South African based music cable station, Channel O and Forbes Africa recently presented the top 10 most bankable African artists.
According to Channel O, the top ten were determined by a number of factors such as endorsements, brand value, earnings, bookings, popularity, and social media presence. The list shows the African artists making the most money in Africa.
10. Oliver Mtukudzi – Zimbabwe
Oliver (Tuku) Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt — more than Michael Jacksonand Whitney Houston. It’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world.
“I never decided to be in the music industry. It was in me. My mother said ‘you are a good singer but you will never [email protected] your birth cry. Your birth cry was so beautiful’,” says Mtukudzi.