The South African music industry has certainly blown up in recent years and so has the amount of money musicians charge per show.
Rewind a decade back if you told your parent that you wanted to be a musician, you would likely be told about so and so who is a doctor, who drives such and such cars, and lives houses here and there. Today though musician make the kind of money doctors would love to get there surgical gloves on.
Let’s take a look at: How Much SA Musicians Charge Per Show
10) Riky Rick – R65,000 per show
Riky Rick is one of the respected rappers in the entire south African music industry and he is also regarded to be one of the highest earning rappers in Africa. 09) Nasty C – R75,000 per show
A report in Move magazine at the end of 2017 claimed that Nasty C charges nothing less than R75,000 per show currently.
08) Mi Casa – R90,000 per show
A recent report in Sunday World claimed that the house band Micasa which is based in Johannesburg. Which consists of three members, Dr. Duda, J’Something, and Mo-T charges nothing less than R90,000 per show.
07) Mafikizolo – R95,000 per show
Mafikizolo is a South African singing duo consisting of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza charges nothing less than R95,000 per show.
06) DJ Zinhle – R95,000 per show
DJ Zinhle was on CliffCentral recently when she revealed to Gareth Cliff that she earns around R95,000 a show. If you have been wondering, well wonder no more.
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05) Nathi – R100,000 per show
A recent report in Sunday World claimed that Nomvula hitmaker Nathi charges between R100,000 and R140,000.
04) Zahara – R100,000 per show
Zahara, is a South African singer-songwriter who charges nothing less than R100,000 per show. So where are all these rumours of her losing her house coming from? With charges like this she can pay her bond and mine and still have thousands to spare.
03) Uhuru –R 153,000 per show
A report in Move magazine at the end of 2017 claimed that popular kwaito-house group Uhuru charges nothing less than R153,000 a show.
02) AKA – R175,000 per show
The rapper took time to share on his social media that he has done 118 shows in 2017 which is a lot! and a sign the rapper is pulling in the bucks. In a social media post in 2016 AKA said that he makes between R90k – R130k per show. With inflation and VAT increases I guess R175,000 seems just about right.
01) Cassper Nyovest – R210,000 per show
Cassper Nyovest has been rumoured to be the highest-paid South African musician. According to a Sunday World report in February Cassper Nyovest is said to earn anything from R210,000 per show.
This amount has been confirmed and indeed Cassper Nyovest will not get on a stage if he’s not paid the said amount. Although he did say in a tweet a little after that he doesn’t know how much he charges anymore because the price “keeps going up.”