Richest musicians: Few hours ago, the internet of African people living in Africa and diaspora went agog as, American business magazine, Forbes puts together the richest musicians in Africa for the year 2017. The list was put together based on the following criteria; net worth, endorsement deals, album sales, awards, investment, social media influence, just to mention a few.. See the top ten list below!!
1. AKON, AMERICA-SENEGAL
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.
2. BLACK COFFEE, SOUTH AFRICA
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.