East Africa is blessed with a number of artists who are talented. They produce good and entertaining music to their fans. But did you know that in East Africa, we also have rich artists who are capable of feeding thousands of people and still pay their rents.
Here is the list of the 9 richest Artists in their home Countries and also East Africa at large
1. Jose Chameleon ( UGANDA)
Jose Chameleon leads among the richest musicians in East Africa with a net worth of $6 Million. The reggae genre artist has been able to win the hearts of many through his music.
He came to the light after he released his song ‘Shida za Dunia’. His real name is Joseph Mayanja and he currently wants to contest for the mayorship position in Kampala.
2. Diamond Platnumz (TANZANIA)
Nasib Chibu Dangote is a 30 year talented artist from Tanzania. He is the CEO of Wasafi Classics Baby (WCB). The 30 year old man who is always moving from relationship to relationship has had him controversy put him on the map. He recently parted ways with his Kenyan girlfriend, Tanasha Donna Oketch.
His income is mainly through events, brands sponsorships and his production company which is WCB that is Wasafi media. He is currently the Pepsi brand ambassador in Tanzania and many other brands. Diamond Platinumz Wentworth as per the year 2020 is approximately $5 Million.
3. Akothee (KENYA)
She is the first Kenyan artist to do a music collaboration with Diamond Platnumz. She owns a number of businesses such as the Safari tours and Morning star Diani. The celebrity has taught her kids to independent. Akothee’s net worth is $4 Million.
4. Jaguar (KENYA)
He was part of the Mandugu record label in 2004, he later joined Ogapa Deejays where he got his song ‘Kigeugeu’ released. This gave him so much popularity and stardom paving his way for his success story. His net worth is $3.9 Million.
5. Professor Jay ( TANZANIA)
Joseph Haule is a Tanzanian musician and politician that has been in the music scene for about 30 years. His net worth is $3.7 Million.
6. Ali Kiba (TANZANIA)
Ali Kiba got to the music scene in 2004, which was immediately after he completed High school. He has been able to work with brands such as Coke studio Africa. His net worries $3.45 Million.
7. Sauti Sol (KENYA)
This is a band which is the best boy band in Africa at the moment. The group band is so unique yet modern and African at the same time making them stand out from the rest. Their net worth as for the year 2020 is $3.4 Million.
8. Bobbi Wine (UGANDA)
He is a Uganda politician and musician, he is greatly loved by people that at some point the President considered him a threat. His net worth is $3.12 Million.
9. Bebe Cool (UGANDA)
Bebe Cool joined the music scene in 1997. He has a record label known as GagaMel music label. He is among the artists in Uganda who has a big code of followers. His net worth is about $2.8 Million.