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Forbes 10 Richest Musicians In Africa (Don Jazzy @ No 2) by palabest: 8:28am On Sep 03, 2013
Forbes, a leading source for reliable business news and financial information has released a list of the top 10 most bankable/richest artistes in Africa with Nigeria’s Don Jazzy at number two in Africa and number one in Nigeria.

This list compiled in conjunction with Channel O used factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, Influence and so many other factors.

The list shows the African artistes making the most money in Africa.

Forbes and Channel O however put Akonm, the Senegalese American R&B recording artist at number one ahead of Don Jazzy.

Don Jazzy born Michael Collins Ajereh, November 26, 1982, better known as Don Jazzy, is a Multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, former CEO of Nigerian record label Mo' Hits Records founded in 2004 and current CEO of the Mavin Records label which he founded in May 2012 after his split up with childhood friend and Mo'Hits partner, D'banj.

Born in Umuahia in Abia state, his first signing was D'banj who was at that time also the Vice-President of the label and now President after split.

Don Jazzy's first full credit production work was in 2004 on Tongolo for Nigerian singer D'banj. He went on to produce D'banj's first studio album titled No Long Thing released in 2005.

He has produced tracks for Dr SID, Wande Coal, D'Prince, Darey, Naeto C, Olakunle Excel et Zanga (O.A.U), Sauce Kid, Ikechukwu & Tiwa Savage. He also collaborated with Jay-Z and Kanye West on the production of Lift Off, featuring Beyoncé on the album Watch The Throne, released on August 8, 2011.

Below is the full list of Forbes and Channel O list:
1. AKON – CEO of Konvict Music, opened doors with other African artiste

2. DON JAZZY – Producer. CEO Mavin Records, MTN, Samsung and Loyal Milk endorsement. D’Banj, Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay Z on production credits.

3. P SQUARE – Music Duo. Featured on Forbes Africa twice, sold out concerts, presidential guest in at least 5 African countries, they fly private jets…
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*Peter Okoye, Wizkid, Paul Okoye

4. D’BANJ – Music Artiste. G.O.O.D Music deal, Sony Entertainment deal

5. WIZKID – Music Artiste. EME artiste, Starboy CEO, affiliation with Disturbing London, several international collaborations, highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa, ambassador of MTN

6. 2FACE IDIBIA – Music Artiste. 10million CDs and at least 7million digital sales, one campaign… associated with Guinness, Haven Homes, Airtel Worldwide and philantropist – 2face foundation

7. ANSELMO RALPH – Musically Artiste Samsung and Coca Cola ambassador, Perfume line, clothing label, multimillion dollar tour bus, Sony artiste.

8. SARKODIE – Rapper. Youth ambassador Ghana, Sark clothing, Samsung ambassador, fan milk Ghana ambassador.

9. ICE PRINCE – Artiste. Six million downloads, 2 studio owner, one foundation member, Plug N Play ambassador, Zamani foundation.

10. BANKY W – Artiste. Co owner EME, Samsung Ambassador, Philanthropist, multiple award winner.

Source: http://nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/broadcasting/forbes-10-richest-musicians-in-africa

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Re: Forbes 10 Richest Musicians In Africa (Don Jazzy @ No 2) by primusmaximus: 8:35am On Sep 03, 2013
7 Nigerians.. you Gats respect

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Re: Forbes 10 Richest Musicians In Africa (Don Jazzy @ No 2) by etochi11(m): 8:59am On Sep 03, 2013
D'banj... Sori oooo!
Re: Forbes 10 Richest Musicians In Africa (Don Jazzy @ No 2) by nerodenero: 9:20am On Sep 03, 2013
We lead while the rest follow!
Re: Forbes 10 Richest Musicians In Africa (Don Jazzy @ No 2) by Nobody: 9:43am On Sep 03, 2013
End time tins
Re: Forbes 10 Richest Musicians In Africa (Don Jazzy @ No 2) by Swaggot00(m): 10:01am On Sep 03, 2013
etochi11: D'banj... Sori oooo!
u blind ni? undecided , truth is dbanj is currently getin paid more than don jazzy (yea we all know dat), in the next few months years, i see dbanj on no.2 spot, don jazzy aint got thngs working 4 him financially tis days.
Re: Forbes 10 Richest Musicians In Africa (Don Jazzy @ No 2) by etochi11(m): 11:26pm On Sep 03, 2013
Swaggot00: u blind ni? undecided , truth is dbanj is currently getin paid more than don jazzy (yea we all know dat), in the next few months years, i see dbanj on no.2 spot, don jazzy aint got thngs working 4 him financially tis days.
till den na.

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