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This is a list of the richest musicians in Ghana.
The Ghanaian hip-hop industry is one of the most vibrant and successful in Africa and the world.
The industry has been able to grow so much because of its ability to connect with its audience. The music is often heard on street corners, in nightclubs, and even at school.
Ghanaian hip-hop and entertainment industry have continued to grow in recent years as it’s become more popular among youth all across the country. This is especially true for those living in rural areas who have limited access to media or opportunities for creative expression.
Below is the list of the wealthiest musicians in Ghana today.
Sarkodie is a Ghanaian hip-hop and R&B musician who is one of the richest Ghanaians because he has a net worth of $6.5 million.
Born Kofi Owusu Addo, Sarkodie was born in 1978 in Accra to an upper-middle-class family that was into multiple businesses. He completed his primary education at the Presbyterian Primary School and then proceeded to the Accra Academy for his secondary school education.
Shatta Wale is a Ghanaian musician who is the second richest musician in Ghana. He has made a name for himself in the music industry by being able to capture the attention of many people and making them feel like they are a part of his music. He has done this through lyrics that have an urban feel to them and catchy melodies.
In 2014, Shatta Wale was ranked as one of Africa’s top 10 wealthiest musicians by Forbes magazine, with a net worth of $5 million US dollars. This ranking was due to his lucrative endorsement deals with companies such as MTN Ghana and Guinness Ghana, as well as his own clothing line called ‘Wale Wear’. In 2017, he was also named among the most influential personalities in Nigeria by E-TV’s
Okyeame Kwame is one of the wealthiest Ghanaian musicians and ranked third richest in our list of richest Ghanaian musicians today. He is an award-winning singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and poet. He has had seventeen albums since he started his music career in 2006.
He was born on December 10th 1979 to Yaa Samuel Agyei and Maame Helen Kofi Agyei in Sekondi-Takoradi. Kwame grew up with six siblings: four sisters (Rebecca, Joyce, Selina) and two brothers (Michael and Yusif).
His musical talent started to show when he was studying at the University of Ghana’s Arts Faculty where he met Edem Kodjo who introduced him to music.
In a country where artists are usually bogged down by poverty and other social ills, R2Bees is an exception.
He is one of the Ghanaian musicians on the list of the richest in Ghana. He is not just rich but he also has talent which makes him a versatile performer.
R2Bees is among the few Ghanaian musicians who have had success with their music career in Nigeria as well.
Stonebwoy has been a very consistent musician in Ghana. With a net worth of $6 million, he’s one of the richest on our list.
His success does not only come from his music but also from his multiple business ventures and collaborations with other musicians like Drake.
As an upcoming rapper in the country, his recognition grew rapidly when he collaborated with Sarkodie on “One Corner” which was a hit song. After releasing “One Corner” he was signed to Sarkodie’s label and released his first studio album in 2007 titled ‘Nhyira Aba.’
Stonebwoy has an impressive résumé as an entrepreneur. He is the founder of Stoney Studios, Stonebwoy Productions Company Ltd., and Stone Entertainment Group among others.
Kofi Adjorlolo is a reggae artiste who hails from Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana.
He is widely known for his single “Nana” which has been quite popular and successful, gaining him recognition.
Kofi Adjorlolo was born to a humble family from Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana.
He has had no formal education but he took up music as a career through which he could make money and feed his family.
His first introduction into mainstream music was when he recorded “Nana” with Samini, this song became quite popular and made him famous nationwide.
Adjorlolo’s rise to fame began when he met Samini.
Samini is one of the most successful musicians in Ghana with a net worth of $500,000. Samini is one of Ghana’s best singers and rappers.
Samini was born Samuel Osei Bonsu on July 22nd, 1981 in Tema, Ghana to an English mother and a Ghanaian father. He started his musical career at the age of 12 as a member of rap group called “The Streetsounds”. In 2002 he had his first debut single “Nana Kwame” which was released under Street Sounds Group. His first album was released in 2004 called “Samini The Don”. Since then he has gone on to release numerous albums including: “I Have No Story”, “Tinny Daddy”, “Men Cry Too””
Daddy Lumba is one of the most successful Ghanaian musicians of all time. Lumba was a musician, singer, producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
In 1998 Daddy Lumba had his first major break when he signed to EMI Records to release his album “Daddy Lumba”. That same year he went on tour with Bob Marley’s son Ziggy Marley.
In 2002 Daddy Lumba released a song called “Fanti Girl” which stayed at the top of the charts for a long time.
In 2003 he became one of five African musicians to be honored by Fender guitars in California for his contribution to music in Africa. He also served as an ambassador for Ghana in Nigeria.
Daddy Lumba’s net worth currently stands at around $5m.
Becca is one of the richest Ghanaian musicians and she retains her status as a luxury brand. Her business empire spans music, fashion, movies and TV productions. She is considered to be the most successful musician in Africa and she has been affiliated with some of the best brands in the world.
The year 2018 has been great for Becca’s music career as she emerged not only as one of Ghana’s most popular musicians but also made headlines globally for being nominated for two prestigious awards.
Currently, the musician has a net worth of over $5m.
D-Black has been labeled as the richest Ghanaian musician and possibly the richest black musician in Africa.
D-Black is a gospel hip-hop artist who was born into poverty in Tema, Ghana. His family moved to the United States when he was 10 years old. After moving to the US, D-Black became a rapper with an interest in hip-hop music. He also started his own record company and became a successful entrepreneur by selling audio recording equipment.
In 2005, he released his first studio album called “The Black Album”. He is now worth $4.5 million USD after making this album.
Fuse ODG is one of Ghana’s most rich artists. He released the song Azonto which was a huge success. Currently, Fuse is worth over $5m in net worth.
Over the past years, Fuse ODG has had featured and performed alongside a lot of top artists locally including Ghana and internationally, to name a few are Sean Paul, Itz Tiffany, Wande Coal, Major Lazer, Sarkodie, Nyla, and Dawn ODG. He’s also collaborated with Wyclef on a music project.
In a nutshell…
This list is a collection of the richest musicians in Ghana. It was created with earnings estimation from the past two years which is why you still find some musicians on the list.
How do Ghanaian musicians make money?
There are many mechanisms by which a musician can generate wealth, such as live shows, merchandise sales, sponsorships, endorsements and advertising. This list ranks musicians according to their earnings in one or more categories from the past two years.
None of these rankings are definitive and some will be controversial so please feel free to contribute your own listing via comment below. Think we missed an artist? We’d like to know.