Like every other country’s music industry, there are always different top players in every
genre. Today, we will be taking a look at the top richest rappers in Kenya, their net worth, and
a bit of their history.
No doubt, the rap genre of music is very lucrative seeing the number of richest rappers in the
world, Africa, Kenya, and other countries. It is amazing how these Hip-hop stars can gather
fame and wealth from singing rap songs, hosting shows and concerts, monetizing social media
followers, and bagging endorsement deals.
Want to know more about the biggest players in the rap industry? Below is the list of the top richest rappers in Kenya who have mastered the act of turning their talents into a money-making machine.
Top 10 Richest Rappers in Kenya
1. Nonini (Net Worth – $6 million)
Hubert Mbuku Nakitare who is professionally known as Nonini is currently the richest rapper
in Kenya. With a net worth of $6 million, Nonini can be referred to as the Kenyan richest rapper.
The award-winning rapper who was born in October 1982 ventured into music by releasing his
debut single titled ‘Nonini ni Nani’. Since then he has released many other hit songs and
Albums that contributed to his fame and wealth today. Nonini is known for his unique style
of rapping genre which is loved by many.
Apart from being a Kenyan rapper, Nonini also owned a video production company, Pro Habo
which has released hit songs and Albums over the year. He is also a philanthropist,
businessman, and presenter. Thus, making Nonini one of the richest musicians in Kenya
2. Abbas Kubaff (Net Worth – $5 million)
Another richest rapper in Kenya on our list is Abbas Kubaff whose real name is Andrew Kabiru
Karuku. He is a popular talented rapper and music producer in Kenya. Abbas Kubaff started
singing as one of the members of the K-South rap group.
The rap group which consists of Abbas Kubaff, Bamboo and his brother KC split in 2005 after the disappearance of KC. Abbas Kubaff currently sings and raps as a solo artist. He has released a lot of hit songs and Albums including Tokelezea, Chapaa, Angabanga, and so on.
No doubt, Abbas Kubaff is one of Kenya’s most talented rappers as he has bagged different awards and gathered fame from his songs. With a net worth of $5 million, Abbas Kubaff is one of the richest rappers in Kenya.
3. King Kaka (Net Worth – $4 million)
King Kaka as popularly known by fans is also one of the richest rappers in Kenya. Kennedy
Pmbima whose stage name is King Kaka is an award-winning Kenyan rapper, musician, and
entrepreneur. Rabbit as fondly called by fans was born on May 7 in 1987.
Being one of the richest rappers in Kenya, he was able to gather his wealth from different
sources. Apart from his main profession which is singing and rapping, he owned a water
factory known as Kaka Empire’s Majik Water and a clothing brand, Kiakia Empire.
4. Khaligraph Jones (Net Worth – $3.5 million)
Next on our list of the top richest rappers in Kenya is Khaligraph Jones. The popular rapper who
was born on June 12, 1990, in Kayole, Kenya bears Onko Robert as his real name.
At the age of 19 years, Baba Yao as fondly called by fans ventured into the Kenyan music
industry in 2009. That was after winning the Channel O Emcee Africa Competition which gives
him the leverage to work with many top musicians in Kenya. Some of them include Abbas
Kubaff, Rabbit, Stella Mwangi, Xtatic, and many others.
5. Wangechi (Net Worth – $3 million)
Unlike many other top richest rappers in Kenya on our list, Wangechi Waweru who is
professionally known as Wangechi is a Kenyan female rapper, songwriter, and singer. The
popular rapper who was born on the 19th of January 1994 released her first mixtape in 2013.
After which she released many other EP tracks and albums. Wangechi became popular after participating in the Ligi Soo remix in 2013. Out of many female rappers that perform on the show, Wangechi is one of the few talented rappers who were able to build brands with the fame acquired from the shoe.
6. Jimwat (Net Worth – $2.2 million)
Have you ever heard of the popular Jimwat? With a net worth of $2.2 million, he is currently
one of the richest rappers in Kenya. Jimwat who bears James Jim Wathiago Mburu officially
was born on May 21, 1985. His stage name Jimwat was coined by James Wathiago.
Jimwat started rapping while in class 7 during his school days. Not until when he was in Form
4 did he record a song with the help of Calif Records? The song which was titled ‘Sema Nani
Sweetie’ was later released after his secondary school education which became a hit. This is
a result of the song being played by numerous radio stations.
Thus, the song paves way for him as he attracted many collaborations. Since then Jimwat who
is also known as Jimweezy has released a lot of songs contributing to his success as one of the
richest rappers in Kenya.
7. STL (Net Worth – $2 million)
Like Wangechi, STL is also one of the richest female rappers in Kenya on our list. Stella
Nyambura Mwangi whose stage name is STL was born on September 1st,1986. The Kenyan-born rapper currently lives in Norway where she released the bulk of her songs.
Stella has a unique way of singing as most of her song is about Kenya, her home country, and
her family’s relocations to Norway. No doubt, STL is a talented and popular rapper as some of
her songs as been used in movies and TV series.
In addition, STL is a recipient of many awards and recognitions for her contribution to the Kenyan music industry.
8. Jua Cali (Net Worth – $1.5 million)
Jua Cali is another popular and richest rapper in Kenya on our list. The Kenya hip-hop artist
whose real name is Paul Julius Nunda was born in September 1979. He was born in Eastlands
in Nairobi, Kenya to two school teachers.
Paul Julius Nunda has always been passionate about rapping since when he was 10 years old.
He joined the music industry after joining a rap band ‘Sita Futi’. He later joined hands with a
childhood friend and producer in founding Califf Records after Sita Futi’s disbandment.
Califf Records since its establishment have produced numerous hit songs topping different charts in East Africa.
9. Femi One (Net Worth – $1 million)
With a net worth of $1 million, Wanjiku Kimani who is popularly known as Femi One is one of
the richest rappers in Kenya.
Unlike other rappers, Femi One sang most of his songs in Swahili and Shena which received positive feedback locally and internationally. Some of the songs Femi One has released include D-DAY, Baddest, Lukuluku, Uta Wezana, and so on.
10. Nyashinski (Net Worth -$800,000)
The last richest rapper in Kenya on our list is Nyamari Ongegu who is professionally known as
Nyashinski. Nyamari Ongegu started as one of the members of the Kleptomaniax music group with Collo and Roba.
The music group with the help of Ogopa DJ’S record label produced their debut single, Freak It in 2002. Followed by Maniax Anthem, Haree, and some others.
Nyashinski is currently running his career as a solo artist while contributing to the Kenyan music industry. With a net worth of $800,000, Nyashinski is one of the richest rappers in Kenya.
There are a lot of talented and rich rappers in Kenya but this list features the richest rappers in Kenya as of the time of compiling this list.