Press "Enter" to skip to content

Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa

Last updated on September 23, 2021

Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa And Their Net worth 2021

Who are the Richest Musicians In Africa ? Youssou N’dour , Akon , Black Coffee , Wizkid , Davido , Don Jazzy , Burna Boy , 2Baba , Rude Boy and Timaya are the Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa as at 2021 according to Forbes.

The traditional music of Africa, given the vastness of the continent, is historically ancient, rich and diverse, with different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions. Music in Africa is very important when it comes to religion.

African musicians aim to express life, in all its aspects, through the medium of sound. African music does not have a written tradition; there is little or no written music to study or analyze. There are subtle differences in pitch and intonation that do not easily translate to Western notation. African music most closely adheres to Western tetratonic (four-note), pentatonic (five-note), hexatonic (six-note), and heptatonic (seven-note) scales. Harmonization of the melody is accomplished by singing in parallel thirds, fourths, or fifths.

Thus most Africa musicians are perceived to be generally rich, with some of them living affluent lifestyles. Although many have questioned the source of their income.

Scout Africa discovers the Richest Musicians In Africa in 2021 and their current net worth’s. 

Richest Musicians In Africa

Before we dig into the Richest Musicians In Africa lets be clear with the question on ;

Who is the richest musician in Africa 2020 to 2021?

Youssou N’Dour is the richest musician in Africa from 2020 to 2021 according to Forbes.

Who is the richest between Wizkid and Davido?

And there you have your answer that Davido is the richest artist among the two legendary and most successful stars Nigeria has ever produced. Going by the official net worths of these artists, Davido net worth is estimated at a staggering $70 million while Wizkid has a total net worth of $63 million.

Which country in Africa has the best musicians?

Nigeria has all contemporary equipment for the self-developing of young African artists that is why it is believed to be the most musical country in the world. In other words, Nigeria has the best musicians

Who is the king of Africa Music?

Entertainment PR man and musician, Miraboi has picked Davido as the number one musician in Africa. In a chat with Showtime he said no one has put Nigerian on the world map than Davido.

Who are the Richest Musicians In Africa 2021?

Here are the Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa and their Net worth as at 2021 .

1. YOUSSOU N’DOUR – Net worth $145 million ( Senegal )

Youssou N’dour is the richest musician in Africa currently, he has been in the music business for over 4 decades as he started his music career in 1979, he is a singer, songwriter, , actor, composer, businessman and also a politician.

Youssou N’Dour is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman, and politician. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine described him as, “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and much of Africa. From April 2012 to September 2013, he was Senegal’s Minister of Tourism.

2. AKON – Net Worth $80 million (Senegal)

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, also known mononymously as Akon, is a Senegalese-American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor from New Jersey. 

Over several years, Akon had been labeled as the African richest musician, the best musician in Africa and among the world’s most acclaimed musicians, Akon was born at St. Louis hospital, Missouri, in 1973, is of Wolof descent (the Wolof are an ethnic from Dakar in Senegal.) The Senegalese hip-hop, Solo, and rhythm and Blues artist rose from obscurity into limelight after the release of his first single “Locked Up” from his debut album, Trouble, in 2004.

3. BLACK COFFEE – Net Worth $60 million (South Africa)

Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, better known by his stage name Black Coffee, is a South African DJ, record producer, singer and songwriter. He began his career around 1994 and has released nine studio albums, as well as a live DVD.

Forbes recognizes Nkosinathi Maphumulo as the richest South Africa musician, which concurrently ranks as the third richest African musician at present. In March 1976, Black Coffee was born in Durban in KwaZulu Natal, grew up in the Eastern Cape in Mthatha before moving back to Durban to study music at Natal Tech, where he majored in Jazz. As a musician, DJ, record producer, and the C.E.O. of his record label, Soulistic Music Record Label, the South African musician worth an estimated $60 million.

4. WIZKID – Net Worth $21 million (Nigeria)

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, Wizzy or Starboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. One of Africa’s biggest artists, Wizkid is the most decorated Nigerian artist ever, and one of the most revolutionary Afro-pop artists of the modern era.

Wizkid the richest Nigerian musician who also is the fourth richest musician in Africa. As he stuck his name on the richest musician in Nigeria 2021 Forbes list then we need to tell you about this great icon.

5.DAVIDO – Net Worth $20 million (Nigeria)

David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is one of the most influential artists in Africa. Davido rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo

David Adedeji Adeleke lineage is a wealthy one, which is the bedrock for his famous moniker O.B.O., but maintained that his wealth is self-made, which is a product of dynamic presence in the world of music. Davido have over the year won many international and local awards to his name in the likes of The Headies Awards. The D.M.W. boss, Baddo, is a brand ambassador to many global and domestic companies like Infinix, Globacom, Guinness Drink, AccessBET, and others.

6. DON JAZZY – Net Worth $18 million (Nigeria)

Michael Collins Ajereh, known professionally as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, audio engineer, record executive, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and the CEO of Mavin Records. Don Jazzy was co-owner of the defunct Mo’ Hits Records record label with Dbanj.

Don Jazzy is the co-founded Mo’Hits Records, the record firm which is a partnership deed between him, D’banj, and Wande Coal, which meet his waterloo due to managerial issues, thus leading to his establishment.

7. BURNA BOY – Net Worth $17 million (Nigeria)

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer. He is one of the biggest and most successful African artists. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E.

Burna Boy has his name listed with Forbes as one of the richest African musicians, the new Grammy Awards winner from Nigeria is a singer, songwriter, rapper and a dancer. He was nominated twice for Grammy and he won it in 2021.

8. 2 BABA – Net Worth $16.5 million (Nigeria)

Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist. Prior to July 2014, he went by the stage name 2face Idibia. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa.

He started singing right from school, when he was an undergraduate at IMT in Enugu a South Eastern region tertiary intitution 2face started writing songs, he dropped out of school and focused on his music career in 1996.

9. RUDEBOY – Net Worth $16 million (Nigeria)

Peter Okoye popularly of the defunct P-Square is the 6th Nigerian on the Forbes list of the top 10 richest African musicians, with stage name RudeBoy. The Nigerian musician is a singer, songwriter, and a dancer. RudeBoy was born in Jos the capital city of Plateau State in Nigeria together with his twin brother on the 18th of November 1981.

With a net worth of $16 million, Rudeboy also known as King Rudy was able to come from behind and made it on the 9th position on the list of richest musicians in Africa.

10. TIMAYA – Net Worth $16 million (Nigeria)

Inetimi Timaya Odon, better known by his stage name Timaya, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He hails from Odi, Bayelsa state. He is the founder of DM Records Limited. His solo career began in 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama”, which also appeared on his debut album, True Story released the following year.

The Dancehall and Afrobeat singer Timaya is the 10th richest musician in Africa. He has always been at the top of his game ever since he started singing and he is known to always drop hits.

Don’t miss out on current updates, kindly like us on Facebook Follow Us On Instagram &  Subscribe To Our Channel OR leave a comment below for further inquiries. 

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2020 Scoutafrica All Right Reserved
Influencers In Africa