In this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 and their net worth. No doubt, the speed with which African music is developing is very impressing. This is due to the increasing number of talented musicians from different parts of the continent, working hard to bring out the best songs.
Over time, these musicians have released so many amazing songs of different types that are played around Africa and worldwide. In the process, they have earned a lot of money for themselves to climb the ladder of the richest African musicians. So therefore, after a careful study and research, I present to you the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 and their net worth.
10. Timaya $12 million
Making the number 10 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is Timaya from Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $12 million. Born Inetimi Timaya Odon but better known as Timaya is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He hails from Odi, Bayelsa state. He is the founder of Dem Mama Records. He began his music career in 2005 with the release of Dem Mama and True Story.
9. Rude Boy $16 million
Making the number 9 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is Rude Boy from Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $16 million. Rudeboy whose real name is Paul Okoye started his music career singing in school shows with his twin brother Peter Okoye (Mr P) while attending music school back then in Jos, Plateau state. The duo was popularly known as P-Square. Together with his twin brother, the released six hit albums, before they separated themselves due to a dispute.
8. 2Face Idibia $16.5 million
Making the number 8 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is 2Face Idibia from Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $16.5 million. 2Face, now called 2Baba was born Innocent Ujah Idibia and remains one of the most influential Nigerian artists ever. He was part of a musical group called “Plantashun Boiz” before he was signed to Kennis Music Record Label. Born in Plateau State, Nigeria, on 18th September 1975. 2Face is one of the oldest musicians in Nigeria that are still active in the Nigerian music industry.
7. Burna Boy $17 million
Making the number 7 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is Burna Boy from Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $17 million. Damini Ogulu known worldwide as Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, rapper, songwriter, and dancer who proclaim himself as African giant. He started gaining recognition in the music industry in 2012 when he released his hit single ‘Like to Party’ from his debut album L.I.F.E which has sold Up to 40,000 copies worldwide. No doubt, Burna Boy’s career has been lavish with success.
6. Don Jazzy $18 million
Making the number 6 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is Don Jazzy from Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $18 million. Born Collins Michael Ajereh popularly known by his stage name as Don Jazzy is a Nigerian music executive and artiste. He is the founder of Mavin Records which house most of the best talents in Nigeria. He started his music career with his collaborations with D’banj, where the duo made different hit tracks like Mo’hits. After separating from D’banj, Don Jazzy created the Mavins Record Label.
5. Wizkid $20 million
Making the number 5 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is Wizkid from Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $20 million. Born Ayo Balogun and popularly known as Wizkid is a talentd Nigeria Afropop singer and song writer. He is the owner of Star Boy Records. Apart from singing, Wizkid has secured many endorsements deals with MTN Nigeria, UBA, and GLO which paid him over N240,000 million to become their ambassador. In July 2019, the talented singer added more to his net worth after confirming a mega-deal signing for United Bank for Africa (UBA) as their brand ambassador. Wizkid started his music career in 2009 after he was signed into Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) owned by Banky W.
4. Davido $21 million
Making the number 4 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is Davido from Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $21 million. Real David Adeleke popularly known as Davido or OBO. He was born in Atlanta, United States of America, to the wealthy Nigerian family of Dr Adedeji Adeleke. His father is the co-founder of Adeleke University in Osun state and the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited. While his uncle is the current Governor of Osun state. In 2021, Davido was named the highest earning celebrity on Instagram in Africa. Additionally, he performs in local and international shows, where he earns as much as $30,000 per show.
3. Black Coffee $60 million
Making the number 3 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is Black Coffee from South Africa with an estimated net worth of $60 million. His real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo. The South African musician, record producer, singer, and songwriter is also a multiple award winning DJ. Black Coffee has gotten 9 studio albums to his name since he joined the South African music industry in 1994. These songs have helped him earn so much money to become the richest musician in Africa in 2021. He started his music career at the Durban University of Technology before becoming a backup singer for South African musician Madala Kunene.
2. Akon $80 million
Making the number 2 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is Akon from Senegal with an estimated net worth of $80 million. His real name is Damala Badara Akon but known worldwide as Akon. He is from Dakar in Senegal. The international singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur is the second richest music in Africa. Akon rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of his hit single Locked Up and Lonely. He acquire most of his wealth from the musical sales of his album, which push the sales to over 35 million copies worldwide, as well as several endorsement deals, plus other investments that he has.
1. Youssou N’Dour $145 million
Making the number 1 on our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Africa in 2022 is Youssou N’dour from Senegal with an estimated net worth of $145 million. Born on October 1, 1959, Youssou N’Dour is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, musician, composer, actor, businessman, and politician. He was once described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the most famous African singer alive. His bedrock in Senegalese music and storytelling remains the hallmark of his artistic personality. Youssou N’dour is the richest musician in Africa with a net worth of $145 million.
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