Davido, DonJazzy, Wizkid, make Forbes list of richest music stars of African descent, 2018

Davido, DonJazzy, Wizkid, make Forbes list of richest music stars of African descent, 2018

Renowned magazine, Forbes has named top ten richest musicians of African descent for the year 2018 and their net worth. These popular artistes span fr

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Renowned magazine, Forbes has named top ten richest musicians of African descent for the year 2018 and their net worth. These popular artistes span from various countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and other countries where the music industries are active and booming.

Those who made the top ten list of richest musicians of African descent for 2018 are:

  1. Akon
    Akon has over 35 million albums sold worldwide and also a popular musician in Africa and also in the world.
  2. Black Coffee
    The multi-award-winning artist’s real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo.
  3. Hugh Masekela
    Hugh was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He has released more than 43 albums and performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba.
  4. Don Jazzy
    Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest musician in Africa and also first in Nigeria.
  5. Tinashe
    Tinashe was a child model by the age of three. The twenty-four-year-old sang before she could talk and made her first appearance in 2000 in the film Cora Unashamed.
  6. Jidenna
    By the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer.
  7. Wizkid
    Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music.
  8. Davido
    Davido is a popular Nigerian artist and who achieved celebrity status in just five years. He said it was people like P-Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible.
  9. Sarkodie
    Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched.
  10. Oliver Mtukudzi
    Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.