List of the top richest gospel artists in Kenya


Gone are the days when gospel music never paid well. The gospel artists are releasing educative and entertaining hit songs as the number of upcoming artists increases each day. Furthermore, those who have made it to the top are earning well, thus leading expensive lifestyles. Who then are the top richest gospel artists in Kenya?  

Some of the richest gospel artists in Kenya

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Some gospel artists in Kenya have emerged as the richest in the music industry. Besides, they are leading lavish lifestyles admirable to many.

Top 5 richest gospel artists in Kenya

Some of the gospel artists are now ranking as the wealthiest musicians in Kenya. They include;

1. Ringtone

Known by his real name as Alex Apoko, Ringtone was born in May 1989 in Kisii District, now called Kisii County. He started his music journey over a decade ago. Ringtone came into the limelight after his hit songs, ‘Pamela’ and ‘Jubilation.’ His collabo with high profile Kenyan gospel artists greatly contributed to his fame.

Ringtone, the richest gospel artist in Kenya

The Kisii icon has also done collabos with international artists and is now the richest gospel artist in Kenya. Besides music, he also gets his wealth from the Real estate. Ringtone’s net worth is estimated to Ksh. 800 million.

2. Size 8

Her real name is Linet Munyali. She was born on 4 August 1987 and raised in Maringo Estate, Nairobi. Size 8 shifted to gospel music in 2013 and since then has released several single and collabo songs. Besides being a songwriter and an actress, Size 8 is also a director of the Music Publisher Association of Kenya. Moreover, she is a radio presenter on Kubamba TV, hosting the KVIBES916 show from 10 am to 1 pm every Friday.

Size 8, richest female gospel artist in Kenya

Linet has also won several awards, such as the 2014 song of the year at Groove Awards and the 2014 video of the year at Groove Awards. She has also gotten her wealth from endorsements with Softcare Baby products and Software Sanitary Pads. With Size 8’s net worth estimated to $ 1 million to $ 5 million, she is now the richest female gospel artist in Kenya.

3. Daddy Owen

Owen Mwatia, aka Daddy Owen, was born on 29 January 1982 in Kakamega. He started singing when he was in high school and released his first album ‘Haijalishi’ in 2004. Since then, Owen has released several hit songs making him one of the richest male gospel artists in Kenya.

Daddy Owen

He has won many awards, such as the 2009 – 2011 Groove Award male artist of the year and Best Anglophone Award of 2010 MTV Africa Music Award. Daddy Owen’s net worth is estimated at $ 1 to $ 3 million.  

4. Bahati

Kevin Kioko Bahati was born in 1994. He discovered his talent when he was in high school in 2010, where he played the guitar at the Music Festival National Level held in Nakuru. The following year, he sang and played the guitar at the Music Festival that proved his talent.

Kevin Bahati

After sitting for his KCSE exams, Bahati released a song titled ‘Mama’ in 2012 that led to his fame. Since then, he has released several songs that are educative and entertaining. He has also attained his wealth from winning several music awards. Bahati’s net worth is estimated to Ksh 300 million.

5. Lady Wanja

Ejidiah Wanja, aka Lady Wanja, is a Kenyan female gospel artist who has been in the music industry for over two decades. She released her first in 1992 and has recorded more than 140 songs since then.

Lady Wanja

Besides, she is married to Robert Mweka (Mandingo), who is also a singer. Lady Wanja’s net worth is around Ksh. 200 million.

6. Willy Paul

Wilson Abubakar Radido, aka Willy Paul, is also one of the highest-paid male gospel artists in Kenya.  He was born on 1 September 1993 to Mr. Paul Radido and Salome Radido in Kasarani, Kenya. He started his music career in 2010 when he was in high school. His collabo song with Gloria Muliro, ‘Sitolia,’ led to his popularity.

Willy Paul

Since then, Willy Paul has released several hit songs that have ranked him at the top. Besides, he has won several awards, such as the Mdundo awards. His 2014 ‘Tam-tam’ song with Size 8 won him awards; video of the year, male artist of the year and song of the year. Willy Paul’s net worth is around Ksh. 107 million.

7. Mercy Masika

Mercy Masika is also among the richest gospel artists in Kenya. She was born on 26 April 1983 in Machakos, after which she started singing at a very tender age. Mercy has been in the music industry for more than two decades and has released five albums since 1994.

Mercy Masika

She has won several awards such as artist of the year and female artist of the year (2008), nominated Groove Awards of the year (2015), and Winner mwafaka awards song of the year (2015). Mercy Masika’s net worth is estimated to Ksh. 100 million.

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