Richest Rappers in South Africa And Their Net Worths.
A lot of musicians, both local and international has gotten to the point of being compared to richest non musicians in their country.
This implies how music really pays in our present days as compared to the past.
However, one would be wondering how rappers and musicians earn their wealth from music.
Their songs, streamings on musical platforms, endorsement deals, performance at shows and events, investment into other businesses and properties they own helps to estimate their worth, thus arriving at the richest musicians or rappers in a country.
Meet The Top 5 Richest Rappers In South Africa.
1. AKA (Kiernan Jarryd Forbes)
• Net Worth: $12 Million.
• Age: 33 years old.
• Record Label: Sony Music Entertainment.
• Popular songs: Fela in Versace, All eyes on me, Anatii.
Keirnan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA is arguably one of the greatest rappers from South Africa who commenced his career in music as early as 2002 with numerous EP’s and albums.
Aside the streams and revenue he gets from his music, Supa Mega is also known to be a businessman, co-founder and CEO of Beam Group, alongside his endorsement deals both local and international.
The most popular among his fleet of cars are BMW i8 which he spent R1.3 million to acquire and 2016 BMW X6 worth R2 million.
AKA also has a multi-million rand home in Bryanston.
2. Die Antwoord (Watkin Tudor Jones and Anri du Toit)
• Net Worth: $10 million
• Yolandi: 46 years
• Ninja: 36 years
• Record Label: Zef, Interscope
• Famous Songs: Ugly boy, Baby’s on Fire, Banana Brain.
Die Antwoord is one of the biggest hip-hop duo in South Africa at the moment and has a recognition as musicians around the world.
The group came up with their first album in 2009 and has since released four more albums, including the latest one titled “House of Zef”.
Ninja and Visser has a net worth of $10 million each, summing up to $20 million and an estimation of $3 million for the band.
Few among the property they own is a house in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, luxurious cars such as Subaru WRX and BMW 3.
3. Cassper (Refiloe Maele Phoolo)
• Net Worth: $3 million
• Age: 30 years
• Record Label: Family Tree Records, Universal Music Group.
• Famous Songs: Doc Shebeleza, Mama I made it.
Cassper Nyovest is also another marketable rapper in South Africa gathering wealth from his endorsement deals, businesses, music career and investment with an estimation of $3 million.
One interesting fact about Cassper is, he has been in the South Africa music scene since age twelve but started gaining prominence in 2013.
Among his numerous endorsement deals include, AG Mobile, MTN, Shoprite, Samsung South Africa and others.
The ‘Doc Shebeleza’ hit maker owns a mansion in Kyalami, Johannesburg, worth more than R10 million. Cassper also has a Rolls Royce phantom, Mercedes Benz, Bentley GT continental and more.
4. Nasty C ( Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo).
• Net Worth: $2 million
• Age: 24 years old
• Record Label: Def Jam Recordings
• Popular Songs : Send me away (SMA), Hell Naw, Said.
Nasty C can so far be classified as the youngest and richest rapper in South Africa worth $2 million. He started following the footsteps of his elder brother who taught him how to rhyme as young as 9 years old.
At age 15, Nasty C released his first EP he called, ‘One kid a thousand coffins’. He then shot to fame after his debut project, Price City.
As at 2020, the young rapper was charging $100,000 for a music feature. Not only that, he is also into side businesses and is engaged in endorsement deals with popular lucrative brands such as Mercedes Benz, Puma and what are few.
As a young artist, Nasty’s ambition is to become a billionaire and retire from music by age 30.
He has a multi-million rand home at Johannesburg and owns two luxury Mercedes Benz.
5. Khuli Chana (Khulane Morule)
• Net Worth: $2 million
• Age: 38 years
• Record Label: Mythrone Records
• Popular songs: Hape Le Hape, Ichu, Mnatebawen.
Another rapper who has gained recognition and sustainability in South Africa music is Khuli Chana. He also started as early as 10 years and was mostly known for rapping in Southern African version of hip hop called Motswako.
Khuli Chana shot to fame with his first album, Motswakoriginator in 2009. He followed up to chase his career as a rapper at a point of sharing same stage with big artists like Drake.
Just like the other rappers, Khuli Chana also has businesses and many endorsement deals aside his music which has contributed to his estimation net worth of $2 million.
He has a multi-million rand mansion in Pretoria and owns fancy car brands including Aston Martin, Jeep and Volvo.
Somewhere in 2018, Khuli Chana was shot by the South African police after mistaken him for a suggested criminal. He dragged the force to court and was compensated with R1.8 million.