Celebrities in Africa consists of movie producers, musicians, actors, supermodel, TV personalities, athletes, comedians, etc.
In one way or another, these celebrities often impact social change with their wealth, power, and fame.
We have compiled the list of 10 Richest celebrities in Africa are follows:
1. Youssou N’ Dour
Youssou N’ Dour is the wealthiest African celebrity with a net worth of 145 million US dollars.
He is a Senegalese artist with an international hit single, “7 seconds”. Youssou is an artist and a business mogul who owns a media empire and has participated diligently in his country’s politics, which is Senegal.
Currently, he is married to Aida Coulibaly and has a total of eight children.
2. Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah is a radio DJ, actor, and South African comedian born on February 20th, 1984.
Noah is second of the wealthiest celebrity in African, with a net worth of 100 million us dollars.
He is a co-host and moderator of countless shows ranging from when he had a minor role in “Isidingo,” a South African TV program to date.
Noah was also the host of an American satirical news program, “The daily show,” and hosted the 63rd Annual Grammy Award in March 2021.
He has gained both local and international accolades and has further won many awards from nominations.
Following his early life in 2002, Noah’s career keeps sky rocking, and he also took a spot in the 35 most influential people in New York Media.
Besides, Noah established a non – profitable organization in South Africa for youths and orphans to prepare them to pursue future opportunities.
3. Didier Drogba
Drogba is an Ivorian professional football player though retired but played as a striker.
He was born in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire and first started by playing football at car pack before joining the semi-professional Club Levallois, where he gained a reputation.
He’s the third richest celebrity in African, with a boastful net worth of 90 million us dollars.
Drogba was the former captain of the Ivory Coast national team and an all-time goal scorer with 65 goals from 105 appearances.
He joined Le Mans Fe in 1997. He scored seven goals in thirty games, although he never attended a football academy and signed a contract in 1999 with Le Mans in his second season.
By 2002, Drogba moved to top division Guingamp where he scored 17 goals in 34 appearances.
His scoring record attracted a more prominent club Olympique de Marseille where he now won the national union of the professional football players of the year in 2013.
Drogba wore the number 15 shirt from 2004. He joined Chelsea till 2006 after the vacation of duff to Newcastle United, which gave room for him to switch to number 11.
Drogba was known very well for his free-kick ability, has many records, and has played different clubs.
Furthermore, Drogba’s notable act was when he made a speech pleading to his country to stop conflict, and the plea led to a ceasefire.
Drogba’s philanthropic nature pushed him to establish the Didier Drogba foundation in 2007.
4. Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah is a professional Egyptian footballer in the Liverpool football club and captains the Egypt national team.
He was known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed. Salah started playing for the youth team of Al Mokawloon at the age of 14, where he would often miss school for 3-hour training.
The then manager, Mohamed Radwan, spotted him at 15, moved him to the senior squad, and placed him on special meals because of his amateur muscles.
Salah scored his first goal for Mokawloon on December 25th, 2010, in a draw against Al Ahly and signed a contract dead with Swiss super league club based in June 2o12.
In January 2014, he got signed to Chelsea and became the first Egyptian to be signed to a London-based club.
Salah has scored a goal for Chelsea against Newcastle United, Arsenal, stoke city and has achieved countless goals in his career path.
He also played at the Italian club Fiorentina in 2015, Roma in 2016, and Liverpool in 2017. He earned the first Liverpool player to score in four league openers without interruption, one of the wealthiest African celebrities with a 90 million net worth.
5. Burna Boy
Burna Boy is a wealthy Nigerian singer and songwriter who has a net worth of 17 million dollars. He is a Grammy winner with a style of music that is one of its kind.
Though he started making music in 2010, he rose to fame after releasing the hit single “Like To Party” and his debut album L.I.F.E.
Boy, the Grammy Award winner, had also sold out the O2 arena in 2018.
Burna Boy, a record-breaker, is the originator of spaceship entertainment record label, and it was established in 2015 after he parted ways with Aristocrat Records. The hit-making has produced five studio albums, two mixtapes, 2 EPs, more than 32 singles with 35 Guest appearances.
He is among the African artists that relay messages through music and has also gotten numerous nominations and awards.
6. Majid Micheal
Majid Micheal is a Ghanaian actor, pastor, and humanitarian. He started from a modeling agency to professional acting, where he featured in a TV series “Things we do for love” The TV series was indeed what pushed him to the mainstream.
Majid Micheal got a lead role in divine love, and his unmatched effort turned him into a household name. By 2008, Majid was privileged to start in a movie (Agony of Christ) that received seven nominations.
Majid Micheal has known not to receive movie roles with kiss characters for a long time because of his religious belief.
He had been on set with some notable Nigerian actors and actresses and co-starred in a blockbuster “30 Days in Atlanta”.
Majid Micheal is a father of three, has bagged awards, and has starred in more than 48 exciting movies.
7. Esther Akoth
Esther Akoth is professionally known as Akothee; she is a Kenya singer, dancer, and entrepreneur.
She willingly went into early marriage as the first daughter in the family and gave birth to her first child at age 14. Still living with her mother-in-law at Migori, she conceived her second and third child at the age of fifteen and sixteen, respectively though she lost her second child to illness.
She is the founder of Akothee Safaris, a four company in Kenya. In 2008, her musical career kicked off with so many Solo titles released and featured eminent people in the industry.
Akothee has 10 million us dollars net worth, has received several awards, and is, lastly, one of Kenya’s most famous music artists.
8. Diamond Platnumz
Naseeb Anduljuma was born on October 2nd, 1989, and is famous by his stage name Diamond Platnumz.
Diamond Platnumz is a Tanzanian artist, dancer, philanthropist, and originator of the WCB Wasafi Record label, Zoom extra and Wasafi media.
He supported Tanzania’s imposing ruling party Chamcha Mapinduzi (CCM) in 2010 and released lyrics of songs supporting CCM.
He is a Brand ambassador to some known products, has won several awards and nominations, has three beautiful albums, several singles, and features.
Diamond Platnumz is the first Africa-based artiste to have 900 million YouTube views combined with 3.6 million subscribers.
The estimation of his net worth is 1 million USD, and most identified with his “Number one” and Kamwambie.
9. Liya Kebede
Liya Kebede is an Ethiopian Designer, mental health advocate, and actress.
She is the only daughter of her family and has appeared on various magazines and fashion shows.
Liya Kebede grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her most significant breakthrough was when Tom Ford asked for a contract for his Gucci fashion show. Since then, Kebede has been getting better and better, appearing on different magazine covers, ad campaigns, awareness campaigns against female circumcision.
She launched her clothing line Lemlem in 2007, which means to bloom. It comprises women’s and children’s clothing.
In 2005, Kebede got an appointment as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal and child health.
She went further to establish the Liya Kebede Foundation to reduce child mortality in Ethiopia majorly.
Liya Kebede divorced Kassy Kebede, the husband, in 2015. She was also able to win the award of one of the Glamour women of the year in 2013
10. Black Coffee
He’s a South African DJ, record producer, and songwriter. Though Black Coffee started building his career in 1994, he rose to fame in 2004 after participating in the 2004 Red Bull music academy.
He released his debut album in 2005, created soulistic music a record label, and by 2007 he gained recognition in the South Africa DJ scene.
Black Coffee is a father of six children and currently dating Alexandra cane.
Since 2005, he has released nine good studio albums and singles with award nominations.
African as a whole can boast of countless well-to-do celebrities. These celebrities contribute immensely to the growth of a country. The list is arguably the Top 10 celebrities that are representing Africa.