If you ask me, I’d say that it is difficult to understand whether Ghana has a music industry in place or it just has space.
There have been unending criticisms about how unsuccessful one can be in the Ghanaian music space. However, many people have taken the chance given them to amass some volume of wealth for themselves.
This article attempts to list out the top 5 richest musicians in Ghana as it stands now. We hope that the list captures your musical idol.
If you don’t see your idol on the list, you can mention them in the comment box. We’ll love to read your views.
1.SARKODIE (10 Million Dollars)
Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie or Sark is by far one of the top richest musicians in Ghana.
Worth about 10 million dollars, he is arguably the best rapper Africa has known in a very long time. He is also a business tycoon.
With over a decade of experience under his belt, Sarkodie is known to be at the best at rapping in his native language, Twi even when featured on an international song.
Fans claim to love his vibe on a track without having to understand him.
The father of two has won 103 awards out of 184 nominations. And if that isn’t a successful career, then we might as well focus on him being one of the top richest musicians in Ghana.
Who knows? He might as well be on the list of the richest musicians in Africa. Kudos to the ‘Illuminati’ hitmaker.
2.OKYEAME KWAME (7 Million Dollars)
Okyeame Kwame aka the Rap Doctor born Kwame Nsiah-Apau hails from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Being in the industry from 1997 till the present, he is deemed to be worth at least some 7 million dollars.
The songwriter, musician, entrepreneur, and creative director is a family man with two beautiful children.
On his part, the creativity seems to be running through the family… Right from his younger siblings through his children.
For that reason, his adorable kids are almost always in the limelight with him and seem to have been groomed quite well.
The Rap Doctor has bagged many awards in his 24 solid years in the Ghanaian music industry and is recognized as one of the top richest musicians in the Ghanaian entertainment industry.
3. SHATTA WALE (6.2 Million Dollars)
The controversial dancehall artist has also been in the game for quite a while.
Formerly known as Bandana, Shatta Wale did an amazing job by rebranding himself and skyrocketing his musical career.
Although hardworking and hilarious, he is not quite loved by many. He is, however, backed by a very loyal fan base that is appreciative of his “say it as it is” nature.
He is said to be the one to have raised the standards for most musicians in Ghana when it comes to the amounts they should charge per show.
Charles Nii Armah boasts of about 70 awards out of 120 nominations. This man is a pure definition of people’s opinions not being so important.
He is estimated to be worth 6.2 million dollars and is seen as one of the top richest musicians in Ghana.
4.R2BEES (6 Million Dollars)
The name R2Bees simply means “refuse to be broke” which is a manifestation of their hard work as they are one of the top richest musicians in Ghana.
R2Bees is a duo of two cousins who have remained inseparable and active since 2007 till the present.
The duo is made up of Faisal Hakeem and Rashid Mugeez. Their awards plaques include a famous BET award.
The Ghanaian Hip-hop and Afropop Duo are said to be worth an amazing 6 million Dollars.
Indeed, if you’re wondering what nickname to give to yourself or your business, you should find something prophetic just like R2Bees.
5.DADDY LUMBA ( 6 Million Dollars)
Daddy Lumba, passionately known as DL is aged 56 and has about 33 albums to his credit. Having been in the industry for over 30 years, he has a loyal fanbase of the old and younger generations who grew up listening to him.
Daddy Lumba initially started as a gospel artist then got introduced to highlife music by Nana Acheampong and he’s never looked back since.
Born Charles Kojo Fosu, Daddy Lumba is still a household name and is said to be worth at least some 6 million dollars.
He is also one of the top richest musicians in Ghana.
Honestly, the only reason the Ghanaian music industry is almost non-existent is because of the lack of support from Ghanaians.
Ghanaian musicians have gnashed their teeth for a long over the non-existent support in their home country. Most successful Ghanaian musicians have had their success backed by foreign fan bases.
These musicians always compare the Ghanaian support system to the Nigerian’s.
However, it looks as if some people are still quietly growing their money bags on the back of the poor local support.
Do you know of any other musicians who should have made the list of the Top 5 Richest Musicians In Ghana?
Let us know in the comment box below.