Richest and Swankiest Kenyan Musicians in 2020.
Kenya has been one of those countries whose environment could not support creative arts artists and even musicians to make a decent living for quite a long time. However this situation has changed seeing many artists making a kill. Advancement in technology that enables the musicians to diversify their income from Skiza tunes to the superior definition videos has made it possible for musicians to earn a living from their talents. The top richest musicians in Kenya are:
- Sauti Sol
This is a music band with the highest earnings in the country. They are very popular in and outside the country. The band comprises four gentlemen: Guitarist Polycarp Otieno, Willis Chimamo, Savara Mudigi and Bie: sura yako, lazizi, kuliko jana, blue uniform, nishike, soma kijana, unconditionally bae, coming home , shake yo bam bam, nerea and senje.
The band is a household name in Africa having released several albums. They have many local and international awards like the channel O music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, the famous BET awards in 2015 among others.
Kevin mbuvi is a gospel singer with the stage name Bahati. He was born in 1993. He is one of the richest music artists in countries with millions in his account.his story is that of from grass to grace. He is an orphan who lived in ABC orphanage in Mathare slums. He scored grade c+ in the KCSE exams from ST Theresa boys-Eastleigh in 2011.
His major hits are: mama, barua, machozi,. Story yangu and mapenzi.
Come from a very humble background.he is married to his dear wife Diana Marwa and together they have a great family.
Bahati has received many prestigious awards like the groove awards Artist of the Year Award in 2014. He has been the main act in numerous events the latest one being the giant telecommunications company-Safaricom Twaweza mashinani tour
She is a true story of success having started quite humbly after dropping from school to get married at a very young age. the marriage didn’t work because it was abusive forcing her to quit and chat a new path in life. Musically she bagged the 2016 AFRIMA Best Female Act East Africa Award. She has also been involved in several endorsement deals that have generated significant income not forgetting her music rights benefits among others.
A mother of five has also huge investments besides music. She has interests in the hospitality and transport industries. These investments have put her on the map as one of the richest musicians in the country.
His real name is Charles Njagua Kanyi. He has been in the music scene for quite a long period until recently(2017) when he ventured into politics as the Starehe Member of Parliament.
Despite his busy schedule as a parliamentarian, Jaguar still has time for music.his hit songs are kigeugeu, kioo, Huu mwaka among others.he also owns a record label by the name Main Switch Studio that has worked with awesome A African artists like Mafikizolo, Tanzanian rapper AY, Elani, Iyanya among others. He also has a quite a huge business from which he earns massive revenue, making him feature in this list of the richest musicians in Kenya
- Willy Paul
He is one of the highest-paid musicians in the country and quite talented with a wide range of vocals. He likes to call himself Willy Poze. His hit songs are Kitanzi, You never know, Sitolia, Njiwa, I do among many other awesome hits. He has been at the center of many international events especially in the US garnering loads and loads of cash. He has been judged as one who has been hiding in the gospel industry yet he fancies doing secular songs with secular artists like the popular Alain in the hit song ‘Ido’.