Top 10 Richest Rappers In South Africa

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Africa has got great musical talents in every genre of music that you can think of, Rap, R&B, Reggae, etc. In this article, we take a look at rappers who have made money with their lyrical free flow and we aren’t going to talk the whole of Africa but zoom in on SA rappers. so, who are the top 10 richest rappers in South Africa?

Rap fanatics love their rappers and one thing that they often brag about is the money their favourite rappers have made which is why the internet is awash with the query of the top 10 richest rappers in South Africa.

People just need to find out how rich their favourite rappers are in South Africa.

Well, for a website that gives you just what you want, has decided to put together the top 10 rappers in South Africa for your perusal.

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Kindly follow through to see if your favourite rapper is richer than my favourite rapper so that when bragging about their lyrical prowess, we can also zoom in on their wealth.

Top 10 richest rappers in South Africa

In this list, we bring you the top 10 rappers in South Africa. They are the people making the most money but aren’t the only rappers to come out of South Africa as there are so many of them around.

Those in this list are hitting the spotlight for raking in the most cash with their lyrical talent.

Top 10 richest rappers in South Africa: 1. AKA

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With an estimated net worth of around $12 million, AKA is one of South Africa’s top earners in the rap business and sitting at the top of our top 10 richest rappers in South Africa.

AKA is a prolific rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.

AKA is one of the prominent rappers on the African continent.

AKA whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes has Levels (2014), Touch My Blood (2018), and the collaborative album, Be Careful What You Wish For alongside Anatii (2017) as part of his music portfolio, making him a formidable force.

2. Die Antwoord

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This is actually a group of rappers that have decided to join forces together and are doing so well, giving them a place in our top 10 richest rappers in South Africa.

The group has an estimated net worth of around $11 million.

The group is composed of rappers Watkin Tudor “Ninja” Jones and Anri “Yolandi Visser” du Toit, a male/female duo, and producers HITEK5000 and Lil2Hood.

3. Cassper Nyovest

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It would be almost atrocious for Cassper Nyovest not to make the list of top 10 richest rappers in South Africa, wouldn’t it? Cassper Nyovest is a rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer. He is one of the most successful artists in South Africa.

In 2015, Nyovest endorsed MTN and AG Mobile in launching a smartphone named, AG Hashtag which was inspired and partly designed by him.

He also endorsed other brands including, Shoprite, SamsungSouth Africa, Coca-Cola, KFC SA, Castle Lite and Nike SA.

These endorsements shot his net worth up to some $8 million making him one of the richest rappers in South Africa.

4. Nasty C

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Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, known professionally as Nasty C, at 24, is one of the top earners in the rap business in South Africa.

He is a rapper, songwriter, and record producer.

After releasing three mixtapes, one being “Undisputed” and two EP, Ngcobo released his debut album Bad Hair (2016), and Strings and Bling (2018) which was associated and supported by his first tour, The Ivyson Tour.

with a net worth of $6 million Nasty has established himself as one of the most sought-after rappers in South Africa.

5. Khuli Chana

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Khulane Morule, known by his stage name Khuli Chana, is a South African Motswako rapper.

One of his greatest honours was in sharing a stage with US rapper Drake, as an opening act.

In 2013 though, Khuli was shot by police while in his car due to mistaken identity.

This was a major blow to his name and career as there were speculations about the incident.

Luckily he survived the shooting, fully recovered and cleared his name.

Khuli Chana partnered with vodka brand Absolut as one of their ambassadors for the South Africa market, thus making him one of the richest South African rappers.

Top 10 richest rappers in South Africa: 6. K.O

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Ntokozo Mdluli with the stage name K.O is a South African hip hop artist, rapper, songwriter and businessman from Soweto, Johannesburg.

He was a member of Teargas, a hip hop group that released its debut album titled K’shubile K’bovu in 2006, followed by Wafa Wafa in 2008, Dark or Blue in 2009 and Num8er Num8er in 2012.

He released his debut album Skhanda Republic in 2014, followed by Skhanda Republic 2 in 2017 under Sony Music Entertainment Africa.

7. JR

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Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior, professionally known as JR, is a South African businessman, creative entrepreneur and musician.

He frequently performs Motswako rap, in both Setswana and English.

He has had two Number 1 Hip Hop songs, as well as two Number 1 Pop songs on the South African Charts.

He makes the cut for our top 10 richest rappers in South Africa as he has made a decent amount of money with his craft over the years.

8. Da L.E.S

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Leslie Jonathan Mampe, Jr., better known by his stage name Da L.E.S, is an American-born South African hip hop recording artist and record producer.

He achieved early success with his band, Jozi, and is most known for his solo single, “Heaven”, which was released in 2013, and features AKA, and Maggz.

9. Jack Parow

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Zander Tyler whose stage name is Jack Parow is another wealthy South African rapper.

He has previously worked with other prominent artists such as Die Antwoord and Francois Van Coke.

His studio albums include Jack Parow, Eksie Ou, Nag Van Die Lang Pette, Dis Hoe Ons Rol and Afrika 4 Beginners. From his work, he has accumulated riches.

10. HHP

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Jabulani Tsambo, better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, later shortened to HHP, was a South African Motswako rapper who performed in several languages, mostly in Setswana.

He was prominent in bringing South African hip hop and motswako rap to the mainstream world.

Up until his sad demise, he was one of the top-earning South African rappers, thus, even though he is no more–he would have added to his wealth if he was round–he makes out the top 10 richest rappers in South Africa list.

These are your top earning South African rappers. Is your favourite in? Mine certainly is!

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