The music business has proven to be extremely rewarding towards those musicians who put in the work, stay consistent through thick and thin and virtually put their lives on the line to create beautiful, long-lasting music for the art-form. It, however, comes as no surprise that these East African musicians are doing incredibly well, financially. Let us take a nosedive into the Top 10 Richest Musicians In Tanzania 2020;
1. Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz has a net worth of $7 million dollars, and is arguably the richest musician in Tanzania. For performances in Tanzania he charges 2million ksh per show. When performing outside his country, he charges not less than 7million ksh per show, with the best being when he demanded for a huge sum of 10million ksh for performance in Kigali, Rwanda. Diamond owns Wasafi Record which demands not less than 30,000 ksh per audio recording and 600,000 ksh for video recording.
2. Ali Kiba
Ali Kiba has a net worth of $5 million. Ali is one of the most successful acts coming out of Tanzania in recent times. In fact, he is rated as the most popular musician from Tanzania just behind music powerhouse Diamond Platnumz. His music career has been decorated by achievements and awards such as MTV EMA Awards and Best Acting Artist.
3. Professor Jay
Professor Jay has a net worth of $4 million. The Tanzanian politician, rapper, songwriter and member of the Tanzanian parliament leads a very simple lifestyle, but his properties and investments make Professor Jay one of the richest musicians in Tanzania.
4. Lady Jay Dee
Judith Wambura, also known as Lady Jay Dee has an estimated net worth of $2.4 million. She is very wealthy and has in her possession a fleet of luxury cars and also, a gigantic mansion. She is loved by a lot of Tanzanians for her lovely music and for also being a pillar of hope for the Tanzanian girl child through advocacy programs and constant outreach championing for girl child education.
5. Juma Nature
Juma Nature has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, and his longevity in the Tanzanian music industry has been unparallel. He was formerly a member of a male group of performers known as TMK which was under Mkubwa Fela. He made his impression in those days and has never looked back since then. Juma Nature has invested heavily in real estate and he has a good number of houses, as well as acres of land to his name.
AY has a net worth of $1.3 million. He is the owner of Unity Entertainment Company. He records music, signs artists, performs in shows and sells music. He also has created a clothing line as part of his business empire across Tanzania. All these have directly and indirectly culminated his wealth and status in the music industry.
Harmonize has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million. Harmonize is a growing sensation and one of Tanzania’s most talented artists. His music career started way back at Wasafi records and skyrocketed to owning his label Konde Boy records.
8. Vanessa Mdee
Vanessa Mdee has a net worth of $1 million. The former MTV Base VJ has been growing from strength to strength since her foray into the music industry. One of her most popular songs, ‘Nobody but Me’ has crossed the 1 million thresholds on YouTube and is still doing really well. The song features, a former winner of ‘The Hottest MC in South Africa’ according to MTV Base, K.O. Her musical exploits together with shows and performances have earned her a spot on our top ten richest Tanzanian musicians list.
Rayvanny is said to have an estimated net worth of $900k. He is one of the famous artists in East Africa courtesy of collaborations and shows he does in the region. Some of his famous work includes the hit Tetema, which has more than 10 million views on YouTube.
10. Juma Jux
Juma Jux has an estimated net worth of $600k. Juma Jux is on this list of top ten richest Tanzanian musicians’ courtesy of the massive successes his songs have accumulated over the years. Songs such as ‘One More Night’ and ‘Looking for You’ have been very instrumental in his musical success.