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Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by nazanwannem: 10:02pm On May 08, 2017
American business magazine, Forbes Magazine, has released a compilation of its top 10 African richest musicians. African entertainers like, Jidenna, Akon, Wizkid, Tinashe, Davido, Don Jazzy and Sarkodie, made it to the list.


Forbes Africa list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, Influence and others.

Here's the list of the artistes that made it;


1. AKON

Akon has over 35 million albums sold worldwide. He has won numerous awards including five Grammy Award nominations and has 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt. He tops the list according to Forbes Africa.

2. BLACK COFFEE, SOUTH AFRICA

The multi-award-winning artist’s real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He was born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and raised in the Eastern Cape province, where Nelson Mandela hailed from, before moving back to KZN to study music.

3. HUGH MASEKELA, SOUTH AFRICA

Hugh was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He has released more than 43 albums and performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba.

4. DON JAZZY, NIGERIA

Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest in Africa and also first in Nigeria. Like many artists, his real name is Michael Collins Ajereh, and he started playing music as a child in church before moving to the UK to pursue his career.

5. TINASHE, ZIMBABWE-AMERICAN

Tinashe was a child model by the age of three. The twenty-four-year-old sang before she could talk and made her first appearance in 2000 in the film Cora Unashamed. Her voice also starred in the cartoon feature film The Polar Express alongside Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks.

6. JIDENNA, NIGERIAN-AMERICAN,

By the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer. He is ranked sixth according to Forbes Africa.

7. WIZKID, NIGERIA

Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music. Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, danced to his songs Ojuelegba and Caro, with Keys posting a video on her Instagram account with the caption, “This song makes me happy”. Kylie Jenner also posted a video of herself dancing to Wizkid’s music on Snapchat.

8. DAVIDO, NIGERIA

Davido has claimed a high status in just five years. He said it was people like P-Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible. He became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”.

9. SARKODIE, GHANA

Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched. Staying true to his identity, he is a big advocate of Azonto, a Ghanaian genre that is said to have been born out of Kpanlogo, a traditional dance.

His first single off his fourth album, Mewu, sold almost 4,000 copies on the first day of its release in Ghana. He was also the first Ghanaian to win a BET award.

10. OLIVER MTUKUDZI, ZIMBABWE

Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. It’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world. He his ranked 10th richest musician in Africa.

Here's a pictorial representation of the list;

http://www.lailasblog.com/2017/05/jidenna-davido-don-jazzy-wizkid-on.html

Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by tdbankplc: 10:13pm On May 08, 2017
Better pikin dem
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by IamAirforce1: 10:16pm On May 08, 2017
Congrats guys
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by Homeboiy: 10:27pm On May 08, 2017
Some names wey i de c bt never saw any of their songs

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by NLProblemChild(m): 11:11pm On May 08, 2017
What's WizKid doing dre when d banj still alive.. Meanwhile am still looking for psquare names o

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by PrinceAbinibi: 11:44pm On May 08, 2017
where is my name? I no go gree

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by opeyemiieblog(m): 5:56am On May 09, 2017
obhhhh
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by LOGDAN(m): 7:17am On May 09, 2017
shocked
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by dammiecool(m): 7:29am On May 09, 2017
NLProblemChild:
What's WizKid doing dre when d banj still alive.. Meanwhile am still looking for psquare names o
No mind d nonsense list

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by shumuel(m): 10:07am On May 09, 2017
Okay
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by IgbosAreGreat(f): 10:07am On May 09, 2017



where is psquare

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by Nobody: 10:08am On May 09, 2017
Good for them
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by Wizywiz(m): 10:08am On May 09, 2017
Crap? No psquare?. Rubbish

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by coolestchris(m): 10:08am On May 09, 2017
where is Coolest Chris on this list, all my songs were a hit back to back

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by romeoetin(m): 10:08am On May 09, 2017
P square onkor?

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by romeoetin(m): 10:09am On May 09, 2017

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by holluwai(m): 10:09am On May 09, 2017
With all the 30 billion for the account?

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by BJAYADEMOLA(m): 10:10am On May 09, 2017
congrats ''DADDY YO''
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by RisingUp: 10:10am On May 09, 2017

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by SINZ: 10:10am On May 09, 2017
A list of rich artistes without Eja Nla in it? Is that one list? undecided

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by Ekakamba: 10:11am On May 09, 2017
Forbes Africa list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, Influence and others.
Richest not the oldest in the industry. Hope you get it? cool
frankoduwan:
fake list..where is dbanj,tubaba, etc

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by Victornezzar: 10:12am On May 09, 2017
Nonsense
it isn't complete without our very own Airforce1 making d list tongue

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by sisisioge: 10:13am On May 09, 2017
Oossshhey!
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by Hades2016(m): 10:13am On May 09, 2017
Nice
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by RisingUp: 10:13am On May 09, 2017
frankoduwan:
fake list..where is dbanj,tubaba, etc
Look at the criteria for rating b4 saying it's fake, do dbanj & 2face have those criteria as at now?

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by Tazdroid(m): 10:14am On May 09, 2017
Akon be topping the list 24/7
Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by GeniusDavid(m): 10:14am On May 09, 2017
Oliver Mtukudzi. Love this man with his Nkuru Nkuru vibes grin

Btw, Tinashe being top of that list makes it look like a big sham.

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Re: Forbes Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2017: Jidenna, Davido, Don Jazzy, Wizkid by Hades2016(m): 10:14am On May 09, 2017
chijioke0017:
the ability for a man to try something and take risk make him wealth and respected in the society
so call or whatsapp the number below
to begin the journey of wealth.
a much I go pay before you give me the fixtures ? Cuz I know it's not free

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