RICHEST MUSICIANS IN AFRICA 2017 (FORBES LIST)
Do you have grudge with friends about the richest musicians in Africa? Forbes Africa just released the richest Africa Musicians 2017, We won’t talk about the Top 5 Richest nor the Top 20 Richest, We will be reviewing the Top 10 richest musicians in Africa.
Lots of African Artists had a successful 2016, As we can see 2017 is also fruitful for them, Lots of artist signed deals with Top Notch Brands, I’m not talking about African Brands but Global Brands, We’ve seen this from the sides of Wizkid & Tekno who signed Multi Million Deal with RCA Records.
Now the question is Who is the richest musician in Africa, African musicians are moving forward everyday, they have got featured into foreign songs and their YouTube videos are now attracting views than ever, Cassper Nyovest just released Thuto Album attracted 1 Million views in a day the same goes to Wizkid come closer video featuring American Rapper Drake, Does it mean they are the richest musician in Africa, Probably NO, The following list will be comprehensive a little bit, Take a chill and read the full list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa 2017.
AFRICAN RICHEST MUSICIANS 2017 (TOP 10)
Aliaume Damala popularly known as Akon is a Senegalese born American Singer who was born in 1978, The richest African musician has won over 5 Grammy Awards nominations and 45 Billboard hot songs, Akon is the CEO of Konvict Muzic, He already signed the American Female Pop Star Lady Gaga, Akon also signed Wizkid, P-Square and 2Face back in 2011.
Akon is currently worth over 80 Million Dollars which make him the richest musicians in Africa.
Nkosinathi Maphumulo widely known by his stage name Black Coffee is South Africa singer hailed from Eastern Cape Province the exact place legendary Nelson Mandela hailed from, Black Coffee is also a DJ who began his music career in 1995, He begets Soulistic Record Label where he housed major south African major artists.
Black Coffee is currently the 2nd richest musicians in Africa according to the recent release From Forbes.
Looking for the best Trumpeter In South Africa then you should seek HUGH MASEKELA the trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer was born in 1934 in Witbank, east of Johannesburg, He had released over 45 Albums already and he never stopped releasing, Hugh Masekela started his music career at a tender age and made it to limelight at the age of 14.
And a Nigerian Singer Surfaced, Michael Collins Ajereh known widely as Don Jazzy is the richest musician in Nigeria and the 4th richest musicians in Africa, Don Jazzy Co – Founded MO Hit’s Record Label in 2004, the label is no longer existing though, Sequel to the collapse he founded his very own record label in 2012, Mavins Records where he housed successful artist in Nigeria like, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Reekado Banks & Korede Bello.
Tinashe is a Zimbabwe – American Songstress, She started her modeling / music career at the age of 3, Her first album was released in 2012 and she currently has 6 debuted Album is we speak, Tinashe is currently signed to RCA Records the same Label that signed Wizkid & Davido Recently.
Ayo Balogun widely known across the world as Wizkid begets Starboy after he exits EME Records, – A Lebel owned by Banky W, Wizkid already made it to the western world and his Global song Ojuelegba was widely listened to across the world, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats & US Model Kylie Jenner danced to his Ojuelegba single.
Wizkid is also signed to RCA Records and he had featured foreign artists like Drake, Angel, Vbyz Kartel, He is currently the 7th Richest Musicians In Africa 2017.
David Adeleke who recently got his single “IF” remixed by R Kelly is currently the 8th Richest Musician In Africa, Davido is an American Born Nigerian Artist who made it to limelight in 2011 with his widely accepted single Dami Duro, He co-founded HKN music along with his brother but he later exit and beget his very own record label DMW.
Davido is an ambassador for MTN & Guiness and he already signed deal with RCA Records.
Sarkodie is a Ghanaian Born Rapper who made it to limelight in 2007, Sarkodie first single off his fourth studio album made over 4000 sale in Ghana the first day it was debuted, The Ghanaian Rapper is the first artist to win a BET Award in Ghana, He owns Sarkcess music.
Mtukudzi is an highlife Zimbabwe singer aged 64, He currently has 65 Albums debuted, and he is the 10th Richest Musicians In Africa According to the recent forbes list, Oliver Mtukudzi is crowned Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time.
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