Bobi Wine named 2nd Richest Musician In East Africa

May 19, 2021
Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been named 18th in Africa and the second richest musician in East Africa by Forbes.

Kenyan musician and socialite, Akothee topped the East African musicians’ rich list with a net worth of $10m (Shs 35 Billion).


Bobi Wine who recently contested for Ugandan presidency under the National unity Platform (NUP) party and lost to incumbent president Museveni, came in second place with a net worth of $7.2 Million (Shs25 Billion). In the third place came Tanzanian Bongo Flava artiste, Diamond Plutnumz with $6.7 million (Shs 23 Billion) and in fourth place was Uganda’s music doctor Jose Chameleon with a net worth of $6.2 million (Shs 21 Billion).

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Diamond Platnumz

However, this hasn’t gone down well with Diamond Platnumz who questioned Forbes’ authenticity. The WCB boss has hit out at Forbes for ranking him in that position.

Reacting to the list, Diamond stated that Forbes should do their homework before releasing such a list.

“FORBES: Next time Google me to know I am really worth of before putting me on your Stupid Richest African Musicians list!!!!!,” he posted on his Instagram page.

Forbes 2021 Richest Musicians in Africa is dominated by Nigerians;

  1. Youssu N’dour (Senegal) $145m
  2. Akon (Senegal) $80m
  3. Black Coffee (South Africa) $60m
  4. Wizkid (Nigeria) $21m
  5. Davido (Nigeria) $20
  6. Don Jassy (Nigeria) $18m
  7. Burnaboy (Nigeria) $17m
  8. 2baba (Nigeria) $16.5m
  9. Rudeboy (Nigeria) $16m
  10. Timaya (Nigeria) $12
  11. Olamide (Nigeria) $12m
  12. Phyno (Nigeria) $11m
  13. Dbanj (Nigeria) $11m
  14. Mr P (Nigeria) $11m
  15. Akothee (Kenya) $10m
  16. Sarkodie (Ghana) $9m
  17. Banky W (Nigeria) $9m
  18. Bobi Wine (Uganda) $8m
  19. MI (Nigeria) $8m
Bobi wine 18th on Forbes African Richest Musicians 2021 List

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