CHART: TOP 10 RICHEST RAPPERS IN AFRICA!
Ever wondered who the richest rapper in Africa 2019 was? Well, we’ve got you covered. Hip-hop being the most competitive genre in the world, there is no doubt Africa has a place in the Hip Hop community.
We bring you the Top 10 richest rappers in Africa currently. We should warn you though, you might not find your favourite emcee ranked as one of Forbes Top richest rappers in Africa.
Without wasting much time, these are the Top 10 richest rappers in Africa:
Ycee is a Nigerian rapper, afro-pop hip-hop artiste and song writer. The superstar started his music career in 2012 as an underground rapper prior to his music contract with Tinny Entertainment. His hit song ‘Condo’ was nominated best collaboration of the year and best music video of the year categories at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards. Forbes estimated Ycee’s net worth to be around 1.5 million dollars making him the 10th richest rapper in Africa.
- CASSPER NYOVEST
With an estimated net worth of about 3 million dollars. Cassper Nyovest is a rapper and producer from South Africa. He started his musical career in a group called Childhood gangster at the age of 13. In 2014, his solo career was opened with a debut album called ‘Tsholofelo’. He was discovered by late rapper HHP while performing. His music has since attracted much attention and his singles are placed on the top of various music charts. Speaking about his net worth, he has been known in his fortune from his music and concert sales. He also founded his own record label called ‘Family Tree’ in 2014. Cassper has endorsements with KFC, Ciroc, Nike, Castle Lite, Samsung and Coca-Cola.
- ICE PRINCE
Panshak Zamani popularly known by is stage name “Ice Prince” is a famous Nigerian hip-hop recording artist, actor and model. He has been described as one of the greatest rappers in Africa by several media organisations. He is a gifted skilful creative and talented rapper. Forbes his estimated net worth to be around 4 million dollars.
Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, has an estimated net worth of about 4.1 million dollars. You might be wondering what Falz is doing on this list but as of the last 3 years, he was an upcoming rapper, today Falz is ranked 7th richest rapper in Africa. He is not just a rapper, but a singer, actor and comedian. He featured in the popular series, Jenifa’s Diaries.
- DIE ANTWOORD
Die Antwoord is a South African hip-hop group formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group is composed of rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser, a male/female duo, and producer god. Their image and style revolves around the South African counterculture movement known as “zef”, which is greatly exemplified in their music videos. In 2011, they founded a music label called Zef Records, after signing with Interscope Records. Their net worth is now 5 million dollars which puts them 6th on our ranking.
With a net worth of 7 million dollars, Micheal Owusu Addo, also known as Sarkodie is a Ghanaian Hiphop artist and business man. Sarkodie is undoubtedly the fast rapper in Africa. The multiple award winner is also a producer and songwriter. He has his own clothing line called ‘Sark by Yas’. He was unveiled in 2012 as Brand ambassador for Samsung Electronics and currently in partnership with Tigo Communications Ghana, a brand that sponsored the 2013 Rapperholic tour.
- MI ABAGA
MI was once the richest rapper in Africa. He is a record label boss and one of the fastest rappers in Africa. M.I is not just a rapper but a producer, songwriter and a business man. He’s got a large number of awards including MTV Africa music awards in 2009. In 2012, he was appointed United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Forbes estimated M. I’s net worth to be about 8 million dollars.
Chibuzor Nelson Azubike, better known by his stage name, Phyno, is the 3rd richest rapper in Africa. He’s the best Igbo rapper in Africa. One thing that makes him standout from the rest are his punchlines. Now, he’s not just a rapper but also a producer, singer and songwriter. His current net worth is estimated 10 million dollars making him the 3rd richest rapper in Africa.
With an estimated net worth of about 11 million dollars. Olamide is one of the best rappers in Africa. He raps mostly in Yoruba language. Olamide has released 7 albums. He was the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Ciroc. He is a record label boss and the CEO of digital TV channel, Voice Of The Street.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, songwriter, record producer, singer and entrepreneur. His debut album ‘Alter Ego’ was released in 2011 which won various awards including the Best Hip-Hop Album in the 2011 Metro FM Music Awards. AKA is one of the hardest working rappers in Africa and also the number 1 richest rapper in Africa with a network of 12 million dollar