The list of the richest musicians in African of 2017 is out and surprisingly, Kenya and Tanzania which have some of the best musicians in Africa are not featuring in the top 10. Nigeria and South Africa have dominated the list. Find below the rankings published on Allafrica and compiled by Forbes.
NOTE: Be aware that most of the musicians listed below are investors/business persons/entrepreneurs. They don’t rely on music entirely as a source income but as a way of promoting their business brands.
List of the top 10 richest African Musicians, 2017
- Akon: African American Musician with roots in Senagal. Official Akon Website
- Black Coffee: South African Musician based in Johannesburg. Black Coffee Official website
- Hugh Masekela: South African singer. Official Website: Hugh Masakela Official website
- Don Jazzy: Nigerian Producer and Singer. Official Don Jazzy website
- Tinashe-African American Musician with roots in Zimbabwe. Official Tinsahe website
- Jidenna: African American Musicians with roots in Nigeria. Official Jidenna website
- Wizkid: Nigeria singer and song writer: Profile page
- Davido: American-born Nigerian artist. Official website
- Sarkodie: Ghanaian hip hop recording Muscian: Official name Michael Owusu and page profile
- Oliver Mtukudzi: Zimbabwean musician: Official Oliver Mtukudzi profile page
We have no idea what criteria forbes magazine used to rank the above listed African Artists but you might be interested to learn more from this allafrica page.
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