The Richest Musician In Africa Right Now is Youssou N’Dor with a Net Worth Of Over $145 million. Music is one of the popular entertainments enjoyed by almost every individual across the world. music artists are loved because of their lyrical and musical skill which appeals to many persons who become their fans and followers. Interestingly, many musicians have made fortune from music which makes them afford and live a luxurious life. Therefore, we have decided to limit our discussion to the Richest Musicians in Africa 2021 who are among the Top 50 Richest Musicians in Africa.


Music has gone beyond entertainment but becomes a source of livelihood for many. Africa’s music industry is very lucrative with numerous music artists enjoying not just the fame that comes with it but also the wealth they enjoy. Among the many African music artists, we have compiled the 23 richest African musicians for 2021 as highlighted below.

Top 23 Wealthiest Artists In Africa.

  1. Youssou N’Dor (Net Worth: $145 Million).
  2. Akon (Net Worth: $80 Million).
  3. Black Coffee (Net Worth: $60 Million).
  4. Davido (Net Worth: $40 Million).
  5. Wizkid (Net Worth: $30 Million).
  6. Don Jazzy (Net Worth: $17.5 Million).
  7. Burnaboy (Net Worth: $17 Million).
  8. 2Face (Net Worth: $16.5 Million).
  9. Rudeboy  (Net Worth: $16 Million).
  10. Timaya (Net Worth: $12 Million).
  11. P-Square (Net Worth: $11 Million).
  12. D Banj (Net Worth: $10 Million).
  13. Sarkodie (Net Worth: $9 Million).
  14. Tinashe (Net Worth: $8.5 Million).
  15. Diamond Platnumz (Net Worth: $8 Million).
  16. Hugh Masekela (Net Worth: $7.5 Million).
  17. Jidenna (Net Worth: $7 Million).
  18. Koffi Olomide (Net Worth: $6.5 Million).
  19. Salif Keita (Net Worth: $6 Million).
  20. Fally Ipupa (Net Worth: $5 Million).
  21. Banky W (Net Worth: $4 Million).
  22. Jose Chameleon (Net Worth: $3 Million).
  23. Oliver Mtukudzi (Net Worth: $2.5 Million).

There you have the list of the top 23 Richest Musicians in Africa 2021 and further provided more information about each musician below.

Top 10 African Richest Hip Hop Artists.

#1 Youssou N’Dor- Net Worth: $145 Million.

  • Country: Senegal.
Youssou N'Dor the Richest Musician In Africa
Youssou N’Dor the Richest Musician In Africa

Opening the ranking is a Senegalese with the name Youssou N’Dor, a veteran singer who is also considered to be Senegalese most famous living singer. Youssou is said to be the originator of the Mbalax music style and is rated among the successful singers in the world. He was not limited to music alone but also featured in the movie Amazing Grace in 2006 and was a one-time minister of Tourism for Senegal.

#2. Akon- Net Worth: $80 million.

  • Country: Senegal.
Akon second richest African Musicians
Akon second richest African Musicians

The second musician on our list of Richest Musicians in Africa 2021 is none other but Akon who has consistently ranked on this list for a very long time. The music artist, songwriter, and record producer have produced several albums to his name some of which are rated among the top 100 hot billboard songs. Akon also earns from endorsement deals aside from album sales and has won several awards as well.


Recently, this veteran singer commences a project he called Akon City, a city that is planned to live at the expense of its own, having its own currency, electricity and any occupant of this city will have everything running without the need for it external help. This is one of the dreams Akon is planning to actualize before the end of 2050.

#3. Black Coffee- Net Worth: $60 Million.

  • Country: South Africa.
Black Coffee one of the richest Artists in Africa
Black Coffee is one of the richest Artists in Africa

Black Coffee has built for himself a reputation in South Africa and Africa at large revered as a legendary musician. Black Coffee is not just a music artist but a DJ, record producer who owns Soulistic Music Record Label, his record label. Music has been the main contributor to his wealth which earned him the third spot on our ranking.

#4. Davido- Net Worth: $40 Million.

  • Country: Nigeria.
DAVIDO is one of the richest Artists in Nigeria
DAVIDO is one of the richest Artists in Nigeria

David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido is also one of the rich music artists in Africa. The pop star music artist became prominent in the Nigerian music industry with his hit single “Dami Duro” in 2011 and has since then become unstoppable having gone on to amass a huge fortune through music and won numerous awards both locally and internationally. Also, this songwriter and record producer is the owner of DMW Record.

He is an ambassador to many brands in Africa, he has also won different awards outside Nigeria to Africa shore at large. Davido has also featured different international Artists, perform at international events, and many more.

#5. Wizkid Net worth: $30 million.

  • Country: Nigeria.

Wizkid who goes by the name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is another Nigerian musician on the list currently doing well both musically and financially coming in at the 5th spot on our list and also among the Top 50 Richest Musician in Africa. Wizkid’s music career dates back to when he was in his church choir at age 11 but came to the limelight in 2009 when he released the hit single “Holla at Your Boy”. He has since then released several other singles and albums through which the talented music artist has made a fortune for himself.


He is an ambassador to many brands in Africa, he has also won different awards outside Nigeria to Africa shore at large. Davido has also featured different international Artists, perform at international events, and many more.

#6. Don Jazzy- Net worth: $17.5 million.

  • Country: Nigeria.

Don Jazzy is more of a songwriter, recording producer than a singer however, he is not left out among the richest musicians in Africa. He is the CEO of Marvin Records which houses numerous talented artists including Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Di’ja among others. He has won several awards most of which fall under the Best Producer of the Year category. More so, he has worked with numerous famous artists both international and local.

#7. BurnaBoyNet worth: $17 million.

  • Country: Nigeria.

Burnaboy fondly known as Oluwaburna is one of the fastest-growing Nigerian musicians whose music is inspirational and has cut across the shore of Africa to the entire world. he recently bagged another Grammy award for himself making him be on the list of Nigerian Hip Hop Artists who has Grammy Awards.

He rose from dust to fame quickly when he dropped his album pattern in Fela Anikulapo style. He is said to be the current hottest hip-hop artist in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. be rest assured to find him on the top list if he is consistent with the current speed.

#8. TuFace Idibia (2baba)Net worth: $16.5 million.

  • Country: Nigeria.

2Face is one of the most respected and loved artists in and around Africa. Also, he is one of the music artists who has for over one decade remained consistent in the music industry. Tuface came to the limelight with his hit single “African Queen” which was widely listen to by millions of fans within and outside Nigeria. The sensational singer is also a CEO who owns his record label “Hypertek Digital Entertainment”.


#9. Rudeboy (Paul Okoye) Net worth: $16 million.

  • Country: Nigeria.

We all know the Psquares back then when the duo runs things together, however, after the music Giants from Africa went their separate ways, Paul Okoye known as Rudeboy rose back and came the 9th on the list of Richest African Musicians.

He is known to be the dancer who dances like Micheal Jackson, he is a singer and he seldomly acts.

#10. TimayaNet worth: $12 million.

  • Country: Nigeria.

The Egberi papa 1 of Bayelsa is the 10 Richest Artist in Africa on this list. he is known to have risen from dust to fame, he has a humble background and this has helped Timaya keep the grind to stay afloat in this music game.

He has sung across Africa, release several heart-tickling albums, won several awards for himself and his record label.

#11. Peter OkoyeNet worth: $11 million.

  • Country: Nigeria.

P Square comprises the twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye who have been at the top tier of Nigerian and African music entertainment for over a decade now. The duo has released several albums which have fetched them quite a huge fortune. They also blend their music with dance steps which makes them unique and attract fans within and outside Nigeria. P-Square has worked and collaborated with famous local and international music artists. However, both departed due to a rift between them and since then been doing great things together.

#12. D BanjNet worth: $10 million.

  • Country: Nigeria.

D’banj popularly referred to as the Koko Master is a singer and a songwriter who has made a name as well as a fortune for himself in the music industry. He and Don Jazzy co-joined to establish Mohit Record Label but the duo later departs and went their separate ways. Dbanj album has sold over 4 million copies and still selling high to date. He also earns money through endorsement deals of popular brands.

#13. SarkodieNet worth: $9 million.

  • Country: Ghana.

Ghana is home to our next rich musician and that is Sarkodie who is famous in Ghana and Africa at large and consistently ranked among the Top 50 Richest Musicians in Africa. As far as Ghana’s contemporary music is concerned, Sarkodie has contributed immensely and he is revered and tagged as a legendary music artist in the country who also has a continental presence in Africa. He is not restricted to singing alone but also a songwriter, entrepreneur, record producer, and philanthropist who has immensely contributed to the welfare of many children in Ghana.

#14. TinasheNet worth: $8.5 million.

  • Country: Zimbabwe/USA.

Taking us further is Tinashe, the only female on our list who also cannot be ignored as she has made a fortune through music. She is revered and rated among the outstanding female singers in Africa having started her music career since she was young. Her sonorous voice is a valuable asset that often sweeps her fans off their feet. Aside from music, she also serves as an ambassador for many brands which also contributes to her wealth.

#15. Diamond PlatnumzNet worth: $8 million.

  • Country: Tanzania.

Diamond Platnumz is a proficient singer, songwriter, actor, businessman, and entrepreneur who has made a huge fortune in the music industry within a short span of being in industry. The singer is rated the richest musician in East Africa but rated the eighth richest in Africa.

#16. Hugh MasekelaNet worth: $7.5 million.

  • Country: South Africa.

Hugh Masekela is a veteran South African musician who has been dubbed as the father of South African Jazz. He remains relevant even in the modern music industry. Masekela excels in the music industry been a trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer, and songwriter. He has made quite a fortune for himself earning him a spot on our list having released over 60 albums which have won him numerous awards.


#17. JidennaNet worth: $7 million.

  • Country: Nigeria/American.

Jidenna takes us back to Nigeria coming in at the 17th spot on our list. Contemporary music is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer who is currently with Jannelle Monae’s Wondaland Record. Jidenna is at the top gear of his music career having been nominated for several awards.

#18. Koffi OlomideNet worth: $6.5 million.

  • Country: Congo.

Koffi Olomide is also one of the consistently ranked among the legendary musicians who come out of Congo. He is also regarded as an excellent songwriter, dancer, and record producer who has made a fortune out of music that he has consistently been ranked among the Top 50 Richest Musicians in Africa. The Congolese music veteran has scooped several awards as a recognition of his creativity and contribution to the music industry.

#19. Salif KeitaNet worth: $6 million.

  • Country: Mali.

We have yet another veteran musician on our list and this time it is Salif Keita from Mali. The musician s highly regarded in Mali and Africa at large known majorly as a pop and Afro singer. The legendary music artist is believed to have ever sung some of the best and unforgettable Malian songs.

#20. Fally IpupaNet worth: $5 million.

  • Country: Congo.

Fally Ipupa is another well-recognized Congolese singer and songwriter in the African continent. The music artist is celebrated for making the Lingala music into a contemporary genre. Fally Ipupa was once in the Quartier Latin International, a music band formed by Koffi Olomide before finally standing alone. Fally Ipupa also serves as endorsement deals for mega-companies.

#21. Banky W. Net worth: $4 million.

  • Country: Nigeria.

Banky W takes us back to Nigeria, known as a songwriter, actor, and singer rated as one of the best R&B music artists in Africa. Banky W fame spread across Africa and beyond and he has featured with several famous artists both locally and internationally. However, the music artist enjoys huge endorsement deals with mega-companies and has well expanded his tentacles into politics. He has also featured in several movies which made hits including “Up North” and “Wedding Party”.

#22. Jose ChameleonNet worth: $3 million.

  • Country: Uganda.

Jose Chameleon is a popular Uganda AfroBeat musician and one of the highly ranked musicians in the country also ranking among the Top 50 Richest Musicians in Africa with a wealth of around 1 million dollars. The music artist is famous for his unique music style which he sings in Swahili, English, and Luganda languages. Jos Chameleon also lives a luxurious life owning a mansion in Kampala and a garage full of cars.

#23. Oliver MtukudziNet worth: $2.5 million.

  • Country: Zimbabwe.

We have on our list at the last spot a Zimbabwe veteran musician popularly known as Oliver Mtukudzi, a renowned singer, songwriter, and philanthropist. He is famous for his unique cultural music which interprets Zimbabwe and the African lifestyle. He has many albums to his name and won several awards as well.

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Conclusion on the Richest Musicians in Africa.

This list is dynamic and it changes from time to time that is why you may not find some of your anticipated music artists on the Richest Musicians in Africa 2021 because someone who is on this ranking today may not tomorrow. More so, from the list, you can see that the majority of music artists on this list are Nigerians which means that Nigeria produced the highest number of richest music artists in the continent.

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