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Richest Musicians in Tanzania 2020


Richest Musicians in Tanzania 2020

Tanzania is one country that has proven that there can be talemt and growth in literally any genre of music. We have been able to see certain Tanzanian artists grow through music. Listed below are the richest musicians in Tanzania;

  1. Diamond Platnumz

According to Forbes Magazine, Diamond Platnumz is the richest musician in Tanzania. One thing that has taken Naseeb to such great heights is his persistence in his craft. The 30-year-old Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist has been releasing songs for over 10 years now, with most of them being hit songs such as Number one, Yope and Tetema. He is the owner of Wasafi TV and Wasafi FM. He has been able to bag many collaborations with brands ranging from mobile phone companies to airlines. His controversial lifestyle especially on the women she dates has been able to keep his name above the water, growing his fame. He is also the highest paid artist in Tanzania at the moment and estimates show that he charges over ksh.300,000 per performance. His networth is approximately $5.5 million.

  1. Harmonize

The 27-year-old Tanzanian artiste has grown thrugh Wasafi and now he is no longer part of it. He is known as the King of love songs since his love songs usually hit all the right spots. Harmonize charges over ksh. 100,000 per show. Some of his hit songs include Matatizo and Bado. His networth is about $2 million.

  1. Vanessa Mdee

She is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter, TV and radio personality that has been able to release hit songs such as Kisela and Niroge. The 31 year old is known for being the first ever Tanzanian MTV VJ. Vee Money has been able to get a variety of sponsorship deals such as being a brand ambassador for Crown Paints. She was one of the judges during the East Africa’s Got Talent show. She is worth about $5 million.

  1. Ali Kiba

Ali Kiba has been able to release hit songs such as Nakshi mrembo, single boy and Aje. The The 33 year old singer, songwriter and recording artist owns a lot of property and businesses. He is one of the most popular artists in Tanzania. Through his music career, he has been able to win awards such as the best African act during MTV EMAs. His net worth is about $4 million.

  1. AY

AY is known mostly for his international performances that give him a lot of money. Apart from his music career, he has been able to launch a clothing line. He has a fleet of flashy cars and other property that he isn not shy to show off. His net worth is about $3 million.

Richest Artist in Africa

According to Forbes, the richest artist in Africa at the moment is Akon. He is a Senegalese hiphop artist that is worth about $80 million.


Akon’s real name is Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam. Akon is a producer and CEO of Convict Muzic. He has been able to sell over 35 million copies of his albums. He has also been able to be nominated for many awards, most of which he took home. The 46 year old has a number of businesses including investment in real estate as well as owning a clothing line. He has a way of giving back to the society and that is why he launches Konfidence Foundation which is a charity that aims to help underprivileged children in Africa.

Top 50 Richest Musicians in Africa

  1. Akon-$80M
  2. Youssou Ndour-$75M
  3. Black Coffee- $60M
  4. Davido- $26M
  5. Wizkid-$25M
  6. Don Jazzy- $20.8M
  7. Koffi Olomide- $18M
  8. Fally Ipupa-$17M
  9. Dbanj- $16.7M
  10. 2Face Idibia-16.5M
  11. P-$16.3M
  12. Rudeboy- $15.4M
  13. Timaya- $13M
  14. Banky W- $9.9M
  15. Olamide- $8.8M
  16. Flavour-$8.5M
  17. Tiwa Savage-$7M
  18. Sarkodie- $7M
  19. Tinashe-$6M
  20. Jose Chameleon-$6M
  21. Diamond Platnumz-$5.5M
  22. Bebe Cool -$5.2M
  23. Ragga Dee- $5.1M
  24. Sauti sol- $5.1M
  25. Vanessa Mdee- $5M
  26. Burna Boy – $4M
  27. Alikiba- $4M
  28. Akothee- $3.5M
  29. Professor Jay- $3.2M
  30. Jaguar -$3.2M
  31. I. Abaga-$3M
  32. Lady JayDee- $3M
  33. AY -$3M
  34. Tekno Miles-$2.5M
  35. Juma Nature- $2.3 M
  36. Harmonize -$2M
  37. Emmanuel Jal- $2M
  38. Kcee-$2M
  39. Bobby Wine -$1.6M
  40. Phyno-$1.6M
  41. Jidenna -$1.5M
  42. Hugh Masakela- $1.5M
  43. Yemi Alade- $1.4M
  44. Duncan Mighty-$1.3M
  45. Oliver Mtukudzi- $1.25M
  46. Octopizzo- $1.2M
  47. Bahati- $1.2M
  48. Patoranking-$1.11M
  49. Salif Keita- $1.1M
  50. Awilo Longomba -$1M


The richest musician in the world is the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber.  He is worth about $1.3 Billion. His contribution to music is felt all around the world. He has been able to get 6 Tony’s, one Academic award and 3 Grammy’s. His soundtracks, productions and even film adaptations are still earning him money. Some of his greatest hits are Jesus Christ superstar, the Phantom and the opera and school of rock.

Best Artist in East Africa

It is undeniably true that Diamond Platnumz is currently the best artist in East Africa. Naseeb Abdul Juma has been able to grow through his troublesome childhood to the star he is today. The 31 year old bongo flava singer and songwriter sings mostly in Kiswahili, which is a common language in the East African region. Diamond has been nominated for many awards, most of which he won. He is currently dating Kenyan-Italian beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch who is also growing her music career.

Top 20 Richest Musicians in Africa 2020

  1. Jose Chameleon- $6M
  2. Diamond Platnumz- $5.5M
  3. Bebe Cool- $5.2M
  4. Ragga Dee- $5.1M
  5. Vanessa Mdee- $5M
  6. Sauti Sol- $4M
  7. Ali Kiba- $4M
  8. Akothee- $3.5M
  9. Professor Jay- $3.2M
  10. Baraka Da Prince- $3.2M
  11. Jaguar- $3.2M
  12. Lady Jay Dee- $3M
  13. AY- $3M
  14. Juma Nature- $2.3M
  15. Harmonize- $2M
  16. Emmanuel Jal- $2M
  17. Bobby Wine- $1.6M
  18. Octopizzo- $1.2M
  19. Bahati- $1.2M
  20. Willy Paul- $1M
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