2017 List of top 10 Music earners in Africa; only Sarkodie from Ghana – Forbes

EIB Network CEO, Bola Ray born Nathan Anokye-Adisi made a presentation of top music earners in Africa for the year 2017 at the just ended 5th AFRIMA Business Summit.

The list was put together by in-dept research carried out by Forbes in collaboration with Channel O.

The 5th All Africa Music Awards Business Summit which was held inside the Kempinski Hotel, was under the theme: “African Music in a Global Village: Leveraging the Opportunities”, the Africa Music Business Summit provides a platform for business networking and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government officials and other stakeholders in the music, arts, entertainment, and financial sectors of Africa.

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Its aim is to create an engaging environment for discussions on how the potentials present in the continent’s music industry can be fully harnessed for socio-economic gains.

The CEO of EIB network, Kwabena Anokye Adisi also alluded to the fact that music plays an important role in the lives of people.

Check the list below!!!



Oliver Mtukudzi – Zimbabwe

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Sarkodie – Ghana

Davido – Nigeria

Wizkid – Nigeria

Jidenna – Nigeri

Tinashe – Zimbabwe

Don Jazzy – Nigeria

Hugh Masekela – South Africa (May his soul RIP)

Black Coffee – South Africa


This was put together by Forbes & Channel O.Matter your position or view on this list, we can all

agree that gains are being made by key players.

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