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Top 10 Richest Musicians in South Africa (2022)

South Africa is a center of the most successful music industries in the world. The country has produced a large number of musicians who have earned a lot of money for themselves with their God-given skill and perseverance. In this article, you will see the leading 10 richest musicians in South Africa in 2022.

10 Richest Musicians in South Africa – 2022

These are the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa:

1. Black Coffee

Black Coffee is the leading richest musician in South Africa and the 2nd wealthiest musician in Africa. He is a DJ, songwriter, and record producer with a cash flow of $60 million. Black Coffee’s full name is Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo. He started his music career as a backup singer for the South African musician Madala Kunene.

Also, Coffee has partnered with big American singers like Alicia Keys, Drake, etc., and has released over 9 studio albums.

2. Steve Hofmeyr

Steve Hofmeyr is a versatile South African with a net worth of $18.73 million. He is a singer, actor, brand ambassador, TV presenter, and speaker.

Following his attendance at Grey’s College, he started his career in entertainment as an actor in the 1980s. He was a cast member of the Agter elke man play in Afrikaans. His fame increased while he was on the show, and by the time he was leaving, he had achieved celebrity status. He walked away from the show to pursue a career as a singer and songwriter.

3. AKA

AKA falls 3rd place on the list of the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa. His full name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. AKA is a rapper with a net worth of $10 million. He came into the spotlight after publicizing his single ‘Victory Lap’ from his album ‘Alter Ego’. Since then, he is one of South Africa’s most successful rappers.

4. Juanita Du Plessis

With a net worth of $9 million, legendary Afrikaans country singer Juanita Du Plessis ranks fourth on the list of the richest musicians in South Africa. Despite being a Namibian native, she has developed into one of the top singers in the nation. Juanita is a role model for women in the music industry.

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Du Plessis launched her singing career in 1998 with her debut album Juanita, but her song Ska-Rumba propelled her to fame. She has been a part of the South African music scene for 24 years and has published 30 albums, which have collectively sold over 3 million copies.

5. Cassper Nyovest

Cassper is well-known as South Africa’s face of rap. With a net worth of $8 million, Cassper is one of the richest musicians in South Africa. After starting a HipHop group named Childhood Gangsta with his mates when he was just 13 years old, he launched his career as an artist in 2004. Later, Cassper moved to join a different band, Slow Motion, after being signed to a record company.

However, Cassper left school in 2007 and moved to Johannesburg the next year to pursue a career as a rapper and music producer. Also, Cassper is regarded as one of South Africa’s most popular musicians.

6. Rebecca Malope

Surprisingly, Rebecca is the only Gospel artist with a cash flow of $5 million that makes up these top richest musicians in South Africa. Rebecca is fondly called the ‘African Queen of Gospel’ and is the best-selling gospel artist.

Rebecca launched her musical career in 1984. At the age of 16, she fled from her hometown with her sister Cynthia and hiked more than 400 kilometers to Johannesburg. After arriving in Johannesburg, she competed in various music competitions like the 1985 Shell Road to Fame television competition. From there, Rebecca became popular and started earning huge amounts of money from her musical career.

7. Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord is a South African hip-hop group founded in Cape Town. Rappers Watkin Tudor “Ninja” Jones and Anri “Yolandi Visser” du Toit, a male/female duo, along with producers HITEK5000 and Lil2Hood are members of the musical group.

With a net worth of $5 million, Die Antwoord group is one of the wealthiest groups in South Africa. This group has performed at many worldwide concerts and teamed up with many of the top music producers.

8. DJ Euphonik

Euphonik, also known as DJ Themba, ranks 8th place on the list of the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa. Aside from being a DJ, Euphonik is a producer and radio host. He started playing music as a teenager in 2003, but he made a name for himself in the club music scene.

DJ Euphonik has performed all over the world in cities including New York, Miami, Ibiza, Dubai, the UK, Spain, and throughout Africa. Also, he has performed with the biggest DJs in the world, including Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Afrojack, Hardwell, Skrillex, Nicky Romero, Deadmau5, Louie Vega, etc.

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9. Nasty C

Nasty C is a 25-year-old rapper with a net worth of $2 million. He is one of the most successful international musicians to come out of South Africa. Nasty C began his musical career when he was just 14 years old. He has released a few mixtapes and albums, and he also secured a few endorsements and business deals, which have helped him make a sizable sum of money.

10. Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa 

Oscar is popularly known as Oskido. He is a South African recording artist, businessman, DJ, and record producer with a growing total asset of $1.85 million.

Oskido has been a key figure in the South African music scene for more than 30 years. His record label, Kalawa Jazmee Records, produced and managed many of the biggest artists in the nation, including Mafikizolo, DBN NYts, Professor, and a host of others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Richest Musician in Africa in 2022?

Youssou N’Dour – $140 million. Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour is the richest musician as well as the oldest musician in Africa in 2022.

Who is the Richest Musician in the World in 2022?

Kanye West. The record for the richest musician in the world in 2022 is held by Kanye West who has accumulated his huge wealth through music, real estate, and brand endorsement. He is one of the richest singers in the world. His music records have alone sold over 160 million copies and he is the winner of 24 Grammy Awards.

Who is the Richest Musician in South Africa?

Steve Hofmeyr is currently the richest musician in South Africa with a net worth of R273 million. He has been a Musician, an Actor, and a TV presenter, all in the entertainment industry in South Africa.

Who is the Richest Rapper in South Africa in 2022?

With a net worth of around $12 million, AKA tops the list of the richest rappers in South Africa. AKA, whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, started rapping at a young age.

Conclusion 

To sum it all up, Black Coffee is the top richest musician in South Africa with estimated total assets of $60 million. Check out the article above carefully and see the other 9 wealthy musicians in South Africa. Good luck!

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