Richest musicians in Africa: Wizkid, Sarkodie among others in Forbes Top 10 list

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Multi award-winning Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie including Nigeria’s Wizkid, D’Banj and 2 Face Idibia have all be named in forbes top richest musicians in Africa. In Forbes Magazine’s May 2017 edition, Sarkodie is the only Ghanaian artist alongside four other Nigerian musicians to have made it to the top 10 richest musicians in Africa.

A league of affluent African musicians that includes the likes of Senegalese musician Akon, Nigerian music moguls Don Jazzy and Wizkid, and veteran South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela were all on forbes richest musicians in Africa.

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Below is the list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa

1. Hugh Masekela

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Hugh Masekela,soon after his return to South Africa. music
Photograph David Goldbatt/South

Birth Name: Hugh Masekela

Country of origin: South Africa

Estimated net worth: $275 million


2. Youssou N’dour

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Birth name: YoussouN’dour

Country of origin: Senegal

Estimated net worth: $145 milllion

3. P Square

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Birth Names: Peter and Paul Okoye

Country of origin: Nigeria

Estimated net worth: $70 million

4. D’banj

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Birth name: Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo

Country of origin: Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo

Estimated net worth: $25 million

5. 2FaceIdibia

Birth Name: Innocent UjahIdibia

Country of Origin: Nigeria

Estimate Net Worth: $22 million

6. Wizkid

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Birth name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun

Country of origin: Nigeria

Estimated net worth: $19 million

7. Koffi Olamide

Birth Name: KoffiOlamide

Country of origin: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Estimated net worth: $18 million

8.Anselmo Ralph

Birth name: Anselmo Cordeiro da Mata

Country of origin: Angola

Estimate net worth: $10 million


9. Sarkodie

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Birth name: Michael Owusu Addo

Country of origin: Ghana

Estimated net worth: $7 million


10. Jose Chameleon

Birth name: Joseph Mayanja

Country of origin: Uganda

Estimate net worth: $6 million.