World respected ranking magazine, Forbes has named top 10 African richest musicians in 2018 as part of its annual ranking of African music stars.
The current list of top 10 Richest musicians in Africa this 2018 and net worth according to Forbes has been released.
These popular musicians span from various countries like Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and other countries whose music industries are booming today.
Akon has over 35 million albums sold worldwide and also a popular musician in Africa and also in the world.
2. Black Coffee
The multi-award-winning artist’s real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo.
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.
4. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy real name Michael Ajereh Collins is ranked fourth richest musician in Africa and also regarded as one of the richest Nigerian musicians.
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.
By the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer.
Nigerian pop star Ayodeji Balogun Ibrahim better known as Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music. The singer comes in right behind Jidenna as the 7th.
Davido is a popular Nigerian artist and who achieved celebrity status in just about 6 years. He said it was people like P-Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible. The DMW boss charges a premium to perform at shows around the world.
Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched.
10. Oliver Mtukudzi
Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston
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