Forbes Africa has released its list of Richest African musicians.

Akon held firm at the #1 spot of the richest African musicians, he has over 35 million albums sold worldwide, won numerous awards including five Grammy Award nominations and has 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt.

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Following not to far behind is, Nigerian’s very own Wiz Kid at a whopping #7 and then followed by DMW CEO and Founder Davido at #8

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The list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence and others. Nigerian artistes, Don Jazzy, Wizkid and Davido, are among the top ten richest African musicians.

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