Top 10 Richest African Artiste 2018 And their Networth
We all knew that African music was winning but a recent report by the world famous Forbes Magazine has helped put the amount of winnings they are scooping into perspective. This is the time of year when the financial publication reveals who is making the most money in their respective industries and this year they showed special light to artists on this side of the world.
You won’t be surprised to see some of the biggest names on the continent make the list. Some of Nigerian artistes, the likes of Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido and they have made the earnings to back it all up.
1. AKON (SENEGAL)
Singer, songwriter and producer Akon born as Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam in St. Louis, Missouri, on April sixteen, 1973, to African parents. His family returned to Dakar, Senegal, in West Africa, when Akon was younger and lived there until he was seven years old, when they moved to the United States. Akon’s mother, Kine Thiam, is a dancer; the father of his, Mor Thiam, is a popular jazz percussionist. Because of the influence of theirs, Akon heard and enjoyed music from an earlier age.
Akon has more than thirty five million albums sold worldwide. He’s won numerous awards including 5 Grammy Award nominations and also has forty five Billboard Hot hundred songs under the belt of his. He tops the list according to Forbes Africa. Akon’s networth is currently estimated at Eighty Million United States dollars ($80m).
2. BLACK COFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)
Black Cofee majored in Jazz Studies at Technikon Natal now Durban Faculty of Technology before functioning as a backup singer for Madala Kunene together with then schoolmates: Mnqobi Mdabe (Shota) and Thandukwazi Sikhosana (Demor). Black Coffee, Demor and Shota later formed an Afro pop trio identified as SHANA (Simply Hot and Naturally African) that had been signed to Melt 2000, now headed by Robert Trunz. Black Coffee was selected as among 2 South African individuals in the Red Bull Music Academy in 2003, jump starting him into the South African dance music scene. The first big break of his was when his song “Happiness” was showcased on the DJs at work album.
The multi-award-winning artist’s real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He came into this world in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu Natal (KZN) and raised in the Eastern Cape province, in which Nelson Mandela hailed from, before going to KZN to learn music. Black coffee makes the second position of the top richest musicians in Africa 2018 and his current estimated networth is Sixty Million USD ($60m).
3. HUGH MASEKELA (SOUTH AFRICA)
At the conclusion of 1959, Dollar Brand (later identified as Abdullah Ibrahim), Kippie Moeketsi, Makhaya Ntshoko, Hugh and johnny Gertze formed the Jazz Epistles, the very first African jazz class to capture an LP. They conducted to record breaking audiences in Johannesburg and Cape Town through late 1959 to early 1960.
Sticking to the twenty one March 1960 Sharpeville massacre – where sixty nine protestors have been shot dead in Sharpeville, and the South African government banned gatherings of 10 or maybe more individuals – and also the improved brutality of the Apartheid state, the nation was left by Masekela. He was aided by International friends and trevor Huddleston like Yehudi Menuhin and John Dankworth, who received him admitted into London’s Guildhall School of Music in 1960. During that time, Masekela gone to the United States, where he was befriended by Harry Belafonte. After securing a scholarship back in London, he relocated to the United States to attend the Manhattan School of Music in New York city, where he studied classical trumpet from 1960 to 1964. In 1964.
Hugh born and breath in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He’s introduced over forty three albums and also done with Marvin Gaye, Paul Simon, Fela Kuti, The Byrds, Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba. Hugh Masekela is no doubt in the 3th position of top richest musicians in Africa 2018.