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Africa Richest Musicians: 2018 Forbes List of Top 10 Richest Musician in Africa

Africa Richest Musicians: 2018 Forbes List of Top 10 Richest Musician in Africa.

It is that time of the year and i am here with 2018 list of Africa richest musicians according to Forbes Africa and Channel O. Forbes Magazine has a good record of releasing virtually accurate list of richest individuals and most people trust and always welcome their list. Below is the list of richest musician in Africa based on their net worth, endorsements, brand value, earnings, bookings, popularity, and social media presence.

richest musician in Africa

According to Forbes, they are the most bankable Africans in the music industry. This list features 4 Nigerians, 2 South Africans, 2 singers from Zimbabwe, 1 Ghanaian. I had previously written about the richest men in Nigeria, now let’s talk about musicians.

Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2018 Forbes List.

Below are the most bankable musicians in Africa with brief information about them.


His full real/birth name is Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thaim. He was born in 1973 and a dual citizen of Senegal and United States of America. He is a Song writer, Record producer, singer and the CEO of his record label (Konvict Muzic). Konvict Muzic is one of the most popular record label in the world.


He is based in the United States and currently working on a project called Lightning Africa in which he intend to power some african countries with solar energy.

Black Coffee.

His full real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He was born in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) but raised in the Eastern Cape province, the home City of Nelson Mandela. He studied Music.

black coffee

Hugh Masekele.

His full real name is Hugh Ramopolo Masekela and was born on the 4th day of April 1939. He is another South Africa born singer on the list with over 43 Albums. He had performed with prominent musicians of different genre in africa and the world which include Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba. hugh masekele

Don Jazzy.

He was born Michael Collins Ajereh on the 26th of November 1982. He is a native of Umuahia in Nigeria and the first Nigerian on the list of forbes richest musicians in Africa 2017. He is record producer, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. don jazzy


Her full real name is Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe and was born on the 6th of February 1993. She is the only woman on the 2017 list of richest musician in Africa. She was born in the United States of America to Zimbabwean father and Dane mother.


She began her entertainment career at the age of three and in 2017 become the 5th most bankable musicians in Africa.


His full real name is Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, born on the 4th of May 1985. He is a citizen of Nigeria and United States of America. He is a recording artist and record producer. jidenna


Wizkid full real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun born on the 16th day of July 1990. He is another Nigerian on the list that hailed from Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. He is a singer and a song writer.


He recently Won three awards which include Top Hot 100 song, Top R&B song and Top R&B Collaboration at the just concluded billboard 2017 awards. He is the new face of African music globally.


His full name is David Adedeji Adeleke and was born on the 21st of November 1992. He was born in the United States of America to a Nigerian parent. He is a native of Ede, Osun state. Like many on this list, he is a recipient of many awards, nominations and endorsement. davido


He was born Michael Owusu Addo on the 10th July 1988 in Tema, Ghana. He is the face of Ghana music industry right now and the only Ghanaian on the list.


Oliver Mtukudzi.

The last on the list of top 10 richest african musicians is Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi born on the 22nd of September 1952. He hailed from Harare, Zimbabwe. He has spent over 41 years in the music industry and recorded 65 Albums during that time.

Oliver Mtukudzi

There you have it folks on the list of the most bankable/richest musician in africa. Kindly take few seconds of your time to share this article using the social sharing buttons below.

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  1. Davido should be to 6 place on this listing

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