Meet the richest, most successful, and internationally well-known African musicians (Photos)

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Femi Kuti

There several number of African musicians who have gain mean stream recognition because of their superb talents.

Some made wise decisions and are now not only successful, and internationally well-known but also very wealthy.They are also very powerful not only in Africa but internationally.

Ghpage.com brings you the 15  richest, most successful, and internationally well-known African musicians. Enjoy

1. Femi Kuti, Age: 52, Nigerian

The firstborn child of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Just like his father, Fela tries to use his music to fight against vices such as poverty, corruption and other socio-economic matters that are prevailing in Nigeria in particular and Africa as a whole.

His album ‘Fight to Win’ in which he collaborated with American artists in the likes of Mos Def, Common and Jaguar Fight is largely viewed as the most prominent Neo-Afro beat of the 21st century.

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2. Manu Dibango, Age: 80, Cameroon

An excellent saxophonist, the Cameroonian-born Manu Dibango is one of Africa’s multi-talented artists. Because of his tremendous contribution in the

African music industry, it is difficult to find the words with which to describe such a musician as Manu Dibango. Popularly known for his 1972 single “Soul Makossa”, he has played music ranging from reggae, soul, blues, spirituals, electro to soul.

Manu Dibango

3. Salif Keita, Age: 65, Malian

An offspring of Sundiata Keita, founding father of the Mali Empire, Salif Keita is one of the founders of Afro-pop. Keita was widely criticized when he decided to become a musician as it was regarded an occupation not befitting for someone from a kingly Malian family.

Exiled from his village at the age of 18, due to the superstitious belief that albinos was symbolic of misfortune, this talented artist went on to play for a Malian Musical group known as ‘Les Ambassadeurs’ prior to going solo. Since then his career has witnessed a mind blowing success.

Salif Keita

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