Author Topic: Africa`s Richest musicians ....Fally is above Werrason but just below Koffi.  (Read 13478 times)

oj78 on: October 09, 2013, 13:34

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The Herold Just had this in one of its pages today.............................................Africa’s richest musicians named
October 9, 2013 Entertainment
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SLY PAPA NA KEVIN #1 on: October 09, 2013, 13:56

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Was surprised when I saw 2 days ago
Here is the full list of the top 10 richest African musicians as posted by the Huffington Post

 1-Youssou N’dour

 Youssou N’dour brings it home in the No. 1 spot. This Senegalese singer is widely considered the most famous singer alive in Senegal and much of Africa. His style of music is known as mbalax, a mix of Senegalese traditional music in the Serer language and various styles from around the world including Cuban rumba, hip hop, jazz, and soul.
 With millions around the world in his fan base, he is now the owner of the biggest media house in Senegal (complete with radio and TV stations) and was appointed tourism and culture minister in 2012. More importantly, before K’naan had “Waving Flag” in 2010, N’dour was responsible for the 1998 FIFA World Cup national anthem, “La Cour des Grands,” along with Axelle Red.



 2-Psquare
 P-Square is made up of identical twins, Peter and Paul Okoye, who began singing and dancing together back in their small Catholic high school in Jos, Nigeria.

 After forming the group in 2005, their music developed a devoted following, particularly in South Africa, and each album outsold the previous one. They were named Artists of the Year at the 2010 Kora Awards and now bring in more than $150,000 per show. Best of all, their shared home is worth more than $3 million and has been dubbed “Squareville.” Talk about product placement!

 3-DBANJ
 D’banj, aka the Koko Master, aka Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, has been killing it in his native Nigeria and around the world since 2007, and was the first African artist who signed with the music label GOOD, owned by Kanye West. The recipient of countless awards, D’banj is known for his unique sound of dance music and Afro beats. He is involved in a variety of investments including a nightclub in Nigeria, brands such as Koko water, and was given his own reality show, “Koko Mansion.”

4. Koffi Olomidé
 Along with fellow Congolese star Fally Ipupa, Koffi Olomidé formed Quartier Latin as lead singer and vocalist before launching his solo career. Dubbing his style of music as tcha tcho, he considers it a blend of soukous music (dance music that originated from African rumba music). He’s notorious for taking on controversial subjects in his lyrics, which has led him to be widely praised and criticized worldwide.
 Raking in over 100,000 euros per show, Olomidé is extremely popular across Africa and the world. One of his albums is listed in Robert Dimery’s book, “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.”

5. Salif Keita
 Born and raised in Mali, singer and songwriter Salif Keita has been referred to as the “Golden Voice of Africa,” with his original take on Afro-pop music. Despite his royal heritage (he’s directly descended from Sundiata Keita, the founder of the Mali Empire), he chose a path of music, bucking the Malian caste system. But this means that he was loaded even before his music career took off, explaining his private island and properties across Europe

 6. Fally Ipupa
 Fally Ipupa, a former member of Quartier Latin International (along with Koffi Olomidé, to be mentioned later), went solo in 2006 and has been incredibly successful, both in his home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as internationally. With MTV Africa Music and Kora awards under his belt, he’s racked up clothing endorsement deals in Paris as well as high commissions for his shows across the world, which are almost always sold-out.

 7-2face Idibia
 Nigerian singer-songwriter 2 Face Idibia began his career as a member of the hip hop group Plantashun Boyz, but went solo in 2004 after the group split. His most popular song, “African Queen,” took off after being featured in the movie “Phat Girlz” in 2006, but all of his five albums have been very well-received around the world. His wealth comes from various real estate investments across Nigeria, as well as the $80,000 he commands per show.

 8. Hugh Masekela
 Musical sensation Hugh Masekela is a South African artist who plays a variety of instruments, including the trumpet, flugelhorn, and cornet, along with singing and composing his own work. He has been highly praised for his work, with everything from a Grammy nomination to the Order of the Ikhamanga by President Jacob Zuma (for achievements in arts, culture, literature, music, journalism, and sports in South Africa). He has graced prestigious festivals across the world. He is perhaps best known for his acapella-style singing and collaboration with Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo on the Graceland album and 1987 Graceland tour

 9-Banky W
 Born Olubankole Wellington in the U.S., Banky W moved back to Nigeria and grew up in Lagos, where he began singing at an early age. Finding success early in singing competitions, most of his wealth has come from endorsement deals with companies such as Estisalat mobile and Samsung in Nigeria. He also started the Mr. Capable Foundation, an education charity that provides tuition scholarships for disadvantaged children.

 10. Jose Chameleone
 Jose (or Joe) Chameleone is a Ugandan artist who found his niche blending traditional Ugandan folk music, a bit of rumba and a heavy reggae influence. He sings in English, Swahili, and Luganda. His mansion outside of Kampala and four cars (including a Cadillac Escalade and a Benz) are evidence of his success, particularly with his hit, “Valu Valu.” He’s been credited with changing the face of music in Uganda, as well as making local music accessible to the rest of the world.
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EMOVICTEAM #2 on: October 09, 2013, 14:09

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I have a feeling there is some leak in data from this analysis.....there are some that are very rich but have not declared all their assets and money. So what is this based on? assets? money?
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SLY PAPA NA KEVIN #3 on: October 09, 2013, 14:37

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You're right EMO,i think they just go by assuming the known fixed assets and appearance fee per show/concert etc, they do not consider liquid assets.
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archos #4 on: October 09, 2013, 14:38

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probably cd sales and stuff like that,like proper professional musicians,whereas jb and werra got most of their money from sponsors in congo
koffi and fally sell cds far better than the rest of congolese artists
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SLY PAPA NA KEVIN #5 on: October 09, 2013, 14:46

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@archos said:
probably cd sales and stuff like that,like proper professional musicians,whereas jb and werra got most of their money from sponsors in congo
koffi and fally sell cds far better than the rest of congolese artists

Very true!
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EMOVICTEAM #6 on: October 09, 2013, 16:44

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<cite>@archos said:</cite>
probably cd sales and stuff like that,like proper professional musicians,whereas jb and werra got most of their money from sponsors in congo
koffi and fally sell cds far better than the rest of congolese artists


Now I see some sense in this...but again, to avoid margins of error in data, a complete analysis would be helpful...but such a study would be difficult as some artists will not be willing to give out all information...
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oj78 #7 on: October 10, 2013, 11:43

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EMOBCBG That would be like exposing the area below your waistline to the general public......That is if one wanted to prove that he/she is man enough for their respective gender.....This and most of the artist would shy away from such like polls.
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archos #8 on: October 10, 2013, 12:36

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there was something like that once on congolese tv where they were estimating the fortune of congolese musicians
from what i remember koffi was first with estimated 20 million(money plus alll he possesses),werra and jb were ex-aequo with 15, then fally with 10, wazekwa and ferre 7
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oj78 #9 on: October 10, 2013, 16:01

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<cite>@archos said:</cite>
there was something like that once on congolese tv where they were estimating the fortune of congolese musicians
from what i remember koffi was first with estimated 20 million(money plus alll he possesses),werra and jb were ex-aequo with 15, then fally with 10, wazekwa and ferre 7


And some of these guyz would not disclose all their wealth
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Ken Bilele #10 on: October 11, 2013, 14:07

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this information may not be true because these Nigerian music kids cannot be richer than koffi just because of three years of fame not even wera and jb.
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