The Ghanaian music industry has evolved. All generations of Ghana have had a music of their generation. Yesterday’s reigning music is today’s oldies and our contemporary music would surely be old school to our children at some point, music in Ghana was seen as a mere pass-time but has now grown to be a mjor player in the GDP of the economy.
However, the most interesting thing is that with the growth of music in Ghana has come wealth. Musicians now earn millions in shows, endorsements, album sales, streaming etc.
GhtrendingLinks.com brings to you top six (6) paid musicians in Ghana
6. R2BEES | $12,927 (70,100)
R2Bees is a Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife duo from Tema made up of Faisal Hakeem (Paedae da Pralem/Omar Sterling). Mugueez and his cousin, formed R2Bees way back in 2007, they first released their first album in 2009, “Da Revolution”. The pair were nominated for Best International Act at the 2013 BET Awards. Various R2Bees singles appeared over the next few years while Mugeez also struck out on his own, guesting on singles by the likes of Criss Waddle, Mr. Eazi, and DJ Breezy. 2017 year saw them guesting on Fuse ODG’s single “Boa Me,” alongside Ed Sheeran. The duo has come along way in the Ghanaian music industry and have managed their brand so well to stay relevant, per every show they take home not less than GHc70,000. (Figures confirmed by Africa Facts)
5. Stonebwoy | $14,773 (GHC80,134)
A proud father of 2 beautiful daughters, Livingstone Etse Satekla popularly known by the stage name Stonebwoy is a Ghanaian afropop, dancehall and reggae artiste. He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards. He is recognized as the king of reggae and dancehall artists in Africa. He is believed to have signed a million-dollar deal with Voltic Mineral water. He has songs streams across all platform. (Figures confirmed by Africa Facts)
4. Kojo Antwi | $15,000 (GHC81,366.00).
Antwi is one of an increasing number of Ghanaian musicians turning to reggae. Originally a singer with the group Classique Vibes, Antwi now pursues a solo career singing reggae in his native Twi. Mr. Music Man as affectionately called by Ghanaians, to many is not a newsflash to see him collect these huge sums of money. (Figures confirmed by Africa Facts)
3. Daddy Lumba | ($18,467) GHC100,170
With 20 albums under his belt, Daddy Lumba’s albums have yielded more number one and top ten hits than any other Ghanaian musician in our time. Coining so many phrases with his lyrics, Lumba has been responsible for some of the lingo used in everyday language. Going to a social function without hearing at least one of his songs is like going to Chicago without seeing the Sears Tower silhouetting the skyline. Born Charles Kojo Fosu, Daddy Lumba started his music career as one of the duo in the group Lumba Brothers, when he collaborated with his partner Nana Acheampong and released their first album entitled ‘Yereye Aka Akwantuo Mu’. This song depicted the number of Ghanaian immigrants that originally leave the country to seek better fortunes abroad but make those temporary homes permanent due to financial, emotional or other unforeseen hardships. We’ve known Daddy Lumba and his expensive shows, his charges per shows doesn’t shock Ghanaians, nonetheless. (Figures confirmed by Africa Facts)
2. Sarkodie | $27,700 (GHC150,000)
The ‘Bleeding’ hitmaker, Sarkodie is the head of SarkCess Music and has talented musicians under his record label. He’s one of the expensive artists in the Ghana music fraternity, this figure above charged by the artist doesn’t comes as a surprise to Ghanaians due to the calibre of the artist. He is having a deal with SCMobile and also has Vume generating money for him. Michael Owusu Addo professionally known as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist and entrepreneur from Tema. His contributions to the Ghanaian Music Industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for Artiste of the Decade. (Figures confirmed by Africa Facts)
1. Shatta Wale | $100,000 (GHC54,244,000)
Shatta Wale is living the time of his life being the topmost paid artist in Ghana. He deserved to earn this amount of money per show due to his contribution to the Ghana music industry. The artist is well known by his numerous controversies and his relentless fight to make the industry better. Today artistes have come to realise the importance of making money with music because of Shatta Wale. He’s into real estate, a business minded person aside music. The Melissa hitmaker has multi-million deal with Kasapreko. He is also a partner and ambassador for Infinix Ghana. His songs are the most streamed on all platform (iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Audiomark, Dreezer etc).
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., (born October 17, 1984) is a Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana. His best known song is “Dancehall King”, which led to winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards. Wale is also an actor, having appeared in the films Never Say Never,The trial of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives. Having achieved street credibility in a fairly undeveloped Ghanaian dancehall genre at the time, he achieved popularity with his 2004 single, “Moko Hoo”, which features Tinny. According to Shatta Wale’s personal photographer Kwame Awuku, Shatta Wale takes home $100,000 for shows outside the country which he has receipt to back his facts.
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