Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Forbes’ Rich List: The 10 Wealthiest Artists in Africa

Ever wondered who's making the most money in the music industry in Africa? Well Forbes has your answer with the release of its annual list of the wealthiest artists in Africa that the genre has to offer. Here are the top 10 richest people atop Africa's mountain of money.

1.  Akon

Senegalese-American top the list - Founder of Konvict Music

2.  Don Jazzy
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Ranks as Best African and Nigerian Music Producer. CEO of Marvin Records.  He has produced Songs for D'Banj, Kanye West, Beyonce and American Rap Mogul Jay Z.

3.  P-Square
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Ranked as Best African Music Group. Featured on Forbes Magazine for Africa twice, sold out concert, and presidential guest in at least 5 African countries.

4. D'banj
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CEO of DB Records, Music Artiste. International music brand, GOOD Music, Def Jam, Mercury deal, Sony Entertainment Music distribution deal. Just say Oliver twist

5. Wizkid
Wizkid, Nigerian wealthiest artist

 Music Artiste. EME artiste, Starboy CEO, performed twice on stage with American Singer Chris Brown, and he is the highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa. He is also an ambassador for MTN.

6. 2Face Idibia
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Music Artiste. Produces 10 million discs and has at least 7 million digital sale. He is a UN Ambassador for Youth and Peace, associated with Guinness, Haven Homes, Airtel Worldwide and philanthropist - Tuface Idibia Foundation.

7. Anselmo Ralph
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Music Artiste, Samsung and Coca Cola Ambassador. Known as the 'Angolan Prince', he owns a perfume line, clothing label, a multimillion dollar tour bus, and he is a Sony Music African artiste.

8. Sarkodie
Ghanaian Rapper. Presidential youth ambassador in Ghana, owns Sark clothing, and he is a Samsung and Fan Milk ambassador in Ghana.

9. Ice Prince- Music Artiste. Multiple award winning rapper, Has received six million downloads, owns two studios, One Foundation member, Plug N Play Ambassador, Zamani Foundation.

10. Banky W
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 Music Artiste. Co owner EME, Samsung Ambassador, Philanthropist, multiple award R&B and Soul winner.


  1. Nigerians rule the list

  2. Africas best on one list. I guess Flavour and Iyanya missed out.

  3. Just realized they all have glasses on.