Richest Musicians In Zambia

They stay topping the charts

By  | May 01, 2022, 08:08 AM 

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The Zambian entertainment industry is steadily growing and media personalities, musicians, DJ’s and MC’s are reaping the fruits of this booming industry. Our local music is also becoming quite popular and so we thought you would let you know who are some of the richest musicians in Zambia.
Let’s take a look at who made it onto the list?


Born in the small town of Chipata, Robert Banda aka Roberto has worked hard to become one of the richest musicians in Zambia. He is also an international multi-award winning R’n’B artist, song writer, producer, Radio DJ and voice over artist.

Throughout his music career, Roberto has collaborated with artists across Africa such as Boom Shaka, Thebe, Buso and Toniks. His 2015 hit ‘Amarulah’ saw him topping African charts and he has performed in South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Europe.

Picture source: @robertozambia Instagram

Macky 2

Next on the list of richest musicians in Zambia is none other than rapper, songwriter, and producer Macky 2. The lyricist began his music career in 2011 with his debut album Ndimupondo and gained even more popularity when he participated in Big Brother Africa S9 coming in third place.

The musician has 5 albums under his belt and numerous awards to his name. In addition to music, he owns and runs the Macky II Hope Foundation, which supports orphans and vulnerable children.

Picture source: macky2kopala Instagram

Salma Sky

The first and clearly deserving female on the list of richest musicians in Zambia is none other than Salma Sky. Popularly known as Akapilipili (Hot Chick) Salma has been making airwaves with her music and has won numerous awards and even performed on the Big Brother Africa stage several times. 

Doubling up as a fashion model, Salma also makes a good chunk of her money from brand endorsements and modelling gigs. The songstress also married into an affluent family which definitely contributes to her living comfortably as one of the richest musicians in Zambia.

Picture source: @theesalmasky Instagram

Jay Rox

With a massive fan base across the country, Jay Rox sometimes referred to as Roxa safely secures his spot on the richest musicians in Zambia list.  Roxa is part of the music group Zone Fam and together they have revolutionized the music scene in Zambia.

The musician has a long list of achievements under his belt and one of the major ones includes becoming the 1st Zambian Artist To Be Nominated At The MTV MAMAs Awards.

Picture source: @officialjayrox Instagram

Cleo Ice Queen

Clementina Mulenga better known by her moniker, Cleo Ice Queen undoubtedly deserves a spot on the richest musicians in Zambia list. Cleo is more than just a rapper and when the musician is not gracing our stages she doubles up as a radio presenter, a TV presenter and a brand ambassador.

She has worked with major international brands such as DSTV, Pepsi and MTN and is the current brand ambassador for Maximum Diva Woman Condom brand, talk about securing the bag!

Picture source: @cleoicequeen Instagram

Chef 187

Closing off the list is none other than Kondwani Alias Kaira. The musician who is better known by his stage name Chef 187 is currently the most celebrated rapper and sought after artists in the country.

In addition to his numerous local and international performances, Chef 187 also has numerous deals with multinational companies like Coca-Cola, Vodafone, MTN. With an estimated net worth of 5 million USD, Chef 187 comfortably secures his spot on the list of richest musicians in Zambia.

Picture source: @chef187kopala Instagram
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