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Channel O and Forbes Presents “Top 10 Most Bankable African Artist “

Posted by Tyler on September 2, 2013 in News · 127 Comments


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Channel O and Forbes Africa presents the top 10 most bankable/richest artistes in Africa. This list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, Sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presense, Influence and so many other factors. The list shows the African artistes making the most money in Africa.

Check out the top10 list

1. AKON – CEO of Konvict Music, opened doors with other African artiste

2. DON JAZZY – Producer. CEO Mavin Records, MTN, Samsung and Loyal Milk endorsement. D’Banj, Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay Z on production credits.

3. P SQUARE – Music Duo. Featured on Forbes Africa twice, sold out concerts, presidential guest in at least 5 African countries, they fly private jets…

4. D’BANJ – Music Artiste. G.O.O.D Music deal, Sony Entertainment deal

5. WIZKID – Music Artiste. EME artiste, Starboy CEO, affiliation with Disturbing London, several international collaborations, highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa, ambassador of MTN

6. 2FACE IDIBIA – Music Artiste. 10million CDs and at least 7million digital sales, one campaign… associated with Guinness, Haven Homes, Airtel Worldwide and philantropist – 2face foundation

7. ANSELMO RALPH – Musically Artiste Samsung and Coca Cola ambassador, Perfume line, clothing label, multimillion dollar tour bus, Sony artiste.

8. SARKODIE –  Rapper. Youth ambassador Ghana, Sark clothing, Samsung ambassador, fan milk Ghana ambassador.

9. ICE PRINCE – Artiste. Six million downloads, 2 studio owner, one foundation member, Plug N Play ambassador, Zamani foundation.

10. BANKY W – Artiste. Co owner EME, Samsung Ambassador, Philanthropist, multiple award winner.

(Published 01-September 2013)

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  1. Make una no wash and Set Me jare!!! This List na wack.

  2. Fake news

  3. Truly na rubbish. Wats p square doin there

  4. Poorly written. Some of you so-called "blogs" are a joke.

  5. rublish what's wizkid ,ice prince nd sarkodie doin der ?

  6. Wat d f is sarkodie doin der

  7. Dis list is wack and bunch of stupidity mstchewmn

  8. Am cool wit it

  9. y'all sayin sark is not worthy of being dere shuld just shut the fuckk uppp.. cos dat nigga is balling and surely richer dan ur fathers!!!

  10. Taa!!!!! Get away, nonsense…. Una no serious at all….

  11. Taa!!!!!! Nonsense…..una no serious at all!!!!!

  12. If u hv a problem with the list go bash ur head for wall…wiz,sakodie,ice are all ballin and richer than ur whole families and future generations combined

  13. As long as @DonJazzy is included no big deal

  14. true talk@jackie…. As lng as don baba j is dia d rest cn go fuck demselves….

  15. weres davido,u must be joking.

  16. Were ????§ davido

  17. fuck davido!!! Wey de spend papa money

  18. its truuue oooooh wias dr Gobe? ice prince shuld bounce oooh

  19. as long as 2baba,donjazzy & psquare are included init*****we gud

  20. I dint see davido in this list.

    I dont think is is complete with davido and Flavour.

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  21. so wiz kid get money pass tu face na so so lie lie go kill una….. foolish bastards

  22. Y u go say fuck davido, na ur papa money em dey spend? Mumu person

  23. Mehn u guys r funny oh commentin trash on sumfin u dnt knw abt. Dese guys carry awt survey find awt sumfin nd una dey dispute am. Make una kuku go do una own research 2 post am make we c na.

  24. & na even forbes carry awt d survey. Among all of una wey dey argue e get person wey him papa sincere pass forbes? Mtchwee

  25. Fake news……..where is davido…who b wizkid

  26. olabode thomas

  27. shout out to forbes

  28. This list is thrilling… I can't dispute it cuz guud reasons ave been put together to make up a list like dis e.g endorsement, sales, show rates etc… Davido is gat no endorsement xcept frm Mtn's which I guess has even expired and he drew away attention frm his album sale by his singles which overshadowed the album. Forbes list is the most respected and most acceptable in the world, I think Nigerians should respect it too… And Yes!!! Wizkid might be richer than 2baba, cuz he is been attending more shows in recent years till present more than any Nigerian artiste.

  29. 9ja peepz won't seize 2 amaze me……lotta only went 2 schl bt no brainz!have u ever heard of forbes b4?itz not 1 of ur politicized 9ja org.dey have carried out dier research n u r ere displayin stupidity!dt list is objective enuf!y 2much talk sef…y nt

  30. Y dem no put baddo

  31. dos of u guiz sayn davido dey spend his papa moni u dey fck up gan, u dey talk say he dey spend his papa moni ao mch is papa wan giv him, shey nah his papa dey gv him moni 2 buy house wey dey lekki abi nah his pappa say mak him dey gv persn wey fit dance

  32. Me

  33. Lover of D'bnj

  34. Ehehehehehe… Wetin b Anslemoh Ralph? Na name of medicine abi shayo?

  35. why the insults everywhere instead of giving kudos to them ffor their acchievements… poor africans

  36. make una no call davido coz em dey chop daddy thank u!!

  37. this list is certainly rubbuish, how can u say dat wizkid is richer dan 2baba. abii becos him no gree tell una d amount wey dey him acct. u guys nbow feel dat wizkid is richer make una use una head oo

  38. I'm okay with the list,there is no partiality there

  39. 2 Baba Don bab wiz baba den de list is awesome….

  40. beat una self black people with black mentality…… na una job be that abi

  41. Lolz…if u'll don't agree wif d listings, Den I see no reason why u should agree when forbes tells u dat dangote is d richest man in africa or dat bill gate is d richest. What y'all need to understand is d dudes don't just wake up 1 morning n decide who they feel suits d position of what and what….d fact dat ur favorite artist name isn't there doesn't mean he isn't rich. It simply means he aint as rich as those whose names were written. Well, as far as I am concerned, I'll place my bets on channel O and forbes. I trust dem much more dan I trust my fellow nigerian brothers and their sentiments…###LWKMFH.

  42. Mehn d list is kul,forbes go ahead nd kip gettin us posted joor…sm peepz dnt undstnd wt forbes meant by endorsement value,popularity show rates,awards,youyube views nd sales….lol

  43. Wizkid is richer than 2face…how?….ice prince is richer dan davido….loool…a big smh…u all 4got davido has an endorsement with mtn…worth millions…gobe alone had millions of views on youtube…and u'all are talking of spending his fathers money…as far as am concerned dis list is wack…sarkodie is even stated here dat he his richer dan davido….how 4 christ sake? Wark list abeg

  44. I just de laugh una…….#jobless ppl#

  45. Buh what's akon doing on the list pls?

  46. no matter wt Davido shud've been in th list abi una dey envy am?

  47. What about M.I ABAGA?

  48. Where is daddy showkey?

  49. Channel O and Forbes cool job……. u guys don't know anything about them dats y u argue

  50. Wats akon doin on d list? Den if his eligible, den Wale (mr. Ambition) should also b on d list, among oda Nigerians.

  51. What abt koffi olomide and fally ipupa. This list is fake

  52. everyone have a reason to argue d list, it was written at the end 'do u agree'? so don't abuse anybody who feels the list is incorrect cos we ave difft ways of reasoning but I belive Forbes did not just cook up a story at d same time nt all research are a

  53. Am hapi don jazzy is richer dan dat proud fool called dbanj

  54. Abeg go rest jor make we hear word…2 face shlda been in a place better than that.. Choi! 9ja mentality….na 2 complain till christ comes, almost all of ds.of dis ppl r 4m ur country, yet u still wan show say. U

  55. All of una wey say na fake dey mad,, u think say because u dey hear davido songs, make am get money, we talkin abt endorsements and other valuables.. Davido has only one endorsement we all knw, MTN… That's it.. These guys there has gone far, I hail u wizzy, the list is cool, channel 0 and forbes africa. Go watch chanel0 u go see am,

  56. Davido na him papa money,, well make we all dey chop our papa money,,, let's see who go chop pass

  57. Khaya

  58. Yhyh….true sef…where is M.I abaga? Abi ice prince rich pass M.I too? Dis list is wack…4 realla

  59. And milz or wat d furk did u call urself….u call people jobless and u had ur comment posted here…dude u are very dumb and stupid…am sure your mum still give u money 4 ur BIS…HOE

  60. damn yoo !! most of ya'll on this thing are too dumb … yall are from the gutter .. damn …. FORBES !!! … not channels …. FORBES …. and ya'll are saying the list is wack … smh … Povert kills …. ( most of ya'll will say sumfn bout ' rich ' bl

  61. ohhh shii I get it now … Most of ya'll don't kniw what FORBES is …. damn .. POVERTY

  62. How poor man won take comment on Forbes? Jobless ppl..poverty dey make some pple confuse joor..#thumbs up to Forbes and Channel O. But if u no like the list“go and die,hug transformer or go lick pappish water”

  63. dese comments re hillarious…. its not a good thing to be narrow minded,some pple definit

  64. fuck dose insulting Niger…Jobless fools

  65. dese comments re hillarious…. its not a good thing to be narrow minded,some pple definitely need to wear their thinking cap,pls don't comment on what u don't know abt,it is better to be quiet than to be reckoned as a fool as a result of what u say.

  66. Well, I think all these artists worths these position being rated here. I've done my own several researches on these cool cash dealer artists in which I saw that they've really tried in investing even ahead of their future carrier life span. Search for their names and peep through their infos for verification. Kudos to them all…I'm out.????ª???????.

  67. see them jobless pple..{i laugh u guys }

  68. Abeg,make we hear word abeg,some fools dey form elites.Forbes my yansh!If Akon is there,where is Wale,and how wizkid take get moni pass 2baba.if dey knw dey really carry out research den tell us dere worth as u do wit american artist and world richest.not some dumb ass yard sticks.

  69. anyone wu is not OK wit d list can go create their own list. dis is forbes list not INEC list

  70. @ u all wu dnt lyk d list I tink u pple cnt read cus if u read b4 u see d list u wud knw dat its d best dat way

  71. so wiz ass don get money pass 2face banky nd davido u guyz should plz atleast buy swet for nur student nd tel dem dis dey might b-liv u cos lots of forg were badoo ybnl

  72. Ola

  73. Lord of ajasa nko

  74. Fuck who made up all dis shit.where d hell is davido and again how can wizkid be reacher dan 2face ahaahh 4 wat dis list na insult oooo.

  75. Som guys dn't understand simple subjects,…the list ain't showin d richest ni**as,..it shows both the numbr of shows,..popularity..etc..so you shuld check all dat.

  76. Some pple r so dumb it is not all abt money dont u read it b4 u coment,it is 4 d endorsment value,sales,shows,popularity,award etc it doesn't mean dat wizkid is richer dan 2face or donjazy is richer dan psquare it's just 4 d year dis tins change maybe nex

  77. Screw u morther fuckers…what hapen to lil bee he's ment to be on the list 6 grammy award 10 mtv base award 3 bet…can u beat that…fork all yaw

  78. Heya see as people thy paara na Top 10 dem call am na

  79. Dis list na pure rubbish……

  80. forbes is fucked up, Naeto c is d most bankable african Act. not all dese trash here . wats bankable 2 u guys

  81. na lie jooo>>>>>>>>hw wizzy go get moni pass 2 baba and banky w

  82. Na wa wo for nigerians, did they say its ur list or forbes list? They carried out their duty and u here ranting nonsense. Its a shame we look smart but deep inside we damn dumb and stupid. Anyway congrats to all the artist that made dz list, God bless and grease up ur elbows. Its a nigerian take over

  83. Abeg,make we hear word abeg,some fools dey form elites.Forbes my yansh!If Akon is there,where is Wale,and how wizkid take get moni pass 2baba.if dey knw dey really carry out research den tell us dere worth as u do wit american artist and world richest.not

  84. Ay.com

  85. Why is my name not thwrw

  86. Broke People think they have an opinion. This list was compiled by Forbes and they don't lie because they're not a nigerian political party. So if u think this list is trash, FUCK YOU!!!

  87. Broke People think they have an opinion. This list was compiled by Forbes and they don't lie because they're not a nigerian political party or aspirant. So if u think this list is trash, FUCK YOU!!!

  88. I never hear say Forbes dey partner any company before e go bring out list, which one is channel O/ Forbes present???? Can we regard Akon as an African artist, if yes then Wale folarin nko, etc. And more over why they no put their worth, have you ever see any Forbes list without putting what individuals worth? I question the authenticity of this list….

  89. #DAVIDO#

  90. it all tk wizkid 10 more yrs 2 near where 2baba is currently financially

  91. 2 Baba is supposed to b d third

  92. Only God know best

  93. This Has got to be the most wackiest List Ever …. If its so true, Abeg Make them Prove our Doubts wrong by declearing their Asserts abeeeeeeeegggggg!

  94. The list is very accurate, forbes endorsed it. Most of ya'all illiterates talking trash about wizkid, iceprince and psquare not gud enuf to be on d list, I'd say u're ignorant. Niggaz are making dope money weekly. Go check ur records.

  95. Fuck dis list

  96. Y all diz senseless arguments,ya'll jst sit down in d comfort of ur home nd argue wat u have no clue abt?? Dats y the whites keep callin africans black monkeys.

  97. HuuuUuu can still beliv in this list lol# how can Don j be on top? Wen we have Dbanj, 2baba, men the list is gagable!!!.

  98. Y'all niggaz are funny. I laughed out loud mehn to all ur comments. Well, everyone is entitled to his personal opinion.

  99. na stupid list b diz jor

  100. Give it up4 DON JAZZY MAN

  101. watin wizkid dey do 4 were 2baba dey he nor suppose dey dis list at all

  102. Real rubish…. Go nd sit down well nd hav a rethink no partial… Abeg free me

  103. that's cool mehn

  104. Dumb ass Nigerians!! Na desame 'FORBES' tell unna say JayZ be d richest Rapper alive unna no complain, now u re putting Daddy's boy Davido into such list. Abeg make unna no vex God oo bcuz him self dey read Forbes_mag, na deir work n dey re well respected. As long as u all see how beautiful a video is or how much cash is shown in it u all get blind. Pls Fuck d fake ass musicians, dis re d 1s Making mulla.PS

  105. "The list shows the African artistes making the most money in Africa" why you people calling Wale? How much is he(WALE) making in Africa!? Don't just comment because there's a comment box. Read between lines. As for me the list is cool. For those saying "Davido dey chop em papa money" wtf! If you were in his shoes wouldn't you do same,he's even doing something for himself and you all hating on his success. We all have the same 24 hours, do something wise with your time and stop beefing on people's success. #Peace

  106. LoooooooooooL…..funny pple!

  107. guy as u dy chop make u dy twit am nah since ur head knok

  108. wel thats for forbes….

    mine wuld include yinka ayefele, pasuma. sunnyade nd onyeka onwenu dis guys r bankable wit PDP money.

  109. u boys dea instead of thinking of to help them to do more in the compete with the big ones.congratulations to u all

  110. Cool with it but where's davido

  111. Snipe

  112. @ibk

  113. the list is ridiculous how wizkid go get money pass 2baba,i think they are talking about who earns more money from 2012-2013,becos since plantation boiz to african queen abi he pour he money for river,haha wizkid still dey suck breast wey 2baba don dey make money,sey na asset we one talk nii,make una try do another list,kcee nkan he be like say craze dey worry the person wey do this list.

  114. @Richie_slim is not jay-z is dirty dirty money.

  115. Kongu

  116. Ask google

  117. Kc

  118. Guys let get this clear there are many artise who are richer than the artise we have here,but this is based on endorsment award and shows…on a normal basis 2baba is richer than wizkid,and dbanj richer than don jazzy,we also know davido is richer than many of them on this list.but here it talk about endorsment award and shows,etc.kudos to nigerian Artise nice jobs done.

  119. hakman

  120. Prince golden boy J.P

  121. Fally en davido r de best musicle artists in africa.

  122. WTF…Wot Am I seeing wizkid or Wot..diz forbes peepz must b going insane..

  123. I swear with my life all of you mentioning davido they crazy for head I swear who be davido? Mstcheeeeew let him make money in the industry like wizkid ,2face and co. Do

    Fuck em papa money

  124. U CAN FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM WIT DAT NAME…… God bless u’all stay cool…. common guyz no need 4 aguement d list is surprising buh we hv to take it like dat coz we dnt knw anytin abt dis musicians we only listen to dia songz nd watch dia videos…… so guyz lets take wat we c or leave it if u dont blv

  125. Anyway, the list is ok… before now, I have seen the when I googled “Top 10 richest African artist”, I’m not disputting the fact that it can be true_ But, one question I wanna ask is that “are most of these millionair yoruba artists not part of the Niger

  126. Una just dey make me laugh sha but since dbanj is dere am satisfied

  127. Starboy


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