Top 10 Richest Musicians In South Africa 2023 [Wealthiest]

Top 10 Richest Musicians In South Africa

The quest to know the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa 2023 is only fair, as more and more music artists are popping up, almost every day.

Music in South Africa has evolved, and it isn’t the usual game. As new musicians show up on our screens, we can’t help but wonder; “how many professional musicians are in South Africa?”, and who are the richest amongst them all. That’s why we’ve decided to write about the latest ranking of the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa for the year 2023.

Over the years, the entertainment industry has brought forth tremendous opportunities for individuals, offering not just material abundance but also the allure of fame. This diverse industry encompasses various forms of media, such as television reality shows, music, and movies, that challenge conventional norms and cultural boundaries.

In recent times, Africa has emerged as a prominent force in the world of entertainment, with music taking center stage. Within this vibrant continent, numerous talented musicians have risen to international prominence, serving as ambassadors for their respective countries. South Africa stands out among these African nations, having played a significant role in shaping the entertainment landscape, particularly in the realm of music, in recent years.

Nigeria has consistently produced top musicians who have gone on to compete on a global stage, which is why you should take a look at our list of the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria right now.

South Africa on the other hand has also produced top musicians who are doing very great in music, earning great fortunes and fame.

The life of luxury musicians is wallowing in, will make you yearn to become a musician, but then again it is one thing to compose a song, it is another thing to make it capture the heart of listeners.

In this article, we will be taking a look at the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa.

Top 10 Richest Musicians In South Africa 2023

RankWealthiest and Richest Musicians In South Africa 2023 Current Net Worth
#10Oskido$2 million
#09Nasty C$2 million
#08DJ Euphonik$2.1 million
#07Kasper Nyovest$3 million
#06Juanita Du Plesis$5 million
#05Die Antwoord$10 million
#04Rebecca Malokpe$12 million
#03Aka$12 million
#02Steve Hofmeyr$18 million
#01Black Coffee$60 million

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Richest Musicians in South Africa - Khuli Chana

10. Oskido – $2 million

Oskido is one of the oldest South African record producers and business Tycoons, as well as Djs in the South African music industry. He has 26byears of experience as an entertainer. Oskido is also the CEO of Kalawa Jamzee records which houses prominent acts such as Mafikizolo, Bongo Maffin.

Oskido is also one of the pioneering artists that made the Kwaito genre of music famous and also took it outside of the townships of South Africa to other parts of the Continent.

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9. Nasty C – $2 million

Richest musicians in South Africa - nasty C

Nasty C is one of the young, richest, and influential music sensations in South Africa.

At the tender age of 24, Nasty C has already made his presence felt in the music industry and has also received several awards for his amazing recordings which have received wide recognition and plaudits.

Nasty C has received several accolades and awards within the short period of time he has been on the music scene including the BET awards, South African Hip Hop Awards, etc.

8. DJ Euphonik – $2.1 million

DJ Euphonik is a music producer, radio presenter, and DJ from South Africa who is famous for playing house music using his career name Euphonik, with his birth name being Themba.

He is a native of Mpumalanga, South Africa born on December 6, 1983, and has been producing songs for various artists for seven years now.

DJ Euphonik has over the years, produced six studio albums and nine mixed albums.

He also invests in properties, owning a total of fourteen properties in South Africa, Johannesburg to be precise. With his contributions in promoting South African music, Euphonik has been listed in the Mail & Guardian’s 300 Young South Africans.

7. Casper Nyovest – $3 million

Casper Nyovest is also one of the richest and most successful musicians in South Africa.

Born in Montshiwa, Mafikeng, North West in December 1990, the CEO of a Family Tree record label has won several awards including seven South African Hip Hop Awards, Metro FM Awards, three Channel O Music Video Awards, and a South African Music Award.

He has worked with several notable acts like Davido, Kwesta, and Nasty C.

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6. Juanita Du Plessis – $5 million

Richest musicians in South Africa - Juanita Du Plessis

Juanita Du Plessis is one of the most highly esteemed female musicians in South Africa, with over 30 albums in her name. She is a recipient of several awards in the course of her music career.

She has been rocking the music industry for 2 decades and has recorded more than 3 million sales of her recordings.

Juanita was also awarded the South African Music Awards for Best Afrikaans DVD including the Huisgenoot’s Tempo Awards for the most popular female artist for the seventh consecutive year.

She owns her record label, which she calls Juanita Records.

5. Die Antwoord – $10 million

Die Antwoord is a hip-hop group that was established in Cape Town, South Africa in 2008. The group is comprised of rappers Watkin Tudor ‘Ninja’ Jones and Anri ‘Yolandi Visser’.

Die Antwoord has been privileged to perform at the Coachella Music Festival, one of the biggest music concerts in the world. The music duo has won the Myspace Best Music Video award.

Die Antwoord songs have been featured in some video games such as “far Cry” and “Far Cry New Dawn”.

4. Rebecca Malokpe – $4.5 million

Rebecca Malokpe is known as the “queen of gospel”. She has achieved immense commercial success, selling more than 10 million copies of her songs globally which have put her in the list of the best-selling gospel artists in history.

Of the 36 albums that she has released, most of them have peaked at the multi-platinum status.

Rebecca Malokpe has received several awards including the OKTV Awards Best Female Artists, Coca-Cola Full Blast Music Show: Best Established Local Artist, etc.

3. Aka – $12 million

AKA is a South African rap star, songwriter, and singer, record producer, and entrepreneur.

A native of Western Cape IN South Africa, AKA rose to prominence after he released his hit single “Victory Lap”. He has also released several hit songs which have both added to his fame.

AKA has also received several awards such as Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, etc.

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2. Steve Hofmeyr – $18 million

Steve Hofmeyr is a South African actor, Entertainer, writer, and TV presenter who has become very popular in South Africa. He has hosted several TV shows and has featured in several movies.

His achievements and recognition along with several endorsement deals have added to his wealth which earns him the second spot on the list of the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa.

DJ black coffe - the richest south african musician

1. Black Coffee – $60 million

DJ Black coffee happens to be the richest South African musician on this list. He has represented South Africa and Africa as a whole, far and wide.

Black Coffee has was the recipient of the Bet awards, DJ awards, and SAMA awards has worked with foreign music acts such as Drake and also performed live in one of the biggest music festivals in the world, the Coachella.

Black Coffee also has seven music albums to his name, all of which have recorded great commercial success.

Other Richest Music Artists in South Africa

Richest musicians in South Africa - DJ S.B.U

DJ SBU – $1.9 million

DJ SBU is a prominent radio and South African television personality who has made an impact in the Broadcasting Corporation of South Africa.

He is also a DJ and has also co-directed different television series such as “It Rained Last Night” and “Generations” which is a South African soap opera.

DJ SBU whose real name is Sibusiso Leope has established himself as a very distinguished business person and an Entertainer which has fetched him a ton of money along with fame and recognition.

Da L. E. S. – $1.2 million

Da L. E. S is a South African record producer and rapper who was born and bred in Washington DC, United States Of America on July 26, 1985. He rose to prominence after the release of his hit single “Heaven c which he released in 2013.

He began his music career with his band Jozi and achieved many successes with his band. He has so far released seven albums that feature hit singles, earning him wide recognition both in South Africa and abroad. Da L. E. S is currently listed among the richest and most influential musicians in South Africa.

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Jack Parow – $900,000

Jack Parow is also one of the richest musicians in South Africa who has attained some level of fame and wealth.

Born as Zander Tyler in Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa Jack Parow has so far released four studio albums after he became popular through the release of his first hit track Cooler as Ekke.

Emtee – $300,000

Emtee is a South African rapper who first rose to prominence after the release of his debut hit single, “Roll Up”.

The South African Hip Hop Awards and Metro FM Music Awards winner Emtee, whose real name is Mthembeni Ndevu, has worked with several notable acts such as Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Nasty C, etc.

Emtee has so far released five studio albums in his music career.

Khuli Chana – $167,000

Khuli Chana is a very popular South African Motswako rapper whose real name is Khulane Morule.

He has worked with several top musicians in Africa like Sarkodie, Wizkid, MI Abaga, Ice Prince, etc. Khuli Chana originates from Mmabatho, North West, South Africa, and was born on August 27, 1982.

Khuki Chana began singing in 1992 and you can say he has achieved greatness in his 29 years of being in the music industry. He has released three studio albums so far.

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Summary of The Richest Musicians In South Africa

Among the notable names on the list of South Africa’s wealthiest musicians is the acclaimed rapper and businessman, Cassper Nyovest. With his chart-topping albums and sold-out concerts, Nyovest has amassed considerable wealth and diversified his portfolio through strategic brand partnerships and entrepreneurship. Another prominent figure is DJ Black Coffee, a world-renowned DJ and producer, who has not only dominated the South African music scene but has also captivated international audiences with his unique sound. Through lucrative endorsement deals and high-profile performances, Black Coffee has established himself as one of the highest-earning musicians in the country.

This article provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives and achievements of these talented artists who have not only made a significant impact on the South African music industry but have also leveraged their success to attain remarkable wealth and influence.

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