A list of the highest paid DJs in Kenya 2021


Deejaying has become a career for many young people in Kenya today. Dj academies and schools such as Homeboyz and Black supremacy are training upcoming DJs on deejay skills. Moreover, with the increasing rate of daily events, you can agree that Deejaying is one of Kenya’s best paying careers. However, it requires one to be hardworking, creative, and patient to make it to the top. Who, then, are the highest paid DJs in Kenya?

Some of the highest paid DJs in Kenya

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DJs aim at promoting old school and new hit songs as well as market themselves. Do you know that some DJs are earning even with the current pandemic through hosting live shows on their online platforms?

12 Top highest paid DJs in Kenya 2021

Most people wonder if being a DJ pays well, but then the answer is yes. Getting to the top and working with corporate sponsors such as Safaricom, Guinness, and Smirnoff is a deal for good cash.

1. DJ Joe Mfalme

Unlike most celebrities, Joe Mfalme prefers keeping his life on low key away from social media. He has stayed in the deejaying industry for over a decade and is now one of the best DJs in Kenya. In the 2008 pilsner competition, Joe emerged the 1st runners-up.  With his experience, DJ Joe charges Ksh. 170,000 for regional events and Ksh. 210,000 for international events, making him the highest paid DJ in Kenya.  

DJ Joe Mfalme

Also, he charges an approximate amount of Ksh. 90,000 to 120,000 for local gigs. Currently, Joe Mfalme hosts a show at Capital FM and Maisha Magic. He also hosts campus events, weddings, and other ceremonies. Besides, DJ Joe Mfalme has had endorsements with Kenyan brands such as Guinness made of black and KFC that have paid him well.

2. DJ Mo

Known by his real name as Sammy Muraya, DJ Moh is among the best gospel DJs in Kenya. Are you among those who have been wondering about how much DJ Mo earns? Mo charges Ksh. 140,000 and Ksh. 190, 000 for regional and international events and Ksh. 100,000 to Ksh. 150, 000 for corporate events.

DJ Mo

 He also charges Ksh. 70,000 to Ksh. 100, 000 for learning institutional events. DJ Mo also earns from running a DJ academy called system unit and hosting gospel shows on NTV and Capital FM. Besides, Mo has had endorsements with Kenyan brands such as Broad ways bread.

3. Kriss Darlin

DJ Kriss Darlin is not new for reggae lovers. He calls himself ‘the President’s DJ’ for hosting big state events. Kris charges Ksh. 150,000 to Ksh. 300,000 for major gigs and an approximate amount of Ksh. 90,000 for club events. Besides, he is hosting a Jamrock show on NTV.

DJ Kriss Darlin

4. Crème De La Crème

Apart from being one of the best DJs in Kenya, DJ Crème De La Crème has also toured almost every continent to entertain. He majorly mixes urban music that sells well in clubs and discos.

DJ Crème De La Crème

Crème asks around Ksh. 135,000 to Ksh. 200,000 for regional and international gigs, respectively. He also does corporate events that pay him well. Moreover, he earns from hosting KTN’s Tonight Live show.

5. Roy Teeboy Kenya

DJ Teeboy is a common name for most people, especially those of Nairobi County. His fame has risen over the years, and he is now hosting big shows such as in HOT 96 that pay him well. If you are a fan of Citizen TV, then definitely you have come across DJ Roy Teeboy.

DJ Roy Teeboy Kenya

He hosts the #LEVELUPFRIDAYS show at Citizen TV every Friday morning. Working with these Media houses is evident enough of how much Teeboy earns.

6. DJ Pierre Makena

DJ jobs in Kenya are not only for men, as most people think. Pierre Makena has proved her ability in the deejaying industry and has emerged as one of the highest paid DJs in Kenya. Apart from her being the best female DJ in Kenya, she is also a model, an actress, and a singer.

DJ Pierre Makena

She charges Ksh. 120,000 and Ksh. 180,000 for local and international events and Ksh. 30,000 for club gigs. Furthermore, DJ Pierre also earns from hosting a morning show on Y 254TV.

7. Kalonje

If you regularly use public transport, then you have probably heard at least one of DJ Kalonje’s mixtape. Kalonje has slowly come into the limelight after his music mixes became popular in public transport vehicles. He charges Ksh. 130,000 and Ksh. 180,000 for local and international gigs and Ksh. 70,000 to Ksh. 100,000 for club events. DJ Kalonje is also working with Switch TV.

DJ Kalonje

8. DJ Adrian

Adrian has been in the DJ industry for over two decades and is one of Kenya’s best DJs. With this experience, DJ Adrian is now working with Capital FM media house owned by the great billionaire Chris Kirubi.

DJ Adrian

9. DJ Hypnotiq

Hypnotiq is one of the highest paid DJs in Kenya. He charges Ksh. 100,000 and Ksh. 150,000 for local and international gigs, respectively. Also, he asks Ksh. 30,000 for local club gigs. Moreover, Hypnotiq also earns money from Switch TV, where he works.

DJ Hypnotiq

10. DJ Hassan

Hassan charges Ksh. 125,000 and Ksh. 200,000 for local and international gigs and Ksh. 100,000 for corporate events. He also asks for Ksh. 50,000 for club events and Ksh. 50,000 to Ksh. 60,000 for institutional events. Furthermore, he also gets money from KBC TV, where he works.

DJ Hassan

11. Kaytrixx

Unlike other DJs, DJ Kaytrixx is very conservative on how much he charges on local and international gigs. However, a few clients have said that he charges Ksh. 130,000 to Ksh. 170,000 on corporate events. He also earns from hosting the KTN Str8 Up Live show.

DJ Kaytrixx

12. DJ Protégé

Protégé is also not open to how much he charges on local and club events. He asks Ksh. 120,000 to Ksh. 175,000 for corporate events. DJ Protégé also works for Capital FM that pays him well.

DJ Protégé

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