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Forbes Africa name top 10 richest musicians

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CONSIDERED BY most in the commercial and consume world as the authority on all things money, Forbes has highlighted the fiscal achievements of African artists, producers and music moguls in its May Forbes Africa magazine.

As with other industries, Forbes ranked the wealth of those included in this particular list using a number of factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence and more.

The top 10 richest African musicians according to Forbes:

1. Akon, from Senegal

2. Black Coffee, from South Africa

3. Hugh Masekela, from South Africa

5. Tinashe, from Zimbabwe


ICONIC: Forbes Africa's latest cover (photo credit: @forbesafrica via Twitter)

6. Jidenna, from Nigeria

7. Wizkid, from Nigeria

8. Davido, from Nigeria

9. Sarkodie, from Ghana

10. Oliver Mtukudzi, from Zimbabwe

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