6 . JIDENNA , NIGERIAN – AMERICAN ,
By the age of 10 , Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer . He is ranked sixth according to Forbes Africa .
7 . WIZKID , NIGERIA
Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music . Grammy Award – winning artist , Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, danced to his songs Ojuelegba and Caro , with Keys posting a video on her Instagram account with the caption , “ This song makes me happy” . Kylie Jenner also posted a video of herself dancing to Wizkid’s music on Snapchat.
8 . DAVIDO , NIGERIA
Davido has claimed a high status in just five years . He said it was people like P – Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible . He became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “ Omo Baba Olowo ” .
9 . SARKODIE, GHANA
Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams , his former manager , his career was launched. Staying true to his identity , he is a big advocate of Azonto , a Ghanaian genre that is said to have been born out of Kpanlogo , a traditional dance .
His first single off his fourth album , Mewu , sold almost 4 ,000 copies on the first day of its release in Ghana . He was also the first Ghanaian to win a BET award .
10 . OLIVER MTUKUDZI , ZIMBABWE
Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt , more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston . It ’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world. He his ranked 10 th richest musician in Africa .
~ Mark Twain