Musicians in Ghana are fast gaining world recognition, this is due to the fact they are beginning to do a lot of collaborations with Nigerian artistes. In fact most hot songs from Ghana are produced by Nigerian top producers, however, this is not to downplay the fact that there are talented producers in Ghana, this has just proven that talent is not enough.
In this article, we will be discussing the top 10 best richest musicians in Ghana and how much they are worth, their genre of music, endorsement deals and the range of their performance fee per show. This is not just another list of richest musicians in Ghana but a well detailed and confirmed one based on the source of the information.
Ghana might not be big population-wise and by landmass but this does not stop this African nation from putting out their talents and quality to the world. Some now go as far as collaborating with top American starts like Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Ed Sheran, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Sean Paul, Shaggy and a host of other ‘A’ list artistes and these moves have made the Ghanaian contents even more globally accepted therefore increasing their stocks and street credibility.
In Ghanaian music industry, the popularity of a music star determines how much you will be making as a musician. And this also determines your worth. A musician’s popularity is what determines their endorsement deals and appearance fees per show which in turn increases his or her Net worth.
To find out the worth of a particular music artiste, you can check up the musician’s YouTube music video channel likes and followers, average music downloads on iTunes, Sportify stats, their IG account, whether it is verified or not and based on the number of followers because many are paid by corporate bodies to endorse or advertise certain products or services in the most subtle and natural ways that would raise suspicions.
Having a YouTube account as a music artiste any where in the world fetches income to the artistes from release of new video on the video platform itself. This is aside all the other sources of income.
Yet another way to make income as a musician, is through some music awards, but it’s greatly manipulatable. However, the ability to pull crowd with your song in general will make you huge profit from endorsement, and appearances in shows when you get hired to show up in ceremonial gatherings.
Before we move deeper into showing you the richest musicians in Ghana and their net worth, you need to be aware of the under listed:
- Net worth is not really amount to the money these artists have in their bank accounts. Net worth comes from the worth of their individual works, achievements, investments, brand values, assets, as well as popularity.
- Mind you that music album sells is not the actually source of income for most of these musicians. Most of them makes money from YouTube ads, loyalties, ringtones, music concerts, sponsorships, endorsements deals and public appearances in shows.
- This list of richest musicians is only current as at the time of writing this post content. This means that it’s dynamic, and may not correspond with the net worth of these in future, if the content is not update according to the current update of net worth of the listed artists.
- We will keep updating this list, or probably add more artists to the list of richest musicians in future. You might become one of them by then, if you’re a musician by then.
Now that you’ve known how to rate music artistes in Ghana and their sources of income using their respective worth of asset, let’s get straight into showing you some of the richest musicians in Ghana and how much they are currently worth.
At the end of this post, our readers will be clear about the following:
- The current top ten (10) richest musicians In Ghana for May 2022
- Who is the richest musician in Ghana on the top 10 countdown for May 2022.
- Net worth of the top 10 richest musicians in Ghana
- Criteria for ranking the list of richest musicians in Ghana.
- Who holds the current Number 1 spot on the list of Richest Artistes In Ghana for the month of May 2022.
This is one of the richest and most detailed list currently on-line because it contains past and present information of musicians In Ghana, their biographies, current net worth, other side businesses and how they rose to stardom.
The Criteria For Ranking The Top 20 Richest Musicians In Ghana
Many will surely want to confirm the criteria for ranking the top 10 richest musicians in Ghana because there are many other lists making waves online at the time of writing this post. This is a good opportunity to answer the questions.
We said it earlier in this post and we are reiterating it once more that this is not just another cooked up list to gather traffic or attention, we went through various research on these celebrities as regards their houses, cars, landed properties and investments, opinion polls and most importantly, conducting personal interviews where necessary and got some tips from Forbes magazine.
Based on the research on the list of musicians in Ghana, we were able to evaluate and do our personal analysis and judgment before coming up with this top 10 list.
The list will be in an ascending order, that is, from the 10th richest musician in Ghana to the richest musician in Ghana occupying the number 1 spot.
Top 10 Richest Musicians in Ghana & Net Worth (2022)
10. Becca (2million US Dollars)
On the number 10 spot is Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong also known by her stage name Becca. The Ghanaian music artiste was born on August 15th, 1984 (will be 35year) in Kumasi, Ghana. She is a multi-talented entertainer who aside music is into acting. She rose to popularity in 2007 when she released her debut studio album Sugar, this earned her five nominations at Ghana Music Awards (GMA) in 2008.
Among the 5 nominations, the lead single from the album “You Lied to Me” won Record of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards (GMA). She subsequently went on to release her second studio album titled Time 4 Me on the 16th of May 2013 which featured a host of top Nigerian and Ghanaian artistes like 2face Idibia, M.I, King Ayisoba, Trigmatic, Jay Storm and Akwaboah, an album was certified 2 time platinum in Ghana.
Becca is currently list among the top 100 most influential people in Ghana according to E.Tv Ghana and she is ranked on the number 10th position on the list of top 10 richest musicians in Ghana with a estimated net worth of 2million US Dollars.
9. Okyeame Kwame (2.5million US Dollars)
A household name in the Ghanaian and Nigerian music industry. Kwame Nsiah Apau popularly known as Okyeame Kwame AKA Rap Doctor born on the 17th of April, 1976. He is a Ghanaian singer and rapper, songwriter, creative director as well as an entrepreneur.
He ventured into music in 1997 and has since remained relevant in the Ghanaian music industry. Kwame was part of a duo called Akyeame with Daniel Kofi Amoateng before going solo in 2004 a move which has given him the much desired success hes always yearned for.
His performace fee per show is 4,500 Ghanaian cedis. He’s had an endorsement deal with top corporate brands including MTN Ghana, Coca-Cola and Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB).
Kwame’s net worth is currently estimated at 2.5million US Dollars.
8. R2Bees (3.2million USD)
Signed under Starboy records owned by one of Nigeria’s biggest artistes, Wizkid. R2Bees is a Ghanaian hip-hop/hiplife group made up of Rashid Mugeez and Faisal Hakeem, not many are aware that the duo are cousins.
While Hakeem is the Chief Executive Officer of the group, Mugeez is the lead singer but as it is, Mugeeze has more fan base than his cousin, Hakeem. His vocals are powerful to catch the attention of a lost in thought fellow.
Due to his affiliation with his record label boss Wizkid, many collaborations have been achieved and lots of nice sogngs from R2Bees have dominated the airwaves in recent times thus giving them the much needed popular acceptance and street credibility needed to swim through the hurdles accustomed with being on top and remaining relevant in the entertainment industry.
Their performance fee per show is around 6,000 Ghanaian Cedis and they are currently worth over 3.2million dollars in assets, cash, brand name, endorsement deals and other business dealings.
7. Tinny (3.3Million US Dollars)
Number 7 on the list is Nii Addo Quaynor, also known as Tinny. He born on the 19th January 1982. according to wikipedia, Tinny started performing at the age of 8 by singing and rapping at parties and funfairs, he got into the music industry and was a member of a group known as Nature and Agony made up of 3, Tinny, Salam and Buke.
His lifestyle (humility and purposefulness) has earned him his much acclaimed fame and acceptability in the Ghanaian music industry despite being rated among the richest Ghanaian musicians till date.
Getting Tinny to perform at events and shows never come easy because of his tight schedule. He has a solid Ghanaian fan base and listed among the most popular Ghanaian musicians. His fee per show could not be ascertained but credible reports have it that his management charge around 6,000 Ghanaian cedis per show.
His net worth is slightly above 3.3Million Dollars. He is still a force to reckon with in the Ghanaian music industry, don’t you think so?
Desmond Kwesi Blackmore, popularly known as D-Black was born on 12th January 1986. He grew up in a family of people involved in hip-hop, so it is not surprising he turned out to be a hip-hop artist. Since he was a teenager, he began recording music and in recent years, he became one of the most successful musicians in Ghana.
Currently, D-Black is not only a music artist, but also the founder and CEO of Black Avenue Musik, an independent record label. Among some of the artists signed to the label are Dahlin Gage, Sefa, DJ Breezy, Wisa Greid, Nina Ricchie, Ronny Turn Me Up, and Kobla Jnr.
5. Fuse ODG (3.5M USD)
Nana Richard Abiona, popularly known as Fuse ODG was born on 2nd December 1988. He is of Ghanaian-English origin; he was born in London but grew up in Ghana, studied in England and returned to Ghana to pursue his career.
He became involved in the music industry in 2011 and within this short period of time, he has collaborated with big names in the game, such as Major Lazer, Shatta Wale, Sean Paul, etc. He became successful very quickly and he shows no sign of stopping.
4. Samini (4M USD)
Emmanuel Andrews Samini, popularly known as Samini was born on 22nd December 1981. He was into music since 1999. However, before he rose to fame, he was a member of a church choir. He became a professional musician in 1999 and released his debut album in 2004.
Over time, he has successfully released six albums and established his own record label called Samini Music. Samini has shared the stage with Jay-Z, Akon, Sean Paul, Shaggy and other numerous artistes in the hip-hop industry.
3. Stonebwoy (4.05M USD)
Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy was born on 5th March 1988. Recently, he has been a very versatile artist. Back in the high school days, Stonebwoy decided to enroll himself in a rap battle. It was a popular competition that was named ‘Kasahara Level’. He performed alongside Dr. Cryme.
His achievements also include an award at the BET, where he won the best musician and that time he could have easily been in the Forbes richest musicians in Ghana. The very first recording deal that he had signed was with Samini music record.
Stonebwoy recorded his first single which was named ‘Climax’; this was before he created his very own record label.
2. Shatta Wale (4.5M USD)
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., popularly known as Shatta Wale was born on 17th October 1984. He has achieved a lot over the years. He is currently one of the richest musicians in Ghana. He has made his wealth from his music, as well as from his own record label, Shatta Movement Records.
He began his career back in 2004 as Bandana, but something made him change his name to Shatta Wale in 2013. All things considered, it seems to have been a great career move, as he has received more recognition under the new name than he ever had before.
Recently, he is a very successful and powerful figure in the Ghana music industry, and he is the face of several companies, including Guinness, Kasapreko, Rush, and Boss Baker.
1. Sarkodie (6.5M USD)
And finally we come to the number one spot. This artiste should not take anyone by surprise. In fact, excluding him from the top 10 richest musicians in Ghana would do a great injustice to the authenticity of this compilation.
Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie, born on 10th July 1985, is the most popular artiste in Ghana and rated among the top 5 best rappers in Africa, of course he is the best best rapper in Ghana. He began his music career in 2005 and has since become one of the most influential artistes in Ghana.
Through the years, he has released multiple singles and albums and has received numerous awards for his performances.
In addition to his music career, Sarkodie is also a businessman with his own line of clothing and accessories, and an ambassador for big brands such as Samsung and Tigo Telecommunications Ghana.