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Sarkodie, Aka, Cassper Nyovest, Falz & Others Listed In Hiphop AfriQ Top 10 Richest Rappers In Africa 2019



Ever wondered who the richest rapper in Africa 2019 was? Well, you just got covered. Hip-hop being the most competitive genre in the world, there is no doubt Africa has a place in the Hip Hop community.

Hiphop AfriQ curated a list of the Top 10 richest rappers in Africa currently according to Forbes. You should be warned though, you might not find your favorite emcee ranked as one of Top richest rappers in Africa.

Without wasting much time, these are the Top 10 richest rappers in Africa:

Ycee is a Nigerian rapper, afro-pop hip-hop artist and songwriter. The superstar started his music career in 2012 as an underground rapper prior to his music contract with Tinny Entertainment. His hit song ‘Condo’ was nominated best collaboration of the year and best music video of the year categories at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards. Forbes estimated Ycee’s net worth to be around 1.5 million dollars making him the 10th richest rapper in Africa.

With an estimated net worth of about 3 million dollars. Cassper Nyovest is a rapper and producer from South Africa. He started his musical career in a group called Childhood gangster at the age of 13. In 2014, his solo career was opened with a debut album called ‘Tsholofelo’. He was discovered by late rapper HHP while performing. His music has since attracted much attention and his singles are placed on the top of various music charts. Speaking about his net worth, he has been known in his fortune from his music and concert sales. He also founded his own record label called ‘Family Tree’ in 2014. Cassper has endorsements with KFC, Ciroc, Nike, Castle Lite, Samsung and Coca-Cola.

Panshak Zamani popularly known by his stage name “Ice Prince” is a famous Nigerian hip-hop recording artist, actor, and model. He has been described as one of the greatest rappers in Africa by several media organizations. He is a gifted skillful creative and talented rapper. Forbes, his estimated net worth to be around 4 million dollars.

Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, has an estimated net worth of about 4.1 million dollars. You might be wondering what Falz is doing on this list but as of the last 3 years, he was an upcoming rapper, today Falz is a ranked 7th richest rapper in Africa. He is not just a rapper, but a singer, actor, and comedian. He featured in the popular series, Jenifa’s Diaries.

Die Antwoord is a South African hip-hop group formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group is composed of rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser, a male/female duo, and producer god. Their image and style revolve around the South African counterculture movement known as “zef”, which is greatly exemplified in their music videos. In 2011, they founded a music label called Zef Records, after signing with Interscope Records. Their net worth is now 5 million dollars which put them 6th on our ranking.

With a net worth of 7 million dollars, Micheal Owusu Addo, also known as Sarkodie is a Ghanaian Hip-hop artist and businessman. Sarkodie is undoubtedly the fast rapper in Africa. The multiple award winner is also a producer and songwriter. He has his own clothing line called ‘Sark by Yas’. He was unveiled in 2012 as Brand ambassador for Samsung Electronics and currently in partnership with Tigo Communications Ghana, a brand that sponsored the 2013 Rapperholic tour.

MI was once the richest rapper in Africa. He is a record label boss and one of the fastest rappers in Africa. M.I is not just a rapper but a producer, songwriter, and a business man. He’s got a large number of awards including MTV Africa music awards in 2009. In 2012, he was appointed United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Forbes estimated M. I’s net worth to be about 8 million dollars/

Chibuzor Nelson Azubike, better known by his stage name, Phyno, is the 3rd richest rapper in Africa. He’s the best Igbo rapper in Africa. One thing that makes him stand out from the rest is his punchlines. Now, he’s not just a rapper but also a producer, singer, and songwriter. His current net worth is estimated 10 million dollars making him the 3rd richest rapper in Africa.

With an estimated net worth of about 11 million dollars. Olamide is one of the best rappers in Africa. He raps mostly in Yoruba language. Olamide has released 7 albums. He was the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Ciroc. He is a record label boss and the CEO of digital TV channel, Voice Of The Street.

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, songwriter, record producer, singer, and entrepreneur. His debut album ‘Alter Ego’ was released in 2011 which won various awards including the Best Hip-Hop Album in the 2011 Metro FM Music Awards. AKA is one of the hardest working rappers in Africa and also the number 1 richest rapper in Africa with a network of 12 million dollar

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What Hip-hop Songs Did You Release Last Four Years? : Strongman Questions Medikal




AMG rapper Medikal we are sure by now regrets ever tweeting that he saved the Ghanaian rap industry from dying in the last four years.

He tweeted: “4 years ago I saved Ghanaian Rap music from dying and I promise to keep it alive ??”

After this controversial tweet, several people have lashed out at him for making such a statement which in another way is a disrespect to the old rappers who were in the system before he came.

When we thought the issue has died down, former Sarkcess music signee Strongman has become the latest person to attack Medikal saying was just running his mouth and that he has not made enough music in the past four years to be making such huge claims.

According to Strongman in an interview with Adom FM, last year alone he had released 13 songs but Medikal is yet to do that and not even within his four years claim.

“Last year alone, i dropped 13 Rap songs. Somebody should ask Medikal how many Hiphop songs he’s released within that 4 years to claim he’s held Rap down four years ago. Forget him, he’s just running his mouth”.

Strongman didn’t end there he continued to school Medikal on what the Hip-hop genre is about and not because he won an award as the best rapper at the just ended VGMAs so he could just make some statements.

“Rap is rap, Rap or Hiphop is not about hit songs. The fact that you won the Rapper of the Year should not make you be making claims which are untrue” Strongman said.

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Kwesi Arthur’s Dad Reacts To His Son’s Decision To Marry At Age 35



Kwesi Arthur

Ground-up Charle frontman Kwesi Arthur some months ago in an interview revealed that he has no plans of settling down now but would start thinking about it when he turns 35.

According to him, marrying now would mean he has to put his music career on hold since he would be losing focus and rather focusing on becoming a family man.

After his comment, many people on social media sided with him others also urged him to take that thought off and rather choose a better person who understands his career and settle down with.

Father of the rapper known as Samuel Danso Arthur in sharing his view about his son’s comment asked that his son shouldn’t be taken seriously.

According to Mr. Danso Arthur, he saw the headline about his son’s statement and wondered if his son was normal to make such a statement adding that 35 years was too much.

“He can’t be serious. I saw it and I said ‘this guy is he normal’? When you are young and you put structures in place, you make healthy babies. They should have asked him how old his dad was when he gave birth to him. I think 35 is too much,” Mr Danso said.

He continued that he believes the “Woara” hitmakers statement has to do with some experiences he had whiles growing up but that was how life was meant to be it couldn’t guarantee anyone 100%.

Kwesi Arthur’s dad was grateful to his superstar son who according to him replaced his cab engine when it broke down recently.

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Ebony’s Haunting Shadow: Female Act Chikel Baibe Finally Opens Up!



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Chikel Baibe, a new female singer has expressed delight in the fact that Ebony’s ever imposing musical shadow has finally been cast off her career for her fans to enjoy her true identity. Owing to the signing of a new artiste by the late Ebony’s father, Mr. Kwarteng, Chikel Baibe believes this single act is enough to wean fans off seeing and referring to her as an “Ebony-like” act.

Chikel Baibe who just completed S.H.S about a week now seems to be happy about the announcement by Ebony’s father. Mr. Kwarteng has introduced a new artist under his records label to represent her daughter and continue her legacy.

She believed with this news people are now going to stop tagging her name and music under Ebony Reigns shadow.

“It’s relevant for entertainment critics to appreciate the statement by Chikel Baibe because she acknowledged the influential brand and the level of impact Ebony had on the music industry. However, she wants her own brand to precede her career” — Hakeem Ellis, CEO of Hakell Entertainment, (a custodian label for Chikel Baibe).

Taking to her Instagram page, @Chikelbaibe posts.

“Thanks be to God, now that starboy-kwarteng has introduced the Ebony replacement under #Bonytotheworld _Records I believe people will stop tagging me under the shadows of the Late dancehall Queen Ebony and appreciate my talent without tagging me as Ebony replacement.

Is about time Ghanaians realize am Chikel Baibe and not Ebony …

Few months ago Chikel dropped a song titled ‘kweku’ featuring Amwan which is doing very well enjoy it below.

Chikel Baibe is currently preparing to release a fresh single featuring award-winning rapper Tee Phlow (@teephlowgh) — produced by Danny Beatz.

Watch studio section video below.

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