The African music scene is always evolving.
The most talented DJs in Africa have been able to stay on top of the latest trends and meet the demands of different members of the public.
Top 9 richest DJs in Africa
1. Black Coffee
Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo, also known as Black Coffee, was born on the 11th of March, 1976. Black Coffee is perhaps the most popular disc jockey in the world. The skilled entertainer is believed to have a value of $60 million. To book Black Coffee for an event, he charges about $150,000.
2. DJ Cuppy
Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, born on November 11, 1992, is professionally called DJ Cuppy, or simply Cuppy. She is a Nigerian disc jockey and producer. The daughter of Nigerian commercialist Femi Otedola was born in Lagos and then moved to London at age 13 to study for her A levels and tertiary education at King’s College, London.
She obtained her first bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business at King’s College London in July 2014. Cuppy also obtained an MBA in the music business from New York University in 2015. In Oct 2021 Cuppy enrolled for a Master’s degree in African Studies at Oxford University. She is believed to have a Net Worth in the range of $3.5 million.
3. DJ Maphorisa
Themba Sonnyboy, also known as Maphorisa was born on the 15th of November, 1987. He is a South African Disc Jockey that typically plays a mix of local Afropop and he is among the most popular DJs in South Africa. The 34 years old disc jockey, has an estimated net worth of $2.2 million. He will charge about R65,000 for one show.
4. DJ Euphonik
DJ Themba, also known as Euphonik, born on the 6th of December 1983, is a South African DJ, music producer, and radio DJ. He is well-known for his in-house music playing under the name Euphonik. The 38 years old disc jockey is estimated to have a net value of $2.1 million.
5. DJ Xclusive
Rotimi Alakija, born on the 16th of October, 1980, and popularly known as DJ Xclusive, is a Nigerian DJ and record producer. DJ Xclusive was born in the UK to Nigerian parents but he returned to Nigeria to study for a high school certificate at King’s College, Lagos.
He then returned to the UK to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Computer Science at Readings University. He further pursued a degree in Financial Computing at Brunel University London. The talented African DJ is estimated to have a Net Worth of $2.1 million.
6. DJ Coublon
Akwuba Charles Ugochukwu professionally known as DJ Coublon is a Nigerian DJ, record producer, and sound engineer born on November 4, 1989. He is well-known for producing hit tracks for a variety of prominent artists in the Nigerian music industry, such as Kiss Daniel, Iyanya, Yemi Alade, Tekno Miles, Patoranking, and Seyi Shay, among other artists.
He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Electronics from Veritas University in Abuja, Nigeria. DJ Coublon first began to develop a fascination with music at the age of 7 and started his career officially in Onitsha, Anambra State. In 2013, he relocated from Onitsha to Lagos which is where he first met fellow artists such as Iyanya and Kiss Daniel. He was signed to the Made Men Music Group between September 2014 until the end of 2016. DJ coublon is estimated to have a net worth of $2million.
Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa, born on the 29th of November 1967, is a South African recording artist, DJ, record producer, and businessman. Being in the music business for more than two decades, Oskido achieved a famous status within his position in the South African music industry, especially in popular youth culture. He is a pioneer Disc-jockey who popularized the Kwaito style of music that is now a part of townships in South Africa.
He has been a key figure in the rise of Afro-house as well as newer genres such as amapiano. Oskido is the founder of Kalawa Jazmee Records formerly known as Kalawa Records, which is a label that is home to musicians such as Mafikizolo, Bongo Maffin, as well as many other major groups. The DJ has an estimated net worth of $1.8 million.
8. DJ Neptune
Imohiosen Patrick, born on the 25th of September 1990, is professionally known in the industry as DJ Neptune. He is a Nigerian disc jockey as well as a Record Producer. He is a member of an extended family of four that includes his three older sisters as well as him. DJ Neptune has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million.
9. DJ Spinall
Oluseye Desmond Sodamola professionally known as Spinall formerly DJ Spinall is a Nigerian disc jockey, record producer, songwriter, label executive, and media presenter. His first came to the limelight in 2004 when he was working as a DJ for Raypower 100.5 Radio. Later, he was a DJ at Industry Nite where he promoted underground talent on the weekly radio show. He was the official DJ for Wande Coal while he was associated with Mavin Records. He brought a unique style to his outfit, known as The CAP which he has since symbolized with the traditional Yoruba cap tracing to his roots in his culture.
The CAP is an acronym for the Crazy Azz Party and it has since then become his brand’s power and identity. Before April 2021 Spinall was known as his stage name DJ Spinall. He launched an Afromix EP 1 and began the Afromix show that was available on Apple Music, on 15 April 2021. He has also hosted a TV show, known as Smirnoff’s Infamous Mix which was broadcasted on MTV Base, Soundcity TV, and a podcast series on Audiomack and numerous radio stations. On April 6, 2021, Smirnoff Infamous Mix premiered its first episode. The DJ has an estimated net worth of $850,000.