Ghana’s music industry is one industry that deserves acknowledgment. This is because the music industry has contributed to the expansion of African music on a global stage. International music stars from the Ghanaian industry like Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, and many others have represented Africa on a worldwide scale. In this article, I cover the top 10 richest musicians in Ghana in 2022.
Ghana | The Top 10 Richest Musicians
Below are the leading 10 richest musicians in Ghana:
Sarkodie tops the list of the 10 richest musicians in Ghana with a net worth of 411 million. He is a legendary rapper and musician who is widely regarded as one of the best rappers in the world. Also, Sarkodie is well-known for his contributions to the Ghanaian music industry.
Sarkodie started as an underground rapper. In 2009, Sarkodie released his debut album with the title ‘Makye’. While working with the biggest stars, Sarkodie released 5 studio albums. He is a leading advocate of the Azonto subgenre.
The legendary rapper, Sarkodie has received various honors for his services to the Ghanaian music scene, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade.” At the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, Sarkodie is the first recipient of the Best International Flow Artist award from BET.
2. Shatta Wale
With an estimated net worth of $10 Million, reggae-dancehall star, Shatta Wale ranks second on the list of the richest musicians in Ghana in 2022. His tracks, “Dancehall King,” “My Level,” and “We Taking Over” are the most well-known.
Shatta Wale started his musical career with the stage name, “Doggy,” which he adopted in honor of Yoggy Doggy, his all-time favorite DanceHall performer. He later changed the stage name to “Bandana”, which moved him to popularity following a single hit song.
Shatta Wale won Artiste of the Year at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for his single “Dancehall King”. Along with earning money from his music career, Shatta Wale works as a brand ambassador for a variety of companies like Kasapreko Company, Boss Baker Beef Roll, Guinness Ghana Breweries, etc.
3. Fuse ODG
The British-Ghanaian rapper and singer, Fuse ODG ranks third among the richest musicians in Ghana in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $8 Million. Fuse ODG has promoted Ghanaian music on a global scale which his hits, “Antenna,” “Azonto,” and “Dangerous Love”, etc.
Fuse first released his debut single, “Antenna,” in 2013. The hit “Antenna” reached its peak at number seven on the UK Singles Chart, and number 85 on the Irish Singles Chart. Also, he released “Azonto” in 2013. Fuse ODG received the “Best African Act” honor at the 18th Annual MOBO Awards in 2013. Also, at the 2013 Urban Music Awards, he received four honors.
4. Okyeame Kwame
Okyeame Kwame, fondly called the “Rap Doctor” is the fourth richest musician in Ghana with a net worth of $7 million. He is a musician and businessman. Kwame started his musical career at an early age and developed a passion for rap music.
The Rap Doctor started doing solo shows from his record label, ‘One Mic Entertainment, while featuring artists like Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi, Ofori Amponsah, etc. After winning Artist of the Year at the 2009 Ghana Music Awards, The Rap Doctor crowned himself the Best Rapper.
Apart from Kwame’s music career, he earns money from non-musical endeavors like the partnership with ‘Horseman Shoes’ and ‘Sante’s Hair for Kids’. In Ghana, Kwame serves as a brand ambassador for the MTN Group, GT Bank, and Coca-Cola.
The hip-hop duo R2bees has Faisal Hakeem and Rashid Mugeez has its members. This duo is also among the top 10 richest musicians in Ghana in 2022. R2Bees is a leading distributor of the hiplife. The hiplife is a Ghanaian hip-hop style that mixes rap with highlife and reggae rhythms.
R2Bees launched their musical careers with the release of their first single, “Yawa Gal”. Then, they released a song with Unda melodies titled, “I Dey Mad”, and “Kiss Your Hand”, among others. The R2Bees have received numerous awards like the Ghana Music Awards, etc.
Stonebwoy is a popular dancehall and reggae artist with an estimated net worth of $6 Million. He is widely known as ‘Africa’s reggae and dance hall king’. Stonebwoy started writing music during his elementary school years. He began a professional music career in 2012 and has released four studio albums and other singles. Stonebwoy has received numerous awards including All African Music Awards, African Entertainment Awards USA, Ghana Music Awards, and many others.
7. Daddy Lumba
Charles Kwadwo Fosu, also known as Daddy Lumba takes 7th place among the richest musicians in Ghana in 2022. He began his music career at the age of 16 and was introduced to highlife music by Ernest Nana Acheampong. Daddy Lumba released his first album in 1989, and since then, he has released 33 albums.
Becca is one of the richest musicians in Ghana with a net worth of $5 million. She was first recognized as a contestant on the 2nd season of TV3’s annual singing competition, ‘Mentor’. Becca has released several albums like Sugar, You Lied to Me, Time 4 Me, and others. She has won various awards like the Kora Award, Ghana Music Awards, etc.
9. D- Black
D-Black is a Ghanaian musician with a net worth of $4.5 million. He began his musical career in 2009 when he featured as an independent artist in the group D-Black & Kwaku T. This group released an album titled ‘Target Practice’. D-Black is the owner of the record label Black Avenue Muzik and he has won several awards.
Samini is one of the richest musicians in Ghana in 2022. He is a reggae and dance hall recording artist who is expanding the ‘African dance hall’ genre on a global stage. Samini began to sing in a church choir at the age of 14. He became a professional musician in 1999. Also, Samini has received several awards like the Ghana Music Awards, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the Richest Musicians in Ghana in 2022?
These are the top 10 richest musicians in Ghana in 2022:
- Okyeame Kwame – Net Worth $7 million
- Becca – Net Worth $6 million
- Stonebwoy – Net Worth $5.5 million
- Fuse ODG – Net Worth $4.5 million
- Daddy Lumba – Net Worth $3 million
- Reggie Rockstone – Net Worth $2.5 million
- D-Black – Net Worth $2 million
- Samini – Net Worth $1.5 million
Who is the Richest Musician in 2022?
Kanye West. The record for the richest musician in the world in 2022 is held by Kanye West who has accumulated his huge wealth through music, real estate, and brand endorsement. He is one of the richest singers in the world. His music records have alone sold over 160 million copies and he is the winner of 24 Grammy Awards.
What is the Net Worth of Sarkodie in 2022?
Sarkodie was born on 10th July 1988 in Tema, Ghana in the western part of Africa. He is popularly regarded as the fastest-growing rapper in the whole of Africa. Sarkodie has an estimated net worth of up to $7 million.
Who is the Richest Musician in Africa in 2022?
The top spot on the rankings belongs to Youssou N’Dour. In 2022, he is the richest musician in Africa. His astounding net worth of $145 million was accumulated through the use of his distinctive voice and the popularization of the well-known Senegalese music genre known as mbalax.
The Music industry is a very profitable industry for one to engage in. Check out the article above to see the top 10 richest musicians in Ghana in 2022 with their net worth.