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Forbes Releases list of Top ten Richest African Musicians In 2018 by Celebsnews(f): 5:09pm On Dec 07
The current list of top 10 Richest musicians in Africa this 2018 and net worth according to Forbes has been released.

These popular artistes span from various countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and other countries whose music industries are booming today.

They include( see top three and number 10 in video below):


4. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest musician 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. Don Jazzy net worth currently is $30 million.

5. Tinashe

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. She is the fifth on Forbes list on richest African musicians.

6. Jidenna

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

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”. He is seventh richest musician in the African continent according to Forbes List, with a net worth of $20 milion Kylie Jenner also posted a video of herself dancing to Wizkid’s music on Snapchat.

8. Davido
Davido is a popular Nigerian artist and who achieved celebrity 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”. His net worth currently is $16 million.

9. Sarkodie

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. Forbes estimated Sarkodie net worth to be at $5 million. 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.

watch video below to know the top 3 and number ten, also to know the faces behind the names, and the luxurious life they lead.


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