Who are the richest male musicians in Africa? Entertainment is a high income generating industry. The musical aspect of this industry has helped a lot become known worldwide.
Africa is highly blessed with human resources, people filled with talent and stand out in their field. The longer you stay in the industry, the more you understand the industry and you earn more.
When artists use the right channel (right record labels and marketing industries and some other method including social media) they gather a huge fan base which translates to monetary gain.
The following are top ten richest musicians in Africa you ought to take note of.
Top 10 Richest Male Musicians In Africa
1. Youssou N’Dour, net worth – $145 million
Youssou N’Dour, also known as Youssou Madjiguéne Ndour was born on October 1st, 1959. He is a singer, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman, and politician of Senegal origin.
The singer began his career from a tender age of 12 and once performed with the Star Band, The most popular group in Dakar, during the 70s.
The singer has a great and soothing voice and has once been described as the most famous singer alive in Senegal.
He has won both fame and fortune over the years and is known to be the richest musician in Africa with a net worth estimated to be $145 million.
2. Akon – Estimated, net worth – $80 million
Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, aka Akon was born on April 16th 1973. He is a Senegalese -American Hip-hop artist. Akon is one of the richest musicians in Africa.
Akon is a talented and all round accomplished musician who has been in the music industry for a very long time. He is also an actor and has ventured into different businesses.
His ability to diversify in the entertainment industry and also in business and investments over a long period of time has enabled him accumulate wealth. Presently, he is the second richest African artist with an estimated net worth of $80 million.
He is a writer and a producer who owns two record labels; Konvict Muzic and Kon Live Distribution. His sound recording and advertising deals also adds more cash to his wallet.
His record label is counted among the most popular labels globally, having signed some of the world’s best, including T-Pain and Lady Gaga.
This and his collaboration with top artiste has kept him at the forefront as far as making money in the music industry. He has a large number of listeners around the world as he has sung lot of amazing music with top artiste around the globe.
3. Black Coffee, net worth – $60 million
Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, is the third wealthiest in Africa’s continent. Born on March 11th, 1976, in Umlazi, South Africa.
He is a recognised and decorated artist with numerous awards in his name. He might not be so popular in West Africa, but he reigns in the South. Also, he is also very popular in the western world.
His talent excites fans that appreciate the electronic music genre. He started his musical career in 1995 and has since then released five albums under his label.
He made significant growth steps in 2004 when he was chosen for Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town.
4. Davido, net worth – $40 million
Commonly known as Davido, David Adedeji Adeleke was born in the USA; Atlanta, Georgia, on November 21st, 1992. His name and songs have become household name and music in Nigeria.
He has made large achievements in showbiz, especially in West Africa. Davido has many nominations, awards, and has lot of endorsements.
Forbes research shows that his DMW label also brings in a substantial amount of cash, contributing to his net worth. He didn’t stuggle long to get a high status in the world of African show business.
His first single in 2011, Back When was released that was the starting point of his success. Gradually, the artist gained more and more fame and recognition. Davido is also one of the richest musicians in Nigeria.
5. Wizkid, net worth – $30 million
Wizkid is one of top 10 richest male musicians in Africa. Wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a talented and versatile Nigerian singer, his music is diversified. He was born on June 16th, 1990, and is presently one of the richest Nigerian musician.
Wiz Kid has a net worth value of $30 million. He holds so many awards and recognition such as the Top Hot 100 song holder, Top R&B Song, and Top R&B Collaboration awards. He has signed contracts with popular brands, including the Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) where he started his music journey.
6. Don Jazzy, net worth – $17.5 million.
Don Jazzy is the sixth richest male musician in Africa. On November 26th, 1982, Don Jazzy was born. Michael Collins Ajereh is his real name. Despite the fact that he has no songs of his own, Don Jazzy is one of Africa’s richest artists due to his strong expressed talents in producing, writing, and performing songs, as well as entrepreneurship. His net worth is currently $17.5 million.
Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards, including becoming an ambassador for the MTV brand. He established his record label (MAVIN) and assisted many talented artists in achieving success. He is also involved in real estate and manufactures Wi-Fi in Nigeria.
7. Rudeboy, net worth – $16 million
Paul Okoye was born on November 18th, 1981. Paul is one of Africa’s wealthiest artists. Paul and his twin brother Peter used to be known as P-Square. They were regarded as the most successful duo in Nigerian music history. Square Records produced and distributed their albums. After 15 years of performing together, the two decided to pursue solo careers in 2017.
8. 2Baba, also known as 2Face Idibia, has a net worth of $15 million. Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known as 2Baba, a Nigerian artist, speaks after receiving a recognition award at the annual All Africa Music Awards in Lagos.
9. Mr. P has a net worth of $11 million. Mr. P, aka Peter Okoye, is closely followed by his twin brother Paul as one of Africa’s wealthiest musicians. Mr. P has had several solo projects, the most notable of which was the television show Dance with Peter. He has also released a number of songs and continues to make money from commercials and brand endorsements.
10. D’Banj, net worth – $11 million.
D Banj, also known as Koko Master, is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and television personality. He was born on June 9th, 1980, as Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo. D Banj has received numerous awards as a musician. He is Kanye West’s first African artist to be signed to his GOOD Music label.