Kenya has some of the finest musicians on the African continent. Unlike the days gone by, when musicians had to sell physical CDs to make money, musicians now have a lot of income streams. In this article, we share with you the richest musician in Kenya and the list of Top 10 richest musicians in Kenya
Richest Musician in Kenya
Sauti Sol is the richest musician in Kenya.
Sauti Sol is a Kenyan afro-pop band formed in Nairobi, Kenya by vocalists Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, and Savara Mudigi in 2005. Initially, an a cappella group, guitarist Polycarp Otieno joined before they named themselves Sauti.
The band has had several successful tours in Africa and Europe, topped Kenyan charts, and gained international attention with shows in Europe and the US, as well as television appearances and various accolades and nominations, including their 2011 concert performance in Kenya with South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
The band has also received both local and international accolades and nominations, including at the Kisima Music Awards, the Channel O Music Video Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, and the BET Awards.
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Bahati rose to countrywide fame back in 2012 and has been the main event at most events held within Kenya. The 2018 New Years’ celebration in Thika alongside a host of other Kenyan artists was his latest major event.
Bahati rose from a humble background and carries himself with the same humility even with millions in his bank account.
Ejidiah Wanja popularly known as Lady Wanja is a female artist from Muranga in central Kenya and the daughter of the late Queen Jane. However, unlike her mother, Lady Wanja chose to focus on gospel music, and her prowess has already earned her a fortune.
She has sung over 140 songs and her VCD sales are noted as a good revenue stream for the songbird. She also earns a lot of money from Skiza Tunes and performances.
Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee, is a Musician and businesswoman.
She is the founder of Akothee Safaris( a tour company based in Kenya), Akothee Foundation, Aknotela, and Akothee Homes, a real estate business.
Akothee has released several successful songs. They include
Oyoyo featuring McGalaxy, Give It To Me, featuring Flavour, Sweet Love featuring Diamond, Benefactor, Yuko Moyoni, New Dance featuring Oc, Osilliation, Nimechoka, Pashe, Katika, Djele Djele, Shengerera, Mama Bougerie, and Tucheze.
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Charles Njagua Kanyi, better known by his stage name Jaguar, is a Kenyan politician, singer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Jaguar first made forays as a recording artist in 2004 where he recorded and released his first Single “Utaweza Kweli” under the Mandugu Digitali record label.
He later joined East Africa’s music powerhouse, Ogopa Deejays in 2005 where he recorded and released several singles among them his most popular hit single “kigeugeu.”
Jaguar has over the years established his own enterprises that have now become very lucrative Businesses.
Besides his music business, Jaguar owns a fleet of personal luxury cars and is known to have investments in Real Estate as well as the Transport and Aviation Industry.
Wilson Abubakar Radido is an award-winning Kenyan artist and songwriter from Nairobi.
He is the chief executive officer and founder of Saldido international entertainment.
His first hit was “Rabuka”. His major breakthrough came in 2010. He later co-authored his first single “Sitolia” with Muliro, which was a reflection of his life history, depicting his struggles and giving himself a renewed hope that God had brought him to the limelight.
Hubert Mbuku Nakitare commonly known by his stage name Nonini, is a Kenyan hip hop recording artist, entertainer, radio presenter, businessman, and philanthropist.
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Linet Masiro Munyali professionally known as Size 8, is a Kenyan singer, songwriter, and actress.
Formerly a secular artist, Size 8 is known for her singles “Shamba Boy” and “Moto”.
In April 2013, she confirmed that she was born again by releasing her first and critically acclaimed gospel single “Mateke”.
As an actress, she is most notable for portraying a role in legal comedy Mashtaka.