The richest South African musician is not who you think; To clear any doubts, we are looking at the top 10 richest musician in South Africa.
Comparison will be made between these mega star singers, including their net worth, deals, business and endorsement.
How We Arrived At This Conclusion
At Mamzansi, we did a sampling method at which we arrived at the conclusion on who the richest musician is. Our sampling method is based on four (4) factors:
- Their Net Worth in rands and dollars
- Business Dealings ( Actual Physical business they do apart from music)
- Collections of their cars and houses
We sampled, aggregated all these items/factors together and arrived at who is truly the richest musician in South Africa, Mzansi.
We separated their assets from their debts and liabilities ( as explained on how to determine the true net worth of an individual by this respected publication), coupled with the above factors.
Let us get started.
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Top 10 Richest Musicians In South Africa 2022
We are starting from number 10, down to the first three and finally the number 1. Please note that 22 years old Andile Mpisane net worth eclipsed all the combined wealth of these stars.
10. Kabza De Small – R23.2 million
Kabza de small is a pure Pretoria guy, who has created for himself a cult like following of 2.1 Million Instagram followers and still growing.
Dubbed the Amapiano king because his nature and style of music is Amapiano; Despite how popular and handsome he is, he does not have time to starting a porn website but rather focusing on his music.
He ranks currently as the 10th richest musician in South Africa. He doubles also as the 10th richest DJ in the country.
Earlier, at Mamzansi, we published a list of Kabza De small cars collection and his house and we mentioned his net worth.
Currently, Kabza De Small charges lots of money , thousands of dollars just for a single performance.
His Assets And Business Portfolio
Noticeable in Kabza De Small’s car collections are Volkswagen vehicles, South Africa’s go to brand for cheap and reliable SUVs. His latest cars selection include:
- A Volkswagen Golf GTI – Approximately R669 300
- Volkswagen Golf 7R – Approximately R 733 200.00
- BMW M2 – Approximately R2 199 900
- Mercedes Benz V – Approximately R 1 658 328.00
You can see and check out this entire list of Kabza De small cars and his net worth; in total, these cars cost approximately R5.7 Million.
I discussed extensively about his house here and the approximate cost of the house
Deals, Cost And Endorsements
On average, Kabza De Small charges tens of thousands of dollars per performance. His net worth is estimated to be $1.5 millions (R12.2 million) as of 2022.
In total, Kabza De small has an approximate money, wealth and riches of about R23.2 Million rand.
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9. DJ Maphorisa – R35.1 million
Dj Maphorisa is his stage name, his real name is Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe. He is an astute, professional and experienced DJ who combined witty innovation, styles and rhythm to this music.
DJ Maphorisa is one of the oldest DJ’s in South Africa; he has been of positive growth to the music industry, helped lifted many young stars into limelight and he is a blessing to this generation.
A clear look at his assets, net worth, cars collection and house reflect that he is a very rich guy.
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Assets and Business
First, DJ Maphorisa is a DJ, secondly, he is a music producer, business man and he himself has become an asset to the South African Music industry.
DJ Maphorisa cars collection costs millions, I have listed them below;
- A BMW M4 – Approximately R 2 171 556.00
- A Benz AMG C63 – Approximately R2,192,706.00
- A BMW M2 – Approximately R2 199 900
- A BMW 325i
- A Mercedes Benz V Class
In total, his cars cost roughly R10 million rands
His house is called ‘ A king’s Mansion’ and it reportedly cost millions in rand ( no information on it yet)
He has deals with notable companies and sponsors in South Africa; aside this, he has produced a number of record breaking music with enormous sales running into millions
His net worth, going by this assets is approximately USD2.3 Million dollars, and that is approximately R35.1 million in rands.
DJ Maphorisa is currently, the 9th richest musician in South Africa!!
8. Nasty C – R36 million
Nasty C is more richer than DJ Maphorisa by approximately R1 Million rands and Kabza De small by approximately R13 million rand.
Nasty C, aged 25 is currently the 8th richest musician in South Africa; he also doubles as the youngest millionaire in South Africa, after Sandile Shezi, the South African Forex Guru trader.
Nasty C currently has a fleet of expensive cars in his garage, they include:
- Mercedes Benz AMG GT
- Mercedes Benz A Class
- Mercedes AMG C43
- Mercedes AMG C63 Coupe
- Audi Q2
All these cars super expensive and cost an approximate total of R8 Million rands.
Deals And Endorsements
On an average, he charges approximately 20,000 USD per show , and this translates to about R350,000 per show.
The price of Nasty C house is rumored to be in the range of R3 million rand. Nasty C, real name Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo is a music producer, rapper, highly talented songwriter and a business man.
His net worth, based on Forbes is approximately R36 Million rands. With this figure, Nasty C is the 8th richest musician in South Africa.
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7. DJ Euphonik – R42.5 million
DJ Euphonik is one of the big bros in the DJ entertainment industry in the country. He has been around for more than a decade and the funny thing is that he has not lost touch to the new generation of DJ’s now.
Dj Euphonik is first a DJ, a radio host show, a record producer and a businessman. He is one of the few South African DJ’s to invest in real estate.
His main source of income right now is the real estate investment he is into. He is a property buyer, seller and broker at the moment.
Assets And Business
DJ Euphonik is still currently in high demand and he is still commanding a lot of appearance fees; apart from these, this man is a business man and real estate investor.
He has approximately 14 properties in Johannesburg alone!!
Currently, he is worth USD2.5 Million dollars, in rands, that is equal to roughly R42.5 Million rands. At Mamzansi, we rank him as the 7th richest musicians in South Africa.
6. Juanita Du Plessis – R45.83 million
Juanita Du Plessis may not be a common name among the Zulus, Xhosa, Sotho etc. She started her music career long time ago and has more than 30 albums under her belt.
Aged 50, she ranks as one of the wealthiest and richest South African musician, and ranks as the number one wealthiest female musician in the country.
However, at Mamzansi, we are still trying to find out if she is related to Faf Du Plessis ( the great South African cricket player).
In terms of her net worth, over 2.4 million copies of her records have been sold and with recurring royalty payment being received.
She is currently worth USD3 Million dollars, and that is roughly R50 Million rands.
5. Rebecca Malope – R135.25 million
No 5 on our list of the richest musicians in South Africa is Rebecca Malope. Virtually every Christian in South Africa knows this woman.
The only Gospel musician on the list of the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa. Rebecca Malope is from Mpumalanga, a Zulu by birth , born in 1968 at Lekazi near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. She is currently 54 years of age.
At a very tender age, she started singing from her high school, and down the lane of about 25 years now, she has been able to accumulate wealth, money, riches and fame.
She ranks as the 5th richest singer in Mzansi, South Africa!!
4. Die Antwoord – R151 million
Who is Die Antwoord?
Die Antwoord is an individual, it is not a person; it is a group of talented hip hop rappers, named Watkin Tudor “Ninja” Jones and Anri “Yolandi Visser” du Toit.
Birthed in cape Town, the group brought sunshione and showcase South Africa to the entire world.
The group has an estimated net worth of roughly R151 Million rands; due to this, they are ranked as the 4th richest singers in SA.
3. AKA – R168.3 million
Dubbed as the bad boy of South African entertainment industry, this father of kairo, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, better known by his stage name AKA is extremely rich, thanks to lots of endorsements both within the country and internationally.
At Mamzansi, we took a vivid look at his assets, deals, endorsement, his cars collections and house; at the end of it all, we concluded he is truly the 3rd richest musician in South Africa.
His Net worth of approximately R168.3 Million rand says it all!!
2. Cassper Nyovest – R183.8 million
My crush, Cassper Nyovest, whose real name is Refiloe Maele Phoolo, is the second most richest musicians in South Africa.
He rose to fame, wealth and riches due to his tenacity, I can do it , I can achieve it attitude and daring to cross the paths others before before him could not do!!
With chains of business, sound management of his money, brand ambassador to so many companies, deals and endorsements running into millions; he is a highly successful Amapiano icon.
At Mamzansi, owing to his net worth of approximately R183.8 Million, we concluded that he is truly the second richest singer in SA!!
1. Black Coffee – R217.5 million
Some people says he is overrated, some people says he is not relevant again, some people even says that Master KG is better than him!!!
Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo remains the richest musician in South Africa with more than R80 million difference to his closest rival.
He is a DJ with more than 23 years career, he is an Angel investor, a businessman and a real estate investor.
Based on his assets, deals endorsements, investments and royalties earned for more than 20 years, DJ Black has a net worth of approximately R217.8 Million, DJ Black Coffee remains as South Africa richest musician.