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Who is the richest man in Africa?

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The Richest People in Africa

Who is the richest man in Africa? This is the 33rd year of tracking Global wealth income and this list has been pretty much our favorite.

Africa has been home to several billionaires and it doesn’t come as a surprise that most of them are self-made because they have taken advantage of challenges and potentials in Africa and have utilized them to make a lot of money. Here is a list of the top 10 Richest men in Africa.

10. Mohamed Mansour($2.3 Billion)

Mohamed Mansour comes from the family that owns the Mansour Group which today has a presence in 110 countries and total revenues exceeding $6 billion. Mansour gained an engineering degree from North Carolina State University in 1968, once worked as a busboy in a pizza parlor to pay for his university education.

Mansour heads General Motors in Egypt and it was established in Egypt in 1975 and has since become one of General Motors biggest distributor in the world.

Mohamed Mansour

9. Isabel dos Santos($2.3 Billion)

Isabel dos Santos is the richest woman in Africa and also the eldest child to Angola’s former President who ruled the country for 38 good years. President José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down in 2017.

She found her fortune when she invested in stakes in Angolan companies including banks and a telecom firm, this all took place when her father was in power.

She is often referred to as the ‘Princess’ in Angola.

Isabel has shares in Portuguese companies, including a cable TV company Nos SGPS and telecom.

Isabel dos Santos

 

8. Koos Bekker($2.3 Billion)

Koos Bekker is a billionaire from South Africa and he is the man behind the success of Naspers. Naspers is a broad-based multinational internet and media group headquartered in South Africa, it operates in more than 130 countries. He also more than 70% of his Naspers shares in 2015.

Bekker was born 14 December 1952 and graduated with an MBA degree in  Columbia Business School in 1984.

Koos Bekker

 

7. Naguib Sawiris($2.9 Billion)

Naguib is the brother to Nassef Sawiris who is worth $6.3 Billion. They both coe from a very wealthy family and they are three brothers.

Telecommunication is the origin of wealth for Naguib. He is the chairman of Orascom Telecom Media & Technology.

Naguib Sawiris

 

6. Issad Rebrab($3.7 Billion)

Issad who is number six on our Africa’s Richest has been a teacher at some point in his life. He has taught accounting and commercial law. Issad later left teaching, and started his own accounting firm. He owns Cevital which has the largest sugar refineries in the world. Cevital is also Algeria’s biggest privately-held company and has the capacity to produce 2 tonnes a year.

Issad Rebrab

 

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5. Johann Rupert($5.3 Billion)

Johann is the second Richest person in South Africa with an estimated net worth of $5.3 Billion. He is currently the  Chairman of the Swiss-based luxury goods company Richemont and the South Africa-based company Remgro where he has a seven percent stake. Richemont is best known for the brands Cartier and Montblanc.

Rupert repeatedly said in interviews that his biggest regret was not buying half of Gucci for $175 million when he had the chance to.

Johann Rupert is the richest man in South Africa

 

4. Nassef Sawiris($6.3 Billion)

Nassef Sawiris comes from Egypt’s wealthiest family and he is the youngest among the three brothers. His brother Naguib is also a billionaire.  He runs one of the largest nitrogen fertilizer producers in the world(OCI).  OCI has plants in Texas and Iowa.

His holdings embrace stakes in cement giant Lafarge Holcim and Adidas; he sits on the supervisory board of Adidas. He currently lives in London and also stays in New-York from time to time.

Nassef-Sawiris

3. Nicky Oppenheimer($7.4 Billion)

Nicky Oppenheimer is a South African Businessman and his origin of wealth came from Diamonds. His grandfather founded the company Anglo American in 1917 which Nicky now owns an estimated one percent stake in. He was once a chairman of De Beers which is a Diamond mining company and was also a deputy chairman of Anglo American in the early stages of his life. Other than the wealth he has acquired from diamonds, Oppenheimer owns Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, the largest private game reserve in South Africa.

Nicky Oppenheimer is the richest man in south africa

 

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2. Mike Adenuga($9.4 Billion)

Adenuga is currently the second richest man in Nigeria and designed his fortune in telecommunication and oil production. He is the owner of Globacom which is currently the third largest operator in the Continent of Africa. Globacom is also largely used in Ghana and Benin.

Adenuga, born on 29 April 1953, started his career back in 1990 when he received a drilling license.Mike Adenuga is the second richest man in africa

 

1. Aliko Dangote($10.3 Billion)

For the eighth year in an exceeding row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is Africa’s richest person. He is currently worth  $10.3 billion and that is $2 billion less than a year ago due to a fall in Dangote Cement stock.

Dangote has largely invested in cement, sugar, flour hence his origin of wealth. He also has a book where he explains how he gained wealth and how he used to buy sweets and give them to others to sell at a very young age, then he kept the profits. Aliko Dangote is currently the richest man in Africa.

In conclusion, he is also one of the youngest self-made billionaires we have on this list.

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FUN FACT: Aliko Dangote wants to Buy Arsenal in the future and get back the Football Club to its winning streak.

Question: Who is the richest man in Africa?
Answer: Aliko Dangote

 

 

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Interview: Izzie’s Caravan Shares Insights on His musical Journey

After Izzie’s Caravan’s exceptional single was released, we caught up with an insightful interview with such a talented artist to explore his eidetic experience and what he had to say about his incredible musical journey so far. Read below to learn some interesting details about Izzie’s Caravan.

Discovering your own musical style is a unique part of every artist’s journey. What sets your music apart? What is unique, or at least uncommon?

Hi there. Thank you for having me here. Honestly, from the inception of this project, I knew our backs were always going to be against the wall with how we approach music and what we create in this current musical climate. I tend to be very traditionalist in the sense that rock n’ roll and the blues were grounded in reality and there was a certain sense of integrity about it where the entire song, the entire album, the entire process of it was the life-blood of the band…not some tik-tok clip that goes viral. Currently, we’re in a world where ‘entertainers’ are substituting music as an art form for the commercialized gimmick that needs to be sold and I’ve never bought into that mentality nor will I ever do so. I can’t subscribe to these pseudo-intellectual postmodern narratives that we’re held hostage by. To me I’d rather have a 100 people genuinely appreciate the music I make rather than having a million superficial ‘views’ or ‘likes’. I mean that sincerely. And the fact that record companies do their ‘head-hunting’ based on algorithms is in my estimation bloody lazy. Most of our songs hit the 5-minute mark with ease, including some of the ballads, that we’ve done, and I don’t really care whether thats not the acceptable standard. In ‘Blow The Lid’ we have an 18-minute song…yeah, that’s right…18-minutes, called ‘Curse of Anastasia’ and frankly speaking if that’s how long it takes to capture the spirit of the song then that’s what we’ll do.

“Return To Midway” is captivating from the start to finish with a combination of unique beats and catchy lyrics. What was the inspiration behind the single?

Yeah this track in particular means a lot to me personally. We’ve actually had this song in the catalogue since 2006 but decided to bring it back in revamped version and associate it very proudly with the #restorethesnyderverse movement. Being a childhood DC fan, growing up with these iconic characters, and seeing them come to life on the screen with Zack Snyder’s Justice League was a surreal experience. At a more political level, whats more important to me is the preservation of artistic integrity and the vision of the artist should stand above corporate hijacking.

What draws you to your preferred genre?

To me personally, the blues is a life-form. It’s organic story-telling which is built around human stories. It captures a certain moment in time grounded in reality and it’s so profound that it immerses and envelopes you. Usually when I’m writing, I start listening to records that stimulate me and this last week or so, as we’re neck deep in recording our upcoming album ‘Blow The Lid’, I was listening to Johnny Winter and Rory Gallagher and listening to these records is such a magical experience. And what really pulls me in is their humility considering they were masters of their art form. So yeah, blues and rock n’ roll has always been an integral part of my life.

Which one of your songs has the most memorable story for you? Whether it’s the writing process, recording sessions or release of the song.

At this point of time, due to what I’ll call the proximity effect, it has to ‘Return To Midway’. In all honesty, this song was purely by chance. As I mentioned, this song is something Sim (vocals) and I had recorded way back in 2006 and I was in the studio recently and by chance started playing this song over a different back-beat with a different rhythm pattern. It just happened to be one of those serendipitous euphonic moments in the studio and when I heard the playback, I knew right way I was on to something. All in all, it literally took a day to record and now it’s out as a single.

How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it?

More often than not, I’ll have a melody and it all starts building from there. Sometimes the riffs pop out during practice or just jamming and if it sticks in my head over a considerable period of time, I realize that there must be some validity to it. I really like to write about issues and events grounded in real human stories and events so I draw upon events from the news or current affairs and then give my take on it.

What would your autobiography be called?

‘My Life: A Cosmic Joke’

For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?

Yeah, we’d like to thank all those who have appreciated our music and allowed us to fulfill our dreams and passion of playing old-school rock and blues. We’re really, really excited about our upcoming album ‘Blow The Lid’ which is set for a release on June 15th, and listeners can preview some of the tracks from this album on Spotify which have been released early. Thank you so much and we’d like to welcome you to join our journey at www.izziescaravan.com. This entire endeavor wouldn’t be anything without the support we get from our listeners.

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Top 10 Best Rappers in Africa 2021

Who is the Best Rapper in Africa?

Ever wondered who is the best rapper in Africa 2021? Well, we got you covered. Hip Hop being the most competitive genre in the world, there is no doubt that Africa has its place in the Hip Hop community. We have come up with a list of the best rappers in Africa that have been making hits after hits in the past year.

 

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10. M.anifest

He is a rapper, singer and songwriter from Ghana and is good at what he does in the Rap Industry. He has been active in the rap game since 2005 and he is currently signed to Singitdamnit Music. M.Anifest has 5 albums at the moment but he released his last album in 2016. In the same 2016, he released a diss track “god MC”  aimed at Sarkodie and the song won the HipHop Song of the year in the Ghana Music Award the following year.

M.anifest from Ghana is an African Rapper

 

9. Phyno

Phyno, a rapper from Nigeria is also a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He started off as a producer in 2003 and he is well-known for rapping in the Igbo language. Igbo rap basically incorporates traditional Igbo music and African-American music. Phyno has been nominated for a couple of awards in Nigeria and beyond and has won a lot of music awards. His real name is Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike.

Phyno from Nigeria is an African Rapper

8. Nadia Nakai

Nadia a.k.a Bragga is a South African rapper who was born in Zimbabwe. She gained inspiration from Kenyan rapper, Nazizi, and that led her to release her single in 2013 “Like Me” which brought her fame. She has released 1 album and is yet to release another.

Nadia Nakai from South African is an African Rapper

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7. Khaligraph Jones

His real name is  Brian Ouko Omollo and he is a Kenyan rapper. Khaligraph Jones was the first rapper from Kenya to win awards and is internationally recognized by the Hip Hop community. He has a flow that is as quick as Twista’s (American) or M.I (Nigerian) and with this, he has gained a huge following with a lot of loyal fans. He first came to light in 2009 when he participated in the  2009 Channel O MC Africa Challenge and reached the finals.

Khaligraph Jones is the best rapper in kenya

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6. AKA

AKA is a rapper and entrepreneur from South Africa. He also goes by the name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. In 2014 AKA signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music. He has also opened for Ed Sheeran and 2 Chainz on their South African tours. AKA  has released quite a number of albums, as a matter of fact, his 2015 album ‘Levels’ went Certified Gold. Beside AKA being a decorated artist he is a father.

AKA on stage

5. M.I Abaga

Jude “M.I” Abaga is a rapper and record producer from Nigeria. M.I rose to fame in 2006 after his song “Crowd Mentality” became popular in his hometown of Jos. M.I Abaga’s passion for music started at an early stage in his life and as a result, the first instrument he fell in love with was a 7-key mini piano. He drew his inspirations from Lauryn Hill and DMX at an early stage in his life. He signed his brother Jesse Jagz to his record label ‘Chocolate City’.

M.I Abaga on stage

4. Sarkodie

Sarkodie is a Ghanaian rapper, recording artist and entrepreneur. He is often named as the greatest African rapper and in 2015 was ranked the 19th most Influential Ghanaian by e.tv Ghana. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2012 BET Awards, and was nominated in the same category at the 2014 BET Awards. Sarkodie has 79 awards and received nominations in so many other categories. His real name is Michael Owusu Addo.

Sarkodie on stage performing

 

3. Falz

Third on our list is the ‘This is Nigeria’ rapper, whose popularity rose after making a Nigerian version of ‘This is America’ by Childish Gambino. His style is Afro Hip-Hop: “with a Falz twist to it. It’s a lot of humor and traditional indigenous Nigerian sounds fused with contemporary sounds.” His real name is Folarin Falana and is also an actor. Falz says that his biggest achievement in his life to this day is  AMVCA for Best Actor, with that said Falz is the most versatile rapper to feature on this list.

Falz from Nigeria is an African rapper

 

2. Cassper Nyovest

Refiloe Maele Phoolo, popularly known as Cassper Nyovest is rapper and record producer from South Africa. He rose to fame in 2013 with the song ‘Gusheshe’ and in 2014 with ‘Doc Shebeleza’ which both won awards. He has continued to make hits after hits since then including, ‘Ksazobalit’, ‘Baby girl’ and ‘Tito Mboweni’. Cassper Nyovest became the first South African Musicians to fill up a stadium with 72,000 fans during his concert. Let’s face it, many African Musicians haven’t accomplished a goal like that yet.

Cassper Nyovest from South Africa is an African Rapper

 

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1. Nasty C

He goes by the name Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo and is a South African rapper, record producer and songwriter. Nasty C has a very unique rap style that separates him from other rappers.

In 2015, he became the youngest rapper to win at South African Hip Hop Awards for Best Freshman Prize. He has also won many other awards including, Best International Act: Africa, Song of the Year, Best Hip Hop Album, Best Male Album, Best New Artist(BET Awards) from many other award ceremonies. it goes without saying that Nasty C is the best Rapper in Africa 2021.

Nasty C from South Africa is an African Rapper



Top 10 Best Rappers in Africa 2021

  1. Nasty C
  2. Cassper Nyovest
  3. Falz
  4. Sarkodie
  5. M.I Abaga
  6. AKA
  7. Khaligraph Jones
  8. Nadia Nakai
  9. Phyno
  10. M.anisest

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Jagged with all that is going on in the world, many of us are seeking refuge in music and, in particular, instrumental music. Finding the right song to fit your mood may be a challenge, but it’s worth it. Introducing the perfect mix of diverse chords and boundless ingenuity to execute them in the most cohesive way, the artist, Hassan Composer is the newest entry to the Eastern and conventional experimental genre, whose blissful soundscapes are the greatest refuge. The performer, while mixing melodies, holds a very special direction which is something completely unheard of in the past.
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His recently released song “The New Challenge” explicitly shows his knowledge of diverse genres in his songs, where he uses trademark rhythms in various musical forms such as Eastern music and world music. Inspired by his own life experiences, the influential composer has created an honest soundscape that resonates with everyone.  “The New Challenge” is an outstanding meditative music score, together with the best music score that keeps you conscious and centered. The reason for this track is to exhale negativity and make the listeners know how wonderful life is.

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