Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa (Number 4 will shock you)

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10. Fally Ipupa

Net worth: $13.6 million

Fally Ipupa is a famous musician from Congo. He’s not just a singer but also a songwriter, dancer, guitarist, producer, and a UNICEF National Ambassador for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

What makes him one of the wealthiest musicians in Africa is his unique style of blending African melodies with modern pop music, which has earned him fans from all over the world. Fally Ipupa has also worked with big names like R. Kelly, Olivia, and Booba, which has only added to his reputation and wealth in the music industry.

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9: Burna Boy
Net worth: $16 million

Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, is a Nigerian music star known for his Afrobeat pop music style, dance hall tunes, and Nigerian street music. He hit the big time in 2012 with the release of “Like to Party,” the leading track from his first album called L.I.F.E.

Burna Boy isn’t just famous in Nigeria; he’s one of the wealthiest musicians on the continent. In fact, he holds the record for seven of the top ten most lucrative solo concerts by an African artist. In the middle of 2022, his “One Night in Space” show at Madison Square Garden set a new record as the most expensive performance ever by an African artist, pulling in at least $1,576,641 from ticket sales.

He’s currently the second most-streamed Nigerian artist on Spotify. Burna Boy’s unique sound, a blend of Afrobeat, dancehall, and hip-hop, has gained him fans and recognition worldwide.

8. Wizkid Net worth: $26 million

Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He’s a big name in Afro beats and has lucrative deals with brands like Pepsi and Puma. Wizkid owns mansions in Nigeria and Los Angeles, plus a collection of fancy cars.

Number 7: Davido
Net worth: $27.6 million

Davido, whose real name is David Adedeji Adeleke, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born in Atlanta, USA, but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. His dad is a big shot in business and education.

Davido is one of the wealthiest musicians in Africa. He’s worked with famous artists like Chris Brown, Meek Mill, and Summer Walker. Word has it that he makes around $20,000 for a show in Nigeria and $30,000 for gigs outside the country.

Number 6: Gims
Net worth: $30.4 million

Gandhi Alimasi Djuna, known as Maître Gims or simply Gims, is a singer, rapper, and songwriter from Congo and France. He’s also one of Africa’s wealthiest musicians.

Gims grew up in France and now lives there and in Morocco. He’s not just a musician; he’s a smart businessman. He owns a record label called MMC (Monstre Marin Corporation) and even has his own perfume brand.

On top of all that, Gims has been a judge on the French version of The Voice, which has made him even more famous and richer.

Number 5: P~Square
Net worth: $37.26 million

P-Square is a famous Nigerian music duo made up of twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. They used to release their music through Square Records.

Back in 2011, they signed a deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. These guys are known for their hit songs, awards, and sold-out concerts, making them the fifth richest musicians in Africa.

They’ve worked with big names like Akon, Rick Ross, and T.I., showing how huge they were in their prime.

Aside from music, P-Square made money from endorsements, real estate, owning Square Records, and running successful clothing lines. These twins knew how to make their cash flow.

Number 4: Black Coffee
Net worth: $48.8 million

Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, is a South African DJ, record producer, and songwriter. He’s a big deal in the music world.

Black Coffee even started his own record label called Soulistic Music and released his first album, “Black Coffee,” which had R&B and jazz vibes.

He’s one of the wealthiest musicians in Africa and has worked with international stars like Drake, Usher, and Alicia Keys. He’s performed at big music festivals like Coachella, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Music Festival.

Black Coffee owns fancy homes in Los Angeles and South Africa, the latter worth around $400,000. And when it comes to cars, he’s got a Mercedes-Benz Station Wagon, a Mercedes-Benz CLK, a $100,000 Bentley GT Continental, and a $50,000 Maserati. He’s living large!

Number 3: Don Jazzy
Net worth: $52 million

Don Jazzy is a big deal in the music world, not just in Nigeria but globally. His music productions have topped charts everywhere.

He’s even teamed up with big international stars like Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Beyoncé, making him even more famous and richer.

And when it comes to cars, Don Jazzy has some fancy ones, like a Porsche 911 Carrera worth $84,000, a Bentley Continental valued at $50,000, a Cadillac Escalade that costs $54,400, and a Mercedes-Benz E350 priced at $40,000. He’s rolling in style!

Number 2: Akon
Net worth: $90 million

Akon, whose full name is quite a mouthful, is an American singer, producer, and entrepreneur. He’s worked with tons of famous artists like Eminem, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and more, which has made him super famous and super rich.

Akon even has a Guinness World Record for being the first solo artist to have both the number one and number two songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the same time. That’s some serious talent!

Number 1: Youssou N’Dour
Net worth: $147.5 million

Youssou N’Dour is a Senegalese superstar known for his music, but he’s more than just a singer. He’s a songwriter, musician, composer, and even a politician.

He’s released a whopping 30 albums and even won a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best World Music Album.

N’Dour isn’t just famous in Africa; he’s made music with big names like Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and Neneh Cherry, and he’s rocked the charts in Africa, Europe, and the United States.

But here’s the real kicker: N’Dour’s not just about music. He’s also a successful businessman. In Senegal, he’s got his hands in lots of businesses, like running a record label, owning a TV station, and even owning a nightclub. That’s how he became the richest artist in Africa!

 

 

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