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Ze Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa in 2017

According to Forbes,A list of the Ze Top Richest African Musician was release.Ze list was placed together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube videos views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence and  many  others.

Let's have a Look at African Top 10 Richest African Musician


Birth nameAliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam
BornApril 16, 1973 (age 44)
St. LouisMissouri, U.S.
 Net Worth  around $80 million
The American Born Senegalese  hip-hop singer/songwriter/producer 
businessman, record producer and actor has been profiting from a range of business ventures this year. There's his Konvict Clothing, his Pepsi soccer ad campaign, and Kon Live, his Interscope-backed imprint that's home to Lady Gaga and others.

Akon is also own Akon Lighting Africa providing Solar Energy to africa 
 Akon feature Ze Number 1 richest Africa Musician.


Birth nameNkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo
Born11 March 1976 (age 41)
OriginDurbanKwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
GenresHouse, afro-house, deep house
Occupation(s)DJrecord producersingerentrepreneur

The multi-award-winning artist was born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), raised in the Eastern Cape province, where struggle stalwart Nelson Mandela hailed from, before moving back to KZN to study music. It was worth it.
he was chosen as one of two South African participants in the Red Bull Music Academy steering him into the South African DJ scene. He never looked back.

The DJ founded Soulistic Music, a leading management and record company, and introduced himself to the world through a self-titled album.

Black Coffee took his career a step further to collaborating with international artists. He worked with Alicia Keys on a remix of In Common, released a Superman remix with Drake and even R&B superstars Usher and John Legend want to do songs with him.

“This new Black Coffee album is crazy,” said rapper Swizz Beatz on his Instagram jamming to the album.

His work has been recognized all over the world. Last year, he was the first South African to win a BET Award. He also won three South African Music Awards and a DJ Award for Best Deep House, and does sold-out tours.

When in the US, Black Coffee hangs with P Diddy. He has earned the seat at the high table.


Birth nameHugh Ramopolo Masekela
Born4 April 1939 (age 78)
Witbank, South Africa
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, composer, bandleader
He has released more than 43 albums and performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba.Also Jam on stage with Cameroon Manu Dibango

Birth nameMichael Collins Ajereh
BornAbia State, Nigeria
GenresPop, R&BAfro popAfrican hip hop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur
Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest in Africa and also first in Nigeria.He started playing music as a child in church before moving to the UK to pursue his career.
Don Jazzy is the Founder of  Mavin Records  a revamped Nigerian-based record label .

BornTinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe
February 6, 1993 (age 24)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
ResidenceLa Crescenta, California, U.S.
  • Singer,
  • songwriter,
  • dancer,
  • actress,
  • record producer
Tinashe was a child model by the age of three. The twenty-four-year-old sang before she could talk and made her first appearance in 2000 in the film Cora Unashamed. Her voice also starred in the cartoon feature film The Polar Express alongside Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks


Birth nameJidenna Theodore Mobisson
BornMay 4, 1985 (age 32)
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, U.S.

I personally like Jidenna and a great fan specially on his Track'' Bambi''
By the age of 10, he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer. He is ranked sixth according to Forbes Africa.


Birth nameAyodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Also known asLil Prinz
Born16 July 1990 (age 27)
SurulereLagosLagos State, Nigeria
  • Singer,
  • songwriter,
  • performer

Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music. Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, danced to his songs Ojuelegba and Caro, with Keys posting a video on her Instagram account with the caption, “This song makes me happy”. Kylie Jenner also posted a video of herself dancing to Wizkid’s music on Snapchat.


Birth nameDavid Adedeji Adeleke
Born21 November 1992 (age 24)
AtlantaGeorgia, U.S
  • Singer-songwriter,
  • rapper,
  • performer,
  • record producer
Davido has claimed a high status in just five years. He said it was people like P-Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible. He became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”.


Birth nameMichael Owusu Addo
GenresHip hophiplife
Years active2007–present
LabelsDuncwills Entertainment, Sarkcess Music
Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched. Staying true to his identity, he is a big advocate of Azonto, a Ghanaian genre that is said to have been born out of Kpanlogo, a traditional dance.
His first single off his fourth album, Mewu, sold almost 4,000 copies on the first day of its release in Ghana. He was also the first Ghanaian to win a BET award.


BornSeptember 22, 1952 (age 65)
HighfieldHarare, Zimbabwe
GenresAfro Jazz

Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. It’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world. He his ranked 10th richest musician in Africa.

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