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Tuku not one of the Wealthiest African musician for 2014

by Arts reporter
04 May 2014 at 14:14hrs | Views

African musicians are fast becoming internationally sought after and here is the full list of the Wealthiest African Artist as stated by source MTV Base.

1. Youssou N'Dour - The Senegalese musician owns the largest media house. He is widely known for the hit song 'Seven Seconds.' In 1979, he formed his own ensemble, the Etoile de Dakar. His early work with the group, in the Latin style, was popular all over Africa during that time. In the 1980s, he developed a unique sound with his ultimate group, Super Etoile de Dakar featuring Jimi Mbaye on guitar, bassist Habib Faye, and tama (talking drum) player Assane Thiam. By 1991 he had opened his own recording studio, Xippi, and, by 1995, his own record label, Jololi. N'Dour is one of the most celebrated African musicians in history.


2. P-Square - The identical twin brothers are one of Africa's most successful acts  and they are signed by Akon's Konvict Muzik label and they make $150,000 per show. Recently, the bothers were bombarded by rumours of infighting but these have since been addressed.




3. D'Banj - The multiple MTV and BET award winner is internationally known for his hit song 2012 'Oliver Twist.' He is the first African to be signed to Kanye West's GOOD music label.



4. Koffi Olomide - It is reported that koffi charges up to €100,000. Recently he performed at the wedding of Bona Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president's daughter.  



5. Salif Keita - He is fondly regarded as the 'Golden Voice of Africa and he is a descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire.



6. Fally Ipupa - The MTV award winner and singer-song writer from the DRC was part of Koffi Olomide's band. He is credited with modernising the Lingala music.



7. 2Face Idibia - Singer-song writer 2face Idibia has won many awards and has a vast real estate portfolio in Nigeria.



8. Hugh Masekela - The South African musician is considered one of the most talented Jazz artists in Africa.



9. Banky W - aka Olubankole Wellington is generally regarded as the King of African R'n'B. He was born in the US and grew up in Nigeria. Through the Mr Capable foundation BankyW helps children from poor families.



10. Joe Chameleon - Ugandan reggae musician and is regarded as a the one who restructured and modernised local music.




Source - OneVybe
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