Forbes List Of Top 10 Wealthy African Artistes

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By Alphonsus E.W

Dbanj, Tuface, Don Jazzy

Recently, Forbes, a leading source for financial information, in conjunction with Channel O, the premier music channel, reportedly released a list of 2013 Top 10 Most Bankable/Richest Musicians in Africa, with Nigerian artistes clinching seven spots.

Forbes used factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence, etc, to compile its list.

Nigeria’s multi-talented musician, Don Jazzy, emerged the richest musician in Nigeria and number two in Africa, coming behind Akon, the Senegalese-American R&B/hip hop musician.

Here is the full list below;

Name

Nationality

Profile

1. Akon

Senegal

Founder of Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution; promoter of other African artistes such as P-Square, Wizkid and Davido.

 

2. Don Jazzy

Nigeria

CEO Mavin Records; MTN, Samsung and Loya Milk endorsements; Production credits for D’Banj, Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay-Z’s albums.

 

3. P-Square

Nigeria

Owners of Square Records; signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label; record distribution deal with Universal Music, South Africa; they have recorded sold out concerts and have been presidential guests in at least 5 African countries. They own private jets.

 

4. D’Banj

Nigeria

CEO of DB Records; G.O.O.D Music artiste, Def Jam, Mercury and Sony Entertainment deals.

 

5. Wizkid

Nigeria

CEO of Starboy Label; EME artiste; the highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa; ambassador of MTN.

6. Tuface Idibia

Nigeria

Recorded 10 million CD sales; 7 million digital sales; UN Ambassador For Youth And Peace; Associated with Guinness, Haven Homes, Airtel Worldwide; a philanthropist –Tuface Idibia Foundation

 

     7. Anselmo Ralph

Angola

Samsung and Coca Cola ambassador; Owner of perfume line; Clothing Label; Multimillion dollar Tour bus company; Sony Music Africa deal

 

8. Sarkodie

Ghana

Rapper; Ghana’s youth ambassador; Sark Clothing line; Samsung and Fan Milk Ghana ambassador.

 

 

9. Ice Prince

Nigeria

Recorded six million downloads; owner of 2 Studios, a member of One Foundation and Plug n Play ambassador; Zamani foundation.

 

10. Banky W

Nigeria

Co-owner of EME Record Label; Samsung ambassador; Philanthropist.

 

Recently, Forbes, a leading source for financial information, in conjunction with Channel O, a music channel, reportedly released a rating list of 2013 Top 10 Most Bankable/Richest Musicians in Africa, with Nigerian artistes clinching seven spots.

Forbes used factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence, etc, to compile its list.

Nigeria’s multi-talented musician, Don Jazzy, emerged the richest musician in Nigeria and number two in Africa, coming behind Akon, the Senegalese-American R&B/hip hop musician.

Here is the full list below;

Name

Nationality

Profile

Akon

Senegal

Founder of Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution; promoter of other African artistes such as P-Square, Wizkid and Davido.

 

Don Jazzy

Nigeria

CEO Mavin Records; MTN, Samsung and Loya Milk endorsements; Production credits for D’Banj, Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay-Z’s albums.

 

P-Square

Nigeria

Owners of Square Records; signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label; record distribution deal with Universal Music, South Africa; they have recorded sold out concerts and have been presidential guests in at least 5 African countries. They own private jets.

 

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