Top 10 richest musicians in Africa, according to Forbes record

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Forbes Magazine, has released a compilation of its
top 10 African richest musicians……..

Forbes Magazine, has released a compilation of its
top 10 African richest musicians for the just
concluded year 2017.

The list was put together using factors such as
endorsement, popularity, show rates, sales, awards,
YouTube views, appearance in newspapers,
investment, social media presence, influence and
others.

See artistes that made it below:

10. OLIVER MTUKUDZI, ZIMBABWE

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Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt,
more than the legendary Michael Jackson and
Whitney Houston. It’s a remarkable career stretching
back 41 years with songs that have enlivened
parties all over the world. He his ranked 10th
richest musician in Africa.

9. SARKODIE, GHANA

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Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground
rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his
former manager, his career was launched. Staying
true to his identity, he is a big advocate of Azonto,
a Ghanaian genre that is said to have been born
out of Kpanlogo, a traditional dance.
His first single off his fourth album, Mewu, sold
almost 4,000 copies on the first day of its release
in Ghana. He was also the first Ghanaian to win a
BET award.

8. DAVIDO, NIGERIA

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Davido has claimed a high status in just five years.
He said it was people like P-Square and D’Banj
who made him believe this was possible. He
became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut
album “Omo Baba Olowo”.

7. WIZKID, NIGERIA

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Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of
African music. Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia
Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, danced to his
songs Ojuelegba and Caro, with Keys posting a
video on her Instagram account with the caption,
“This song makes me happy”. Kylie Jenner also
posted a video of herself dancing to Wizkid’s music
on Snapchat.

6. JIDENNA, NIGERIAN-AMERICAN,

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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. He is
ranked sixth according to Forbes Africa.

5. TINASHE, ZIMBABWE-AMERICAN

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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. Her voice also starred in the
cartoon feature film The Polar Express alongside
Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks.

4. DON JAZZY, NIGERIA

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Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest in Africa and
also first in Nigeria. Like many artists, his real
name is Michael Collins Ajereh, and he started
playing music as a child in church before moving to
the UK to pursue his career.

3. HUGH MASEKELA, SOUTH AFRICA

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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.

2. BLACK COFFEE, SOUTH AFRICA

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The multi-award-winning artist’s real name is
Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He was born in South
Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)
and raised in the Eastern Cape province, where
Nelson Mandela hailed from, before moving back to
KZN to study music.

1. AKON

Akon has over 35 million albums sold worldwide.
He has won numerous awards including five
Grammy Award nominations and has 45 Billboard
Hot 100 songs under his belt. He tops the list
according to Forbes Africa

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