Traditionally, music is the powerful tool that triggers joy and other exciting emotions. Owing to this, a multitude of people highly regard musicians for their artistic talents which easily inspire devotion and intense support, this is among the reason for coming up with the latest update of Forbes ranking of the richest musicians in Africa 2018, their Net worth and country of origin

The top 20 richest musicians in Africa includes Akon, Black Coffee, Don Jazzy, Tinashe, Jidenna, Wizkid, Davido, Sarkodie, Oliver Mtukudzi, D banj, 2baba Idibia, Youssou N’Dour, Koffi Olomide, Salif Keita, Fally Ipupa, Banky W, Jose Chameleon. Some years back PSquare were among the list of richest musicians but since their separation and solo status, both Paul and Peter (Mr P and Rude Boy) are no longer on the list.

In Africa, music forms a vital part of what beautifies people’s diverse cultures and since it has been regarded as a source of excitement, it is noteworthy to take a survey of Africa’s music, how it thrives and the spectacular characters that have proven to give it a greater edge above the foreign music.

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Who Is The Richest Musician In Africa 2018
Currently, in Africa, Nigeria and South Africa happen to be the respective largest and second largest producers of the richest musicians. In the light of this, we’ve come up with this list. Most importantly, this ranking is in line with Forbes’ unrivaled ranking contents.

Top 20 Richest Musician In Africa 2018, Their Net Worth and Country Of Origin

1. Akon

Real Name: Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam
Age / Date of Birth : 16, 1973
Net Worth: an estimated $300 million
Marital Status: Married (Akon’s wife – Tomeka Akon)
Record Label: Konvict Muzic
Occupation: CEO Konvict Muzic / Artist / Songwriter, Record Producer
Country of Origin / Nationality : Senegal / United States

Akon with money

For many years, Akon has featured among the world’s most acclaimed musicians. Significantly and through the influence of his blockbuster albums believed to have recorded more than 35 million sales, Akon’s fame continually swirls across and beyond Africa. Besides the mouthwatering returns he earns through endorsements and album sales, Akon has dignified his music gallery with a total of 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs and lots of awards. Furthermore, he has appeared in remarkable nominations –particularly his presence on the list of Grammy Award nominations for a total 5 times.

As his fame and massive success distinguish him as Africa’s richest musician, Akon is presently worth $80 million.

2. Black Coffee

Real Name: Nkosinathi Maphumulo
Age / Date of Birth: 11 March 1976
Net Worth: $– Million
Record Label: Soulistic Music
Post: Record Producer / DJ
Country of Origin: South Africa

Black Coffee, The Second Richest Musician In Africa 2018
Going by the birth name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, Black Coffee is not only a legendary South African musician but also one of the prestigious musicians Africa presently boasts of. Prior to his return to KwaZulu-Natal –his place of birth –in order to make music his course of study, Black Coffee spent years in the Eastern Cape where he apparently grew up.

Within and beyond South Africa, Black Coffee has made music the main factor behind his immense fortune and great wealth. Owing to this, he is considered as South Africa’s richest musician with his net worth presently hanging around $60 million.

3. Hugh Masekela {Late}

Real Name: Hugh Masekela
Age / Date of Birth: 4 April 1939
Net Worth: $– Million
Record Label: Mercury, MGM, Uni etc.
Post: Composer, Singer, Trumpeter, Flugelhornist
Country of Origin: South Africa

Witbank-born Hugh Masekela is classified as one of Africa’s richest musicians. Just behind Black Coffee –his South African counterpart –Hugh Masekela rocks South Africa’s music industry with constant releases. Meanwhile, the sparkling artiste has over 43 albums in his music gallery. Likewise, he is part of the notable musicians who have collaborated with artists such as Miriam Makeba, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, late Fela Kuti, Mavin Gaye, The Byrds and Dizzy Gillespie.

4. Don Jazzy

Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh
Age / Date of Birth: 26 November 1982
Net Worth : $100 Million
Record Label: Mavins Record { Supreme Mavin Dynasty }
Occupation: CEO Konvict Music / Artist / Producer
Country of Origin / Nationality: Nigerian

Micheal Collins Ajereh – Don Jazzy Among The Richest Musicians in Africa 2018
Don Jazzy is well known as a singer and producer. Very impressively, he dominates Nigeria’s music industry as the country’s richest musician. Going by the birth name Michael Collins Ajereh, Don Jazzy has been making waves for long and prominently, he has featured with notable superstars within and outside Nigeria.

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Don Jazzy African richest African musician

Taking a look at his music career, Don Jazzy began music during his childhood and through his devotion towards music, he eventually relocated to Britain where he proceeded with his music career. As of now, his net worth stands at $35 million.

5. Tinashe

Tinashe is one of the impressive female characters in the music industry. Only at a tender age, her sonorous voice gave her the courage to sing impressively. Since she marked her debut with her performance in Cora Unashamed –a film in the year 2000 –Tinashe has remained a vibrant and successful artiste. As a sonorous quality, Tinashe’s voice is much admired and this made it feature in The Polar Express –a cartoon movie. In the cartoon movie, Tinashe’s vocals were featured together with star actor Tom Hanks.

6. Jidenna

Jidenna is a native of Nigeria. His musical ambit –which largely spans across the United States of America with recognition from a huge audience –has distinguished him as one of the Nigerians making waves with music outside the country.

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson Al Amin
At a tender age, Jidenna –going by the birth name Jidenna Theodore Mobisson –was passionate about making music his path into the limelight. However, young Jidenna was extremely scared of disclosing this to his father who was keen on seeing his child become an engineer.

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7. Wizkid

Real Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Age: 16th July 1990
Net Worth : $20 Million
Record Label: Starboy
Occupation: CEO Starboy / Music Artiste
Country of Origin: Nigeria

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