The entertainment business in Africa has grown substantially over the last decade or so. With places like Nollywood and Ghollywood on the rise, it’s no wonder that some well-paid international celebrities come from Africa. Entertainment is quite a broad word these days, so for this article, we’ll focus on the highest-paid Africans from TV and Film, Media, Music, and of course, Sport. The African movie industry created over one million jobs for people, and some of the actors and actresses are among the highest earners in Africa.
The wealth is not just limited to film, though; there are musicians and sports stars that are also top the charts when it comes to their gross net worth. Not to mention some of the world’s best sports players come from Africa and have made a name for themselves all over the world. It’s a tough thing to pick just one industry and one country, so these top earners come from different backgrounds and different countries.
Here are the top 5 earners as African entertainers.
Funke Akindele – Net Worth $3.5 Million. Funke is a talented Nigerian actress that has starred in over a hundred movies, and yet she still has time to raise her twins. Her first significant role was in I Need to Know, a UNFPA sponsored sitcom where she played an intelligent young student. Only part of her earnings come from the shows Funke has done. She also earns around $50,000 per post on Instagram, making her the second richest Nigerian Celebrity on the platform.
Tiwa Savage – Net Worth $5 Million. A Nigerian singer, songwriter, and owner of 323 Entertainment record label, Tiwa has risen to stardom with a fantastic voice and working with some prominent artists like George Michael and Mary J. Blige. Her birth-name is Isale Eko, and she originally relocated to London to start her music career at the age of 11. She’s one of the top class vocalists that have ever come out of Nigeria, singing in such a broad range of genres that vary from contemporary, pop, and even some reggae.
Becca – Net Worth $6.2 Million. A female Ghanaian musician who has performed internationally, including collaborations with several international artists worldwide. Becca has been nominated for several African Music awards. Her full name is Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong, and she became famous for singing in the third season of Mentor, Ghanaian Singing competition on TV.
Davido – Net Worth $16 Million. David is an RnB, Hip-Hop, and Rap artist. He writes his own songs, and composes his own music, and has worked with the likes of Drake and Chris Brown. Davido has undoubtedly earned his 16 million with the work he has done, including some music awards and nominations. Davido also makes a lot of his money by posting on social media. He has just shy of 12 million followers and gets paid a hefty $74,000 per post. He could quite easily just make a living off that and only do four posts per month.
Mohamed Salah – Net Worth $40 Million. Mohamed Salah hails from Egypt and is the famous Liverpool striker and is one of their top goal scorers for the team. People visiting Betway Casino often use him as a surefire way to win money betting money on a football match. Salah was the highest goal scorer for Liverpool in 2019 and has assisted in over 100 goals for the 2018-2019 season. Footballers are among the highest-paid people in the world, and Mohamed Salah is one of the most sought-after players in the English Premier League.