The official list of the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa 2019, their net worth by Forbes and endorsement deals of these wealthy South African male hip-hop artists is contained in this article.
Over the years, popular SA musicians have been known to charge millions of rand as performance fees and have earned lucrative endorsement deals from top brands both locally and internationally.
This piece takes a cursory look at the top (10) ten richest musicians in the country today this 2019 and their net worth, taking into cognizance how these artistes got featured on this list.
Top 10 Richest Musicians in South Africa and Their Net Worth
1. Black Coffee
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo professionally known as Black Coffee is the number on our list of richest South African musicians. Black Coffee is a DJ, record producer, singer-songwriter, and has an estimated net worth of 60 million dollars according to Forbes.
Black Coffee has won many awards for himself, some of which includes: SAMA Best Urban Dance Album (2005), SAMA Best Male Artist (2010), Metro FM Award for Best Dance Album (2010).
2. Steve Hofmeyr
Steve Hofmeyr for most of his career has been very controversial. The South African style of music is Afrikaans pop/folk. Apart from singing, the South Africa musician is also a songwriter, actor and TV presenter.
The South African musician started his music career in 1989, and he has featured in movies like Kampus (1986), Agter Elke Man (1990), No Hero (1992), and Die Gevaar Van De AAR (1993) to mention a few. Steve Hofmeyr net worth is R273 million.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes known professionally as AKA is a Rapper singer record producer songwriter and businessman. Forbes started his career in 2002, and he is still very much in the game. He has won many awards and has also been nominated for many awards.
Some notable awards include: Best Male Artist (2012) at the 18th South African Music Awards, Song of the Year (2015), Most Digital Sales (2015), at the 4th South African Hip Hop Awards to mention a few.
His studio albums include: Altar Ego (2011), Levels (2014), Be Careful What You, Wish For (with Anatii) (2017), Touch My Blood (2018). AKA has a net worth of R155.6 million.
4. Rebecca Malope
With an estimated net worth of R68.25 million, Batsogile Lovederia Malope originally known as Rebecca Malope is a South African gospel artiste. Also known as the “The African Queen of Gospel” started her career in 1984, and released her debut music in 1987 titled Rebecca.
Apart from singing, Malope is also a songwriter and a TV-Hostess, and she has been the hostess of the TV show it’s Gospel Time since 2004.
Malope has won numerous awards and according to Wikipedia, she has sold at least 10 million albums worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling gospel artists of all time. Most of the 35 albums she has released have reached multi-platinum status.
5. Die Antwoord
The group Die Antwoord is the fourth on our list, with an estimated net worth of R56 million. The group was formed in 2008, which consist of a male and female rapper Ninja and Yolandi Visser. The duo appeared in the South Africa movie Chappie (2015), and their style of music includes: Alternative hip hop and electronic dance.
6. Cassper Nyovest
Refiloe Maele Phoolo is one of the best rappers in the South African music industry. He is one of those artists that have reached platinum status courtesy of his album Tsholofelo.
He has won several awards and has also been nominated for different awards. In 2013, he won four awards at the second edition of the South Africa Hip Hop Awards. Cassper Nyovest Net worth is estimated to be R45 million according to celebrity net worth.
7. DJ Euphonik
Themba Mbongeni Nkosi also known as Euphonik has an estimated net worth of R34.1 million, as reported by The Net worth Portal. The South African DJ is also a presenter and a record producer.
He has received nominations and has also won some awards. In 2014, Euphonik won his first award – a Metro FM award for Best Compilation Album for his album, For the Love of House Volume 5. He is the owner of euNITE / Euphonik Productions, Soul Candi Records.
8. DJ Sbu
Sbusiso Leope is an important personality and a public figure. Popularly known as DJ Sbu, Forbes Africa recognized Sbusiso as 1 of 13 young Africans to watch. Sunday Times named him one of the ‘Coolest Brands’ in SA.
Mail & Guardian named Sbu one of 200 brilliant Young South Africans and he has also been listed as one of 100 Most Influential Africans, according to wikimzansi.com. DJ Sbu is a TV and Radio host, presenter, author and entrepreneur.
He also owns a record label and has an estimated net worth of 2 million dollars which is approximately R29.7 million.
Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa popularly known as Oskido is a Record producer, businessman, DJ. Oskido is the owner of Kalawa Jazmee Records and has an estimated net worth of R27.3 million.
10. Juanita du Plessis
Juanita du Plessis is a Singer, songwriter, and presenter. She started her career in 1998 with her debut album Juanita. Juanita is one of the most popular artists in South Africa and has won numerous awards during her career.
Her record sale total over 2.400,000 and was crowned the most popular female artist for the seventh consecutive year at the Huisgenoot’s Tempo Awards ceremony in Johannesburg during 2011.
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