Ghana has a very competitive and lucrative entertainment industry. Examining the richest musicians in Ghana can provide insights into the depth of the local music industry, as well as the most lucrative genres.

The Ghanaian music industry thrives not just by producing music for the consumption of the people of Ghana, but for the continent and beyond. Ghanaian music is very popular in the UK.

Top 10 Richest Musicians In Ghana


1.  Sarkodie

Net Worth: $15 million

Sarkodie has been Ghana’s biggest music export of the past few decades. He may not be the richest African rapper; but he certainly can stand shoulder to shoulder with whoever ranks highest because he has made the money, the fame, and the brand identity that work together to make him one of the most successful musicians on the continent.

Sarkodie raps in his native languages and mixes pidgin, English, and local slang to great effect. Sarkodie is highly respected; all over the continent. Whatever music he makes is a sure hit; whatever he says is a news headline, and everybody wants to have Sarkodie doing vocals on his tracks.

Sarkodie has produced several albums over the years including; Makye in 2009, Rapperholic in 2012, Sarkology in 2014, Highest in 2017, and recently Black Love.

He has won several awards throughout his career; he has also made a truckload of money through his music sales, shows, and endorsement deals.

2.  Shatta Wale

Net Worth: $11 million

Shatta Wale is one of the biggest musicians in Ghana. His real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., and he was born on 17 October 1984 in Accra, Ghana. Shatta Wale is a versatile musician he does the hip-pop genre, as well as the afro-pop genre, and whatever else he feels like doing.

Shatta Wale is also an actor; he has featured in some movies, including Never Say Never, The Trial of Shatta Wale, and Shattered Lives.

He was formerly known as Bandana, and so he has been in music for more than ten years. He has made a lot of money through his music; and his fame has profited him because he has done many endorsements including Storm Energy Drink, Guinness, Boss Baker Beef Roll’s, and Rush Energy Drink.

3.  Okyeame Kwame

Net Worth $8 million

Okyeame Kwame may not be the most popular, but he is one of the richest musicians in Ghana. He has produced many hit songs with his band members. Some of his albums include; Witty Knot in 1997, Shackles in 1998, Continuity in 2000, and the New Testament in 2002.

Okyeame Kwame has gained more popularity; his music has been well played throughout the country. Perhaps his net worth has been helped by his founding his own music label; this has helped him keep more of the cash.

Okyeame Kwame has won several awards his career; some of his awards include 2009 Ghana Music Awards as Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration in 2004, Best Collaboration in 2011, Artist of the Year in 2015, and many more.

He has made a lot of money via endorsement deals with MTN Group, GTBank, and Coca-Cola.

4. R2Bees

Net Worth $7 million

R2Bees is a popular Ghana music duo that is versatile and dynamic. The duo released its first single in 2008; titled “Yawa Gal,” and then followed up with another single; “I Dey Mad”, in the same year. In 2010, the duo collaborated with Nigerian, Wande Coal to release “Kiss Your Hand.”

R2Bees instantly became famous, and went on to release various studio albums such as; Da Revolution I in 2009, Da Revolution II: Refuse to be Broke in 2012, Omar Sterling–Victory Through Harmony in 2017 and then Site 15 in 2019. Without any doubt; R2Bees is one of the biggest stars in the Ghanaian music industry.

The Duo has gone on to perform in some of the most iconic arenas all over the world, and gone on collaborate with some of the biggest stars in the music scene in Africa

5.  Stonebwoy

Net Worth: $8million

Stonebwoy is one of the most prominent rappers in Ghana; some call him a disciple of Sardokie. His real name is Livingstone Etse Satekla, and he was born on March 5, 1988, in Ghana.

Stonebwoy always had the dream of becoming a music star; he has always doing free performances for his mates when he was in school, and then after that he participated in a rap battle competition, where his talent was spotted. He was then signed by Samini Music record label.

He has taken his music all over the world; he has toured Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, and Austria, and of course the UK. He has made a lot of money from his music; he has also done endorsement deals with Big Boss, and Tecno Mobile Brand ambassador.

6. Fuse ODG

Net Worth: $5.5 million

Fuse ODG was formerly resident in the UK, but returning to Ghana may have been the best thing he ever did, as he has become a very successful artiste in the Ghanaian music scene.

He released his first song titled Antenna in June 2013, and another single followed; Azonto was a phenomenal success; it even brought about a unique dancing style.

Fuse has gone on to produce many hit songs and to tour the world. Some of his songs include; Only, Mary Mary, Thinking About U, Dangerous Love, Island, and Diary.

7. Daddy Lumba

Net Worth: $5 million

Daddy Lumba was born Charles Kwadwo Fosu, in Nsuta Amangoase in Ghana, West Africa. He has always had a love for music, and at a very young age, he started a music group called the Lumba Brothers Group. It was just him, his friend, and his girlfriend. However, he soon relocated to Germany.

Daddy Lumba released his first album in Germany, and since then he has had a long and illustrious career making music. He has produced about 33 albums.

Daddy Lumba has won several awards during his time including; Best Album, Artist of the Year and Most Popular Song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards in 1999.

8.  Becca

Net Worth $5 million

Becca is a Ghanaian singer and songwriter; one of the best in the business. She was born on August 15, 1984, in Ghana, West Africa. Becca is her real name, and she entered the Ghana music industry in 2007 when she released her first album, Sugar. Sugar was an instant hit; one of the most played album on radio in 2007.

She received immediate accolades for her music including; Artiste of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Best Female Vocal Performance, Pop Song of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year, and Record of the Year.

Her song “Sugar” won the Record of the Year award. Since then she has gone on to make several hits with some of africa’s finest including MI and Tuface. She has also done tours all over the world.

9. D-Black

Net Worth: $4.5 million

D-Black is one of the biggest stage performers in Ghana; he is a versatile musician who does afrobeat, and afro-pop. He has proved himself a consistent and professional musician; he has been in the music industry for more than 10 years.

D-Black started his music career in 2009 with Kwaku-t, a rap partner; however, he has been more successful by showcasing his talent alone. He has won several awards in his years and has made a lot of money in his career.

D Black is a big businessman; some of his ventures include Black Avenue Clothing, Livewire Events Company, Club Onyx, and so on.

10.  Samini

Net worth: $4 million

Samini is a reggae and dance hall artiste in Ghana; he is one of Africa’s finest dance hall performers. However, he is not restricted to that one music genre; he also does reggae, hip-hop, and high life.

Samini actually came into music as a member of a church choir. His first album was released in 2004. He then went ahead to leave Ashanti International for another record label, Lexifri Productions, before creating his own Samini Music record label.

He has won several awards for his seven albums released so far, and he has performed several shows and concerts. Samini has also become rich with endorsements.



In conclusion on the richest musicians in Ghana, there are tons of musicians doing well for themselves in Ghana and making lots of money. 

The wealthiest musicians in Ghana have not relied on just record sales for their money; they have also performed shows all over the world. Endorsement deals have also played an important part in the wealth attributed to Ghana’s top musicians- they have been able to leverage their fame to get more money.