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
|2||Black coffee||$60 million|
|3||Don Jazzy||$30 million|
|4||Hugh Masekela||$1.5 million|
|10||Oliver 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:
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.
- 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).
- Hugh Masekela
Masekela died in early January this year. Nevertheless, his estate is estimated to be worth $1.5 million (Sh150 million).
- Don Jazzy
He is the wealthiest artist in Nigeria with a total net worth of $30 million(Sh3billion).
Although she lives in the US, the singer’s father is Zimbabwean. She is worth a total of $6 million (Sh6 billion).
He is worth a total of $1 million (Sh100 million)
He is worth a total of $20 million(Sh2 billion)
He is worth about $16 million (Sh1.6billion).
Forbes evaluated Sarkodie’s net worth to be $5 million (Sh500 million).
- Oliver Mtukudzi
Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums.
You may also like to read the list of Richest musicians in Kenya here.