Forbes Releases Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa For 2017

Forbes Magazine Africa has recently0 released a compilation of its top 10 African richest musicians for the year 2017.

According to the magazine, the list was put together based on the net worth, endorsement deals, album sales, awards, investment, social media influence, and so much more.

From Nigeria, Don Jazzy, Wizkid and Davido was listed, but one cannot help but wonder which position the Once famous but now divided Psquare twins would have been on the list.

  1. AKON, AMERICA-SENEGAL

Akon has over 35 million albums sold worldwide. He has won numerous awards including five Grammy Award nominations and has 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt. He tops the list according to Forbes Africa.

  1. BLACK COFFEE, SOUTH AFRICA

The multi-award-winning artist’s real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He was born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and raised in the Eastern Cape province, where Nelson Mandela hailed from, before moving back to KZN to study music.

  1. HUGH MASEKELA, SOUTH AFRICA

Hugh was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He has released more than 43 albums and performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba.

  1. DON JAZZY, NIGERIA

Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest in Africa and also first in Nigeria. Like many artists, his real name is Michael Collins Ajereh, and he started playing music as a child in church before moving to the UK to pursue his career.

  1. TINASHE, ZIMBABWE-AMERICAN

Tinashe was a child model by the age of three. The twenty-four-year-old sang before she could talk and made her first appearance in 2000 in the film Cora Unashamed. Her voice also starred in the cartoon feature film The Polar Express alongside Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks.

  1. JIDENNA, NIGERIAN-AMERICAN

By the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer. He is ranked sixth according to Forbes Africa.

  1. WIZKID, Nigeria

Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music. Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, danced to his songs Ojuelegba and Caro, with Keys posting a video on her Instagram account with the caption, “This song makes me happy”. Kylie Jenner also posted a video of herself dancing to Wizkid’s music on Snapchat.

  1. DAVIDO, Nigeria

Davido has claimed a high status in just five years. He said it was people like P-Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible. He became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”.

  1. SARKODIE, GHANA

Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched. Staying true to his identity, he is a big advocate of Azonto, a Ghanaian genre that is said to have been born out of Kpanlogo, a traditional dance.

His first single off his fourth album, Mewu, sold almost 4,000 copies on the first day of its release in Ghana. He was also the first Ghanaian to win a BET award.

  1. OLIVER MTUKUDZI, ZIMBABWE

Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. It’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world. He his ranked 10th richest musician in Africa.

 

Forbes Reveals 74 Most Influential Persons In The World

Forbes recently revealed the world most influential people in the world. The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin made no1 on the list, while Donald Trump came 2nd and Pope Francis came 5th.

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote occupies 64th position on the list.

See full list below

1.Vladimir Putin -Russia

2 Donald Trump -United States

3 Angela Merkel
4 Xi Jinping
5 Pope Francis
6 Janet Yellen
7 Bill GatesBill & Melinda Gates
8 Larry Page
9 Narendra Modi
10 Mark Zuckerberg
11 Mario Draghi
12 Li Keqiang
13 Theresa May
14 Jeff Bezos
15 Warren Buffett
16 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al
17 Carlos Slim Helu
18 Ali Hoseini
19 Jamie Dimon
20 Benjamin Netanyahu
21 Elon Musk
22 Jeffrey Immelt
23 Francois Hollande
24 Rex Tillerson
25 Christine Lagarde
26 Lloyd Blankfein
27 Doug McMillon
28 Jack MaAlibaba
29 Akio Toyoda
30 Sergey Brin
31 Charles KochKoch
32 Tim Cook
33 Li Ka-shingCK
34 Larry Fink
35 Rupert Murdoch
36 Antonio Guterres
37 Shinzo Abe
39 Khalifa bin Zayed
40 Jay Y. Lee
41 Ding Xuedong
42 Jim Yong Kim
43 Kim Jong-un
44 Abdel el-Sisi
45 Ma Huateng
46 Michael Dell
47 Haruhiko Kuroda
48 Barack Obama
49 Khalid Al-Falih
50 John Roberts
51 Satya Nadella
52 Stephen Schwarzman
53 Masayoshi Son
54 Enrique Pena
55 Michael Bloomberg
56 Recep Erdogan
57 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
58 Alisher Usmanov
59 Wang Jianlin
60 Robin Li
61 Ginni Rometty
62 Mary Barra
63 Bashar al
64 Travis Kalanick
65 Carl IcahnIcahn
66 Justin Trudeau
67 Bob Iger
68 Aliko Dangote
69 Mike Pence
70 Rodrigo Duterte
71 Ayman al-Zawahiri
72 Sheldon Adelson
73 Peter Thiel
74 Chuck Schumer

 

Billionaires list: Dangote, Adenuga gain, Bezos overtakes Bill Gates

The President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, saw his net worth increase by $162m to $16.2bn on Thursday, as the Founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, briefly overtook Microsoft’s Bill Gates to claim the title of the world’s richest person.

According to a real-time billionaires’ index compiled by Forbes, the net worth of the Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga, rose by $7m to $6.2bn.

The net worth of the Founder and Executive Chairman, Famfa Oil Limited, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, was unchanged at $1.6bn.

Bezos leapfrogged Gates, who has been the richest man on the planet since 2013, after a rise in the share price of Amazon ahead of its latest results due later on Thursday.

According to the Forbes’ index, the rise pushed the value of Bezos’s fortune to $91bn, compared with Gates’ wealth of $90bn.

But as Amazon shares fell back, Gates regained the top spot.

Their riches are calculated on the share prices of their respective companies and at the current values, Bezos’s stake is twice as big as the carmaker Ford.

Amazon shares have soared this year, making the company worth more than $500bn and boosting Bezos’s wealth, as he owns 17 per cent of the company, according to The Guardian.

He also has a number of other investments, including in Google, Uber, Twitter and airbnb, worth more than $5bn.

At the start of 2017, Bezos was ranked the fourth richest in the world, behind Gates, the investor Warren Buffett and Amancio Ortega, who founded Inditex, the company behind retailer Zara.

 

Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido Make Forbes List of Richest Africans

Forbes Africa has released its list of Richest African musicians.

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.

The top 10 are;

1. AKON

Akon has over 35 million albums sold worldwide. He has won numerous awards including five Grammy Award nominations and has 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt. He tops the list according to Forbes Africa.

2. BLACK COFFEE, SOUTH AFRICA

The multi-award-winning artist’s real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He was born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and raised in the Eastern Cape province, where Nelson Mandela hailed from, before moving back to KZN to study music.

3. HUGH MASEKELA, SOUTH AFRICA

Hugh was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He has released more than 43 albums and performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba.

4. DON JAZZY, NIGERIA

Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest in Africa and also first in Nigeria. Like many artists, his real name is Michael Collins Ajereh, and he started playing music as a child in church before moving to the UK to pursue his career.

5. TINASHE, ZIMBABWE-AMERICAN

Tinashe was a child model by the age of three. The twenty-four-year-old sang before she could talk and made her first appearance in 2000 in the film Cora Unashamed. Her voice also starred in the cartoon feature film The Polar Express alongside Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks.

6. JIDENNA, NIGERIAN-AMERICAN,

By the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer. He is ranked sixth according to Forbes Africa.

7. WIZKID, NIGERIA

Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music. Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, danced to his songs Ojuelegba and Caro, with Keys posting a video on her Instagram account with the caption, “This song makes me happy”. Kylie Jenner also posted a video of herself dancing to Wizkid’s music on Snapchat.

8. DAVIDO, NIGERIA

Davido has claimed a high status in just five years. He said it was people like P-Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible. He became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”.

9. SARKODIE, GHANA

Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched. Staying true to his identity, he is a big advocate of Azonto, a Ghanaian genre that is said to have been born out of Kpanlogo, a traditional dance.

His first single off his fourth album, Mewu, sold almost 4,000 copies on the first day of its release in Ghana. He was also the first Ghanaian to win a BET award.

10. OLIVER MTUKUDZI, ZIMBABWE

Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. It’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world.

He is ranked 10th richest musician in Africa.

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Youngest Billionaire in Nigeria

Do you know anything about youngest billionaire in Nigeria? Who are the richest and youngest people in Nigeria?

Some people are working hard for the whole life in order to make their dreams come true. And in one fine day everything comes… However, the age is already knocking at the door. It is like you can afford everything, but there is no desire and strength as you had in youth. It is quite another thing to be a billionaire in the prime of life to use these benefits for all your life. The world has many lucky billionaires. Now we will get closer to the youngest billionaires in Nigeria.

Sijibomi Ogundele

Youngest billionaire in Nigeria

Among all the richest billionaires in Nigeria, he is considered to be the youngest billionaire in Nigeria.

 Speaking about his sources of enrichment, he managed to earn his fortune by investing huge sums of money. His main sphere of activities is real estate business. Nowadays he is supposed to be the CEO of Sujimoto or great real estate network.

According to African Forbes, Sijibomi Ogundele is stated as very promising entrepreneur in the field of real estate. It is believed that he took this name after one Japanese professor in whom he takes pride and whom he respects. Now he is only 34 years old.

His main lifetime affections are cars and different antique items. Last year he managed to buy one interesting item – Patek Phillipe wristwatch, which cost about N23 million. Can you imagine? According to his words, this watch can be passed to his children and grandchildren. The youngest self made billionaire – it is exactly about him.

Despite the fact that he was born in quite a poor family, now he hosts Medici Terraces at Milverton Road, Ikoyi. In some years he might become the second Aliko Dangote and become one among the richest Nigerians.

Ladi Delano

Youngest billionaire in Nigeria

What is his occupation and how he managed to become one of the richest man in Nigeria?

He managed to earn his first fortune by founding liquor producing company. It took place in China. Later it became one of the most widely spread Chinese company which is specializing in the sphere of alcoholic beverages called Solidarnosc Asia. Its main product is Solid XS – it represents one premium brand of vodka.

Youngest billionaire in Nigeria

However, now it’s not his only one profitable project. His new position is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bakrie Delano Africa (in cooperation with Indonesia). The company mainly deals with investment possibilities in such important spheres, as: mining, oil, gas, agriculture. This company is extremely successful due to the fact that Nigeria has great oil and gas reserves, the only thing is to invest money in these spheres cleverly.

Forbes has already stressed their personalities in the list of the youngest billionaires. Today we have no precise information concerning their net worth, but we are sure that they are doing well.