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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Donjazzy Doesn't Make Huffington Post's Top 10 Richest African Musicians

According to Damien Marley said "All Things are related and creation is a package". So I believe Huffington Post of the U.S.A has released its own package. I still wonder if Koko water is selling in the U.S.A or here.
Any which way here it is:

10. Jose Chameleone
Jose (or Joe) Chameleone is a Ugandan artist
who found his niche blending traditional Ugandan folk music, a bit of rumba and a heavy reggae influence. He sings in English,
Swahili, and Luganda. His mansion outside of
Kampala and four cars (including a Cadillac
Escalade and a Benz) are evidence of his
success, particularly with his hit, “Valu Valu.”
He’s been credited with changing the face of
music in Uganda, as well as making local
music accessible to the rest of the world.

9. Banky W
Born Olubankole Wellington in the U.S., Banky
W moved back to Nigeria and grew up in Lagos, where he began singing at an early age. Finding success early in singing competitions, most of his wealth has come from endorsement deals with companies such
as Estisalat mobile and Samsung in Nigeria.
He also started the Mr. Capable Foundation,
an education charity that provides tuition
scholarships for disadvantaged children.

8. Hugh Masekela
Musical sensation Hugh Masekela is a South
African artist who plays a variety of instruments, including the trumpet, flugelhorn, and cornet, along with singing and composing his own work. He has been highly praised for his work, with everything from a Grammy nomination to the Order of the Ikhamanga by President Jacob Zuma (for achievements in arts, culture, literature, music, journalism, and sports in South Africa).
He has graced prestigious festivals across the
world. He is perhaps best known for his
acapella-style singing and collaboration with
Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo on
the Graceland album and 1987 Graceland tour

7. 2 Face Idibia
Nigerian singer-songwriter 2 Face Idibia began
his career as a member of the hip hop group
Plantashun Boyz, but went solo in 2004 after
the group split. His most popular song,
“African Queen,” took off after being featured
in the movie “Phat Girlz” in 2006, but all of
his five albums have been very well-received
around the world. His wealth comes from
various real estate investments across Nigeria,
as well as the $80,000 he commands per
show.

6. Fally Ipupa
Fally Ipupa, a former member of Quartier Latin International (along with Koffi Olomidé, to be mentioned later), went solo in 2006 and has been incredibly successful, both in his home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as internationally. With MTV
Africa Music and Kora awards under his belt,
he’s racked up clothing endorsement deals in
Paris as well as high commissions for his shows across the world, which are almost always sold-out.

5. Salif Keita
Born and raised in Mali, singer and songwriter
Salif Keita has been referred to as the
“Golden Voice of Africa,” with his original take
on Afro-pop music. Despite his royal heritage (he’s directly descended from Sundiata Keita, the founder of the Mali Empire), he chose a path of music, bucking the Malian caste system. But this means that he was loaded even before his music career took off, explaining his private island and properties across Europe.

4. Koffi Olomidé
Along with fellow Congolese star Fally Ipupa,
Koffi Olomidé formed Quartier Latin as lead
singer and vocalist before launching his solo
career. Dubbing his style of music as tcha
tcho, he considers it a blend of soukous music
(dance music that originated from African
rumba music). He’s notorious for taking on
controversial subjects in his lyrics, which has
led him to be widely praised and criticized
worldwide.
Raking in over 100,000 euros per show,
Olomidé is extremely popular across Africa
and the world. One of his albums is listed in
Robert Dimery’s book, “1001 Albums You Must
Hear Before You Die.”

3. D’banj
D’banj, aka the Koko Master, aka Dapo Daniel
Oyebanjo, has been killing it in his native
Nigeria and around the world since 2007, and
was the first African artist who signed with
the music label GOOD, owned by Kanye West.
The recipient of countless awards, D’banj is
known for his unique sound of dance music
and Afro beats. He is involved in a variety of
investments including a nightclub in Nigeria,
brands such as Koko water, and was given his
own reality show, “Koko Mansion.”

2. P-Square
P-Square is made up of identical twins, Peter
and Paul Okoye, who began singing and
dancing together back in their small Catholic
high schoolin Jos, Nigeria. After forming the
group in 2005, their music developed a
devoted following, particularly in South Africa,
and each album outsold the previous one.
They were named Artists of the Year at the
2010 Kora Awards and now bring in more than
$150,000 per show. Best of all, their shared
home is worth more than $3 million and has
been dubbed “Squareville.” Talk about
product placement!

1. Youssou N’dour
Not surprisingly, Youssou N’dour brings it
home in the No. 1 spot. This Senegalese
singer is widely considered the most famous
singer alive in Senegal and much of Africa. His
style of music is known as mbalax , a mix of
Senegalese traditional music in the Serer
language and various styles from around the
world including Cuban rumba, hip hop, jazz,
and soul.
With millions around the world in his fan
base, he is now the owner of the biggest
media house in Senegal (complete with radio
and TV stations) and was appointed tourism
and culture minister in 2012. More
importantly, before K’naan had “Waving Flag”
in 2010, N’dour was responsible for the 1998
FIFA World Cup national anthem, “La Cour des
Grands,” along with Axelle Red.

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