Who is the richest musician in Africa in 2021?
Each time the question arises; fans are quick to pick top trending or best selling artists as the richest. But hey……. that’s not wrong, though it sounds sentimental and biased.
At the end of this write-up, you will know who made the top ten richest musicians’ list for 2021.
The music industry has endless opportunities for talents. But the ability to perform at the top level and annex potentials into money aren’t easy.
After most musicians’ debut, only a few manage to continue with the pace and get better in the long run. And boaster the chances of global recognition with fortunes to crown it.
Yet, circumstances do obscure the progress of talents from attaining a peak in Africa. But some still managed to gain popularity and success with much dedication.
The Africa music industry has witnessed tremendous growth over the years. With quite an impressive number of homegrown talent emerging across the continent.
Considering the dominance of popular artists like Akon, Wizkid, and Burna Boy. The latter recently won a Grammy award as the first Nigerian and one of the richest musicians in Nigeria.
Hence, Africa remains one of the leading continents. With exciting talents whose songs get plaudits at the global level.
Due to a celebrity’s lifestyle around the world, success is quick to measure with wealth.
You can’t take it out from the industry, because of trends and lavishness. Artists’ fame goes with possessions (Cars, House, Endorsement Deals, Net Worth, etc.)
This article will lead you through the list of the top ten and the richest musician in Africa in 2021.
It also has all relevant facts, bio, recording deals, and a net worth estimated on the fan base.
List of Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa 2021 And Their Net Worth
These ten richest artists and net worth are valuable with the fan base and digital sales distribution. Meanwhile, endorsement deals and more aren’t left out.
Read to the last, begin from number 1 on the list to 10. Let us know your favorites who made it.
1. Youssou N’Dour – Net Worth $145 Million
Youssou N’Dour is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, businessman, and politician is known as Youssou Madjiguéne Ndour.
He was born on 1 October 1959. Once described by Rolling Stone magazine as the most famous Senegalese singer alive.
He began his musical career very early at the age of 15 by joining a band crew known as Super Diamond.
Youssou N’Dour has made a great impact by bringing a new genre to life (Mbalax, a genre that has sacred origins).
He has won many awards and also served as Senegal’s minister of Tourism. Featured in some notable films.
All these over the years have brought him fame and wealth. He owns the biggest media house in Senegal and other investments within the suburb of Africa.
Youssou N’Dour is the richest musician in Africa with a net worth of $145 million.
Indeed, great talent to get you inspired as an upcoming or potential star.
2. Akon – Net Worth $80 Million
Konvicted music crooner Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam. He is a Senegalese-American singer and known globally as Akon.
He was born on 16 April 1973 and rose to the limelight in 2004 upon the release of his debut album “Trouble”.
Trouble hosts a series of soul-touching tracks like “Lonely and Locked up”. The album became an instant hit around the globe and pride to Africans.
Akon is one of the most successful record producers. He founded two renowned recording labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution.
Both labels help the rise to the stardom of some notable singers like Lady Gaga, T-Pain, Jeffree Star, and more.
Nominated for many awards including a five times Grammy which he lost for abrupt circumstances.
Akon has sold over 35 million albums with almost fifty of his songs hitting the Billboard Hot 100 songs list.
Yet, he didn’t focus on his career alone but was known for his philanthropic gesture to humanity.
He launched a project in 2014 tagged Akon Lighting Africa. Geared to provide electricity in 15 African countries.
The Akon City to mention and others like Konfidence foundation. Aimed at improving the less privileged children in the continent.
What a talent! Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam is the second richest African artist with a net worth of $80 million! Kudos to him.
3. Black Coffee DJ – Net Worth $60 Million
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo is an award-winning DJ. known as Black Coffee comes third on the list after Akon.
Black Coffee is the richest South African musician with a net worth of $60 million. He was born on 11 March 1976 in Umlazi and grew up in Umtala, all in South Africa.
He has been in the music scene for quite some time. But gain prominence in 2004 through the Red Bull Music Academy.
He continued his exploit and won Disc Jockey of the year in Ibiza.
While celebrities are on the news for their lavish lifestyle, Black Coffee is not left out. Considering being one of the most sought-after DJs and the richest rapper in South Africa.
He owns series of exotic cars. Including CLK Mercedes, Bentley, Maserati, and a multi-million house in Los Angeles.
No doubt, he is a man with palatial taste and exquisite living. With successes gotten from his prolific career, he is not calling quit soon.
He continues to show great commitment to what he knows how to do best even in his 40s.
4. Wizkid – Net Worth $30 Million
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun global as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born 16 July 1990 into the family of Mr & Mrs. Balogun.
He began his career at age 11 and was part of the Glorious Five music group formed within Church friends.
Wizkid struck the scene with a revolution of the Afro-pop genre. He became famous for his “Holla at Your Boy” which became a core track in his debut studio album.
In 2009, Banky W signed him into Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He made his debut with the album titled “Superstar” in 2011.
Superstar took little time in gaining traction globally. Hosting notable songs like “Pakurumo”, “Love My Baby”, and more.
Wizkid is the most decorated Nigerian artist with a lot of international recognition. He has done high-profile collaborations with Drake, Beyonce, and more.
Brown Skin Girl with Beyonce won him Grammy Award for Best Music Video.
While his fourth album, Made in Lagos released in October 2020. The album has brought him admiration and reviews from all parts of the World.
Wizkid currently boasts 3.4 billion streams as the most of all time on Spotify by a Nigerian artist.
He bagged the biggest endorsement deal in the whole of Africa as an ambassador to the United Bank of Africa (UBA) and more.
Though he may not be a show-up celebrity, he has cars of various brands and houses to count in billion Naira.
Wizkid is the richest Nigerian musician with a net worth of $30 million. And the fourth on Africa’s wealthiest list.
Quite amazing considering his age and what more he has to offer in years to come.
5. Davido – Net Worth Worth $20 Million
I doubt if there is anything more satisfying for most Nigerian music lovers. knowing well a man after their heart, Davido made the list as one of the richest artists in Africa.
Davido’s net worth is $20 million.
Famous street anthem E Choke crooner Davido also known as David Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian singer and DMW record label boss.
Davido was born on 21 November 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
He rose to prominence following the release of “Dami Duro”. A take-off track from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo in 2012.
All this while, he has gone to win notable awards and top performance alongside big names. Within the globe which has increased his fortune.
In 2019, Davido was cited by New African magazine as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans.
He owns the record of the first music video to gained over 100 million streams on YouTube by Nigerian singer.
You can’t stop him from his shine as one of the most energetic and outspoken in the industry.
6. Don Jazzy – Net Worth $18 Million
Popular Nigerian record producer Michael Collins Ajereh who is known as Don Jazzy is the founder of Mavin Records.
He is a songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Don Jazzy was born on 26 November 1982 in Ajegunle, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Worked with promising entertainers including the likes of D’Banj. He continues to discover talents as a leading producer in the continent.
Don Jazzy has been awarded overtime for hard work in the last two decades. He has grown in wealth to appear on the number six spot in Africa.
His net worth is estimated at $17.5 million derived from Mavin and music sales distribution.
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7. Burna Boy – Net Worth $17 Million
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu is a Nigerian-born singer and songwriter famous as Burna Boy.
He won a Grammy award for Best World Music Album at the 63rd event in 2021.
Burna Boy was born on 2 July 1991 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He came to the limelight following the release of his hit single “Like to party” in 2012.
He went on to produce a couple of albums including African Giant in 2019. The album scoped various local and continental awards. Though missed out on grammy the following year.
Following his mind-blowing performances, he attained global rank and an increase in fortune.
He is one of the most famous and wealthiest Nigerian musicians.
Burna Boy’s net worth is $17 million including houses and his cars he claimed to be over $3 million alone.
8. Rudeboy – Net Worth $16 Million
Paul Okoye who goes by the stage name Rudeboy is one of the popular Nigerian music deformed duo (P-Square).
Paul and Peter were born on 18 November 1981. They were known for their creative dancing and singing talent as both share the same stage for over a decade.
Following the division of the duo in 2017, Rudeboy pursued a solo career. He debuted with the tracks dubbed “Fire Fire”.
He followed suit with a YouTube views record-breaking song in Africa, 2019 “Reason With Me”.
P-Square was said to be the richest music duo in Africa with over $100 million net worth.
Yet, Rudeboy is currently valued at $16 million as a solo artist.
He owns different brands of cars including a house in one of the most popular estates in Lagos.
9. 2Face Idibia aka 2Baba – Net Worth $15 Million
Innocent Ujah Idibia goes by the stage name 2Face and is described as a veteran of Afro-pop.
He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
2Face Idibia was born on 18 September 1975 in Jos with an origin from the Idoma ethnic group, Benue State. Idoma is the second largest group in the State, sprinting across nine local government areas.
The African legendary singer, 2Face began his singing career at a very young age. He built his artistry by performing in most tertiary schools hosted shows and parties.
In 1996, he opted for the name Tuface. He cited the reason as trying to separate his personal life from his business life.
While in 2006 following the success of his hit single Africa Queen, he changed his name to 2Baba.
Innocent Idibia has come a long way to have featured as one of the wealthiest African artists. With his early beginning with the Plantashun Boiz which entertained names like Faze and Blackface Naija.
Upon the dissolution of the music band, he has moved and done pretty well with his solo career.
He founded Hypertek Entertainment, won series of awards, and had notable collaborations.
2Baba boasts an amazing ambassadorial deal with United Nations Goodwill honour in 2020.
What else can you say of this man? Cars, houses, clubs, 2Face have all with an estimated net worth of $15 million.
10. Mr. P – Net Worth $11 Million
Following the breakout from the P-Square crew, fans are quick to ask how much is Mr. P’s net worth?.
Mr. P’s net worth is $11 million a little fall short of his twin brother, Rudeboy.
Peter Okoye with stage name as Mr. P is one of the defunct music duos. They were known for their singing and dancing prowess.
Mr. P was born on 18 November 1981 in Jos with an origin from Ifite Dunu, Anambra State.
Following the controversy with his twin, Mr. P moved out of the mansion with his wife and kids. The mansion was shared with Rudeboy.
Although, their partnership was dissolved by a lawyer as both parties moved on with a solo career.
Still, Mr. P made up the list as one of the richest musicians in Africa with cars and houses worth billions of Naira. see both brothers perform together someday.
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11. D’Banj – Net Worth $11 Million
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo is known as D’Banj aka Koko master has a net worth of $11 million.
D’Banj is a Nigerian songwriter and singer born on 9 June 1980 in Zaria with his origin from Shagamu, Ogun State.
He has won notable awards including the best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007.
He is known to have worked alongside big names like Don Jazzy and other Marvin record arts.
In 2012, he went global with an explosive up-tempo dance fusion of Afrobeats and electronic dance song “Oliver Twist”.
The song hit various top 10 charts home and abroad earning him plaudits and exotic reviews.
Despite blowing hot and cold in the industry, he is set to release an album “Ikebe” in 2021.
D Banj earned $1 million from his reality TV show titled Koko Mansion. He has also got other endorsements from big brands.
List of Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa 2021 And Their Net Worth
- Youssou N’Dour
- Black Coffee DJ
- Don Jazzy
- Burna Boy
- 2Face Idibia aka 2Baba
- Mr. P
The music industry has grown in the past two decades and the Africa continent is not left out. Hundreds of talents springing up yearly with some gaining world recognition.
These artists have put in the dedication and hard work to annex their potentials into wealth. Getting featured as one of the richest musicians in Africa is a clear show of success.
Like the general saying, the palm fruit doesn’t bring out oil on its own but through serious heating. Never give up!
Youssou N’Dour is the richest musician in Africa with a net worth of $145 million.
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