Forbes Africa 2017 Top 10 Musicians In Africa Is Out & Only Sarkodie Made The List From Ghana | See List
Sarkodie keeps pulling surprises not just in Ghana but the world over. He is undoubtedly the most successful musician in Ghana presently.
Forbes Africa has released top ten (10) musicians in Africa in its May edition and King Sark was the only artist from Ghana who made the list.
He was named alongside seasoned, powerful and famous musicians in Africa in the likes of Akon (Senegalese-American), Wizkid (Nigerian), Davido (Nigerian), Black Coffee from South Africa, Don Jazzy (Nigeria), Oliver Mtukudzi, (Zimbabwean), Jidenna (Nigerian-American), Hugh Masakela (South African) and Tinashe (Zimbabwe – American).
Ghpage.com sends our warmest congratulations to Micheal Owusu Addo known in Showbiz as Sarkodie. He has made Ghana proud once again.
This is what Forbes said about the 10 musicians in their May edition. READ ON
With over 35 million albums sold worldwide, numerous awards, five Grammy Award nominations, 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt and over 51 million likes on his Facebook page, Akon.
2. BLACK COFFEE, SOUTH AFRICA
Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, has not only raised the bar for South African house music but has put it on the world map.
The multi-award-winning artist was born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), raised in the Eastern Cape province, where struggle stalwart Nelson Mandela hailed from, before moving back to KZN to study music. It was worth it.
3. HUGH MASEKELA, SOUTH AFRICA
Born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg, Hugh Masekela is committed to restoring African heritage. This world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer and singer has released more than 43 albums
and performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba. “The music I make, I don’t call it my music. It is based on my township and indigenous rural roots in South Africa. That’s what brought me fame all over the world,” he says.
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