Earlier this year, Forbes magazine released a list of the top 10 Richest African Musicians with Akon on top of the list and Banky W as the 10th person. According to the list, Don Jazzy is the Richest musician in Nigeria, seconded by P-Square. This list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, YouTube views, Sales, Show rate, popularity and influence, awards, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence and so many other factors
From the ranking factors above, I present to you the Forbes 10 Richest African Musicians.
1: AKON @Akon via twitter
Being the CEO of Konvict Music, Akon has indeed done well in the African music industry, hence making him the number one and richest black African Musician. He was done so many local and international collabos to earn himself this good fortune.
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2: DON JAZZY @donjazzy via Twitter
Michael Collins is his real name; I call him Don Baba beat. A Nigerian Producer, Singer and CEO Mavin Records, MTN, Samsung and Loyal Milk endorsement. D’Banj, Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay Z on production credits.
3: P SQUARE @PeterPsquare and @Rudeboypsquare via Twitter
The Nigerian twins and Music Duo featured on Forbes Africa twice, sold out concerts, presidential guest in at least 5 African countries, they fly private jets. From football to music and right from time, they have been on top of their game till date.
4: D’BANJ @iamdbanj via twitter
Music Artiste. Former Mohit singer and currently CEO of DB records. Good Music deal, multiple award winner, Sony Entertainment deal.
5: WIZKID @Wizkidayo via twitter
A music Artiste. EME artiste, Starboy CEO, affiliation with Disturbing London, several international collaborations, highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa, ambassador of MTN, multiple award winner. I guess this dude is the youngest on this list.
6: 2FACE IDIBIA @2faceidibia via Twitter
A music Artiste. 10million CDs and at least 7million digital sales, one campaign associated with Guinness, Haven Homes, Airtel Worldwide and a philanthropist – 2face foundation.
7: ANSELMO RALPH @AnselmoRalph via Twitter and Instagram
Musically Artiste Samsung and Coca Cola ambassador, Perfume line, clothing label, multi-million dollar tour bus, Sony artiste.
8: SARKODIE @Sarkodie via twitter
A Ghanaian Rapper. The award winning Youth ambassador Ghana, Sark clothing, Samsung ambassador, fan milk Ghana ambassador. Being the only Ghanaian on the list, Sarkodies have done so well both at local and international level.
9: ICE PRINCE @iceprincezamani via twitter
Ice prince Zamani has Six million downloads, 2 studio owner, one foundation member, Plug N Play ambassador, Zamani foundation.
10: BANKY W @Bankyw
A Nigerian Music Artiste, Co-owner EME, Samsung Ambassador, Philanthropist, multiple award winner.