Richest Musicians in Kenya 2024

Here is a list of the Richest Musicians in Kenya. All of these musicians have earned millions through royalties, streaming revenues such as Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube and album sales.

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Other sources of wealth for these musicians include endorsements, record label deals and investments in businesses, startups, and real estate.

In no particular order, here is a list of the Richest Musicians in Kenya.

1. Akothee

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Better known as Esther Akoth, Akothee is the Richest Musician in Kenya. The singer has a net worth of more than 1 Billion Kenya shillings or 6,269,592.40 United States Dollars.

Over the past years, Akothee has made a fortune from streaming platforms such as YouTube, Boomplay, Apple Music and Spotify.

Akothee has also been associated with properties and companies such as Akothee Safaris, Rongo Mansion, Morning Star Diani Hotel, a Bungalow in Mombasa, a house in Nairobi, Switzerland and several Real Estate houses.

Her car collection includes cars such as Toyota Prado, Toyota Land Cruiser, Range Rover Overfinch and a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

2. Charles Njagua Kanyi

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Charles Njagua Kanyi is popularly known as Jaguar. He is best known for hit songs such as Kigeugeu, Kipepeo, Kioo, Nmetoka Mbali Ft AY and Take it Slow Ft Zikii.

Based on recent reports, Jaguar is estimated to have a net worth of more than 600 millon Kenya Shillings. Asides from being one of Kenya’s Best Musicians, Jaguar has also served as the Member of Parliament for Starehe Constituency between between 2017 and 2022.

Jaguar is among Richest Musicians in Kenya because of his heavy involvement in business. He has a security company, an autogarage, a taxi firm and several real estate businesses.

Jaguar is the perfect definition of the phrase from rags to riches.

3. KRG the Don

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Despite Karagu Kimani (KRG) being one of Kenya’s most controversial artists, he is among the list of the Wealthiest Musicians in Kenya. He is associated with songs such Full Kisunzi, Time Bomb Ft Konshens, Una Shida Gani and Mambo Imechemka.

The 33 year old artist has a net worth of more than 500 millon Kenya shilings. Most of his wealth is inherited money, doing business and streaming revenue.

Some of the business associated with KRG the Don include; Taraja Safaris, Kilions Group, and Casa Vera Lounge.

4. Size 8

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Linet Masiro Munyali popularly known as Size 8 is one of Kenya’s most recognized female musicians. She is married to Dj MO Topadetop and together they have established a wealthy kingdom with 2 children.

Size 8 is known for hit songs such as; Afadhali Yesu, Pale Pale, Tam Tam FT Willy Paul, Mateke and Ni Yesu.

Her main source of riches are streaming revenues from YouTube and Boomplay, endorsements from companies such as Softcare. At the moment, Size 8 is estimated to have a networth of more than 100 millon KES.

5. Lady Wanja

Lady Wanja is a dedicated, consistent and passionate Gikuyu Benga Singer who started out as a backup singer. She is a sister to the late Queen Jane. Her estimated networth of more than 90 millon Kenya Shillings makes her one of the Richest Musicians in Kenya.

6. Nameless

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David Mathenge A.K.A Nameless is one of the oldest but active musicians in Kenya. His musical journey started in the year 1999. Some of the hit songs that can be associated with Nameless include African Beauty, Megarider, Back it up, Inspire and This Love Ya Nameless.

At the moment, Nameless is married to Wahu and it is estimated he has a networth of more than 80 Million Kenya Shillings.

7. Bahati

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Kevin Mbuvi Kioko better known as Bahati is one of Kenya’s most sensational musicians. To some, his flashy lifestyle on Instagram and YouTube might make you think for a second he is the Richest Musician in Kenya.

Bahati is married to Diana Marua and together they have 4 children.

According to the latest reports, Bahati has deep pockets that amount to more than 80 Million Kenya Shillings.

Some of the cars that have been associated with Bahati include; A Range Rover, Toyota Hiace and a Mercedes E-Class.

Bahati also owns a house that is almost 30 Million Kenya Shillings and is the CEO of EMB (Eastlands Most Beloved Records)

8. Khaligraph Jones

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Khaligraph Jones easily poses as the Richest Musician in Kenya.

His rich accent in English, multi-million cars worth more than 15 Million Kenya Shillings and plots all over the leafy surbubs of Nairobi make cement his position as one of Kenya’s richest musicians.

Some of the cars that have been associated with Khaligraph Jones include; a Subaru, a Chrysler, Toyota Crown and Range Rover.

9. Octopizzo

Henry Ohanga know by many as Octopizzo is among Forbes Richest Rappers in Kenya. The artist is best known for hit songs such as Ivo Ivo, Noma ni, Wakiritho, Something For You and T.B.T.

Currently, Octopizzo is estimated to have riches amounting to more than 65 Millon Kenyan Shillings. Apart from endorsements, streaming revenue, sync deals and performing at concerts, events and clubs, Octopizzo also makes his wealth by doing business.

10. Nonini

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Hubert Mbuku Nakitare alias Nonini is the founder of Genge Music. He is well known for hit songs such as Kadhaa, Keroro, Mtoto Mzuri, Kushoto Kulia, Si Lazima and Manzi wa Nairobi.

At the moment, Nonini is believed to be worth more than 27 million KES. His source of income is diversified. The gentleman has a sneaker and clothing apparel labelled Mgenge2RU. No Kenyan musician has ever achieved this.

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