5 . WizKid
The ‘Starboy’ has risen to be a force to reckon with in the African music scene. Born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun on the 16th of July 1990, The Nigerian born recording artiste started his music career at the early age of 11.
In 2009 he was signed to Banky W EME records and rose to stardom in 2010 with the release of his single ‘Holla at your Boy’. He was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of richest/bankable African artiste.
In 2014 wizkid became the first Nigerian artiste to have over 1 million followers on twitter. After falling out with his erstwhile boss Banky W he went on to float his own record label in 2013.
With 3 albums including the Empire state of mind with EME, he has earned himself several achievements including a BET award, a MOBO award, 5 The HEADIES award, 2 Channel O Music Video Award, 6 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2 Ghana Music Awards, 2 dynamix youth awards, 2 City Peoples Entertainment Awards and a Future Award. He has also received numerous nominations including 3 MTV Europe Music Award and 4 World Music Award.
‘Wizzy’ has also bagged numerous endorsement deals. In 2012 he signed an endorsement deal with Pepsi worth 350,000 dollars. In 2013 he signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria and Guinness Nigeria.
He ditched MTN in 2015 and signed a 500,000 dollars deal with Globacom.
He is estimated to be worth over 15 million dollars.
Real name Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, Born on the 9th of June 1981 in Zaria, Nigeria. This Nigeria Singer/Songwriter, entrepreneur has earned himself a whole lot of fame around the globe.
Although recently, he has not been consistent in the music scene since he split up with Ex record label(Mo’hits) CEO Don Jazzy. However with countless endorsements deals and awards the Koko Master is still a force to reckon with.
His 2012 summer hit ‘Oliver Twist’, an uptempo dance fusion of afrobeats and electronic dance, topped the African charts, UK singles chart and UK RnB charts for weeks.
He has won several music awards including, Best African act at the MTV Europe music Awards in 2007, Artiste of the year at the MTV Africa music awards in 2009.
D’banj has headlined major performances including the AFCON 2013 closing ceremony held in south Africa, he was involved in organizing one of the most anticipated events of the season ‘Koko concert’. D’banj is the founder of Koko foundation for youth and peace development.
He has bagged numerous endorsements deals, including the bank of industry (BOI) deal in 2013, in November 2013 he resigned a multi million naira deal with Globacom the telecommunication giant.
In 2014 he signed a deal with Heritage bank and was named the official African ambassador for Beats by Dre.
In 2015 he was named the Official African ambassador for CIROC Nigeria and SLOT a popular mobile phone and electronic gadget retail outlet.
He has featured and performed alongside international acts like Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Big Sean, and Rita Ora. He currently Owns his own record label DB records and has been affiliated with Sony Music Entertainment and Kanye West’s Good Music.
With 3 albums to his credit he is estimated to be worth over 20 million dollars.
Born Innocent Ujah Idibia on the 19th of September 1975 in Jos Nigeria. This talented singer/songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur is one of the most decorated and successful artiste in Africa. His hit single ‘African Queen’ is one of the best songs ever performed by an African.
He met with the Duo of Black Faze and Faze to form the Plantashun Boiz in 1999. After 2 studio albums the Band went separate ways in 2004. 2 face released his Debut album Face 2 Face in 2004.
Following the success of his debut album he went on to release his second album Grass 2 grace in 2006.
He currently has 6 albums in his name, he has won numerous international and local recognitions including,
1 MTV Europe Music Award, 4 MTV Africa Music Award, 1 World Music Award, 5 HEADIES award, 4 Channel O music video Award. He also has received 1 BET, 1 KORA, and 1 MOBO award.
2 Face has an NGO called 2 Face Idibia Reach-Out foundation. In 2009 he received the prestigious International Youth Ambassador for Peace Summit and the Nigerian Youth Merit Award by the National Youth Council of Nigeria. He has also been an ambassador for quite a number of brands including Guiness, Nigerian Breweries, Airtel and so many more.
He is currently estimated to be worth over 25 million dollars.
The Identical Twin Brothers Peter and Paul Okoye clinged the number 2 spot on our top 10 richest African artiste. Born November 18 1981 in Jos Nigeria. They produce most of their songs and beat in house as they have their own record label Square records.
P square released their debut album in 2003 titled Last Nite and has since went on to release 6 album till date with the last 5 under their own label Square records.
They have been awarded numerous recognitions including, 4 MTV africa Award, 5 HEADIES awards, 2 Nigeria Music Award, 5 channel O music award, 1 kora awards and other numerous awards and nominations.
They have featured alongside international acts like Akon, T.I, Rick Ross, and many more.
They have enjoyed numerous endorsements from telecommunications giants Globacom and Olympic Milk.
They are estimated to be worth 40 million dollars.
1 . Don Jazzy
Number one on our top 10 richest musicians in Africa is Nigeria’s Own Music Producer Don Jazzy. Born Michael Collins Ajereh on the 26th of November 1982 in Umuahia Abia state.
He co- owned the defunct Mo’hits Record with his friend D-banj. After the split up in March 2012 he went to form a new record label Mavin Records which currently house bankable artiste such as Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, D-prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Dija and other acts.
While he doesn’t personally have any song in his name he is credited with producing songs for both foreign and local acts such as Kanye West, Beyounce, Jay Z, D-banj, Wande Coal, Tiwa Savage, Naeto C, Ikechukwu and many more.
He has won numerous producer of the year Award. Nigeria Music Award in 2006, Nigeria Entertainment Award in 2007, The HEADIES in 2011 and 2014.
He has several endorsements with brands such as MTN, loyal Milk, Konga, Johnnie Walker and so many more.
He is estimated to be worth more than 40 million dollars.
This is the list of top10 richest musicians in Africa and their net worth, what is your verdict?