Music, like any other form of entertainment, can help people earn a lot of money, especially if they become great masters of the craft.
This is the case with the most successful and famous artists all across the world. This list of Africa’s richest musicians illustrates this point wonderfully.
Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa
10. Dbanj, $11 million
Dbanj has expected total assets of $11 million. Femi Oyebanjo, D’banj’s older brother, taught him how to play the harmonica when he was seventeen years old and died in a plane crash. D’banj fought for his parents’ approval because his love for music was greater than their tactical desires; this is best heard in a collection tune from his presentation album, All Da Way.
Following the death of his 17-year-old sibling, D’banj arranged all of his belongings on his bed after they got back home, leaving only his harmonica. “I’d play it to remind myself of him.” Later, at college, he understood the capability of his new abilities with the instrument.
9. Mr P, $11 million
Mr P’s total assets are assessed to be $11 million. Peter Okoye, who is presently called by the stage name” Mr P”. Mr P Date of birth is November 18, 1981, he was born in Jos, Nigeria. Peter Okoye is currently 39 years old (as of 2020).
He became a member of a neighbouring music and entertainment club, and he and his brother both enjoyed their time there. For the most part, they sang, moved, and imitated Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, and MC Mallet’s songs. Michael Jackson has always been a source of inspiration for Peter and his siblings.
8. 2face Idibia, $15 million
2face net worth is assessed as $15 million. The name of the honour-winning vocalist, record maker, and lyricist is broadly known, in Nigeria as well as all through the whole of Africa. His real name is Innocent Ujah Idibia. most people know him as 2Baba or 2face
2Face has received numerous awards for his tireless effort and ability. 2Baba was born on September 18, 1975. He was born in Jos. His ancestors came from the Idoma ethnic group, which inhabited the southern part of Benue State in central Nigeria. 2face is also one of the richest musicians in Nigeria.
7. Rudeboy, $16 million
Rudeboy is said to have total assets of $16 million dollars. Paul Okoye (conceived 18 November 1981), Rudeboy is a Nigerian singer, musician, and record producer. During the 2000s, he rose to fame from the P-Square with his identical twin brother Peter Okoye.
Paul attended St. Murumba optional school in Jos, Level State, Nigeria, with his brother, Peter, also known as Mr P. Paul enrolled in music and acting school, where he and his brother Peter began moving and singing renditions of songs by MC Sledge, Bobby Brown, and Michael Jackson. After the disbandment of P-Square in 2017, both artists sought out musical careers on their own.
6. Don Jazzy, $17.5 million
Don jazzy is assessed to have total assets of $17.5 million dollars. Michael Collins Ajereh, who is famously known as don jazzy. Don Jazzy’s musical career began with his collaborations with D’banj, in which the two produced a number of Mo’hits-style pop.
This happened roughly a decade ago before they split up. Don Jazzy founded the Mavins Records label after their split. Don Jazzy has a knack for spotting talents. He announced the recruitment of a female artiste, Ayra Starr joins his music fold just this year, on January 21, 2020.
Don Jazzy is well-known for his amazing musical productions. His determination and hard effort have aided him in his professional dealings with artists both inside and outside of the country.
5. Wizkid, $30 million
Wizkid has total assets of $30 million dollars. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born on 16 July 1990), referred to as Wizkid or Starboy, Wizkid is a Nigerian vocalist and lyricist, in addition to music, has a number of endorsement partnerships with MTN Nigeria and GLO ( which paid him N120 million to become its ambassador).
He began recording music when he was 11 years old and joined the Glorious Five, a local band. When he was 11 years old, Wizkid recorded an album with the Glorious Five. When Wizkid was in a bad situation, he met OJB Jezreel, who eventually became his mentor. He started going to Jezreel’s studio, where he heard and learned from artists like 2Face Idibia and Sound Sultan.
Wizkid joined with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009, and his music career took off after that.
4. Davido, $40 million
Davido is the fourth on the list of top 10 richest musicians in Africa. Davido’s net worth is $40 million USD. Davido is a Nigerian artist, musician, and record producer who was born in the United States. Davido’s real name is David Adedeji Adeleke, and he was born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia.
He then went to Nigeria, where he spent most of his childhood. His mother, Mrs Vero Adeleke, was a teacher, and his father, Adedeji Adeleke, is a Nigerian entrepreneur who founded Adeleke College and is the Chief of Pacific Possessions Limited.
Davido rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro,” the second single from his studio collection Omo Baba Olowo, in 2012.
3. DJ Dark Espresso, $60 million
As of 2021, Dark Espresso net worth is $60 million. DJ Dark Espresso is a South African DJ, record producer, vocalist, and musician whose real name is Nkosinathi Guiltless Maphumulo. DJ Dark Espresso was born on the 11th of November, 1976 in Umlazi, South Africa.
He studied Jazz Studies at Technikon Natal, currently known as the Durban College of Innovation (DUT). He began his career as a member of SHANA, an Afro-pop triplet. In 2003, he was chosen as one of two South African members of the Red Bull Music Foundation, launching his career in the South African dance music industry.
Dark Espresso’s first enormous break was the point at which his tune ‘Bliss’ was highlighted on the ‘DJs at Work’ collection.
2. Akon, $80 million
Akon’s total assets are estimated to be $80 million as of 2021. Akon began his musical career in 2004 with the release of his presentation album ‘Inconvenience’. The collection was a huge success, with songs like ‘Secured’, Bananza’, ‘Ghetto,’ and ‘Forlorn’ becoming big singles.
Following the huge success of his first collection, he started his own record labels, ‘Kon Live Circulation’ and ‘Konvict Muzik’. With a couple of hits, his compilation ‘Konvicted’ gained him even more recognition.
1. Youssou N’dour, $145 million
Youssou N’dour is the richest musician in Africa. The total assets of Youssou N’dour are estimated to be $145 million. Youssou N’Dour, a Senegalese artist known for his amazing vocal range and for introducing the world to mbalax, was born on October 1, 1959, in Dakar, Senegal.
He served as Senegal’s priest for culture and tourism in 2012. N’Dour was raised in a devout Islamic family by a mother who was of Known to be descent and a father who was of Serer religion.