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5 richest musicians in Zimbabwe

5 richest musicians in Zimbabwe. It might come as a surprise to many but Sungura has been the heart of Zimbabwean music for decades. However, Sungura has been fading away bit by bit with many saying Sungura died with Tongai Moyo, this calls for a debate and the actual answer which most people give is that Sungura for Macheso alone is becoming too much to bear.

As surprising as it might sound, the list of richest musicians in Zimbabwe is dominated by Sungura musicians. Not forgetting to mention the rapid dominance of Zimdancehall in Zimbabwe, it is no denying fact that Zimdancehall did spread like veld fire during the early days of Dadza D and Winky D.

Music being the topic of today, Here are 5 Richest musicians in Zimbabwe that we believe are earning not as much as they should be but because of the current situation that the country is facing economically, they are managing to get this sum of money.

5. Winky D

Winky D

Winky D is famously known as the Big Man seats on number 4 with a net worth of USD $600,000. He is regarded as the pioneer of Zimdancehall, he started his music career way back and it is no denying fact that he doesn’t lose his touch.

His music has proven to be medicine to many since a lot of people can relate to his lyrics. Winky D is admired by the majority of Zimbabwe and he keeps his life private, even the uprising sensation Holyten adores him for that.

4. MudiwaHood

MudiwaHood statement

Mudiwa Hood is a sensational Zimbabwean gospel Hip Hop artist who rose to fame with his hit songs such as “Ndaita mari” and “Anhu acho tisu”. He is one of the big names in the local music genre that have popularised gospel hip-hop in Zimbabwe.

Mudiwa Hood’s real name is Mudiwa Mtandwa and is the last born in a family of four. He was born on the 24th of July in 1985. His other siblings are Shupikai Mtandwa, Terrance Mtandwa and Wanisai Tendai Mtandwa who is also a musician.

The father of one has just been named a millionaire as his assets and cash are now being estimated over USD1 million. He has a book he published which he is currently selling. Congratulations brother for a job well done, he is doing big things.

3. Alick Macheso


Aleck Macheso as a Zimbabwe Sungura musician came into limelight in the year 1998 as a solo artist, he has a networth of USD $1 million. No one in Zimbabwe can really talk about Sungura and not mention Macheso, the man has been in the Sungura business for the past two decades now and he has released over ten albums.

He is one of the richest musicians in Zimbabwe. Macheso is well known throughout Southern Africa as one of the most successful singers and he is ranked amongst the best bass guitarists on the continent.

2. Sulumani Chimbetu

Sulumani and Dad

After his father’s death in 2005 Suluman left Airforce and pursued a career in music. He is one of the wealthiest musicians in Zimbabwe with a networth of USD $2 million. With a long established reputation built by his father, it was tough for Suluman to actually fit in the shoes of his father and entertain the fans.

However, since he was his father’s son he went on to become the best in the business. His voice sounds like his father’s most fans claim.

1. Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah who was born Mukudzei Mukombe rose from dust to grace. He now has a net worth of USD $2 million making him the richest musician in Zimbabwe. However, there was a certain time when he was poor to an extent he had no instruments of his own and for him to keep on pushing most of the time he had to use and borrow instruments from Baba Harare’s band group which was called Sigma Boys.

But now he is on top, his music has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. These musicians showcase that life with hard work pays, it doesn’t matter where you come from.

Source – Zim Updates


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