffee began his career around 1994 and is a south African Dj, singer-songwriter and a record producer. Do you know that his real name is Nkosinath Innocent Maphumolo? Yes! it is and he became famous after participating in the Red Bull Music Academy that was held in Cape Town in 2004.
His net worth is $60 million according to Forbes. At the DJ Awards in Ibiza, he won the “Breakthrough DJ of the year” in September 2015.
3. Don-Jazzy(Net worth – $30 million)
Don- Jazzy, the Mavins Records founder is a Nigerian producer, singer and a businessman. His real names are Micheal Collins Ajareh, he is the third ranked musician in this top 10 richest musician in Africa. Ajareh hails from Delta State in Nigeria but was raised in Ajegunle, Lagos .
His music life started at 12 when he began to play the bass guitar guitar but he helped other currently known artists like Korede Bello and Reekado Banks to be successful. He founded Mavins Records in 2012 which comprise of some biggest artists in Nigeria Music Industry like Dija, Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello and others. He earns $30 million.
4. Wizkid(Net worth – $20 million)
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, who has a stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and also the CEO of Starboy Entertainment. He was born on 16 July, 1990 in Surulere, Lagos Nigeria and he is a very rich Nigerian musician. He earns Networth of $20 million but he is currently 28 years.
Wizkid was internationally recognized when he released a song titled “one dance” with drake. However, the song reached numerous countries including USA, UK, Australia and Canada.
5. Davido(Net worth – $16 million)
David Adedeji Adeleke who is the son of a Nigerian billionaire popularly known by his stage name as Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and a producer. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia but relocated to Lagos when he was young.
Davido signed to Sony Music and he received many nominations, awards, and endorsements. His net worth is currently $16 million.
6. Sarkodie(Net worth – $7 million)
Sarkodie is a Ghanaian rapper, recording artist and entrepreneur whose real names are Micheal Owusu Addo. He is the only top richest musician of his country that is among the ranking in this list. Larynx TV ranked him first in 2013 on its list of the “Top 10 Ghanaian rappers” Sarkodie recently won the ” artists of the decades “ award in at the Vodafone Ghana music awards in this 2019. His net worth is $7 million.
7. Tinashe(Net worth – $6 million)
Tinashe is an American singer, dancer, actress and a fashion model who hails from Zimbabwean but was born in Lexington, Kentucky USA.
Tinashe Jorgense Kachingwe released many albums and also collaborated with many popular musicians in the world. She is the only female musician that appeared in the ranking of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa. She earns a net worth of $6 million.
8. Hugh Masekela(Net worth – $1.5 million)
Hugh Ramapolo Masekela was popularly known as “the father of south African jazz” up till January 23, 2018 when he died. He was a trumpeter, composer and singer who is always in the heart of many Jazz music lovers in south Africa. However, It was reported in some online media platforms that he was once paid $ 20, 000 to perform just a single show.He died at 78 but was a successful musician during his time. He came up to be the 8th in this list who earns %1.5 million according to Forbes.
8. Jidenna(Net worth – $1 million)
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, the artist of a very known track titled ” classic man” is a Nigerian-American rapper, singer, songwriter and a music producer from Imo State. He graduated from Standford University in the United States of America, after his graduation he signed a deal with Wondaland Records. Jidenna released two songs “classic man” and ” yoga” that was widely accepted by many music lovers worldwide. He won the award for ‘Best New Artist’ in 2015 at the soul train music awards. His networth is $1 million.
10. Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi
Tuku is a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, philanthropist and the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region who died on the 23rd of January 2019 but was born 22 September 1952.
He was known as the Zimbabwean most recognized cultural icon. Though he grew up in a poor neighborhood in Salisbury currently known as Harare in Southern Rhodesia, he later became a famous musician. Mtukudzi owns a number of tours in various countries both in UK, USA and Canada. He earns a net worth of 800 million.
If there is any musician you think should have been added or removed, you can share your thoughts using the comment box below and we will reply you as soon as possible.