List of Richest African Musicians

Africa is home to extraordinary talent and the music industry is not left behind either. Top musicians in Africa have been featured in some of the best worldwide music awards. In this post, we focus on the richest musicians in the continent as recently ranked by Forbes. and other parts of the continent. Richest African Musicians of 2019: Forbes has recently released the list of Africa’s Top 10 richest music icons of 2019 with Nigerian celebrities Wizkid and Davido ranking high in it.

List of Richest African Musicians of 2019

RankNameNet worth
1Akon$80 million
2Black coffee$60 million
3Don Jazzy$30 million
4Hugh Masekela$1.5 million
5Tineshe$6 million
6Jidenna$1 million
7Wizzkid$20 million
8Davido$16 million
9Sarkodie$5 million
10Oliver Mtukudzi$1 million

Akon, who is from West Africa, Senegal but lives in the US, scooped the number one position.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Akon

With a net worth valued at $80 million (Sh8 billion), Akon has more than 35 million albums sold globally and has won numerous awards. He has been chosen for the Grammys five times and has a total of 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt.

  1. Black Coffee

His birth name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo and he was born in South Africa. He is one of the greatest producers and DJs in Africa.

He is the wealthiest in South Africa with a prevailing net worth of $60 (Sh6 billion).

  1. Hugh Masekela

Masekela died in early January this year. Nevertheless, his estate is estimated to be worth $1.5 million (Sh150 million).

  1. Don Jazzy

He is the wealthiest artist in Nigeria with a total net worth of $30 million(Sh3billion).

  1. Tinashe

Although she lives in the US, the singer’s father is Zimbabwean. She is worth a total of $6 million (Sh6 billion).

  1. Jidenna

He is worth a total of $1 million (Sh100 million)

  1. Wizkid

He is worth a total of $20 million(Sh2 billion)

  1. Davido

He is worth about $16 million (Sh1.6billion).

  1. Sarkodie

Forbes evaluated Sarkodie’s net worth to be $5 million (Sh500 million).

  1. Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums.

You may also like to read the list of Richest musicians in Kenya here.



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