Africa’s biggest and richest celebrities

African Music has evolved over the years. Just like the continent itself, the citizens and countries therein, the average African music has seen some degree of westernization coupled with the fact that some of the African songs came with a captivating African dance moves to help popularize the songs. The original background of jams and sounds from the African perspective often makes a perfect blend with the western pop kind of music creating a powerful party beat that is more than compelling to dance to. There are a few Africa musicians who have acquired a great deal of wealth by appealing to the average African’s sense of good music. They have become so popular with what they know how to do best; you practically have to put down a ton of cash to invite them to grace your occasion. Internationally, they are fast becoming sought after names in the music and entertainment industry making Africa proud. Answers Africa brings you the top wealthiest African Musicians.

 

  1. Manu Dibango

Africas biggest and richest celebrities Manu Dibango 300x130 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesAfrican music legend, Manu Dibango is arguably the most successful and richest African musician. The Cameroon-born musician wealth and success comes from concerts, record sales and other investments.

 

  1. Youssou N’dour

Africas biggest and richest celebrities Youssou N%E2%80%99dour 300x140 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesAfrica’s most electrifying entertainer. This talented percussionist, composer, song writer, entrepreneur, actor and politician is from Senegal. He is the second richest musician in Africa. Arguably Africa’s most electrifying and mesmerizing musician of all time. He is the owner of the biggest media house in Senegal, the Grammy-award winner owns a Nightclub, a record label and a Television station.

 

 

  1. Koffi Olomide

105 17 300x159 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesBorn in 1956, this Congolese singer, dancer, producer and composer is immensely popular in Africa. He charges up to 100,000 Euros per show. Although his exact net worth is unknown, Koffi Olomide has been very successful in the music industry. He earned his first degree in Business Economics and a Masters Degree in mathematics from the University of Paris. He has released over 30 albums during the course of his career which have sold millions across the world. He reportedly bought a house in Atlanta, US. He is married and has seven children.

 

  1. P-Square

Africas biggest and richest celebrities Psquare 300x134 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesPopularly known as P-Square, Peter and Paul are twins from Nigeria. These R&B musicians earn more than $150,000 per show. They produce and release their music albums through Square Records.

 

  1. D’banj

Africas biggest and richest celebrities DBanj 300x134 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesThis Nigerian singer, songwriter and harmonica player has many awards to his credit. His uptempo dance fusion of Afro-Beats and electronic dance music “Oliver Twist” is immensely popular. Has sold more than four million albums worldwide and signed with Kanye West’s record label

 

  1. Salif Keita

Africas biggest and richest celebrities Salif Keita 300x132 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesThis Afro-pop singer and song writer deserves the title “Golden Voice of Africa”. He is a citizen of Mali. Born in 1949, Salif Keita is a direct descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire Sundiata Keita. According to many people who have interacted with him, he is humble and a wonderful human being. He has a private island in France.

 

  1. Fally Ipupa

Africas biggest and richest celebrities Fally Ipupa 300x140 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesThis Congolese singer and songwriter released his first album “Droit Chemin” in 2006. He has many awards to his credit. He has modernized the Lingala music. He also makes money by endorsing brands and performing at shows.

 

  1. 2Face Idibia

Africas biggest and richest celebrities 2face Idibia 300x140 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesPopularly known as 2Face Idibia, Innocent Ujah Idibia was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. He is a popular singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He has five albums and many awards to his credit. He is a successful entrepreneur with investments in real estate in Nigeria. He also owns a night club. He charges between $50,000 and $80,000 per show.

 

  1. Hugh Masekela

Africas biggest and richest celebrities Hugh Masekela 300x139 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesThis South African singer, composer, flugelhornist, cornetist and trumpeter is an immensely talented Jazz artist. He was nominated for Grammy Award in the “Best Contemporary Pop Performance – Instrumental” category in 1968.

 

 

  1. Banky W

Africas biggest and richest celebrities Banky W 300x145 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesThis Nigerian R&B musician is regarded by many as the “King of African R&B”. He was born in the US and grew up in Lagos. He began singing in church at an early age and won many music competitions during his student years. He also makes money through endorsements. Banky W is a musician with a heart. He is involved in many philanthropic activities.

 

  1. Jose Chameleone

Africas biggest and richest celebrities Jose Chameleone 300x147 Africa’s biggest and richest celebritiesThis popular Ugandan reggae musician sings mostly in Luganda, English and Swahili. His music is a perfect blend of Ugandan folk music, Central African Rumba and zouk on a background of reggae. He is also known for his collection of cars. Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes Benz ML 200 super customer convertible and Premio are among his priced possessions.

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