Africa must have been a true definition of growth. For the past 10 years, it has evolved into a global sensation. The rare talents have enabled most artists to live a posh life as they have accumulated wealth generated from sheer handwork in music, and others have launched multiple multi-million dollar assets. The rise of Afro beats has enabled most Nigerian musicians to top the chat since they have accumulated a global fanbase.
Here is the list of the top 10 richest musicians.
Inetimi Timaya Odon is estimated to be worth $12 million (KSh 1.4 billion). He specializes in dancehall-like music and has been able to clinch top awards; his existence in the music industry for a long time has enabled him to gain fortune.
9. Rude Boy
Paul Okoye alias Rude Boy was part of the famous P square with his brother Paul and was ranked position nine in the Forbes top 10 richest African musicians, with a net worth of $16 million (KSh 1.9 billion).
8. 2FACE Idibia
Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Face Idibia, is estimated to be worth $16 million (KSh 1.9 billion). The Nigerian won the MTV Music Award and BET Awards.
7. Burna Boy
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu’s net worth is $17 million (KSh 2.04 billion). Popularly known as Burna Boy, the Nigerian singer and songwriter have been in the music scene for 10 years.
6. Don Jazzy.
Don Jazzy is worth $18 million (KSh 2.2 billion). The Nigerian is a music producer and successful businessman behind many talents in Nigeria.
He is posting $19 million (KSh 2.3 billion). In 2021, the Davido bagged the highest earnings of between $20,000 (KSh 2.4 million) in Nigeria and $30,000 (KSh 3.6 million) on international shows. He is known for his flamboyant lifestyle.
For just endorsing MTN and GLO, he was paid $240,000. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, AKA Wizkid, net worth, according to the Forbes list, is $21 million (KSh 2.5 billion).
3. Black coffee
The South African musician Black Coffee became third on the Forbes top 10 lists of the richest musicians with a net of $60 million (KSh 7.2 billion).
Akon Thiam is the second richest African artist, with a net worth of $80 million (KSh 9.6 billion). The Senegalese had banger songs from the year 2004. He is a music producer, singer and businessman.
1. Youssou N’Dour
Youssou N’Dour is a Senegalese musician, songwriter and occasional actor. He is also a businessman and a politician, born on October 1959. The oldest prominent musician in Africa. He has a net worth of $145 million (KSh 17.4 billion).