Channel O and Forbes Africa has presented 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 presence, influence and so many other factors. The list shows the African artistes making the most money in Africa.
Below are the top10 list:
1. AKON – CEO of Konvict Music, opened doors with other African artistes
2. Don Jazzy – Producer. CEO Mavin Records, MTN, Samsung and Loya 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 five 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. Ten million CDs and at least seven million 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, two studio owner, one foundation member, Plug N Play ambassador, Zamani foundation.
10. Banky W – Artiste. Co owner EME, Samsung Ambassador, philanthropist, multiple award winner.
Winners emerge in 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
The 8th edition of Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) took place recently, in New York, United States of America and it was hosted by Basket Mouth.
The event focused on recognising the contributions of African entertainers to the global entertainment industry, and it is also aimed at promoting the image and culture of Nigeria.
Opening the event was Sean Tizzle performing on stage, Dammy Krane, Olamide & Phyno and more.
Below is the full list of nominations and their winners:
Best Album Of The Year
YBNL – Olamide
Hottest Single Of The Year
Kukere – Iyanya
Best New Act Of The Year
Gospel Artiste/Group Of The Year
Best Pop/R&B Artist Of The Year
Best Rap Act Of The Year
Music Producer Of The Year
Most Promising Male Act
Most Promising Female Act To Watch
Best International Artist
Best Indigenous Artist/Group
Ghost Mode – Phyno & Olamide
Best Lead Actress In Film
Best Supporting Actor In Film
Best Film Director
Tunde Kelani (Maami)
Best TV Show
Big Brother Africa
Pan African Actor
Pan African Actress
DJ Bayo (UK)
Radio On Air/TV Personality
Freeze – Cool FM