Tanzania is a country in the East of the African continent. Popular for their music, tourist sites and energetic dance steps, but not much is known about the musicians and artists in Tanzania. However, Musicians in Tanzania are actually pulling a lot of weight and securing the bag.
The Top 8 Richest Musicians In Tanzania
Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, actor, dancer, philanthropist and a businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam. He is the founder and CEO of WCB Wasafi Record Label also a TV Station titled Wasafi Tv & a radio station titled Wasafi Fm. Diamond Platnumz net worth is estimates at $7 million as of 2020 making him the richest musician in Tanzania.
Ali is arguably one of Tanzania’s biggest recording artiste, songwriter, dancer, producer, actor and model.
Kiba is estimated to worth about $5 million but this figure is conservative since despite being one of the biggest African artiste, he likes to keep his affairs private so there is very little information about his true wealth out there.
The biggest source of revenue for Ali Kiba comes from his music and copyright royalty fees.
A single performance in a top club earns the musician not less than $4,000 and when he performs internationally his appearance fees goes through the roof.
Joseph Haule popularly known by his stage name Professor Jay, is a Tanzanian politician, rapper, songwriter and member of the Tanzanian parliament for Mikumi constituency.
Judith Wambura Mbibo known by her stage name Lady Jaydee is a Tanzanian singer.
She was among the first females to sing R&B in Swahili. Lady Jaydee is signed to one of Africa’s most successful music labels, Taurus Musik. She is also known as the Queen of Bongo Flava.
Lady Jaydee is one of the richest musician in Tanzania.
Mdee is popularly known for being the first ever Tanzanian MTV VJ.
She received an even bigger buzz with the release of her first solo single “Closer”, which in its first week was downloaded over 30,000 times, a feat achieved by no other Tanzanian artist.
“Closer” remained on the charts for over thirteen weeks.
Vanessa Mdee is one of the richest musicians in Tanzania. She has a net worth of $ 3.6 million. She has been involved in several projects since 2008.
He began his career with the group S.O.G. in 1996 but decided to go solo in 2002. A.Y. is among the first bongo flava artists to commercialize hip hop.
Ambwene Allen Yessayah, better known by his stage name as A.Y., is a Tanzanian bongo flava artist. Born on July 5, 1982; in Mtwara, Southern part of Tanzania, he began his career with the group S.O.G. in 1996. He decided to go solo in 2002. A.Y. is among the first bongo flava artists to commercialize hip hop. He was a member of the musical group known as East Coast Army, but now he is no longer part of the group. He is still releasing songs and albums collaborating most with an ex-coast artist Mwanafa.
A.Y is better known not only known but termed as one of the most if not the first Tanzanian artist; to have connections with other famous musicians from different countries in Africa and across the continent.
He is among the richest musicians in Tanzania
Juma Nature is the founder and member of a Temeke group called Wanaume, an informal group of rappers from the poor side of Dar es Salaam. Sir Nature (born Juma Kassim Ally, in 1980) is a Tanzanian hip hop recording artist and record producer. He is the founder and member of a Temeke group called Wanaume, an informal group of rappers from the poor side of Dar es Salaam. In his last album, “Bongo Flava: Swahili Rap from Tanzania”, many of the lyrics which are in his tracks include current problems within his country. Some problems he raps about include, “HIV/AIDS, the difficulty of meeting basic needs, class and wealth barriers, and holding your head high despite everything”.
One of Nature’s well renowned songs is “Umoja wa Tanzania” which talks about a celebration within Tanzania and the sense of unity that it has exemplified. “Utajijua” (“You’ll know for yourself”) from Juma Nature’s brand new album Ubin-Adam Kazi, is a song about people who like to poke their noses into others’ business.
Arguably one of the hottest music acts out of Tanzania in recent times, Baraka Da Prince is blessed with one of the best voices we have heard so far from the country and he has an amazing talent as he is able to put his sonorous voice into great use.
His net worth is not exactly known as the others listed above but, reviews from his songs makes us have an understanding of his amassed fortune.