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Top 10 richest Musicians in East Africa 2020


Jose Chameleon, Diamond Plutnumz and Akothee take the lead in the list of top 10 richest (most opulent) musicians in East Africa 2020-2022

Below is a list of top 10 richest (most opulent) musicians in East Africa 2020-2022

  1. Jose Chameleon (Uganda): real name Joseph Mayanja

With a net worth of $6 million, Jose Chameleon tops the list of top 10 richest/ most opulent musicians in East Africa 2020.

Jose Chameleon mainly focuses on reggae as a genre. Jose enjoys being the “golden boy” of East Africa who has melted the hearts of many.

Jose Chameleon’s real name is Joseph Mayanja. He is popularly known for his hit song dubbed “Shida za Dunia” which led to his breakthrough.

  1. Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania): Real name Naseeb Chibu Dangote

Diamond Plutnumz’s net worth currently stands at over $5 million. This qualifies him to be ranked among the richest musicians in East Africa.

Diamond’s real name is Naseeb Chibu Dangote. The 30-year-old bongo flavor artist hails from Tanzania and has made quite a fortune courtesy of music which has seen him rise to the rank of CEO at WCB Wasafi.

Diamond Plutnumz’s main sources of income border on events, brand sponsorships and media production company going by the name WCB Wasafi Media.

Diamond Plutnumz is the current ambassador of Pepsi Tanzania and other leading brands.

His major Achille’s heel is the controversial love triangles that Diamond he is always entangled in ranging from Zari Hassan Jacqueline Wolper, Wema Sepetu to Hamisa Mobeto.

The list of Diamond Platnumz’s hit songs is endless. They include Iyena (2018), Inama, Jeje (2020), Baba Lao, Sikomi (2018), African Beauty (2018) among others.

  1. Akothee (Madam Boss)- Kenya. The real name Esther Akoth
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Kenyan musician Esther Akoth alias Akothee in parliament PHOTO COURTESY

She is the first Kenyan musician to collaborate with the famous Tanzanian star, Diamond Platnumz.

Akothee has been able to crawl up the social ladder by making lemonade out of the lemon that life offers her.

Akothee’s real name is Esther Akoth.

She is currently the proud owner of an assortment of businesses including Safaris and Morning Star Diani.]

Akothee is a typical exemplar of career women in Kenya who juggle career and family. One of her children for instance going by the name Rue Baby is an upcoming brainy independent youth with promising deals.

Akothee’s net worth is approximately $ 4 million in 2020-2021

  1. Jaguar (Kenya): His official name being Charles Njagua Kanji

His official name being Charles Njagua Kanji, the Kenyan Musician cum politician Jaguar’s net worth is approximately $ 3.9 million. This makes Jaguar one of the richest musicians in East Africa.

Jaguar’s fortunes can be traced back to “ Kigeugeu”  his hit song which brought him into the limelight.

Jaguar was part of Mandugu Record Label in 2004. He later joined Kigeugeu, a move that paved the way for his breakthrough.

  1. Professor Jay (Tanzania)

His real name is Joseph Haule, the Tanzanian musician and politician Professor Jay has been in the music industry for approximately 30 years.

Professor Jay’s success story can be attributed to his hit songs dubbed Nikusaidiaje, Hapo Vipi and Nikusidiaje.

Professor Jay’s net worth is approximated to be $ 3.7 million making him one of the richest musicians in East Africa.

  1. Ali Kiba (Tanzania)

Ali Kiba got into the music scene in 2004, after completing his high school education. He prides in working with a lead brand, Coke Studio Africa.

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Ali Kiba’s real name is Ali Saleh Kiba. He is a singer-songwriter and footballer.

Ali Kiba’s net worth is estimated to be $3.45 million making him one of the richest musicians in East Africa.

  1. Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Sauti Sol is the best boy band in Africa at the moment. The group’s unique way of presenting modern African music has seen it grow and glow within a short time.

Sauti Sol’s net worth in 2020-2021 is estimated to be $3.4 million.

  1. Bobi Wine (Uganda)

His real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Bobi Wine is ranked among the top 10 richest musicians in East Africa.

The musician cum politician has risen the social ranks slowly but surely. Bobi Wine’s net worth stands at $2.8 million. He also owns a label dubbed Gagamel Music Label.

Bobi Wine is known for his immeasurable courage and confidence in fighting for the rights of Ugandan people.

  1. Bebe Cool (Uganda)

For over 22 years now, Bebe Cool has dotted the music scene with one hit song after the other. His main genre being reggae, Bebe Cool’s net worth is approximated to be $2.8 million.

Bebe Cool’s real name is Musa Ssali. He is a proud owner of a record label known as Gagamel Music Label.

  1. Emmanuel Jal (South Sudan)
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