It’s always difficult to rank musicians in Kenya but based on tax returns, assets and what they charge on stage, it’s possible to know how much each artiste makes and what they have saved. Based on those facts, we have compiled a list of the wealthiest musicians in the country.
Akothee tops the list of wealthiest musicians in the country with an estimated net worth Ksh600 million.
The singer has several assets under her name, which include a beach resort in Diani, real estate company, a Sh80 million house in Rongo, several top of the range cars and a tour company.
The musician-entrepreneur has amassed a lot of wealth over the past 10 years, after divorcing her poor Kisii husband. She has remarried more than twice, but all the drama outside her career has not slowed her appetite for wealth.
Jaguar is one of the stories that inspire Kenyans. From rags to riches, the singer is now ranked second richest musician in Kenya.
The Kigeugeu singer is also an entrepreneur with a portfolio that consists of a taxi firm, security company, auto garage and real estate. He also owns a Ksh20 million house in his backyard.
During popular events, especially political rallies, the singer makes Ksh 1 million per single performance.
Jaguar also owns a Range Rover Sport, Bentley, Mercedes Benz E240 and Lexus GL 450.
His accounts and assets sum up to Ksh 350 million-that’s what describes Jaguar in regards to wealth.
David Mathenge aka Nameless is also a man of means. His music journey started in 1999 when Capital FM was searching for talent, Nameless emerged the best. Thereafter, the deep voiced singer released hit after hit, collaborating with the late E-Sir and other top artistes. In a span of 10 years, the singer managed to accumulate quite a substantial amount.
Nameless is the pioneer of local urban music, which has over the years gained popularity on the country.
The architect also owns several businesses in Nairobi, alongside his wife Wahu.The two have joint assets amounting to over Ksh100 million.
Size 8-Linet Munyali
Size 8 is a gospel musician, who until recently was into secular music. Not many Kenyans know that this artiste, who is married to DJ MO, is extremely rich.
The singer has appeared on many commercials as well as promotions, which earns her good money.
Her husband,DJ MO, makes at least Ksh600,000 per month, but Linet Munyali can manage up to Ksh 500,000.
Wyre the Love Child is the only Kenyan who can sing reggae and R&B music. She has featured popular artistes like Alaine and several Jamaican artistes.
During his journey as a musician a father and a husband, he has made not only a name, but also wealth.