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Top Richest Rappers In Africa



By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

Africa, the world’s most populous black continent, has produced various musical talents, from rappers to exceptional vocalists and artists.

Some people have amassed enormous wealth due to their abilities, making them the wealthiest among their peers, while others are still working to accumulate wealth.

5. Sarkodie – $7 Million

Sarkodie is a Ghanaian rapper and businessman. Even though Afrobeat reigns supreme in West Africa’s music scene, the rapper has defied all expectations to become a significant entertainment attraction in the region.

Sarkodie is well-known for his Twi rapping and is regarded as a “multifaceted rapper” due to his diverse musical influences. He has won numerous awards throughout his career, making him one of the most decorated musicians on the continent.

Sarkodie is one of Africa’s wealthiest rappers and a brilliant rapper with a net worth estimated at $7 million.

4. M.I Abaga – $8 Million 

Jude Abaga, also known as M.I Abaga, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, and producer. He was the CEO of Chocolate City from June 2015 to June 2019. 

Mr Incredible Abaga, also known as the “Nigerian King of Rap,” rose to prominence in 2006 and is best known for his debut album “Talk About It” (2008).

He is one of the most successful rappers in Africa. He has been named the best African rapper on numerous occasions. He won Best Hip Hop and New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards. He is one of Africa’s wealthiest rappers, with an estimated net worth of $8 million.

3. Phyno – $10 Million

Nelson Azubuike, better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He also raps in Pidgin English. In 2003, he began recording music. After establishing a large fan base in his home country, the artist rose to prominence in Europe in 2014.

Phyno is one of the few African rappers who regularly incorporates African dialects into his songs. For example, his most famous song, “Fada Fada with Olamide,” is entirely in Igbo.

He is a one-of-a-kind rap artist due to his use of language. His net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

2. Olamide – $11 Million 

Olamide is a Nigerian hip-hop artist. He primarily records in his native language, Yoruba. He is a top rapper in Nigeria. Rapsodi was the rapper’s debut album, released in 2011, followed by a second under the YBNL Nation label imprint in 2012.

Olamide made history in Nigeria by becoming the first singer to sign a sponsorship agreement with Ciroc. In 2015, he received the Headies for Best Street-Hop Artist, Best Rap Artist of the Year, and Artist of the Year. He is one of Africa’s wealthiest rappers with a net worth of $11 million.

1. AKA – $12 Million

Kiernan Jarry Forbes, better known by his stage name AKA, is a South African rapper. At the 7th annual Channel O Music Video Awards in 2011, his song “Victory Lap” catapulted him to fame, winning the Channel O’s Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video award.

He is well-known both within and outside of South Africa as a musician. His rhythmic rap technique has won him thousands of fans. AKA has won numerous musical awards, including “Best Male Artist of the Year,” among others.

He is Africa’s wealthiest rapper, with a net worth of $12 million.


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