Top 10 Richest Musicians In Ghana 2017/2018— We have checked out the richest Nigerian musicians 2017 and today we are talking you to Ghana where we will be talking about the top Ghanaian music merchants that are taking the lead the music business.
When it comes to entertainment, the biggest segment of it is covered by the musicians, comedians and the actors and actresses. Ghana as part of West Africa’s most influential countries has reached its apex of advancement in the music arena. It has secured a reputable position producing vibrant Hip-Hop artistes such as “Sarkodie” , “Kwame” , “Stonebwoy” and other notable names.
There are currently wealthy musicians in Ghana today who has been able to amass wealth for themselves and their families with their craft. Ghanaian music industry is fast booming following the rise of many singers and rapper who are releasing hit upon hits everyday and gracing international collaborations and awards in Ghana. It no longer news that Ghanaian musicians are currently making huge successes and it is certain that very soon, some of them will join the list of the richest African musicians. An ideal music star is the one that collaborate with foreign artistes which also serves as a country’s export. It is now obvious that Ghanaian music industry has received great attention from audiences across Ghana, Africa and various parts of the world.
As a result of their hard work coming from their musical collaborations with local and foreign artistes, they have been able to win local and international awards, performed in so many shows and endorsement deals to their name. Without much ado, here is the list of “top 10 richest musicians in Ghana” which will serve for the remaining of 2017 and 2018.
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1. Okyeama Kwame
Kwame was born April 17, 1976 in Kumasi. He is Ghanaian rapper, actor and entrepreneur, his journey into music kick started with Daniel Kofi Amoateng in 1997 and parted ways in 2004. Kwame is a native of Nsuta and he is widely perceived as a remarkable musician whose music greatly centres on the Afro pop, rap and Hiplife. The Ghanaian music star attended Anglican Senior High School located in the Kumasi region of Ghana. When he was studying at Kwame Nkrumah University, he was juggling his education with his music career, he successfully graduated with a degree in linguistics before he entered into music professionally.
After venturing into his professional music career, he launched his own record label “One Mic Entertainment” and a foundation for hepatitis B patients called “Okyeame Kwame Foundation”. He has won several awards and many endorsement deals to his name. He won “Ghana Music Awards” for Hiplife song Of the year in 1998, won “Ghana Music Honours” for Hip life Legend in 2014 and has campaigned for MTN Group, GT Bank, Coca Cola in Ghana. Okyeama Kwame co-founded a shoe manufacturing company called Horseman Shoes. His incomes comes from many directions not just music alone , that makes him the richest in his country, Ghana.
Sarkodie whose real names are Michael Owusu Addo, is the second richest Ghanaian musician 2017. The indigenous rapper is a native of Tema and is very prominent within and beyond Ghana. He was born July 10, 1988 in Tema Ghana. He received his secondary education at Tema Methodist High School. Afterward, he proceeded to IPMC where he graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. The Ghanaian best rapper has collaborated with many big guns in the music business both within and outside his country the likes of Shatta Wale, AKA, Korede Bello, Kwaw Kese, Ball J, Hammer of The Last Two, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, DJ Mensah, Jazzi, R2Bees, Ice Prince, Fuse ODG, Castro, Efya, EL, Ace Hood and host others.
The Ghanaian music act was ranked the 19th most Influential Ghanaian by e-TV Ghana, he was also ranked on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes. He has appeared in the popular rap competition Kasahare Level on Adom FM’s as an underground rapper, he signed a record deal with with Duncwills Entertainment and later dropped his first hit single “Baby” featuring Mugeez of the duo group R2Bees under the new imprint. He now floats his own record label “Sarkcess Music” .
He was unveiled as Samsung Electronic brand ambassador in 2012 also in 2013 he signed an endorsement with FanMilk Ghana. According to revelations, the rapper is in partnership with Tigo Telecommunications Ghana.
This is a singing duo comprises the pair of Rashid Mugeez and Faisal Hakeem. They are natives of Tema in Ghana, the two R2Bees stars have R2Bees Entertainment as their record label before they later joined Wizkid’s “Starboy Records”. They are generally regarded as versatile musical ambit and their music is a fuss of highlife, hiplife, Hip-Hop and Afrobeat. Some of their hit tracks include Yawa Gal, I dey Mad, Kiss Your Hand ft Wande Coal of Nigeria, Ajeii, Odo. Their songs have enjoyed massive air plays in both radio and TV stations across Ghana.
They have released two studio album and associated with artiste like Wizkid, Wande Coal , Sherifa Gunu, Davido , Tinchy Stryder and many others. They often sing and rap in native language Twi and Pidgin. They have won several awards and they have performed in several big shows both local and international. They are brand ambassador for rLG company and Star Beer which reportedly worth millions of naira.
4. Shata Wale
He was born Charles Nli Armah Mensah Jnr better known by his stage name Shata Wale. He was born on October 17, 1984 in his home town. When he started newly, he called himself “Bandana’’ as his stage name , but changed his name to “Shata Wale’’ after getting the fame that he seeks. He has won several awards and many nominations to his name. He won “Artiste of the Year’’ in 2014 Ghana Music Awards.
Today , Shata has eventually become one of the most influential Ghanaian reggae dancehall musician. His hit song “Dancehall King” shot him to limelight in music industry in Ghana before he released other banging hits that inked his name on the map. Shatta Wale was unveiled as one of the brand ambassadors for Guinness Ghana Breweries in 2014. The reggae dancehall artistes was named the 38th Most Influential Ghanaian by E-TV Ghana.
5. Fuse ODG
Born Nana Richard Abiona widely recognised by his stage name Fuse ODG, is a British-Ghanaian musician whose hit songs like Antenna and Azonto gave him worldwide fame . He was born December 2, 1988 in England but originally from Ghana. He attended Croydon-based school –Archbishop Lancfranc School. He has worked with many international and local superstars including Shata Wale, Major Lazer, Nyla, Wyclef Jean, Sean Paul, Sarkodie, Dawn ODG, Elephant Man, Wande Coal, Itz Tiffany , amongst others.
His Azonto video gave him a millions of dollars after massively viewed on YouTube by fans around the world . Fuse was picked as one of the brand ambassadors for Guinness Ghana Breweries joining other musicians like Reggie Rockstone, EL, and Shatta Wale for Made of Black campaign.
Becca is another Ghanaian musician that hails from Tema, Ghana. She was born Rebecca Acheampong on the August 15, 1984 but picked “Becca’’ as her stage name after launching into music professionally. Rebecca Acheampong better known as Becca is the first girl and fifth born of nine children, and was born in Kumasi, Becca grew up in UK where she became a Child care and education worker later returned to Ghana after several years abroad. The beautiful singer is currently signed to her manager Kiki Banson record label “EKB” and has dropped studio album . She has worked with top singers like 2face, MI and South African group Uhuru.
Becca is a brand brand ambassador for Telecommunication company GLOBACOM in Ghana. She was also unveiled by The Ministry of Youth and Sports as one of Ghana’s official ambassadors for the 2014 FIFA World C. She has made a name for herself within and outside her country and she is undoubtedly one of the richest musicians in Ghana today.
The next richest Ghanaian musician on the queue is Tinny , he is one of Ghanaian popular Rapper, who has graced so many events and his songs dominated radio and TV in Ghana. He ventured into entertainment far back 1994 and since then he has dropped five solid albums. Just like every other names on this list, he has won several awards, performed in local and international shows . He has also campaigned for Cadbury and was crowned Ambassador for Glo Ghana in 2009.
Stonebwoy whose real name is Livingstone Etse Satekla , was born March 5, 1988 in Ashaiman, Ghana. He is considered as one of the best Ghanaian dance hall artistes currently , he is really performing well presently. He dived into music as an high school student when he enrolled himself into the popular rap competition “Kasahare Level” on Adom FM alongside Sarkodie, Dr Cryme . He won Best International Act (Africa) award at the BET. His first recording deal was with Samini Music record label where he recorded his first hit single “Climax” featuring Samini before he founded his own record label called “Burniton Music Group”.
Her first taste of entertainment was when she participated in the maiden edition of the Stars of the Future talent show and from that moment she started pressing hard in her music career. Her real names are Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor and she is the daughter of Nana Adwoa Awindor, filmmaker and a host of a late television show. The singer who is currently signed to Wizkid’s StarBoy records have graced many musical concerts, events and numerous awards to her name.
Edem was born in Dzodze in the Volta Region of Ghana. He dived into singing during his high school days joined a six member group called “Ringmasters”. He rose to recognition in 2006 with his first hit single “WOTOME WOSHI” and he got signed to “The Last Two Entertainment Group” that same year. He has performed in many live shows across Ghana, his videos ‘His The One featuring Sway’ featured on Voice of America and on Music Time Africa. He won the “Best International Act-Africa” at 2015 Black Canadian Awards . He has also won “Video of the Year” , “Afro pop song of the year” and “Album of the Year” at “2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards”.