If you love music and have an undying passion for music, you would know that careers in music is mostly underrated. However, the stories of the richest musicians in Ghana are definitely going to make you pick up a musical instrument and hit the studios very soon.
The richest musician in Ghana list:
Full Name: Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong
Date Of Birth: 15 August 1984
Record Label: Sony Music Records / Waner Music Norway / EKB Records
Becca is also known as Rebecca Acheampong is recognized as the first girl of the Hare family. She was born at Tema in Ghana on 15th August 1984. Making to the top 10 among the richest musicians in Ghana 2018, the KB Record label has currently signed Becca. She has a total of three studio albums.
Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong, also known as Becca has managed to reach among the top on the list of successful and wealthy Ghanaian musicians.
Currently, Becca has signed an endorsement deal with the EKB record label. She had collaborated with various Ghanaian musicians, including several belonging to different parts of the Globe as well.
Her excellent performance around the world has earned her lots of awards and nominations.
Full Name: Owuso Addo
Date Of Birth: 10 July 1988
Record Label: SarkCess Music / Nedjon Media / Duncwills Entertainment
Michael Owusu Addo who is also known as Sardokie was the second Ghanaian musician in the year 2017. A student of Tema Methodist High School, where he had received his secondary education.
He moved to IPMC shortly and had graduated in Graphic Designing. He is also regarded as among the hottest musicians in Ghana as well beyond. At the BET awards he had also won the best international act award in Africa.
Sardokie is among the richest musicians in Ghana whose core focus is on rapping and recording tracks. He has placed his music genre as Hiplife and Hip-hop as well.
He has worked with very popular musicians such as Fuse ODG, Ace Hood, Ice Prince, Jazzi, R2Bees, DJ Mensah Kwaw Kese, Shatta Wale and more.
3. Okeyame Kwame
Full Name: Kwame Nsiah Apau
Date Of Birth: April 17, 1976
Record Label: Owusek Productions / One Mic Entertainment
Okeyame Kwame, born on 17th April 1986, is a very prominent Ghanaian musician and is definitely among the most richest musicians in Ghana. He is among the indigenous of Nsuta.
However, there is a twist which is that he was a Ghanaian born. Kwame is a very talented musician who is known for combining a lot of different techniques based on songwriting, directorship and of course singing. Kwame is also a very successful entrepreneur; this success is basically derived from the music itself because it is the primary source of his income as well.
Kwame had been a student of the Anglican Senior High School which is a Kumasi based secondary school. Later Kwame was given tertiary education as well at the Kwame Nkrumah University.
During his studies, Kwame had focused all his efforts leaning classical guitar. He graduated with a degree in Linguistics. He has also won for himself several awards and recognitions.
Full Name: Rasheed Mugeez and Faisal Hakeem
Record Label: R2Bees Entertainment
R2Bees is among the very best of the Ghanaian hip-hop stars. He is considered as a blessing to the Ghana music industry. Faisal Hakeem and Rasheed Mugeez are the two young talents in R2Bees.
They have been very much appreciated for their impressive talents which have greatly uplifted the Ghana music scene. Both Faisal and Rasheed have been involved in the mutual partnership.
The bond between the two basically stood strong as they were always together, they have shared the same primary school as well. At the secondary school, both of the rappers were able to take a step forward as partners.
The school had made them official representatives during inter-school shows and programmes because of the immense talent that they have harnessed within them. Slowly and slowly they gained popularity.
Full Name: Nii Addo Quaynor
Date Of Birth: 19 January 1982
Record Label: Kankpe Records
Tinny was born in 19th January 1982, is among the very popular Ghanaian rappers. His songs were played just everywhere in Ghana that included shows, events, television as well as the radio.
Tinny has very swiftly dropped five albums since he entered the scene which was in 1994. He has also won a number of awards performing within Ghana and other international events as well.
He was the brand ambassador for Glo Ghana in the year 2009 and has also campaigned for Cadbury as well. Tinny is also known as Nii Addo Quaynor who is a pure Ghanaian rapper and the CEO of Kankpe Records.
He has done several records with several Ghanaian superstars like Shatta Wale, Trigmatic, Kwabena, Hammer of the last two and many more.
Tinny is among the best and wealthiest musicians in Ghana and has earned his way among the list of top ten richest musicians in Ghana.
Full Name: Desmond Kwesi Blackmore
Date Of Birth: 12 January 1986
Record Label: Black Avenue Music
Desmond Kwesi Blackmore was born in born 12 January 1986, he is also called as Damian-Black is among the very hard working musicians based on Ghana.
Influenced by his parents who were also hip-hoppers, he had started recording music such as rhymes before he stepped into teenage.
Not much long back it was found out that D-Black had signed a deal that was worth $150,000 and you bet he is one of the richest musician in Ghana 2018.
His tracks were a hit in Ghana and he has therefore managed to get a spot as a wealthy and hardworking musician.
7. Fuse ODG
Full Name: Nana Richard Abiona
Date Of Birth: 2 December 1988
Record Label: 3 Beat Records
Richard Abiona who is also known as Fuse ODG finished his schooling at Archbishop Lanfranc School which was located in Croydon. He was born and raised in London. He has a record label with 3beat and he has brought a huge prospect to the Ghanaian music scene.
Just like the other popular Ghanaian musicians Fuse ODG has also performed with several local and international musicians.
Among the musicians he had featured some of them include, Wyclef Jean, Elephant Man, Shatta Wale, Wande Coal, Itz Tiffany, Sean Paul, Sardokie and Major Lazer as well. The British Ghanaian musician made several hit songs, such as Azonto and Antenna which gave him immense fame and fortune.
Born on the 2nd of December, 1988 in England, Richard’s life had taken a steep turn towards glory as he had become among the wealthiest musicians in Ghana.
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8. Shatta Wale
Full Name: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr.
Date Of Birth: 17 October 1984
Record Label: Nedjon Media / SM 4 LYF Records
Born on 17th October 1984, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Junior is very much popularly known as Shatta Wale. He is a reggae-dancehall musician plus a Ghanaian based producer.
Shatta Wale has gained a lot of popularity, thanks to his popular hit, Dancehall King. The song has also led him to win the title of Artiste of the year in the year 2014, during the Ghana music awards.
Shatta Wale has also set another example for the other musicians in Ghana. He has been featured in a movie titled, Never Say Never where you will get to see Charles Kofi Bucknor as well.
Full Name: Livingstone Etse Satekla
Date Of Birth: 5 March 1988
Record Label: VP Records
Livingstone Etse Satekla who is also named as Stonebwoy was born on the 5th of March 1988 in Ghana, precisely Ashaiman.
He has been a very versatile artist recently. He has a very different story though. Back in the high school days when Stonebwoy had decided to enrol himself in a rap battle. It was a popular competition that was named ‘Kasahare Level’. He had performed alongside Dr Cryme.
His achievements also include an award at the BET, there he won the best musician and that time he could have easily been in the Forbes richest musicians in Ghana. The very first recording deal that he had signed was with Samini music record.
Stonebwoy had recorded his first single which was named ‘Climax’; this was before he had found his very own record label.
Full Name: Emmanuel Andrews Samini
Date Of Birth: 22 December 1981
Record Label: Samini Musics / K Chero Records
Emmanuel Andrews Samini used to sing in the church. After the release of his music albums which had been a success in the music scene.
When the first single was dropped which was named ‘Linda’, it had been a sure shot success. After this event, he was eventually featured in a number of singles by various talented artists.
He has won a number of awards such as African Artiste of the Year 2008, Best African Act in the year 2006.
Currently, his prospects do not seem that great when it comes to music, but high hopes everywhere for his comeback.