List Of 2018 Forbes Top 10 African Richest Music Stars


Forbes has named the richest musicians in Africa and Wizkid, Davido and Don Jazzy made the top 10 list.

These popular artistes span from various countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and other countries whose music industries are booming today.

Check out the list below:

1. Akon
Akon has over 35 million albums sold worldwide and also a popular musician in Africa and also in the world.

2. Black Coffee
The multi-award-winning artist’s real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo.

3. Hugh Masekela
Hugh was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He has released more than 43 albums athperformed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba.

4. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest musician in Africa and also first in Nigeria.

5. Tinashe
Tinashe was a child model by the age of three. The twenty-four-year-old sang before she could talk and made her first appearance in 2000 in the film Cora Unashamed.

6. Jidenna
By the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer.

7. Wizkid
Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music.

8. Davido
Davido is a popular Nigerian artist and who achieved celebrity status in just five years. He said it was people like P-Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible.

9. Sarkodie
Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched.

10. Oliver Mtukudzi
Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.

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