Top 5 richest female musicians in Africa

The fight for equal treatment in every sphere of work, still rages on. It is no different in the entertainment industry, most especially in the music industry. Even very high-profiled female artiste have complained of their male counterparts receiving better pays than them performing at the same events for the same periods. Despite all those challenges, some artistes of said gender are doing very well on the continent. Here is a list of top 5 richest female artistes of 2023.

Angélique Kidjo

Birth Name: Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo

Birth Date: July 14, 1960

Nationality: American, Beninois, French

Awards: 5 Grammy Awards.

Hits: Agolo, Wombo Lombo, Malaika, Blewu…


Yemi Alade  

Birth Name: Yemi Eberechi Alade

Birth Date: March 13, 1989

Nationality: Nigerian

Awards: 1 Grammy Award

Hits: Johnny, Shekere…




Tiwa Savage (Afrobeat and R&B music).

Birth Name: Tiwatope Savage-Balogun

Birth Date: February 5, 1980

Nationality: Nigerian

Awards: 2 MTV Awards, 2 Headies,…

Hits: Kele Kele, Eminado,……



Sheebah Karungi (Queen Karma and Sheebah) – Dancehall and Afrobeat

Birth Name: Sheebah Karungi

Birth Date: November 11, 1989

Nationality: Ugandan

Awards: Multiple HiPipo Award Winner, Best International Act(at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards),…

Hits: Kunyenyenza, Tosobola, Yolo,…



Vanessa Mdee

Birth Name: Vanessa Hau Mdee

Birth Date: June 7, 1988

Nationality: Tanzanian

Awards: MTV VJ Award

Hits: Juu, That’s for Me, Bounce, Kisela…


Noticeable mentions include;

DJ Cuppy (Nigeria) – A Nigerian DJ, producer, and musician known for her vibrant personality.

Chidinma Ekile (Nigeria) – A Nigerian singer-songwriter known for winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa.

Josiane Umuhoza (Rwanda) – Known by her stage name Miss Jojo, she is a Rwandan singer, songwriter, and actress.

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