There is no doubt that Ghana has produced some of the most influential musicians on the African continent. For so many years, musicians from the country have serenaded music lovers with their gloriously captivating and piercing rhythm which has endeared them to so many hearts around Africa and the rest of the world. Names like Daddy Lumba and Reggie Rockstone have been around for decades, occupying top spots among the richest musicians in Ghana, a testament to the enduring influence of Ghanaian music makers.
Ghana has also produced some of the richest musicians in Africa who have all paid their dues over the years. The richest artists in Ghana have amassed so much wealth through their music, as well as other endeavors they are involved in. There is no doubt that the music scene in Ghana is evolving and more people are taking part in the business of music creation.
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It is clear that the music business is a very lucrative one. Some of the people in the industry have made a lot of money over the years and are still raking in more wealth. Ghanaian musicians are not exempted. Also, young people who have found out that their talent is to make music, have taken over the industry, churning our incredible sounds to thrill music lovers.
But who are the richest people in the game? Let’s take a look.
1. Sarkodie – $10 Million
- Real name: Michael Owusu Addo
- Date of birth: 10 July 1985
- Age: 37 years old
- Music genre: Hip hop
- Record label: Sarkcess Music
The name Sarkodie rings a deafening bell in Ghana because the man behind that name has risen to become one of the most influential figures in the Ghana music scene and even beyond the horizon, spreading his influence across the African continent. Sarkodie, who started his music career in 2005, has become so great with his craft that he is now considered one of the most successful Ghanaian musicians of all time by many. He has won dozens of prestigious awards, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade”, BET Hip Hop Award for Best International Flow, BET Award for Best International Act: Africa, and MTV Africa Music Award for Best Hip Hop among others.
Sarkodie is also the richest musician in Ghana with $10 million net worth and this is not surprising. The rapper has been able to accrue his wealth in different ways over the years. One of the ways he makes his money is through his concerts and countless shows. Sarkodie is known to sell out shows and concerts very often. His Rapperholic Concert which he organizes every year in Ghana has become the most anticipated event in the country. Sarkodie also makes money through digital music sales and brand endorsements. He has signed deals with different companies, including FanMilk Ghana, Tigo Telecommunications Ghana, and Samsung Electronics. He is also a businessman who owns his own clothing line called Sark by Yas.
2. Okyeane Kwame – $7 Million
- Real name: Kwame Nsiah-Apau
- Date of birth: 17 April 1976
- Age: 46 years old
- Music genre: Hip hop
- Record label: One Mic Entertainment
Nicknamed the Rap Doctor, Okyeame Kwame is a Ghanaian hip hop star who has established himself as one of the most highly sought after musicians in his country. Known for his thrilling fashion sense, Okyeame Kwame is also a songwriter, as well as a creative director and entrepreneur.
Okyeame Kwame is the second richest musician in Ghana at the moment with a net worth of $7 million. He makes his money through different channels, including digital record sales. The rapper is the founder and producer of ‘The Versatile Show”, a theatre show which is performed bi-annually at the National Theatre during which he blends his music with drama and poetry. Okyeame Kwame also makes money through his record label called One Mic Entertainment.
He is equally the co-founder of the Firm Bridges Communications, a company he co-founded with his wife. Apart from this, the rapper is also a partner in the shoe manufacturing company Horseman Shoes.
3. Shatta Wale – $6.2 Million
- Real name: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr
- Date of birth: 17 October 1984
- Age: 38 years old
- Music genre: Pop, Reggae, Dance/Electronic
- Record label: Shatta Movement Empire
Shatta Wale commands huge respect in Ghana because of the insanely successful career he has built in the music business. Beginning in the early 2000s, he gained some recognition and street credibility with some hit singles before going on to establish his prominence, winning lots of awards, including the Artiste of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Shatta Wale is the third richest musician in Ghana and rakes in his money through different means. He makes money through concerts, as a matter of fact, he is one of the A-listers who sell out concert venues the fastest in Ghana. He is also the very first Ghanaian to organize a digital concert on YouTube. The rapper equally makes money through his digital sales and brand endorsements. He has signed deals with different companies, including Boss Baker Beef Roll and Infinix Ghana.
4. R2Bees – $6 Million
- Real names of group members (Faisal Hakeem and Rashid Mugeez)
- Age: Not certain
- Music genre: Hip Hop
- Record label: R2Bees Entertainment
R2Bees is a Ghanaian hip hop duo that is made up of two cousins named Faisal Hakeem and Rashid Mugeez. Hakeem is also known by his stage names Paedae da Pralem or Omar Sterling and Rashid Mugeez is simply known as Mugeez. The duo started making music in 2007 and have remained very active ever since, establishing themselves as one of the rave-making figures in the Ghana music industry, winning plenty of awards, and collaborating with other top entertainers around Africa, including Davido, Sarkodie, and Wizkid.
R2Bees is now of the richest Ghanaian musicians with a net worth of $6 million. With four studio albums to its name, R2Bees rakes in money from digital record sales, having sold millions of digits across different channels. They have sold out so many concerts and shows over the years as their teeming fanbase keeps increasing. They also rake in money from brand endorsements. The duo has signed with different companies, including Star Beer and rLG.
5. Daddy Lumba – $6 Million
- Real name: Charles Kwadwo Fosu
- Date of birth: 29 September 1964
- Age: 58 years old
- Music genre: Highlife
- Record label: Krew Media Hype Productions, Lumba Productions
Daddy Lumba is one of the most respected musicians in Ghana. With a career spanning an incredible three decades, Daddy Lumba is an inspiration for almost all contemporary artists in Ghana, some of whom were not even born when he started making music. Over the years, Daddy Lumba has asserted himself as one of the most popular singers of the highlife genre in Ghana and is beloved by both the old and young. He has also won many Ghana Music Awards.
Daddy Lumba is obviously one of the richest musicians in Ghana and rakes in money with the sale of his vast array of records. The highlife star is known for being consistent with the release of multiple-hit albums. Daddy Lumba’s songs have been streamed millions of times on different digital platforms, fetching him a handsome income as a result.
6. Becca – $5.7 Million
- Real name: Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong
- Date of birth: 15 August 1984
- Age: 38 years old
- Music genre: Afropop, R&B, highlife
- Record label: EKB Records, Kora Bijoux
Blessed with a velvety smooth voice, Becca is a Ghanaian singer who is widely celebrated in her country. Having started her career in 2007, the singer has grown to become one of the leading women in the Ghanaian Music industry. She has won several awards and is considered one of the most influential people in Ghana.
With a net worth of $5.7 million, Becca is one of the richest musicians in Ghana. The delectable singer rakes in money from different channels. Like other musicians, she makes a fortune from digital record sales. Her songs have been streamed millions of times across digital platforms, ensuring she smiles to the bank with fat cheques.
Becca also rakes in money with brand endorsements. She has signed with different companies over the years including GLO Mobile Ghana.
7. Stonebwoy – $5.5 Million
- Real name: Livingstone Etse Satekla
- Date of birth: 5 March 1988
- Age: 35 years old
- Music genre: Afropop, dance hall, reggae
- Record label: Samini Music, Burniton Music Group, Zylofon Media
Stonebwoy is one of Ghana’s most charming artists. He has asserted himself as one of the most influential names in the Ghana Music Industry, winning so many prestigious awards, including the BET Award for Best International Act: Africa and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards.
The artist is one of the richest musicians in Ghana with a net worth of $5.5 million, making a lot of money through various outlets, one of which is his concerts. The singer sells out venues whenever he stages a show, with his teeming fans stumbling over each other to catch a glimpse of him. He is also the CEO of Burniton Music Group.
He makes a lot of money through brand endorsements. So far, he has signed with different companies, including Tecno Mobile and Big Boss, an energy drink. The singer also makes money through digital record sales. His music has been streamed millions of times across various digital channels.
8. Reggie Rockstone – $5 Million
- Real name: Reginald Yaw Asante Ossei
- Date of birth: April 11, 1964
- Age: 58 years old
- Music genre: Hip hop, Hiplife
- Record label: Kassa records
One of the most respected rappers in the country, Reggie Rockstone is a Ghanaian hip hop star who has been in the music business for three decades. Widely called the Godfather of Hiplife, Rockstone is credited to be the pioneer of the Hiplife art form and played an extremely important role in the development of the music genre. Today, he is internationally acclaimed in the music scene and hugely appreciated around the world.
With a net worth of $5 million, Reggie Rockstone is one of the richest musicians in Ghana. He makes a lot of money from concerts and shows. He has traveled all over the world, including the UK, West Africa, France, Switzerland, and the USA to perform his music. He has also raked in a lot of money with his digital music sales as his music has scored millions of hits across many digital platforms. He has also signed endorsement deals with different companies, including Globacom.
Apart from making music, he has also served as a judge in different competitions like the maiden edition of the Glo X-Factor Africa, alongside top artistes like Onyeka Onwenu and M.I. He also served as a judge for the fifth edition of the Malta Guinness Street Dance competition in 2012.
9. Fuse ODG – $3 million
- Real name: Nana Richard Abiona
- Date of birth: 2 December 1988
- Age: 34 years old
- Music genre: Afrobeats, reggae
- Record label: 3Beat
Known for his dancy and very lively sound, Fuse ODG is a Ghanaian musician who has become a household name. He got his name on the lips of millions of fans with his song Antenna and went on to assert his influence as a rave-making star in the Ghana Music industry with other mind-blowing sounds. He has won prestigious awards, including the MOBO Award for Best African Act and MTV Africa Music Awards for Afro Pop Song of the Year among many others.
Fuse ODG is one of the richest musicians in Ghana who makes a lot of money through different channels, including digital record sales. He has been streamed millions of times across different digital channels since his career began. He has also sold out numerous concert venues. He has performed around the world, touring different continents, including Europe and Africa.
10. Tinny – $2.3 Million
- Real name: Nii Addo Quaynor
- Date of birth: 19 January 1982
- Age: 41 years old
- Music genre: R&B, Hiplife, Hip hop
- Record label: Kankpe Records
Having started making music since he was just about 12 years old, Tinny has made a mark in the Ghanaian music industry. For more than 20 years, he has remained active in the business, thrilling fans with his sound, and has released five studio albums. In recognition of his awesome contributions to the music industry, he has won many awards, including the Ghana Music Award for New Artist of the Year and the Hip Hop World Award for African Artiste of the Year.
Tinny has made a lot of money from his music. With a net worth of $2.3 million, he ranks as one of the richest musicians in Ghana. The rapper also makes his money from brand endorsements. He has signed with different companies, including Glo Ghana. Tinny has also raked in money from his digital record sales and song streaming as his music has been streamed millions of times around the internet.
11. Samini – $2 million
- Real name: Emmanuel Andrews Sammini
- Date of birth: 22 December 1981
- Age: 41 years old
- Music genre: Dancehall, reggae, hip-life
- Record label: High Grade Family
Samini is a Ghanaian artiste who has become one of the highly sought-after names in the Ghana music industry. The musician, who terms his brand of music as the “African dance hall”, has released seven studio albums which have all done well commercially, putting him up there with the A-listers since his emergence on the music scene. He has won several awards for his works, including the MOBO Award for Best African Act, The Headie Award for Best African Act, MTV Africa Music Award for Best Performer, and Ghana Music Award for Artiste of the Year, among others, and has collaborated with other big names, including Wizkid and Sarkodie.
Samini is one of the very wealthy Ghanaian musicians and, with a net worth of $2 million, he ranks among the 20 richest. The musician mostly makes his money through concerts and tours. Samini has successfully toured the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Germany, and Canada, raking in a fortune from these endeavors. He has also raked in a lot of money from digital record sales and enormous streaming numbers as his music has been streamed millions of times on the internet.
12. D-Black – $1.6 Million
- Real name: Desmond Kwesi Blackmore
- Date of birth: 12 January 1987
- Age: 36 years old
- Music genre: Hiplife, hip hop, Afrobeats
- Record label: Black Avenue Muzik
D-Black, a multiple award-winning rapper, is one of the big names in the Ghanaian music industry. The rapper who is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist is a chart-topping music star who has consistently churned out mindblowing works of art over the years to the huge admiration of fans. He has won several awards, including the Ghana Music Award for Hip hop Song of the Year, the Ghana Hip-hop Award for Hip-hop Artiste of the year, Ghana Entertainment Awards for Artist / Entrepreneur of the Year.
D-Black has made so much money from his craft as a musician. The fact that he is also an entrepreneur also makes it easy for him to rake in a fortune. D-Black is the CEO of Black Avenue Muzik record label which is home to several top Ghana music stars. He is also the founder of Black Avenue Clothing, a popular clothing line and design company. He is also the CEO of the events management company, Livewire Events, and owner of Black Avenue Films/TV, a movie production outfit. He is also the owner of Club Onyx, Oasis Lounge, and Volcano, a media firm.
Apparently, D-Black makes so much from the endeavors listed above, as well as the digital sale of records and his steaming numbers which run into millions around the internet. He also secures the bag from the concerts and shows he stages around the country for all his fans.
13. Kwaw Kese – $1 million
- Real name: Emmanuel Kofi Botchwey,
- Age: NA
- Music genre: Hip Hop
- Record label: Mad-Time Entertainment
Well known for his hit album Abodam 2007, Kwaw Kese is a Ghanaian music star who has become a force to reckon with in the music scene. He has won different awards, including the Ghana Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2008. Since his debut, he has remained very relevant in the rap indusry.
Kwaw Kese has been able to rake in a fortune for himself since he started making music. A large chunk of his money is made through his concerts and shows which he organizes every now and then. He also makes money from his digital record sales on the internet. The rapper has also called himself a businessman, insinuating he has some business ventures not entirely known to the public.
14. Joyce Blessing – $623, 000
- Real name: Joyce Akosua Twene
- Age: NA
- Music genre: Gospel
- Record label: Dave Joy Productions, Sound Lion Records
Joyce Blessing is one of the most influential figures in Ghanaian gospel music. The musician has consistently had her name on the lips of music lovers around the country with very powerful renditions of captivating songs. She has released six studio albums and was the winner of the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Award for Album of the Year.
As expected, Joyce Blessing has been able to get richer over the years through her dedication to her craft. One of the ways she makes money is through concerts. Joyce Blessing is known for her mind-blowing live performance artistry and often pulls crowds to her shows. She also makes money from her digital record sales and massive steaming numbers, Many of her songs have been streamed millions of times around different digital streaming platforms.
15. Wendy Shay – $500, 000
- Real name: Wendy Addo
- Date of birth: 20 February 1996
- Age: 27 years old
- Music genre: Afropop, Afrobeats
- Record label: RuffTown Records
Wendy Shay is a shining light in the Ghanaian music industry. Having started her career in 2018, she has risen to establish herself as a force to reckon with. Ineterstingly, music was not her first calling. A registered nurse, she was actually practicing midwifery before she quit and started making music and she has not looked back ever since. She has gone on to win awards, including the Ghana-Naija Showbiz Award for Best New Artiste of the Year, the 3 Music Award for Breakthrough Act of the Year, and the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for Discovery of the Year.
Wendy Shay has made money for herself since she started making music. Her combined streaming numbers across various platforms run into millions, ensuring she smiles to the bank frequently. She also rakes in money from shows and concerts. Wendy Shay has performed at many elite events, including the Miss Ghana 2018 Finals, as well as the RTP Awards Africa 2018 and BF Suma Ghana Connect 18 concert. She was also invited to perform at the Afronation Music Festival Ghana in December 2019. Apart from the foregoing, the musician is also the brand ambassador for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in Ghana.
16. Fameye – $300, 000
- Real name: Peter Famiyeh Bozah
- Date of birth: September 11, 1994
- Age: 28 years old
- Music genre: Afrobeats, hip-life
- Record label: Fameye Music / EMPIRE
Fameye is still a new name in the Ghanaian music industry but he has already started making waves as a musician, winning awards for his works. He is the recipient of the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Award for Best New Artiste of the Year and has worked with top names in the music scene, including Medikal.
Already, Fameye has started making some money for himself since the inception of his music career. He makes money from concerts and shows. Fameye is known to have stolen the show at different concerts in 2018 and 2019 and also makes money through digital music sales and online streaming platforms. His combined streaming numbers currently culminate in several millions, ensuring he smiles to the bank consistently.
17. King Promise – $200,000
- Real name: Gregory Bortey Promise Newman.
- Date of birth: 16th August 1995
- Age: 27 years old
- Music genre: Afrobeats
- Record label: YB Records
Blessed with a cool, charming voice, King Promise is a Ghanaian musician who has stolen the hearts of many. The singer has not spent much time in the game but has already shown he is not here to play, releasing some captivating sounds like ‘Baby I’m Jealous’ and ‘CCTV’. He also has collaborating works with top guns in the African music industry, including Mr. Eazi and Sarkodie. He has also won awards for his works, including the Hiplife Song Of The Year” Award at the 3Music Awards in 2019 and the Best Male Vocalist at Ghana Music Awards UK.
Apparently, King Promise is not one of the biggest earners in the Ghanaian music scene but he sure has raked in a sizeable amount of money already. A quick look at his streaming numbers on different platforms shows King Promise is doing quite well as he has pulled in millions of views. He has also starred in concerts and shows which is how he makes the largest chunk of his money so far. He has been able to pull crowds to his shows over the years.
18. Efya – $200k
- Real name: Jane Awindor
- Date of birth: April 10, 1987
- Age: 35 years old
- Music genre: Neo soul, afro-soul, pop
- Record label: One Nation Entertainment
Blessed with a silky-smooth voice and incredible acting skills, Efya has established herself as one of the big female players in the music scene in Ghana. She is hailed for having one of the best voices in Ghana. In fact, it is on record that she won the Best Female Vocal Performance category at the Ghana Music Awards for four straight years, starting from 2011. She has since won other awards, including the Nigerian Entertainment Award for African Female Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian).
Efya makes money through different channels, one of which is her shows and concerts. She has performed in several elite shows over the years. She staged a huge performance at the 2011 MTN Ghana Music Awards at the Dome in Accra. She also performed at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya, an event that was sponsored by Tusker Brewery. She performed alongside top stars, including P-Square, Wande Coal, MI, Burna Boy, and others at the Glo “Slide N Bounce” concert series.
Efya is also the owner of her own clothing line which is called ‘The Native Chic’. She launched the company in December 2019. Additionally, the musician makes money as an actress, having starred in a number of movies over the years. She also signed an endorsement deal with Glo.
19. Kwesi Arthur – $100k
- Real name: Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior
- Date of birth: 18 December 1999
- Age: 23 years old
- Music genre: Hip hop, Afrobeats
- Record label: Independent artiste
Even though he is still a very young man, Kwesi Arthur commands a lot of respect in the Ghanaian rap scene. As a matter of fact, he is often considered to be one of the best young artists in Ghana and even across Africa. Having kickstarted his career in 2017, he has gone on to put his name on the lips of millions of music lovers, winning prestigious awards, including the Ghana Music Award for Hip Hop Song of the Year and getting nominated for Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards.
As one of the trending names in the rap industry, Kwesi Arthur has apparently made quite a lot of money for himself. The rapper makes a fortune brand endorsements. In 2018, he signed a deal with Fanmilk Ghana. He also makes money from touring.
The young rapper has held concerts around the world, including the USA, as well as around Africa. He also rakes in money from the digital sale of his records and streaming numbers across digital streaming platforms.
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20. Kuami Eugene – $50,000
- Real name: Eugene Kwame Marfo
- Date of birth: 1 February 1997
- Age: 26 years old
- Music genre: Afro pop, Highlife, Afrobeats
- Record label: Lynx Entertainment
Kuami Eugene is one name who has been on the lips of many Ghanaians in recent times. Since his emergence on the music scene in 2016, the rapper has become one of the highly sought after music figures in Ghana. Within that time, he has gone on to win different awards for his works, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for Artiste of the Year, 3Music Award for Highlife Artist of the Year, Ghana Music Award for Best New Artist, among others.
Since his debut, Kuami Eugene has made quite a substantial amount of money for himself. The musician rakes in a fortune through shows which he gets invited to very frequently. He also makes money by organizing concerts the venue of which is often packed with teeming fans.
To add to that, Kuame Eugene has huge streaming numbers running into millions on different digital streaming platforms and he makes money off all of that.
Summary Of The Richest Musicians In Ghana
- Sarkodie – $10 Million
- Okyeane Kwame – $7 Million
- Shatta Wale – $6.2 Million
- R2Bees – $6 Million
- Daddy Lumba – $6 Million
- Becca – $ 5.7 Million
- Stonebwoy – $5.5 Million
- Reggie Rockstone – $5 Million
- Fuse ODG – $3 million
- Tinny – $2.3 Million
- Samini – $2 million
- D-Black – $1.6 Million
- Kwaw Kese – $1million
- Joyce Blessing – $623, 000
- Wendy Shay – $500, 000
- Fameye – $300, 000
- King Promise – $200,000
- Efya – $200k
- Kwesi Arthur – $100k
- Kuami Eugene – $50, 000