Forbes Richest African Musicians list have been released. Below are the list of musicians who made it on the ranking.
1. Akon has over 35million albums sold worldwide and also a popular musician in Africa and in the world.
He has won numerous awards including five Grammy nomination and has 45 Billboard hot 100 songs under his belt. He is estimated to be worth $80 million currently this 2021.
2. Black Coffee is a Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He was born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu and raised in the Eastern Cape province, where Nelson Mandela hailed from. He is estimated to be worth $60 million
3. Don Jazzy is a successful Nigerian musician and producer. He started playing music as a child before moving to the UK to pursue his career. He has a whopping $30 million
4. Wizkid is arguably the best Musician in Nigeria. Grammy award winning artiste Alicia Keys and her husband Swiss Beats, danced to his songs Ojuelegba and Caro. He has $20 million
5. Davido is a popular Nigerian artiste and who achieved celebrity status in just five years. He became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”. He has $16 million
6. Sarkodie is Africa’s most decorated Rapper and Hip-Life artiste. He has a Grammy nomination and two BET Awards to his name.
He has maintained his position as Africa’s most awarded and best rapper for a decade, a true record not easy to break. He is estimated to be worth $13 million
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