The showbiz or entertainment industry in East Africa is progressing at a very fast rate. Hence, East African musicians have become so rich especially those who are topping music charts in 2021. Today, we shall list the Forbes top 10 richest artists or musician/ musicians in Tanzania from 2020 to 2021. If you missed our previous article, here is a link to the top 10 richest musicians in East Africa.
First of all, Diamond Platnumz is currently the richest artist or musician in Tanzania in 2020 as per Forbes magazine. Most of us have listened to his songs on radio, TV, or online. Also, probably you have read about the numerous relationship scandals surrounding singer Diamond. In short, below is the list of the top ten richest musicians in Tanzania today.
Top 10 Richest Musicians in Tanzania 2021 Forbes
His real names are Naseeb Abdul Juma. Diamond platinumz is 30 years old as he was born in October 2nd 1989. Over 60 percent of his songs are hits. Certainly, he is the highest paid and richest musician in Tanzania from 2017 to 2021 according to Forbes. He has several endorsements with mobile phone companies for using his songs as ringtones and skiza tunes. Furthermore, he charges over $3000 per concert or stage performance.
Net worth: TZS 1.05 Billion
Ali Saleh Kiba was born in 1986. He’s the second in the list of top 10 richest musicians in Tanzania from 2020 to 2021, Forbes magazine reveals. Some of his hit songs include Mwana, Aje, Chekecha Cheketua, Nakshi Mrembo, Macmuga, and many more.
Net worth: TZS 930 million.
Professor Jay real names are Joseph Haule. He was born on the 29th of December, 1975. Professor Jay is Bongo Flava hip-hop artist as well as the current Member of Parliament for Mikumi constituency.
He started his journey in the music industry back in 1990 under the Hard Blasters Band. Professor Jay attained most of his fortune through selling his music as well as landing many concerts across East Africa and overseas. The fact that he is an MP in the government of Tanzania, his wealth has added up since he gets paid awesome salary every month.
Net Worth: TZS 930 million.
Lady Jay Dee
Lady JayDee real name is Judith Wambura Mbibo. She was born in June 15th, 1979. She is a singer who specializes in the R&B, Zouk and Afro Pop genres music.
Net Worth: TZS 888 Million.
Yesaya AMBWENE (AY)
AY aka Ambwene Allen Yessayah, is a Tanzanian hip-hop bongo Flava rapper born on July 5, 1981, in Mtwara, Tanzania. He commenced his journey of celebrity in 1996 through a group collaboration called S.O.G. In early millennium, he pulled out of the group and started doing music on his own. Most noteworthy, Rapper AY is the one who introduced Kenyan Singer Jaguar into the Entertainment industry. He definitely appears in the list of the top 10 richest musician in Tanzania 2021 Forbes.
Net Worth: TZS 640 million.
Singer Juma Nature
Juma Nature a.k.a. Sir Nature (40 years old), real names are Juma Kassim Ally. Juma Nature is a Tanzania Bongo Flava hip hop artist and singer. At some point in his career, Juma Nature was a member of the TMK Wanaume group. However, he left and established his own union dubbed “Wanaume Halisi.” He is among those in the top 10 list of Forbes richest musician/ musicians in Tanzania from 2020 to 2021.
Net Worth: TZS 420 million. And finally,
Socialite Vanessa Mdee
Vanessa Hau Mdee aka Vee Money, was born in the year 1988, June 7th in Arusha, Vanessa Mdee is a Tanzanian recording artist, musician, songwriter, mentor, TV, and radio personality. On the other hand, Vanessa Mdee was one of the judges at East Africa Got Talent show that began in 2019. She is also among the top 10 richest artists or musicians in Tanzania in 2021 Forbes list.
Net Worth: TZS 350 million.
Finally, we shall keep you posted on the same page about the list of Forbes top 10 richest musicians in Tanzania from 2020 to 2021. Here are the top 10 richest musicians in Uganda right now.