The South African music industry has taken off in the past couple of years and artists are starting to reap the rewards of their hard work. While it still is not easy, some are living the high life.
Mzansi artists have very unique sounds that have only recently started infiltrating into the international market and people are loving it!
Briefly.co.za know how fans love to hear the successes of their favourite artists. Fans love to hear anything from artists set fees right down to what they spend on toothpaste.
Some SA celebs like AKA, tend to act rich when it suits them and not when it doesn’t, while others like DJ Sbu keep it real consistently.
We take a look at five of our wealthiest Mzansi artists and their earnings as reported by ZAlebs. Seeing what some of them earn will have you second-guessing then as artists entirely. Peeps are balling!
Mzansi’s Supa Mega has made it clear that music is not his only stream of income, and with the heft figure he rakes in, we can believe that. AKA is said to make over $.7 million just from endorsement deals, helping add to hi large ned worth that amounts to a crazy R155,6 million.
DJ Sbu is an iconic Mzansi DJ and Kwaito star who has worked his way up to the top on pure talent and hustle. According to The Net Worth Portal DJ Sbu's net worth is sitting at around R27 million.
After having sold over 10 million records, Rebecca has earned her place on the heavy lifters board. The incredible gospel singer’s net worth is estimated at a large figure of around R68,25 million.
Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa has been in the game for a long enough time to have raked in a large sum of green, and he has. Oskido's net worth is said to amount to an impressive R27 million.
This controversial SA pair have taken their questionable music abroad, securing themselves some major bag. Die Antwoord’s combined net worth is set at over R56 million with them bringing in a steady R8 million every year.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA is once again hogging the headlines after he took to social media to announce that he is retiring from hip hop.
His seemingly sudden decision was shared online on Friday afternoon. The Fela in Versace hitmaker took to Twitter and wrote:
"I AM OFFICIALLY RETIRED FROM SA HIP HOP. YOU WILL NOW ADDRESS ME AS KIERNAN JARRYD JUSTIN BIEBER. Please & Thank You."
Knowing the rapper's stunts and how he says and does a lot of things for attention, nobody really took him seriously. The rapper further explained that he was too mainstream and his music was beyond hip hop.
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