Make no mistake, music is one of the highest paying professions in Kenya. Only politicians and lawyers seem to earn more than musicians.
Most A-list musicians in Kenya are multimillionaires, just take a look at their rate cards and you will get an idea of how much money they rake in from music.
Sauti Sol are the highest earning musicians in Kenya, this comes as no surprise since the quartet is the most successive contemporary musicians in Kenya.
They have been nominated for the prestigious BET award a couple of times, won MTV EMA award and several other international accolades.
For their accomplishments, Sauti Sol charge Ksh800,000 onwards while performing in Kenya and between Ksh3 million and Ksh5 million while performing abroad.
The second highest earning Kenyan musician is Nyashinski, he has also the won or been nominated for several international awards.
Nyashinski charges Ksh500,000 upwards to perform at local events and at least $10,000 while performing abroad.
Nyashinski is followed close by King Kaka who also charges half a million for local events.
King Kaka boasts of an impressive business and marketing acumen that has seen him become the darling of national and international corporates.
As of 2022, the rapper is a brand ambassador and influencer for over 10 companies, some of which he has listed on his Instagram profile.
Below is a full list of top 10 highest earning musicians in Kenya based on how much they charge to perform at local events:
1.Sauti Sol – Ksh800,000 upwards
2. Nyashinski – Ksh500,000 upwards
3. King Kaka – Ksh500,000
4. Muthoni The Drummer Queen – Ksh450,000 upwards
5. Nameless – Ksh400,000 upwards
6. Khaligraph Jones – Ksh400,000 upwards
7. Octopizzo – Ksh400,000 upwards
8. Kansoul – approximately Ksh300,000
9. Ethic – Ksh200,000 upwards
10. Boondocks Gang – Ksh150,000 upwards