The South African music industry is one of the most popular industries on the African continent. South Africa is in fact developing the music sector as many people keep venturing into the industry and it is undeniably one of the best scene in the Music industry in Africa.
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Who Is The Richest Musician In South Africa 2019?
Looking at the fortune attached to the music industry, government and even private agencies in African countries including South Africa are investing in the sector. Here we will take a look at the richest South African Musicians whose money talks a whole lot.
1. Cassper Nyovest
Being an independent artist that owned his own record label, he strokes a deal with the network provider, MTN, making him one of the richest artist in South Africa. He even has a new endorsement with vodka brand Ciroc and he drives two Bentleys. He owns a record label known as Family Tree and with a huge portion of his wealth coming from endorsement deals.
2. Black Coffee
Black coffee who currently drives Maserati is a record producer and DJ who started his career in 1995. He has released a total of five albums and a live DVD under his owned record label named ‘Soulistic Music’ based in Johannesburg. The world renowned DJ also has a revenue stream from signing some the best house music artists to his label. He works with popular artists like Usher, Alicia Keys, Drake and also P Diddy.
3. Rebecca Malope
Malope is a Gospel musical artist that has been in the industry for over thirty years. She is also the host of the TV show, Gospel Time and in 2013 she was one of the judges on reality TV show Clash of the Choirs South Africa. She is one of the best selling artistes in SA, having sold over 10 million albums in SA. She has released about 35 albums since the beginning of her career. She is undoubtedly the Gospel Legend of the African continent.
4. Juanita Du Plessis
Ever since she starts her music career, her total albums are about thirty (30) with a total sale of 1.35 Million albums. ccording to her sales figures, she has achieved gold and multi-platinum status for her 30 or so albums released over the years.
5. Die Antwoord
This is a group formed by two rappers scilicet: Ninja and Yolandi Visser. Their huge presence and publicity on youtube has made them lots of money. The music group have headlined a lot of international tours in Europe and various parts of the world. They own a recording label known as Zef. Die Antwoord owns an original style, which their music videos showed very well.
This rapper who was formerly part of a rap group called Entity, has been making music since he was a teenager but started making money because of his music in 2011 when he became AKA and released his first album, Alter Ego. Ever since then, he has been sailing well in the music industry even though he joined at a very teenage age. He has also been able to land major endorsement deals that have made his bank account smile. His wealth is gotten from his hip hop artist business, his recording business, singing, his brand authorisations, business deals and so much more.
Oskido whose birth name is Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa is the founder of the record label, Kalawa Jazmee Records and one of the richest musicians in South African Music Industry. His record label is home to successful artists like Bongo Maffin and Boom Shaka.
8. Steve Hofmeyr
Hofmeyr juggles between being a music artist, actor and TV presenter. He has released 30 albums in total. Even though he has been involved in some serious controversial issues recently, he stills remained one of the most popular and richest musicians in South Africa.
9. DJ Euphonik
Apart from being a DJ, he is also a radio presenter, a music producer, an investor in real estate and owns altogether 14 properties in Johannesburg. He currently drives a Bentley.On many occasions, he has shared the stage with important musicians including Deadmau5, Louie Vega, Hardell etc.
10. DJ Sbu
Going by the birth name Sibusiso Leope, DJ Sbu is a successful Afrin DJ and Kwaito artist who currently drives a Porsche and a onetime dweller of a townhouse worthy of R50,000 per month. DJ Sbu is the founder of TS Records and is an SA DJ and a Kwaito star. He also founded MoFaya an energy drink.
This is the list of top 10 richest South African artists 2019.