The Richest Musicians In SA

The artist with big hits and bank accounts to match.

By  | Sep 15, 2020, 02:56 PM  | Top of The

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Making it in the music business is definitely not easy. Music is a personal thing for listeners, it gets us through our hard days and makes our best moments that much more memorable. But longevity of even the your favourite or the most talents has proven to be easier said than done. But get it right and you could be propelled into the inner circle of the nation’s multimillionaires — and beyond.

We count down some of our richest acts in South African music. 

  1. DJ Sbu

DJ Sbu needs no introduction. The iconic DJ and Kwaito star - oh and he was also Mzekezeke at some point! He is the founder of TS Records and many other business ventures like his energy drink, MoFaya which keeps flying off the shelves like hot cakes.

Much to the delight of many Mo Faya fans, Number 1 Knoxxman announced the launch of his Mo Faya soft drink range with a selection of 12 different flavours that have a Mo Faya flavour. 

source: instagram @djsbulive

According to The Net Worth Portal DJ Sbu's net worth is $2 million - that’s about R27 million.


Another local legend, Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa known by the stage name DJ Oskido has secured his financial future after decades in the game. The founder of record label, Kalawa Jazmee Records, where he no produces hit after hit for his label signees. His record label is home to other mega successful artists like Bongo Maffin and Boom Shaka.

Source: X Factor South Africa

Oskido's net worth is estimated to be around $2 million (R27 million).

Rebecca Malope

With a career spanning over 3 decades and over 10 million records sold in South Africa alone, it is now wonder she is known as the African Queen of Gospel. Malope has released over 35 albums which have each reached multi-platinum, platinum or gold status. Fans love her so much they have been supporting her talk show, Gospel Time, which has been on air for over a decade too. 

Source: Mail&Guardian

According to Wiki Net Worth Rebecca Malope's net worth is $5 million - that’s about R68,25 million.


The Super Mega star started making money from his first album, Victory Lap, which was a national and continental hit record in 2011. He has since become one of the country’s most loved but hated artists with countless scandals and top charting hits year after year. He also has endorsement deals that said to be worth R4,8 million.
Source: @akaworldwide instagram
AKA’s net worth is estimated at $11,4 million! That’s a whopping R155,6 million!

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