TOP 10 RICHEST MUSICIANS IN AFRICASNS 2020 AND NET WORTH







The current list of top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa this 2020 and net worth according to Forbes has been released. These popular artistes span from various countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and other countries whose music industries are booming today. The list used factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence and others. Nigerian artistes, Don Jazzy, Wizkid and Davido, are among the top 10 richest African musicians. According to Forbes, below are the top 10 list of Richest Musicians in Africa 2020 currently and net worth

List of top 10 African musicians and net worth 

1. AKON

Akon has over 35 million albums sold worldwide. He is a popular musician in Africa and also in the world. He has won numerous awards including five Grammy Award nominations and has 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt. He tops the list according to Forbes Africa. Akon net worth is estimated at $80 million at the moment.

2. BLACK  COFFEE
Here is second person from top 10 richest musicians in Africa, His real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo he was born in South Africa house music province (KZN)  and raised in Eastern Cape province where Nelson Mandela hailed from before going back to KZN to study music. He was second in Africa but first in South Africa with net worth of $60 million this 2020.

3. HUGH MASEKELA
Hugh was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He has released more than 43 albums and performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba. He is also one of the richest African musicians today.

4. DON JAZZY
His real name is Michael Collins Ajereh his among the richest African musicians currently with net worth $30 millions, Though his started playing music as a child in church before he moved to UK to pursue his career.

5. TINASHE
Tinashe was a child model by the age of three. The twenty-four-year-old sang before she could talk and made her first appearance in 2000 in the film Cora Unashamed. Her voice also starred in the cartoon feature film: The Polar Express alongside Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks. She is the fourth on Forbes list on richest African musicians.

6. JIDENNA THEODORE 
When jidenna was 10yr he knows he wants to be a musician but afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer. He's ranking 6 according to Forbes Africa.

7. WIZKIDAYO
The Nigeria artistes popular known as star boy is also number 7 richest African musicians
With net worth of $20 millions.

8. DAVIDO
Davido is a popular Nigerian artiste and who achieved celebrity status in just five years. He said it was musicians like P-Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible. He became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”. His net worth currently is $16 million.

9. SARKODIE
Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched. Staying true to his identity, he is a big advocate of Azonto, a Ghanaian genre, that is said to have been born out of Kpanlogo, a traditional dance.

His first single off his fourth album, Mewu, sold almost 4,000 copies on the first day of its release in Ghana. He was also the first Ghanaian to win a BET award.

10. OLIVER TUKU 
Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. It’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world.





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