How does music make you feel? Well for me, music, especially those with nice rhythm and lyrics gets me out of my shell: Makes me unconscious of my immediate environment as it affects my worries. Music creates in me a new spirit, one full of joy, love and exciting emotions- sweet enough to distract me of my troubles for a century; I mean every bit of it.
In Africa, music forms a vital part of what beautifies peoples’ diverse cultural heritage since it has been regarded as a source of excitement. Now, let’s take a survey of Africa’s music, how it grows and the spectacular characters that have succeeded in giving it a greater edge.
Africa is our center of attraction. Currently, Nigeria and South Africa happens to be the respective largest and second largest producers of the richest musicians. In the light of this, we have come up with the top 10 richest African musicians.
Who is the richest musician in Africa?
Akon is a famous musician who has featured amongst other acclaimed musicians across the globe. The Blockbuster of his album is believed to have recorded more than 35 million sales. He has dignified his music gallery with a total of 45 Billboard hot 100 songs and lots of award. He has appeared in series of remarkable nominations, particularly the Grammy Award nomination which he has featured 5(five) times. Akon’s fame continually glows across and beyond Africa. His net worth is $88 million.
Real Name: Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam
Age/Date of Birth: 16th April, 1973(44yrs)
Marital Status: Married (to Tomeka Akon)
Record Label: Convict Muzic
Occupation: CEO Convict Muzic/Artiste/Songwriter/ Record producer
Nationality: Senegal/United States.
2. Black Coffee
He is a legendary South African musician with a prestigious musical career and splendid performance within and across the international communities. He is one of those musicians Africa currently boasts of. He had always made it clear that music is the reason behind his immense fortune and great wealth. Owing to this, he is currently South Africa’s richest musician. His net worth is $60 million.
Real Name: Nkosinathi Maphumulo
Age/Date of Birth: 11th March, 1976(41yrs)
Marital Status: Married (to Enhle Mbali)
Record Label: Soulistic Music
Nationality: South Africa
3. Hugh Masekela
He is one of the African richest musicians. He has more than 43 albums in his music gallery. He is one of those notable musicians who have collaborated with famous artistes such as Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Miriam Makeba, Mavin Gay, late Fela Kuti, etc. His net worth is $1.5 million.
Real Name: Hugh Masekela
Age/Date of Birth: 4th April, 1939
Record Label: Mecury
Occupation: Composer, Singer, Trumpeter, etc.
Nationality: South Africa
4. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy dominates Nigeria’s music industry as the country’s richest musician. He has been making remarkable waves owing to his ability to blend perfectly with famous artist home and abroad. He was determined from his childhood to unravel and pursue his music career to its climax. To achieve this tremendous goal, he left his fatherland Nigeria for U.K, where he geared his music career to the limelight. Presently his music career records admirable success with the net worth of $30 million.
Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh
Age/Date of Birth: 26th November, 1982
Record Label: Marvins Record (Supreme Marvins Dynasty)
Occupation: CEO Konvict Music + Artiste + Producer
She is known for her excellent performance as R & B female character in the music industry. Her voice, so courageous and impressive! She is versatile. She marked her debut with her performance in CORA UNASHAMED, a film in the year 2000 and in THE POLAR EXPRESS, a cartoon movie where her vocals were featured together with Tom Hanks (a star actor), as well as on the Sitcom, TWO AND A HALF MEN. She has remained a vibrant and successful artiste. Her net worth is $6 million
Real Name: Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe
Age/Date of birth: 6th February, 1993(24yrs)
Record Label: RCA
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record producer, Model, Dancer, Actress and Director.
Nationality: Zimbabwe (born in Kentucky, United States)
He is a passionate Nigerian artiste with a great music ambition nurtured from childhood. He is one of those super stars making great waves with music. His musical performance largely spans across the United States of America with recognition from a huge audience. He has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million.
Real Name: Jidenna Theodore Mobisson
Age/Date of birth: 4th May, 1985(31yrs)
Record Label: Epic Wonderland
Occupation: Songwriter, Producer
He is one of the famous African music artistes whose excellence has been announced within and across African continent. He is known as Justin Bieber of Nigeria and even Africa. He is also one of those famous artistes who appears on exclusive musical nominations, and has gathered much recognition by bagging numerous awards, having successfully completed many world tours with his first being in 2012. Presently, he is one of Africa’s hottest hip-hop stars. His net worth is $14 million.
Real Name: Ayodeje Ibrahim Balogun
Age/Date of birth: 16th July, 1990
Record Label: Starboy
Occupation: CEO Starboy/Music artiste
He is another hot pop-star of African origin. He became famous after the release of one of his spectacular releases-DAMI-DURO and BACK WHEN in 2011. Davido has received many tremendous awards which has added value to his music career and would remain grateful to God for that. His net worth is $16 million.
Real Name: David Adedeji Adeleke
Age/Date of birth: 21st November, 1992
Record Label: DMW
He is one of the notable African musicians who have reached an uncompetitive stage in music industry especially in his country Ghana. Here, he is a youth ambassador with a presidential status. He apart from being a musician is also a philanthropist, which has been made evident in his contribution toward the welfare of many Ghanaian children who dwell in poverty and homelessness. In fact, he is seen as the main factor behind the great focus on Ghana’s contemporary music. His net worth is $7.5 million.
Real Name: Michael Awusu Addo
Age/Date of birth: 10th July, 1988
Record Label: Sackcess Music
Occupation: Music Artiste, Rapper
10. Oliver Mtukudzi
He is another awesome musician of African origin. He has recorded remarkable success in music industry within and across Africa. He has about 65 albums made up of awesome records. He received numerous awards as a result of his success in his music career. His net worth is under review.
Real Name: Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi
Age/Date of birth: 22nd September, 1952