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Top 10 Richest musicians in West and Central Africa 2018

ByJuma Chai

Nov 2, 2018

West Africa is a haven of talent; raw talent, especially in the music industry. We can all place a bet on that. However, not everyone in the music industry is rich. Despite this, there is a good number of people who are living a fortune off music in West Africa. Let’s dive in; shall we see the richest musicians in west Africa? you


Banky W

His real name is Olubankole Wellington. The 27 year old R&B star hails from Nigeria. He owns a record label called Empire Mates Entertainment. Apart from his music (which does so well by the way), he gets huge brand deals for instance Samsung which enabke him to bag a huge amount of money. Banky W’s networth is estimated to be around $9 million.


Koffi Olomide

Koffi Olomide is a Congolese musician that has mastered the art of music as a whole. He not only pays attention to his voice but also his stage presence and performance as well. If you attend his concert, you will be amazed by the background vocalists, the instrumentalists and the orchestra in general. He gets to do a number of shows every now and then, explaining why money is not a problem to him.



He is the son to one of the richest businessmen in Nigeria. However, the ‘IF’ hitmaker insists that his success is self made. He has been able to do a number of collaborations both locally and international hence making him cast his nets far and wide. Davido’s networth is spproximated to be $16 million.



He rose to fame after releasing ‘Aye’. He owns a recording label known as Starboy Entertainment. Apart from winning awards and gracing concerts both locally and abroad, Wizkid has been able to do brand deals such as Pepsi. His networth is said to be $20 million.


Don Jazzy

Michael Collins Ajereh, the owner of Mavins Record is both an artiste and a producer. His relocation to Britain aided his career and he has been able to perfect his art and skill over time. His networth is $35 million.


Fally Ipupa

This Congolese musician is well known for his Lingala music with a touch of the contemporary world. That alone has set the bar too high for other artistes. He gets to travel far and wide to perform in concerts.

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Innocent Ujah Idibia is a Nigerian artiste that owns Hypertek Digital Entertainment, a record label in Nigeria. Despite his age, the hip-hop music star has been able to produce hit after hit over the years, keeping him relevant in the music industry. He has also invested heavily in real estate and that explains why his finances are overflowing.


Salif Keita

He is a Malian singer and songwriter who has found his safe space in pop music with a touch of Afro. Since his genre is quite unique, his musical style is loved by many, enabling him to grace and ace performances in concerts.


D’banj the koko Master

Koko Master, as he is commonly known as, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and harmonica player. How cool is that? He maintains a record label known as Kanye West’s Good Music that enables him to perfect his art. His music does so well to an extent that he always has sold out concerts. His brand delas also make him a lot of cash.



Despite his moving to the US, he still remains to be a native of Nigeria. The classic man has been able to curate his own style and sense of music that is undeniably beautiful and unprecedented. He gets to make a lot of money through concerts.

Juma Chai

A writer dedicated to providing the world with the best insights into Africa.

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