Ghanaian music artistes have always had the problem not earning enough from their craft.
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Problems like piracy and non-payment of copyright royalties have combined to deny artistes -their much deserved revenue.
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But for those who know their way around social media, they tend to leverage the influence to make bring in some extra revenue especially through their YouTube channels.
A Ghanaian digital marketer, Samuel Barimah, has conducted a research into the YouTube earnings of Ghanaian artistes.
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Using statistics from socialblade.com including the subscription counts and views of these celebrities he has put together a list of the highest-earning Ghanaian musicians on YouTube.
According to Barimah's survey Dancehall King, Shatta Wale topped the list followed by Sarkodie, StoneBwoy, Bisa K'Dei and Becca.
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Below is the list as published on ghanacelebrities.com:
1 SHATTA WALE:
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Social blade rank rank - 27,587
Estimated monthly earnings – $864 – $13.8k
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Social blade rank – 35,046
Estimated monthly earnings – $600 – $9.6k
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Social blade rank -82,644
Estimated monthly earnings – $258- $4.1k
4 BISA K’DEI:
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Social blade rank – 74,197
Estimated monthly earnings – $218- $3.5k
5 BECCA AFRICA:
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Social blade rank – 95,741st
Estimated monthly earnings – 120$ – $1.9k
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