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Richest African musicians
Back in 2019, the U.S. magazine Forbes has made the list of richest African musicians, and we want to share 6 of them with you today!
Estimated net worth (Forbes) – $80 million
Current age: 45 years old (April 16, 1973).
Record Label: Konvict Musik.
Nationality/Country of origin: American/Senegalese.
Akon is also the CEO of Konvict Musik in which he is currently registered. With over 35 million albums sold, he currently has a net worth of approximately $80 million.
A five-time Grammy nominee, Akon has a career full of success in Africa and the world at large.
Dj Black Coffee
Estimated net worth (Forbes) – 60 million dollars
Current age: 42 years old (March 11, 1976).
Record Label: Soulistic Music.
Nationality/Country of origin: South Africa.
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, popularly known by his stage name DJ Black Coffee, is a South African DJ, producer, songwriter, and singer.
Dj Black Coffee started his career around 1995, after which he released 5 albums after creating his own label.
Also, he has become very popular shortly after being chosen as a participant in the Red Bull Music Academy (2004) held in Cape Town.
In September 2015, Black Coffee won the “Innovative DJ of the Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza. This happened just a few weeks after he released his fifth album.
With a net worth of $60 million according to Forbes, DJ Black Coffee is the second richest musician in Africa right after Akon.
Net worth (Forbes) – 30 million dollars
Current age: 36 years old (November 26, 1982).
Record Label: Mavin Records (Mavin Supreme Dynasty).
Nationality/Country of origin: Nigerian.
Don Jazzy, whose real name is Michael Collins Ajereh is a Nigerian producer, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur.
He hails from Isoko, Delta State in Nigeria, but was born in Umuahia, Abia State, after which he moved to Ajegunle, Lagos, where he grew up.
In 2012, Don Jazzy founded Mavin Records, which currently features some of the top artistes in the Nigerian music industry such as Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, DNA Twins, DiJa, etc. In fact, Don Jazzy has also helped many other talented artists. Some of them are Reekado Banks and Korede Bello to become successful.
He is also involved in the real estate and Wi-Fi production business in Nigeria.
Donjazzy is the third richest African musician and the current richest musician in Nigeria.
Net worth (Forbes) – 20 million dollars
Current age: 29 years old (July 16, 1990).
Record Label: Star Boy Music.
Nationality/Country of origin: Nigerian.
WizKid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a Nigerian singer and songwriter and the CEO of Starboy Entertainment, was born in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He gained international recognition after his collaboration with Drake on the song titled “One Dance”.
This song reached number one in over 15 countries, which include the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
From being a singer in a small church in his neighborhood to becoming a global superstar, WizKid has proven to be successful in everything he does.
Net Worth (Forbes) – $16 Million
Age: 26 years old (November 21, 1992).
Record Label: Davido Music Worldwide (DMW).
Nationality/Country of origin: American/Nigerian.
David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido, is the son of a Nigerian billionaire – Mr. Adeleke. Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer.
This music star was born in Atlanta, Georgia but later moved to Lagos when he was very young.
Davido also has many nominations and awards and also works with Sony Music.
He is not only the son of a Nigerian billionaire but also the fifth on our list of the top ten richest musicians in Africa with a net worth of $16 million.
Net worth (Forbes) – 7 million dollars
Age: 31 years old (July 10, 1988).
Record Label: Sarkcess Music.
Nationality/Country of origin: Ghanaian.
Sarkodie whose real name is Michael Owusu Addo is a Ghanaian artist, rapper and entrepreneur.
However, Sarkodie is also a very wealthy rapper and the only representative from his country on our list of the top ten richest musicians in Africa.
This Ghanaian rapper currently has 5 albums in his music career and these albums have been very successful. On the other hand, Sarkodie has often been named as one of Africa’s top hip-hop artists. This by popular music websites such as MTV Base, Lynx Tv and AfricanRanking.com.