List Of Richest Musician In Uganda
Africa has over the years, experienced rapid growth in entertainment, most especially music. With Uganda being considered, in the music industry, this is the top 10 Richest Musicians In Uganda.
So, Uganda, one of the East African country has joined the ranks of top African countries that are making it in the music industry.
Being the third African country as far as entertainment in Africa is concerned, Uganda has produced several top musicians like Eddy Kenzo, Bebe Cool, etc who have represented Uganda, EAST Africa, and Africa as a whole, internationally.
Some of these Ugandan musicians are highly regarded internationally, and have also collaborated with other foreign musicians, as well as performed live in various countries worldwide.
This article presents the top 10 richest musicians in Uganda.
The successes of these Ugandan musicians are a result of hard work, dedication, and focus.
Most of the musicians listed in this article have had their fair share of failure while journeying through their music career but today they are among the richest and most prominent musicians in Uganda and in Africa at large.
Noteworthy too, is the fact that some of the richest musicians in this article have acquired their wealth not only from music alone but from other ventures apart from music.
Without any further ado, we present to you the top ten richest musicians in Uganda.
The 10 Richest Musicians In Uganda
|Rank||Richest Musicians In Uganda 2021||Estimated Net Worth|
|#1||Bobi Wine||$7.3 million|
|#2||Jose Chameleone||$6 million|
|#3||Ragga Dee||$4 million|
|#4||Bebe Cool||$2.6 million|
10. Haruna Mubiru – $290,000
Making it to the number ten on our list is one of the most talented musicians in Uganda, Haruna Mubiru, the owner and founder of Kream Production.
Formerly a member of Eagles Production, Haruna Mubiru has released over 30 songs that have recorded tremendous commercial success.
He is also into real estate, another business he adds to his music career which adds to his net worth of $290,000.
Haruna leads a comfortable and luxurious lifestyle, with his fleet of exotic cars scattered around his mansion.
9. Grace Nakimera – $320,000
Currently, the richest female musician in Uganda, Grace Nakimera happens to rank among the top richest musicians in Uganda with a net worth of $320,000.
She rose to prominence after releasing her hit track titled “Ani Akumanyi” in 2004.
Being a music producer, she also produces most of her songs along with her brother DJ Junior.
She is also a show stopper and stage performer who charges heavily for her services.
She also owns a salon in Kampala which also fetches her money apart from what she earns from music.
She also owns various landed properties all over Kampala along with the wealth she inherited having been born into a wealthy family which adds to her net worth of $320,000.
8. Geoffrey Lutaaya – $350,000
Geoffrey attended Mitti Ebiri Primary School and Mbuye Primary School then went to Kololo High School.
He didn’t take his O’Level exams because he dared to play music.
The singer only passed his O ’Level exams in 2018 and his A’ Level in 2019.
In 1997, the artist was initially part of Bakayimbira Dramaactors.
Here he met Ronald Mayinja and the two founded the Gebris-Band.
He later switched to Diamond Production and then founded Eagles Production together with Mesach Ssemakula, Ronald Mayinja, and Fred Mayiso.
The musician is now co-owner of the band De New Eagles with his wife Irene Namatovu.
His net worth is estimated at $ 350,000.
In addition to music, he works in the hospitality industry and owns several properties, including two motels, a hotel, and a club.
He also owns several properties and a magnificent house in Munyonyo.
7. Eddy Kenzo – $350,000
Eddy Kenzo whose real name is Rema Namakula, is one of the most successful artists from Uganda.
Just like other top artists, he has represented Uganda at the international level, even becoming the first artist from Uganda to win the Bet award in 2015.
Over the course of his music career, Kenzo has released four albums that have received international recognition and awards.
He rose to prominence after releasing his hit single “Sitya Loss” which won him several accolades across Africa.
With the amount he earns from the sale of his albums and stage performances, Eddy Kenzo has made it to the list of the top ten richest musicians in Uganda with a net worth of $350,000.
He also owns a jaw-dropping mansion in Uganda, Kampala to be precise, which is worth 500 million Ugandan along with various exotic cars parked in his garage.
His prominence in the music industry has attracted several companies such as the Ministry of Tourism and the Airtel telecommunication network which he serves as a brand ambassador.
Eddy Kenzo has also been involved in some charity works such as providing financial supports to nursing mothers and children who are stricken with HIV, as well as families that are incapable of catering to their children’s education.
6. Ronald Mayinja – $554,000
Ronald Mayinja is a singer, business mogul, songwriter, husband, father, and politician.
He was born on November 9, 1978, in Mpenja, Gomba District.
He rose to prominence after releasing his hit track Funayo Akadde.
Ronald is happily married to Aisha Nakyeyune and has three children together.
Ronald owns the Roma Hotel, Roma Hardware, two houses in Lukuli Nanganda, and several properties.
He also owns trucks that are rented to carry cargo.
His net worth is $ 554,000.
Rumor has it that he is currently in serious debt and he is on the verge of losing part of his properties to his creditors.
5. Mesach Semakula – $560,000
Mesach is a godly afro-pop musician and businessman.
He was born in 1976 in Buwaate Village, Wakisio District. He began singing in 1993 while he was still in high school.
He went for several auditions including Umar Katumba but failed.
Today, he is a force to reckon with in the Ugandan music industry.
Mesach has released more than 50 recordings with over 6 albums.
He established his own recording studio called Kann Studio while serving as a music director at Golden Studio.
Outside business, Mesach is also into real estate and owns several apartments, hotels, and landed properties which he rents out for use.
4. Bebe Cool – $2.6 million
Fourth on the list is the CEO of Gagamel Record Label, Moses Ssali, who is popularly known by his stage name Bebe Cool.
Bebe Cool is a very successful Ugandan music artist whose style of music comprises reggae and Afro-pop. He began his music career in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1997.
The 44-year-old who has won over nine Pearl awards, and fourteen Hippo awards, performed for the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute in Hyde Park, London, in 2008.
Bebe Cool has also been involved in some philanthropic movements.
In 2018, during the Golden Heart concert which he also performed, Bebe Cool made a huge cash donation to sponsor five children who were battling heart diseases for them to receive medical treatment in India.
His contributions to humanity saw him named one of the 46664 African ambassadors by Nelson Mandela.
3. Ragga Dee – $4 million
Popularly known by his stage name Regga Dee, Daniel Kazibwe is one of the richest and most successful Ugandan musicians.
A politician and also a business tycoon, Regga Dee owns a beach at the shore of Lake Victoria along with his real estate investments.
He is a proud husband to Marian Kazibwe his wife, and father of four children.
Regga Dee is also a car dealer and also owns a record label known as Bughie Empire.
2. Jose Chameleone – $6 million
Jose Chameleone who was born Joseph Mayanjaon on April 39, 1979 in Uganda, is an Afro Beat artist who sings in various languages such as Swahili, Luanda, English, etc.
Chameleone is also the CEO of the popular record label in Uganda known as Leone Island Records.
His music career began in the 1990s where he was signed to a Kenyan record label before leaving to establish his own record label.
He performed to the largest audience at the Lugogo Cricket Oval Stadium in Kampala.
He has also released several record-breaking albums such as Bageya, Shida za Dunia, Njo Karibu, Mama Mia, etc.
Jose Chameleone has performed at the international level.
He has performed in several countries such as the UK, Belgium, United States, South Africa, Malaysia, China, Germany, Switzerland, etc.
He makes his money from live performances and the sales of his albums.
1. Bobi Wine – $7.3 million
The number 1 Ranking top on the list of top ten richest musicians in Uganda is none other than the award-winning superstar, Bobo Wine.
Bobi Wine is a Ugandan musician, politician, and actor who previously served as a Member of Parliament for Kyadondo County East constituency in Wakiso District, in Uganda’s Central Region.
He has recorded over 70 songs in the past 15 years he has been in the music industry and has several awards to his name including one MTV Africa Music Awards and four Pearl of Africa Music Awards among others.
Part of Bobi Wine’s wealth is gotten from the sale of his songs while part is from is involved in politics.
Richest Musicians in Uganda (Summary)
We bring this article of the richest musicians in Uganda to a successful conclusion.
As we have seen in this article, most of the musicians did not only amass wealth from music alone but their source of wealth can be linked to other businesses which they have ventured into.
Here is a recap of the richest musicians in Uganda
- Bobi Wine
- Jose Chameleone
- Ragga Dee
- Bebe Cool
- Mesach Semakula
- Ronald Mayinja
- Eddy Kenzo
- Geoffrey Lutaaya
- Grace Nakimera
- Haruna Mubiru