Music in Ghana has developed significantly in the last ten years, as there are many styles of different traditional Ghanaian music that can be found in Ghana’s different regions. Today’s Ghanaian music is more like a mix of traditional and modern music, which has made it very popular among many people from around the world. Although traditional Ghanaian music could be so different from the modern music that can be found in Ghana today, it still affects it greatly. The most common modern genre originating in Ghana is Highlife, which was the people’s most favorite genre until the introduction of Hiplife. Such genres originated in Ghana mainly because of its geographic location in Western Africa. Read down below if you want to know more about the top ten richest artists in Ghana and their net worth.
Richest artists in Ghana
The music industry in Ghana has been booming fast lately because of the rise of different hit songs from time to time. International music awards also have a great effect on the popularity of Ghanaian music in Ghana and in its neighboring countries in Africa as well. Because of that, many Ghanaian artists have made a lot of money from the rising music industry, although there are many news and information that show how those artists have been through many ups and downs in their lives until they have become famous among the people. Their lives have not been easy at all before they have become what they are today, which reflect their true dedication and love to what they can do best. Many of Ghana’s richest artists have won local and international awards. Below you may find the list of Ghana’s top ten richest artists.
Top ten richest artists in Ghana
Below is the list of Ghana’s richest artists ever. It took them a lot of work until they have become what they are today, and each Ghanaian citizen should be proud that their music is played in many countries in Africa and in other continents as well.
He is also known by the Rap Doctor, as his parents expected him to be a physician, but he has become more interested in the music industry from a young age. He is also a songwriter, director, and entrepreneur. Kwame was born in the Ashanti region of Ghana, and he has five other siblings. His two younger brothers are also musicians who perform as the hiplife duo “Bradez”. Kwame has started writing his own songs from a very early age, and when he was a high school student, he used to perform in local shows. After high school, he attended Kwame Nkrumah University where he specialized in classical guitar, and in the last few years, he has been studying for a master’s degree in marketing at the University of Ghana. He is married since 2009, and he has two kids; Bota and Sante Antwiwaa. According to Forbes, he is now worth $1.1 billion.
He is one of the most popular musicians in Ghana, and his real name is Michael Owusu Addo. Born on the 15th of September 1976 at Tema, Ghana, he started rapping at a young age and continued rapping throughout his educational career. Although he is a well-known rapper across Ghana and many other countries, many people do not know that he earned a degree in graphic design from IPMC. Sarkodie won the best international act at the BET awards 2012, and he was also nominated in the same category at the 2014 BET awards. He is named as one of Africa’s greatest hip-hop artists because of his musical talents and skills. His current net worth is estimated to be 976 million dollars.
His real name is Livingstone Etse Satekla, and he was born in the year 1988 in Ashaiman, Ghana. He is famous for reggae, dancehall, and Afropop music, and he is currently the CEO of the Burniton Music Group. Stoneboy won the best international act in 2015 and the artist of the year award at the 2015 Ghana music awards. He is now recognized as one of the most leading dancehall and reggae artists in Ghana. He became famous after his successful hit “Climax” that was featuring Samini. In general, Stoneboy is mostly recognized for his different skills due to the various musical styles that he possesses. He performed in Germany, Spain, Italy, and Austria during his world tour that took place in August 2014.
It is one of the most well-known Ghanaian bands in Africa, and it is made up of Faisal Hakeem and Rasheed Mugeez. The band is famous for its hip-hop, highlife, and hiplife music. The two cousins Faisal and Rasheed have attended the same primary, junior, and secondary school together in Tema, Ghana, and they have always been close friends. They have started their career by performing in school rap competitions, which gave them the motivation to participate in radio rap competitions later on. They have performed with other famous world musicians like Wizkid, Davido, Criss Waddle, and Wande Coal. The band currently has a net worth of 888 million dollars.
In general, she is the first female to ever make on the list of the richest musicians in Ghana. Her real name is Rebecca Acheampong was born on the 14th of my 1986 at Tema, Ghana, and she was the first girl to be born in her family. Becca is also a songwriter and an actress, and her most famous studio album Sugar was released in 2007, which earned her five nominations at the 2008 Ghana music awards. Becca grew up in a Christian religious setting with her big family, as she was the seventh born of nine other children. Her net worth is reported to be 678 million dollars.
His full name is Nana Richard Abiona, and he was born on the 2nd of December 1988. Although he was born in England, he was raised in Ghana where he grew up and spent his childhood. He later on studied at the Archbishop Lancfranc School, which is located in Croydon, England, and he was one of the rare Ghanaian musicians who have paved the way for foreign artists to perform with superstars from Ghana. He has done a lot of music with foreign and Ghanaian musicians as well, as he has featured with Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Shatta Wale, Wande Coal, Dawn ODG, Sarkodie, and Major Lazer. Fuse ODG is most known for his single Antenna, which peaked at number 7 on the UK singles chart in 2013. His current net worth is now 567 million dollars.
He has a net worth of 345 million dollars, and he currently takes the number 7 on the list of the richest artists in Ghana. His full name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah, and he was born on the 17th of October 1984. He has won the Artiste of the year award in 2014, and one of his most popular songs is dancehall king. He is also a producer and a reggae-dancehall musician. He has traveled especially to Jamaica to learn dancehall, and he has also acted in movies including Never Say Sever and Shattered Lives. He is now the CEO and chief executive of the Shatta Movement.
His real name is Nii Addo Quaynor, and he was born on the 19th of January, 1982. Tinny was born in Osu, Ghana and he was the last born of six children. He got in the music industry at a very early age, almost when he was eight years old, and he started by rapping and singing at local parties and funfairs. In 1994, Tinny started performing at Fun-World, which is an entertainment programme that was organized every Sunday at the national theatre in Accra. He has released his first album Makola Kwakwe in 2003 followed by his second album Aletse in 2005, and his net worth is currently estimated to be 234 million dollars.
Efya is the second female artist on this list, which proves that Ghana’s music industry is not biased. Her real name is Jane Awindor, and she was born on the 10th of April, 1987. She is also a songwriter and an actress, and she is Nana Adwoa Awindor’s daughter, who was a filmmaker and a celebrity host of the famous television show Greetings from Abroad. Efya has won the best female vocal performance category at Ghana’s Stars of the Future talent show four times in a row. She has released her first debut studio album Janesis on the 22nd of April, 2016, which was long-awaited by many of her fans. In 2016, she was also announced as one of the newly signed acts to Wizkid’s Starboy entertainment.
His real name is Denning Edem Hotor, and he performs under the stage name Edem. He was born in the Volta region in Ghana, and he has spent most of his early years in Accra and Aflao. Unfortunately, he has lost his mother at the age of 13 and his father at the age of 16, which was a big shock for him. His only family at the moment is his sister. He liked music since he was a kid, as he was always caught pounding on tables, empty tins, or anything that could produce a good rhythm. Edem joined his first music group in Junior high, and he formed a 6-member group called the Ringmaster in senior high. He has won many awards and performed in many live shows in Ghana.