Forbes Africa has in May 2017 its winning magazine awarded the Ghanaian rapper ranked and CEO of SarkCess Music, Michael Addo Owusu aka Sarkodie 9 in his list of 10 artists on the African continent.
Sarkodie joins a list of other powerful African artists including Akon (Senegal-American), Wizkid (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), South African black coffee, Don Jazzy (Nigeria), Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe) Jidenna , Hugh Masakela (South Africa) and Tinashe (Zimbabwe – America).
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Read what was said about Africa’s top 10 musicians by Forbes Africa.
With more than 35 million albums sold worldwide, numerous awards including five Grammy Awards, Hot 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt and more than 51 million people on his Facebook page, Akon.
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2. Black coffee
Real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, not only raised the bar for South African house music, but put it on the world map. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), established in the Eastern Cape province, where the leader of Nelson Mandela’s struggle came, before returning to the KZN to study music. It was worth it.
3. Hugh Masekela
SOUTH AFRICA Born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg, Hugh Masekela is committed to restoring African heritage. This flugelhornist, trumpeter, conductor, composer and famous singer has released over 43 albums and has performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba. “The music I do, I do it is based on my municipality and the indigenous rural roots in South Africa. Call not the music. That’s what made me famous around the world, “he says.
4. DON JAZZY
NIGERIA Like many artists, Don Jazzy, his real name, Michael Collins Ajereh, started playing music as a child in church before moving to the UK to pursue his career.
ZIMBABWE-AMERICAN Tinashe Kachingwe, twenty-four years old, sang before she could speak. Her Zimbabwean father, Michael, and her mother Aimie, Denmark, always helped.Tinashe was a model of child at the age of three, made her first appearance in 2000 in the movie Cora Unashamed and her voice she starred in the animated film drawing The Polar Express with Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks.
NIGERIA-American at 10 years, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew that he wanted to make music, but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer. It was just as well that his name means embracing the father.
Wizkid NIGERIA is undoubtedly the uncrowned king of African music. The Grammy award winner , Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz, dances to his hit songs Ojuelegba and Caro with the keys displaying a video on her Instagram account with the caption “This music makes me happy” and Kylie Jenner posted a video of him – even for the same Wizkid Music Snapchat dance.
Davido NIGERIA has gained a high status in five years. The Only Back When firmly planted in the music industry in 2011. “There were people like P-Square and D’Banj, which made me believe that all this was possible,” he recalls. Dami Duro, an unexpected success, duplicated online nearly a year before its official release, became the jewel of the crown for its debut album widely acclaimed in 2012, Omo Baba Olowo.
GHANA Born Michael Owusu Addo Sarkodie has accumulated millions of views on YouTube for his music with his first album and first single, Baby, among the favorites.
He started out as an underground rapper who helped him to cross with his former manager, Duncan Williams, who helped launch his career. Staying true to his identity, he is a big supporter of Azonto a Ghana genre that is said to have been born of Kpanlogo, a traditional dance.
Mewu, the first single from her fourth album, Mary, sold nearly 4,000 copies on the first day of its launch in Ghana’s capital, Accra. His work does not go unnoticed. Sarkodie was Ghana’s first to win a BET award and has the most nominations.
In 2015, he was ranked as the 19 “most influential of Ghana” and television and Ghana in 2013 and 2015, ranked 8th in Forbes and the channel list, “Top 10 / Bankable The Richest Artists Of Africa “.
His ambitions do not end here. In 2013, he launched his clothing line for Sark Yas Obidi launched the helmet head approved, among others, the company Samsung and Tigo telecommunications.
In 2014, he also launched the SarkCess music label to allow other African artists. 2017 promises to be an even more exciting year of Sarkodie.
10. OLIVER MTUKU
ZIMBABWE Oliver (Tuku) Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt — more than Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. It’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world. “I never decided to be in the music industry. It was in me. My mother said ‘you are a good singer but you will never surpass your birth cry. Your birth cry was so beautiful’,” says Mtukudzi