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11 Richest Musicians in Africa and Their Net Worth

It’s now certain that African Musicians are making lots of fortune by releasing a back-to-back hit.

Once you have a top-charting or Billboard Charting Song, you will forever live a luxurious life.

Here is a list of the 12 richest musicians in Africa and their superfluous net worth;

1. Youssou N’ Dour

Youssou N’ Dour is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, and politician. He has been singing since 1970, and dour became famous after releasing his trilingual hit single “7 seconds”. 

Dour single-handedly introduced a Senegalese music style, “Mbalax,” to an international audience. Dour’s voice, rhythmic melodies, and powerful lyrics won’t stop startling his audience in Africa and internationally for decades.

Youssou, a one-time Minister of Tourism in Senegal, has over 145 million US dollars net worth.

In 1976 when Youssou N’Dour was at the age of 16, he sang with IbraKasses star Band at the club, and by 1995 he established his record “Jololi.”

Dour has won so many awards, and a nomination has been actively involved in social issues and has appeared on different campaigns that can better the lives of Africans.

2. Akon

Aliune Damala Badara Akon is a Senegalese American Vocalist, singer, and producer.

He was born on April 16th, 1973, and started singing with home recording and performing as a teenager.

Akon’s debut album came out in 2004, where he collaborated with top musicians in the likes of Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, etc.

Akon’s single “Lookup” from his debut and second single “Lonely” from the same debut album rose fame.

His second album showed growth in Akon’s musical career as it was a more significant success. 

Akon did not just rely on music but also has Konvict and Aliune; both are clothing lines and have diverse real estate investments.

Akon has an 80 million net worth and has a well won numerous awards.

3. Black Coffee

Nkosinathi Innocent is a South African singer, record producer, and DJ, popularly known as Black Coffee.

In 1994, Black Coffee became popular despite building his musical career after partaking in the 2004 Red Bull academy held in Cape Town.

He released the remix of Hugh Masekela’s debut album and established a record of Soulistic music all in 2005.

By 2007, Black Coffee became a household DJ in South Africa and even performed internationally will different locations.

He kicked his first world tour in January 2015 in Mexico August 2015. Black Coffee, the father of eight, has released nine solid albums, singles, Awards, and 60million dollars net worth.

4. Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy is an all-in-one artist. He is a Nigerian record executive, singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer, and philanthropist.

Don Jazzy and DBanj formed Mo’ Hit Records in 2014, where he produced albums for Wande Coal, Jay Z, Kanye West, and performed background vocals for DBanj, Dr. Sid, Dprince, Sauce kid, etc.

On May 7th, 2012, Don Baba J promulgated the birth of the Mavin Record label, which was the powerhouse of music. Mavin has always signed capable hitmakers since its existence.

Despite all odds, Don Jazzy has always been intentional about music, and he has featured and produced an endless list of hit albums.

Don Jazzy, the star-maker, has won many awards and has a net worth of 30 million dollars.

5. Koffi Olomide

Koffi is a Congolese Soukus singer, dancer, and composer. Before establishing his, he brought life into popular music called Soukus and initially wrote a song for Zaiko Langa and Papa Wemba.

Upon Koffi’s return to Congo after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business economics in France through scholarship, he joined Papa Wemba’s band as a composer first and later a lead vocalist.

Olomide formed a band group in 1986 known as Quartier Latin international, and it celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006.

With gold records in his career, Koffi has put out some albums and has a net worth of 18million dollars.

6. Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine is a singer, actor, and politician in Uganda. He was a one-time member for Kyadondo and lost to Yoweri Kaguta in the 2021 election when he ran for president of Uganda.

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu got his professional name Bobiwine after a significant step in his music career in 2000.

Furthermore, Bobiwine’s genre of music is reggae, afrobeat and his debut singles “Akagoma, Funtula, and Sunda was a huge success.

Bobiwine was the leader Firebase Crew music group until the time of dissolution, and after that, he established a new group with the name Ghetto Republic of Uganda.

Bobi wine has released more than 70 songs over 15 years, including six albums and 5 EPs.

He is also an actor that usually appears in local Ugandan movies. He once owned his reality show that earned extensive public views for two years.

Bobi wine geared the campaign against diseases, cleaning hospitals, building latrines, and construction of drainage.

Bobi has over 12 million dollars as net worth and humanitarian service that is top-notch.

7. Angelique Kidjo

Kidjo is an activist and a famous singer in the Benin Republic. The Beninese Singer was born on July 14th, 1960, won the Grammy award four times, and produced thirteen albums.

She is well known for her song blends with diverse musical styles. At age six, Kidjo had started performing in her mother’s theatre, and at twenty, she turned into a professional singer.

In addition, she released her first album pretty in 1988 and has collaborated with many international artists.

Angelique, since 2002, has been a UNICEF Ambassador, campaigned for better access to education and sustainable development, greater women right’s in Africa, hosted the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Egypt, and many more. Angelique Kidjo’s net worth is 10 million.

8. Kaaris

Kaaris is an Ivory Coast rapper that gained prominence after his debut album topped number three on the French music charts.

Okou Armand Olivier is a French rapper that started rapping in 1999 and got his first mix tap in 2001.

The Ivorian singer has many nominations and awards and has appeared in different channels like Seth Gueko, Alkpote VEVO, Affranchis music, etc.

In 2007, she released a street anthem titled 43 Bima (quarante-troisieme Bima as Pronunciation).

Kaaris has worked with Def Jam Recordings, Therapy music as record labels and has produced ten albums & EPs with plenty of singles. Kaaris, a 41-year-old singer, has a net worth of 5 million dollars.

9. Khadyjah Fofanah

Khadyjah Fofanah or Khady Black is a known reggae singer that was born on June 21st, 1980. Khady usually creates a song with lyrics that are in line with social issues. Also, her music style is a trio. In other words, Khady can sing in English, Krio, and Mandinka.

She is the first female reggae in Sierra Leone to perform internationally in Gambi, Atlanta, New York City, London, Guinea, etc.

Khady released her debut album “Mr. Government” in 2005, which, due to its acceptance both locally and internationally, got her TBS Best Reggae Album Award held in free town.

Khady Black has always been a Goodwill Ambassador and has donated one million leones to promote micro-economics regarding her fan club on behalf of the NGO.

The celebrity singer is a big fan of Bob Marley and has a net worth of 1.5 million dollars.

10. Mr. Bow

Mr. Bow is a Mozambican artist that came into view in 2010 with a unique style of Afro-soul and RnB.

Salvador Pedro Maize, popularly called Mr. Bow, first started at an early age where he would attend the contest in clubs and neighborhoods. 

Both parents inspired his music life, and he is the first in the family of 9 all-male.

Before Mr. Bow got fame, he had teamed up with producers like Ta Basically and Oliver styles to develop Afrobeat sound that would define him. After years, he came up with a series of hits, including Hiwena, Tsovani Xikwembu, released in 2018, 2019 & 2020, respectively.

He has also participated in the different well-recognized events and produced six award-winning albums with a net worth of 3 million dollars.

Mr. Bow is the originator of the Bawito music record label, owner of an advertising and marketing agency, V & Pro-Mozambique.

Mr. Bow, the father of four daughters, has won many awards, nominations and is a brand ambassador to unique products.

11. Lucius Banda

Lucius Banda is a musician and famous politician in Malawi and was born on August 17th, 1970.

He started singing with his brother and leader of the Alleuya Band at the age of thirteen.

His passion for music made him attend music school in South Africa and spend one year in Johannesburg studying music.

Lucius established his band Zembani before releasing his fourth album to help the upcoming artist in Malawi.

Zambian is one of the best music groups in Africa as a whole. He is majorly known for his continuous lending of voice on lousy government and oppression of the poor, voiceless, have-not, social injustice, and inequalities.

Lucius’ music style expresses social, economic, and cultural constraints the lower class faces in Malawi. Lucius Banda has a 1.5 million net worth. 

Final Word

African musicians are well talented that their music is enough to fight vices and yield profit to the artist. This post includes the highlight of the most riches musician in African and their net worths. 

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