Top 10 Richest Musicians in East Africa [year]

East Africa is a region that has a lot of talented young people. The entertainment industry is not also lacking in this part of the world. The richest musicians in East Africa, attained a position in the Forbes magazine, largely because of their competence and expertise in music.

Most of these popular musicians in East Africa did not become popular just in a day. They put in the effort to make their music record labels perfect. This did not all start in a day, the music industry in East Africa has experienced increased productivity and efficiency in the past 1 – 2 decades.

The richest musicians in East Africa are very regular in Showbiz due to the fanbase they have pulled to themselves as they progress in their music careers. Some of these richest artists in East Africa also top the list in most ratings in Forbes magazine. They are recorded to be high-paid musicians and artists in Africa, among other ratings.

Top 10 Richest Musicians in East Africa

We have listed below the top ten richest musicians in East Africa, their nationalities, and their line of work.

Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine is a Musician, activist, and Politician from Uganda with a net worth of $7 million. This ranked him as number one on the Forbes top ten list of richest musicians in East Africa.

The Ugandan musician Bobi Wine is the richest Musician in East Africa. This is not a rating he earned, as he has occupied the position over the years. Bobi Wine is not just a wealthy Musician, but also a high-profile politician, he is a member of the parliament in Uganda.

There are lots of controversies and allegations about Bobi Wine’s political career, but the Ugandan singer has made large investments and participatory contributions in helping a lot of people. He has engaged in numerous financial sponsorships in Non-Governmental Organizations both in his country and overseas.

Despite all the humanitarian services by this rich East African Musician, it may be his interest in politics that led to the unwelcoming rumors in his name.

The instigators and rumor rangers may keep up with the harsh talk, but regardless, Bobi Wine still made it to the top on the list of the richest musicians in East Africa. He earns over $15,000 monthly from his rental homes and apartments in Uganda.

Bobi Wine has emerged on other top lists of the Forbes magazine; including the richest artists in East Africa and popular celebrities in Uganda.

Jose Chameleone

Jose Chameleone is a songwriter and singer from Uganda. Jose Chameleone is the second Wealthiest musician in East Africa. He has fortunes estimated to round off his net worth to $6.2 million.

Diamond Platnumz

Diamond Platnumz is a singer and music producer from Tanzania. He has a net worth of $5.1 million. His source of income was mainly driven by his music record label – Wasafi records. He also has a lot of investments, endorsements, awards, and nominations that keep pooling to his ever-increasing net worth.

Professor Jay

Professor Jay is another recording artist who is also a politician just like Bobi Wine. Added to his profile, Professor Jay is also an entrepreneur from Tanzania.

Professor Jay is also the second Tanzanian on our list of the Richest musicians in East Africa. His multiple investments have increased his net worth to over $4.1 million.


Jaguar is a Kenyan singer and music producer. It seems like the artists in East Africa are very interested in their countries’ politics; Jaguar is also into politics.

The involvement of these richest musicians in East Africa in the politics of their nations, speaks lengths of how political apathy would not be the business of the day in East Africa. Jaguar has a current net worth a bit above $3.2 million.


Alothee is a singer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist from Kenya. She has a net worth estimated to be about $3.2 million.

Akothee is another talented rich artist in the music industry. She is the richest female musician in East Africa. This independent woman has a nice voice and a blossoming career in the entertainment industry.

Singer Akothee gained the position of the richest female musician in East Africa, due to her progressive experience in the industry. She also ranks among the top richest celebrities in Kenya.

Bebe Cool

Bebe Cool is a recording artist and entrepreneur from Uganda.

Sauti Sol

Sauti Sol is another one of the Kenyan singers, songwriters, and recording artists, that topped our list of the wealthiest musicians in East Africa.

Ragga Dee

Ragga Dee is a singer and producer from Uganda

Grace Nakimera

Grace Nakimera is a singer and songwriter who is also a model from Uganda.

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The top ten richest artists in East Africa we have listed here, are based on net estimates drawn from the Forbes list showing the net worth of the richest musicians in East Africa.