The famous American magazine, Forbes, unveiled its annual ranking of the richest African artistes. A ranking dominated by Senegalese icon, Youssou Ndour. No Cameroonian artiste is in the top 20.

Long reduced to two or three, the list of the richest African artistes has grown considerably over the past decade. More and more of them are ranking at about the same level as their counterparts around the world. Their luxury homes, cars and lifestyle speak volumes.

The Forbes 2020-2021 ranking unveiled the top 20 of these celebrities, who are the pride of the black continent. On the front line, we find the icon of Senegalese music, Youssou Ndour. A great voice in African music, the former minister has an estimated fortune of between $ 145 million and $ 150 million.

With an estimated value of $ 80 million, Akon is second in the list of richest musicians. The American star is both a producer and songwriter, with decades of experience in the music industry.

South African Black Coffee completes the podium with an estimated income of $ 62 million. In the rest of the ranking, we find Don Jazzy (34 million), Davido (26 million), Wizkid (21 million), Rudeboy (16.5 million) and M.P (15.5 million). Despite the emergence of several of its artists, Benin has no representative in this ranking.

Here are the 20 richest musicians in Africa in 2021
1-Youssu N’dour $ 145 million (Senegal)

2-Akon $ 80 million (Senegal)

3-Black coffee $ 60 million (South Africa)

4-Wizkid $ 21 million (Nigeria)

5-Davido $ 20 million (Nigeria)

6-Don Jazzy $ 18 million (Nigeria)

7-Burnaboy $ 17 million (Nigeria)

8-2Baba $ 16.5 million (Nigeria)

9-Rudeboy $ 16 million (Nigeria)

10-Timaya $ 12 million (Nigeria)

11-Olamide $ 12 million (Nigeria)

12-Phyno $ 11 million (Nigeria)

13-Dbanj $ 11 million (Nigeria)

14-MR P $ 11 million (Nigeria)

15-Akonthee $ 10 million (Kenya)

16-Sarkodie $ 9 million (Ghana)

17-Banky W $ 9 million (Nigeria)

18-Bobby Wine $ 8 million (Uganda)

19-MI $ 8 million (Nigeria)

20-Jidenna $ 7 million (Nigeria)