Do you want to know the top 10 richest musicians in Ghana 2019? They are a number of talented musicians in Ghana who now rank impressively when compared to that from other African countries like Nigeria and South Africa. With the fast pace at which musicians are churning out remarkable sounds, Ghana now ranks as one of Africa’s leading producers of Hip-Hop stars.
Efforts must accompany results. So we will be looking at top richest musicians in Ghana and their net worth. A lot of musicians from Ghana are doing a lot of collaboration with foreign artist, and bagging awards within and outside the country.
We have collated the names of richest musicians in Ghana who currently dominate the country’s music industry. Importantly, this list is reported to have been proclaimed officially by Forbes – the world’s best ranking organization.
Top 10 Richest Musicians in Ghana 2019
Below is the list of the top 10 richest musicians in 2019 and their net worth.
1. Okyeame Kwame
- Full Name: Kwame Nsiah Apau
- Date of Birth: April 17, 1976
- Place of Birth: Kumasi
- Record Label: Owusek Productions / One Mic Entertainment
Kwame is a native of Nsuta. He is famous for his proficiency in mingling his creative skills as an entrepreneur, director, songwriter and singer. Meanwhile, he is widely perceived as a remarkable musician whose music greatly centres on the Afro-pop, rap, and Hiplife.
As part of his academic course, Kwame was schooled at the Anglican Senior High School located in the Kumasi region of Ghana. Due to his ardent passion for music, Kwame chose to take on music as a career through his tertiary education at Kwame Nkrumah University. At the university, Kwame made music his course of study and in this event, he focused on the study of classical guitar. At the end of his academic programme, Kwame graduated with an academic degree in linguistics.
Having married to Annica Nsiah-Apu, reputable Kwame is blessed with two offspring and through the great benefits music has added to his life, he is declared the richest Ghanaian musician.
Okyeame Kwame Net Worth
According to Forbes, Okyeame is the richest musician in Ghana and is currently worth a whopping $1.1 billion.
- Full name: Michael Owusu Addo
- Date Of Birth: July 10, 1988
- Place Of Birth: Tema
- Record Label: SarkCess Music / Nedjon Media / Duncwills Entertainment
Sarkodie is a native of Tema and is very prominent within and beyond Ghana. He is a gifted rapper and recording artiste. He specializes majorly in Hiplife and Hip-Hop styles of music.
He was given his secondary education at Tema Methodist High School. Following his successful decision to further his education, he was privileged to school at IPMC where he graduated with a degree in Graphic Design.
Sarkodie is among the richest musicians in Ghana and has engaged in musical collaborations with many other renowned Hip-Hop stars across and beyond Ghana. Within the guild of countless stars he has been featured with are musicians such as Shatta Wale, AKA, Kwaw Kese, Ball J, Hammer of The Last Two, Tiwa Savage, DJ Mensah, Jazzi, R2Bees, Ice Prince, Fuse ODG, Castro, Efya, EL, Ace Hood, amongst others.
Sarkodie Net Worth
According to Forbes, Sarkodie is the 2nd richest musician in Ghana with a net worth of $ 976 Million.
- Full Name: Rashid Mugeez and Faisal Hakeem
- Place of Birth: Tema
- Record Label: R2Bees Entertainment
As this group comprises the pair of Rashid Mugeez and Faisal Hakeem, Ghana is obviously endowed with lots of Hip-Hop/Hiplife musicians. Born as natives of Tema in Ghana, the two R2Bees stars have R2Bees Entertainment as their record label and are known for their versatile musical ambit which encompasses highlife, hiplife, Hip-Hop, and Afrobeat.
Rashid Mugeez and Faisal Hakeem have been together right from their childhood during when they were schooled at the same schools (both for the primary and secondary levels) in Tema. Meanwhile, their potentials as rappers became evident beginning from their days in school. In appreciation of their charisma, they were chosen to be their school’s face in inter-school musical competitions. Apart from that, they took part in rap contests on behalf of their school.
Like several other Ghanaian stars, the R2Bees stars have partnered with a number of artists in musical collaborations within and outside Ghana. Amongst the artists, they have collaborated with are Sarkodie, Wande Coal, Wizkid, Criss Waddle, Asumadu Killbeatz, Davido, and Tinchy Stryder etc.
R2Bees Net Worth
According to Forbes, R2Bees has a net worth of $ 888 Million.
- Full Name: Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong
- Date Of Birth: 15 August 1984
- Place of Birth: Kumasi
- Record Label: Sony Music Records / Waner Music Norway / EKB Records
Rebecca Acheampong, going by the stage name “Becca’’, was born in 1986. She has buttressed her reputation with several albums –about three studio albums. She makes waves as she is presently in a deal with EKB record label. Like several other artists, she has made a name for herself within and outside her country. With the help of musical engagements, she has amassed a lot of wealth for herself and amongst the artists, she has featured with are Uhuru, 2Face, MI and lots more.
Becca Net Worth
According to Forbes, Becca has a net worth of $678 Million.
5. Fuse ODG
- Full Name: Nana Richard Abiona
- Date Of Birth: 2 December 1988
- Record Label: 3 Beat Records
Though born in the capital of England, Nana Richard Abiona, going by the stage name Fuse ODG, was brought up in Ghana. His birth came about in 1988.
He was given an education at a Croydon-based school –Archbishop Lanfranc School. As part of his notable presence in Ghana’s music industry, he has 3beat as his record label. In order to enrich his musical philosophy and take Ghanaian music to the next level, Fuse ODG has had musical collaborations with many international and local superstars including Shata Wale, Wyclef Jean, Major Lazer, Nyla, Sean Paul, Sarkodie, Dawn ODG, Elephant Man, Wande Coal, Itz Tiffany, amongst others.
Fuse ODG Net Worth
According to Forbes, Fuse ODG has a net worth of $567 Million.
6. Shatta Wale
- Full Name: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr.
- Date Of Birth: 17 October 1984
- Record Label: Nedjon Media / SM 4 LYF Records
Born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, Shata Wale’s birth came about in 1984. Previously, he used the appellation “Bandana’’ as his stage name but now bears “Shata Wale’’ as God would have it. He is prominent for his musical roles as a reggae dancehall artiste cum song producer.
Following the impressive performance which earned him an award titled “Artiste of the Year’’ as a segment of 2014 Ghana Music Awards, Shata Wale rose to great fame. Meanwhile, he couldn’t have emerged into this fame if he hadn’t won the award with the influence of “Dancehall King’’ –his greatest hit song.
Shatta Wale Net Worth
According to Forbes, Shatta Wale has a net worth of $345 Million.
- Full Name: Nii Addo Quaynor
- Date Of Birth: 19 January 1982
- Place of Birth: Osu`
- Record Label: Kankpe Records
Tinny was born in 19th January 1982. He is among the very popular Ghanaian rappers. His songs are played just about everywhere in Ghana including in shows, events, television as well as the radio. Tinny has swiftly dropped five albums since he entered the scene which was in 1994. He has also won a number of awards performing within Ghana and other international events as well. He was the brand ambassador for Glo Ghana in the year 2009 and has also campaigned for Cadbury as well.
Tinny also known as Nii Addo Quaynor is a pure Ghanaian rapper and the CEO of Kankpe Records. He has several records with several Ghanaian superstars like Shatta Wale, Trigmatic, Kwabena, Hammer of the last two and many more.
Tinny Net Worth
According to Forbes, Tinny has a net worth of $234 Million.
- Full Name: Emmanuel Andrews Samini
- Date Of Birth: 22 December 1981
- Place of Birth: Accra
- Record Label: Samini Musics / K Chero Records
Samini used to sing in the church before the release of his music albums which have been a success in the music scene. The first single he dropped was named ‘Linda’; it has been a sure success in Ghana.
After this, he was eventually featured in a number of singles by various talented artists. He has won a number of awards such as African Artiste of the Year 2008, Best African Act in the year 2006. Currently, his prospects do not seem that great when it comes to music, but high hopes everywhere for his comeback.
Samini Net Worth
According to Forbes, Tinny has a net worth of $231 Million.
- Full Name: Desmond Kwesi Blackmore
- Date Of Birth: 12 January 1986
- Place of Birth: Accra
- Record Label: Black Avenue Music
Desmond Kwesi Blackmore was born in born 12 January 1986. He is popularly known as Damian-Black and is among the very hard working musicians based in Ghana. Influenced by his parents who were also hip-hoppers, he started recording music such as rhymes before he stepped into his teenage years.
Not very long ago it was found out that D-Black had signed a deal that was worth $150,000 and you bet he is one of the richest musicians in Ghana. His tracks are hits in Ghana and he has therefore managed to get a spot as a wealthy and hardworking musician.
- Full Name: Livingstone Etse Satekla
- Date Of Birth: March 5, 1988
- Place Of Birth: Ashaiman
- Record Label: VP Records
Livingstone Etse Satekla popularly known as Stonebwoy has kept himself going and constantly appeared amongst Ghana’s best dancehall artistes. Other than his endorsement deal with Samini record label, Stonebwoy has appeared on the payrolls of several endorsement deals and his fame continues surging as he gets occupied with frequent musical shows within and beyond Ghana.