I bring to you the latest list of the top richest musicians in Kenya this year. The Kenyan music industry is one of the pacesetters in the African music industry, producing some of the biggest hit songs in the continent. Over the years, Kenyan music has grown exponentially and many of their star musicians have become widely known by a lot of people across the continent, especially for music lovers.
1. Sauti Sol.
As of today, currently, Sauti Sol afro-pop band is arguably the richest musician in Kenya and the most prominent Kenyan music brand. This music group is one of the most respected figures in the Kenyan music industry with many of their works bringing the attention of the continent and the world at large with mind-blowing performances both on home soil and abroad. The band has had numerous, wonderful music performances and tours across Africa and Europe. This brought huge success to their camp, and well as recognition all over the world. Many of their concerts are streamed worldwide by their fans and lovers. It is obvious that their influence in the industry cannot be denied, as they continue to dazzle us with beautiful vocals. They have a combined net worth of $20 million.
Bahati Kenya is the most popular gospel musician in Kenya born December 22, 1992. His career has earned him lots of top awards in the Kenyan music industry. He is second on this list of the richest musicians in Kenya.This helped him become one of the most viewed artists in Kenya. Asides from being a music superstar, he is in fact mostly known as an actor, making appearances in numerous blockbuster movies.The hit songs which propelled him to fame and recognition include “Mom,” “Machozi” and “Sweetheart.” He established Emb Records to help dispatch upcoming artist’s musical careers. His huge influence and popularity in Kenya has to be acknowledged because he has a lot of fans on local and international level. Like many other celebrities, his career also has its own controversies, especially after working with the boondocks gangs on a song. Nevertheless, his net worth put him in the bracket of the richest Kenyan musicians. His estimated net worth is $15 million.
3. Lady Wanja.
Queen Jane, popularly known as Lady Wanja was born in Kangema, Murang’a County. She began her musical career in 1984 as a backup singer for popular Mbiri Young Stars under the band leader Musaimo (Simon Kihara). After breaking out from the band a few years after, She assembled a personal band Queenja Les and delivered her debut album titled Ndorogonye in 1991.This album didn’t see much success, but that didn’t stop her from going further ahead in doing what she loves. Wanja who is now listed as one of the richest musicians in Kenya also have gone through tough times. After a year, her career got the Breakthrough which she badly needed after she released a hit song titled Mwendwa KK, which comprised of other hit singles like Ndutige Kwiyaba, Muici Wa Itura, Muthuri Teenager and Arume Ni Nyamu. All of these songs touched on the social problems facing Kenyans at the time. After this album, she quickly became famous and while the sun still shines, she followed up with other singles as well as albums. Her contributions to the Kenyan music industry were massive and her net worth rightfully earned her a place among the richest music artists in Kenya. Her estimated net worth is $12 million.
According to Akothee, she went into professional music when she understood that her Zurich lover whom she felt loved her for who she is, was just keen on having a child with her. She chose to channel her raging energy into her music and began performing at prominent gatherings where it was rumored that she could procure 1,000,000 shillings for each show she attends. She made an instant hit in the music industry after releasing her debut single and subsequently an album in her name. From then on, her musical career took great shape, and earned a lot through it. Her net worth of $10 million makes her a serious contender among the richest musicians in Kenya. She has featured lots of top music artists around the world, some of which include McGalaxy, Give It To Me, including Flavor, Sweet Love including Diamond, Benefactor, and many others. Her estimated net worth it $10 million.
Charles Kanyi who is well known as Jaguar in his days as a musician is the Starehe MP serving his initial term in office. The popular vocalist won the seat on the Jubilee Party ticket in the 2017 general political race. It is a widely established fact that he won the political election to the office due to his popularity among the Kenyan population for his musical prowess. Jaguar who is known for his flashy and generous way of life began his career as a musician by delivering a couple of hit singles that propelled his popularity. He is among East Africa’s top and most commended musicians due to his contributions to the growth and development of the Kenyan music industry. His estimated net worth is $9 million.
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