Ghanaian music industry has been on an upward trajectory. Musicians are producing some of the most exquisite striking sounds that have never been heard at a fast rate. As we all know, hard work goes hand in hand with results to which in our case is earning. There are now various singers who currently rank stunningly when contrasted with their Nigerian and South African counterparts. Who was the wealthiest artist in Ghana 2019?
Artists make money mainly through live shows, concerts, endorsements, and tours. Top wealthiest musicians in Ghana never rely on sales of their albums as there is a high level of piracy. They also coordinate with a couple of international artists to churn out some quality music which earns lots of revenues.
Wealthiest artist in Ghana 2019
Who earned the most amount of money in 2019? Below is a list of the top richest Ghanaian musicians and their respective net worth.
1. Okyeane Kwame
Full name: Kwame Nsiah Apau
Date of birth: 17th April 1976
Place of birth: Kumasi
Record label: One Mic Entertainment and Owusek Productions
Kwame’s popularity can be attributed to his proficiency in creatively mingling skills such as singing, writing songs, entrepreneurship and video director. He is a remarkable international artist who primarily sings Afro-pop, hiplife and rap. Kwame’s passion for music saw him pursue a classical guitar-focused course at the Kwame Nkrumah University.
Okyeane Kwame is estimated to be worth 10 million US dollars. His primary source of income is music.
2. Fuse ODG
Full name: Nana Richard Abiona
Date of birth: 2nd December 1988
Record label: Three Beat Records
Despite the known fact that he was conceived in London, Nana Richarch, best known as Fuse ODG, was raised by parents in Ghana. Fuse was given musical training in the Archbishop Lanfranc School. He owns the 3 beat record and periodically releases collabos with known artists such as Sean Paul, Itz Tiffany, Wande Coal, Major Lazer, Sarkodie, Nyla, Dawn ODG, Wyclef Jean and many others.
The artist is estimated to be worth a whopping $ 1 million.
3. Shatta Wale
Full name: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr.
Date of birth: 17th October 1984
Record label: SM 4 LYF Records and Nedjon Media
Shatta was born in 1984. Before fame, he used the stage name Bandana. Currently, he is undeniably one of the talented figures Ghana prides in. His melodic tracks in the reggae dancehall genre are incomparable. Following his outstanding music, he earned the “Artist of the Year” title in 2014 at Ghana Music Awards.
Shatta Wale net worth
Shatta is estimated to have a net worth of $6.2 million. His reputation and impact in the Dancehall world have contributed significantly to this figure.
Full name: Michael Owusu Addo
Date of birth: 10th July 1988
Record label: Nedjon Media/SarkCess Music/Duncwills Entertainment
Sarkadoe is undeniably famous, even beyond the borders of Ghana. He is one of the skilled rappers and recording artists in Africa that practice Hip-Hop and Hiplife music styles. Surprisingly, he is a qualified Graphic Designer, having graduated from IPMC. He has been highlighted with top singers such as Tiwa Savage, AKA, Shatta Wale, DJ Mensah, R2Bees, Fuse ODG, Ace Hood, Castro, EL, Afya, Kwaw Kese among many others.
Sarkodie net worth
With such a success in the music industry, Sarkodie has accrued a net worth of about $7 million.
Full name: Nii Addo Quaynor
Date of birth: 19th, January 1982
Place of birth: Osu`
Record label: Kankpe Records
Tinny is an exceptional and prevalent Ghanaian rapper. His tracks are played in all parts of Ghana. From shows, occasions, TVs and the radio, a day cannot pass by without any of his songs being played. Due to this, he has won several titles to his name. In 2009, he was named the brand ambassador for Glo Ghana. As the CEO of Kankpe records, he earns a lot of income yearly from music as well as endorsements. He is estimated to be worth $2.3 million.
Full name: Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong
Date of birth: 15th, August 1984
Place of birth: Kumasi
Record label: Waner Music Norway / Sony Music Records / EKB Records
Rebbeca Akosue, better known as Becca, is a favourite artist to many Ghanaians. She has bolstered her career with a few collections. Becca mainly hits the waves with the EKB records label. Like many other musicians, her specialities have garnered fame inside and outside Ghana. With the aid of her music career, she has amassed a lot of riches by herself. She is said to have accumulated a wealth of $6.5 million.
Full name: Livingstone Etse Satekla
Date of birth: 5th March 1988
Place of birth: Ashaiman
Record label: VP Records
Stonebwoy is regarded to be an essential artist in Ghana. His career spans back to secondary school days, where he used to engage in rap contests. Little did he know that one day, rapping would make him one of the wealthiest artists in Ghana. His accomplishments have been honoured at BET awards.
Stonebwoy net worth
Stonebwoy’s total value of assets is estimated to be $ 5.5 million.
Full name: Desmond Kwesi Blackmore
Date of birth: 12th, January 1986
Place of birth: Accra
Record label: Black Avenue Music
Born in 1986, Damian Black alias D-Black is among the dedicated Ghanaian musicians. Influenced by his hip-hopper parents, he started singing at a very young age. Not long ago, he signed a deal worth $150,000. All his music songs are generally hits and hence earns him a lot of cash.
Full name: Rashid Mugeez and Faisal Hakeem
Place of birth: Tema
Record label: R2Bees Entertainment
R2Bees is a duet group consisting of Faisal Hakeem and Rashid Mugeez. The two mainly sing high-life, Hip-Hop, hiplife and Afrobeat music. They began singing together way back in their adolescence period when they were in the same school. Like other notable Ghanaian artists, they have had collabos with famous names such as Wizkid, Sarkodie, Davido, Wande Coal, Tinchy Stryder and so on.
R2Bees net worth
R2Bees has accumulated a fortune of $6.0 million.
Full name: Emmanuel Andrews Samini
Date of birth: 22nd, December 1981
Place of birth: Accra
Record label: K Chero Records and Samini Musics
Samini kick-started his career in the church. His famous song “Linda” is undoubtedly a remarkable accomplishment in West Africa. His talent has attracted many award nominations such as the 2008 African Artist of the Year, 2006 Best Act of the Year and so on.
Samini net worth
Samini is worth 53 million dollars.
11. Tiwa Savage
Full name: Tiwatope Savage
Date of birth: 5th February 1980
Place of birth: Isale Eko, Lagos, Nigeria
Record label: Motown, Universal, Capital, and Island.
Professionally known as Tiwa Savage, Tiwatope was born in Nigeria but relocated to London at 11 years old. Five years later, she began her career by backing up top artists such as Mary J. Blige and George Michael. Then, she moved back to her home country and signed a deal with Mavin Records. She has since released famous songs in Ghana such as Love me and Eminado. She has been featured in many international concerts and acts as a brand ambassador to Pepsi, Kinga, Forte Oil and Maggi.
Tiwa Savage net worth
Tiwatope is estimated to have a net worth of $4.85 million. She is one of the wealthiest female artists in West Africa.
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12. King Promise
Full name: Gregory Bortey Promise Newman.
Place of birth: Ghana
Date of birth: 16th, August 1995
Record label: Legacy Life Entertainment
While many know him for his music, King Promise is also a family person. He comes from a beautiful family of Mr Francis Newman and Angela Quaye. His dad is a classical music lover and the reason for Promise’s current career. Singing a wide variety of genres such as Hip-Hop, Afribeats, and Highlife, the singer built his presence since 2016, and now he is among the known Ghanaian musicians. He has been previously associated with Fuse ODG, J-Town, Sarkodie, Adina, Pappy Kojo and many other top artists.
King Promise net worth
Young King Promise is estimated to have a net worth of about $2 million.
13. Wendy Shay
Full name: Wendy Addo
Date of birth: 23rd February 1996
Place of birth: Ghana
Record label: RuffTown Records
Popularly known as Wendy Shay, Addo is a Ghanaian Afrobeats and Afropop artist. She was born in Ghana, however, relocated to Germany after her father’s death. Her music passion rose after losing her dad at four years old. Surprising, she is a qualified nurse and a trained midwife. This was her primary career before coming back to Ghana in 2008. She has since performed in top events and shows such as the Miss Ghana 2018.
Wendy Shay net worth
Wendy has amassed fortunes of between $1,000 and 1 Million. Her salary and income are still under review.
14. Joyce Blessing
Full name: Joyce Blessing
Date of birth: 15th May
Place of birth: Kumasi, Ghana
Record label: Media Excel Productions
Joyce grew up in Kumasi. She started singing at an early age. In 2013, Joyce got into fame after her gospel songs amassed popularity.
Consequently, she earned several Ghana Gospel Industry Awards. The following year she also bagged a couple of other awards. The beauty is married to Mr Dave Blessing, and together, they have three kids.
Joyce Blessing net worth
As a top musician, Joyce earns a lot of money from YouTube, sales, concerts, and shows. While we can’t access the exact figure she pockets yearly, she is among the best-paid gospel artists in Ghana.
15. Daddy Lumba
Full name: Daddy Lumba
Date of birth: 29th September 1964
Place of birth: Nsuta, Ghana
Record label: He owns his studio with all the machines needed for production
Daddy Lumba is currently the oldest top artists in the country. He is also among the wealthiest artists in Ghana, having released many tracks and performed in uncountable concerts and shows. Little is known about his background, parents, family and wife.
Daddy Lumba net worth
Having been in the industry for such a long time, Daddy's net worth is estimated to be $16 million.
16. Kwesi Arthur
Full name: Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior
Date of birth: 18th, December 1994
Place of birth: Tema
Record label: Ground up
Kwesi Arthur is such a talented musician whom a lot of Ghanaians love and respect. During his childhood, he, at one point, even considered working as a security guard before discovering his talent. After listening to Drake’s Thank Me Later song, he developed a keen interest in music.
Kwesi Arthur net worth
Being a famous artist in West Africa, his net worth could be somewhere between 1 to 5 $ million.
Full name: Emeka Okonkwo
Date of birth: 18th February 1981
Place of birth: Nigeria
Record label: Five Star Music
E-Money is swimming in riches. From flaunting with his family to spraying people with money, he is, without doubt, enjoying life to the fullest. It is said that he can even splash a whopping 100 million dollars on just-drinks at a night club! As the CEO of Five Star Music, E-Money has churned out some of the most celebrated Ghanaian and Nigerian hits. His career spans an array of accomplishments and awards.
E-Money net worth
E-Money owns a 250-million-naira house, a variety of cars and properties. He is valued to be worth 27 million dollars.
Full name: Peter Famiyen Bozah
Date of birth: 11th September 1994
Place of birth: Axim
Fameye lost his parents at a very young age. This, however, did not stop him from pursuing his music career. He draws most of his inspiration from his life as an orphan. His humble beginning forced him to do casual jobs such as garbage collection. He would sometimes spend his nights on the floor as he couldn’t afford a mattress and decent housing. However, his sheer determination and hard work have amassed him lots of fortunes
Fameye net worth
As a celebrated Ghanaian artist, Fameye pockets a considerable amount of money from shows, concerts, record sales and so forth. He is among the wealthiest musicians in the country.
19. Kuami Eugene
Full name: Eugene Kwame Marto
Date of birth: 1st February, 1997
Place of birth: Oda, Ghana
Record label: Lynx Music Entertainment
Eugene is a high-life and Afrobeat artist and songwriter under Lynx Entertainment. He is best known for singing “Angela,” “Ohemaa,” “Wish Me Well,” and many others. He at one point won the Vodafone Ghana Music Award of the New Artist of the Year. He also received the Most Promising Artist Award from the AFRIMA. Promise is also a talented drummer, keyboardist and guitarist. Surprisingly, he dropped out of school to venture into music.
Kuami Eugene net worth
Having had lots of successful music songs and awards, Kaumi has made lots of earnings. Although his net worth is currently unknown, he is among the wealthiest artist in Ghana.
Full name: Jane Awindor
Date of birth: 10th April 1987
Place of birth: Kumasi
Record label: Starboy, One Nation
Jane Awindor, better known as Efya, is one of the famous singers, songwriters, and actresses in Ghana. She is the daughter of filmmaker Nana Adwoa Awindor. She first came to limelight after participating in Stars of the Future Talent Show. Eventually, she won the Ghana Music Awards’ Female Vocal Performance of the year. She is currently signed into Wizkid’s Starboy label, where she derives a lot of her earning from.
The above is a complete list of the wealthiest artist in Ghana in 2019. Most of the talented Ghanaian musicians earn lots of fortune annually from endorsements, YouTube and record sales. Indeed, hard work pays!
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