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Net worth figures can be subjective and vary based on sources, investments, and financial decisions made by individuals. Additionally, the financial standing of musicians can change rapidly due to various factors, including new projects, endorsements, and investments.
However, below is the net worth of the top ten richest artist from Kenya, according to information out there:
Sauti Sol – $20 million
Sauti Sol, known for their Afropop and Afro-fusion sound, has achieved international acclaim. Their net worth is likely substantial, influenced by music sales, performances, and international collaborations. This music group is regarded as among Kenya’s most renowned characters in the music industry, with many of their compositions attracting the attention of the continent and the rest of the globe via mind-blowing performances both at home and abroad.
Bahati – $15 million
Bahati is Kenya’s most popular gospel musician. “Mom,” “Machozi,” and “Sweetheart” were among the smash songs that brought him to fame and prominence. He was born on December 22, 1992. His career, like that of many other celebrities, has been marred by controversy, particularly after he collaborated on a song with the boondocks gangs. Nonetheless, his net worth places him among Kenya’s wealthiest artists. He founded the EMB Records to help young artists with their music career.
Lady Wanja – $12 million
Lady Wanja, was born in the Murang’a County town of Kangema. She began her musical career as a backup vocalist with the famed Mbiri Young Stars, led by Musaimo, in 1984. After leaving the group and forming her own group Queen Les in 1991, she went on to release several tracks which eventually gave her the much needed boost to her current status in Kenyan music lore.
Akothee – $10 million
Akothee, is ranked number four on our list of Kenya’s wealthiest musicians. With an average net worth of $10 million, she is among the country’s wealthiest musicians. After divorcing her impoverished Kisii spouse fifteen years ago, Akothee has earned a substantial fortune.
She’s wedded many times, but her desire for riches hasn’t lessened despite the upheaval in her personal life. She is considered Kenya’s wealthiest Luo musician. She artist owns a beach resort in Diani, a real estate firm, a Sh80 million property in Rongo, multiple high-end automobiles, and a tour company.
Jaguar – $9 million
Starehe MP Charles Kanyi, stage named Jaguar was a singer, and is now spending his first term in government. In the 2017 general election, the popular singer gained a seat on the Jubilee Party platform. It is a well-known truth that he was elected to the position of President of Kenya due to his popularity among Kenyans for his musical skills. Because of his contributions to the progress and expansion of the Kenyan music business, he is among East Africa’s top and most praised musicians.
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Willy Paul – $8.5 million
Willy Paul rose to prominence after releasing his debut single, Sitolia, in 2010. He is the CEO of Saldido International Entertainment and an award-winning singer and lyricist. This was the song which he co-wrote with Gloria Muliro, and it was a reflection of his life narrative, depicting the difficulties he had faced in everyday life while thanking God for transforming his life for the better. And his life was completely revolutionized after releasing that song, as it catapulted him to popularity and widespread recognition among fans and the broader public.
This has established his status among Kenya’s top ten wealthiest musicians.
Nonini – $8 million
Nonini is a co-founder of Genge, or Africanized Hip Hop. He is a breakfast show host for One FM. He’s referred to as The Godfather of Genge, and he manages three studios that get a lot of local airtime, earning him the title of MCSK’s highest-paid artist in 2012. Nonini established the Colour kwa Face Foundation to advocate for the rights of persons with albinism.
Size 8 – $1 million
Signed to Calif Records by Clement Rapudo as a secular musician with songs like vindonge, 10 years ago. She quickily rose to fame, before embracing Christ as her saviour and been renewed as a Gospel Artist. Size 8 has risen to prominence in the gospel and general music industry of Kenya. Regardless, she’d changed for the better and began composing Christian songs after that. Her music has made her a millionaire, making her one of Kenya’s richest musicians.
Wyre – $1 million
Kevin Waire is a well-known and well-liked Kenyan musician who goes by the stage name Wyre. He rose to prominence due to this distinct R&B and Reggae musical style. Despite beginning his career as a member of the prominent music groups Necessary Noize and East African Bashment Crew, he went on to carve out a successful solo career, which garnered him considerably greater personal success.
He has released two solo albums that have swept the Kenyan music scene. His career might be described as extensive and fruitful, since he performed in a variety of African countries.
Nameless – $800,000
A veteran in the Kenyan music scene, Nameless has had a long and successful career. He rose to notoriety after winning the then-Kenyan Urban Music radio station’s star hunt contest in 1999. He presented an outstanding performance for the judges of the show, just like he does for his fans now, and his musical skills were quickly recognized. Following the release of his debut album, “On Fire,” in 2004, he became a household celebrity and garnered excellent reviews from critics. Following a successful career, he was named and is among the 100 most influential Kenyans by the Standard Newspaper.
His net worth is influenced by his contributions to the music industry, endorsements, and business ventures.
Other musician who deserve a worthy mention are Khaligraph Jones, Victoria Kimani, Octopizzo, and Daddy Owen, just to mention a few.
It’s important to note that net worth figures are subject to change, and the financial success of musicians can be influenced by various factors, including investments, endorsements, and business ventures. For the most accurate and current information, it’s recommended to refer to the latest financial reports.
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