Tanzania is widely known in the music industry as the land where beautiful Bongo Flava music is brewed. Bongo flava is technically Tanzanian Hip-hop. There are some very talented fast rappers from Tanzania that the world needs to know. Below are top 10 fastest and best rappers in Tanzania and their net worth in 2020:
1. G Nako
G Nako is a renowned Tanzanian rapper who is part of the rap band known as ‘Weusi’, which is one of Tanzania’s most respected acts that has 5 rappers to it. He has been able to work with other talented artistes such as Saida Karoli. His current net worth is about $400,000.
2. Professor Jay
John Haule is a celebrated 44-year-old Tanzanian rapper, politician and songwriter. He is currently the Member of Parliament of Mikumi Constituency. Professor Jay has dropped albums such as J.O.S.E.P.H., Mapinduzi Halisi, Machozi Jasho Na Damu and Aluta Continua. His current net worth is about $3.8 million.
His music has been able to hit across the African borders, especially with the way he raps in Swahili language. In 2016, he rose to fame after he released ‘Muziki’ which had over 10 million views on YouTube. In 2017, Darassa was nominated for the Best Artist of East Africa Award at the All African Music Award (AFRIMA).
Muziki was nominated for 2017’s Best Song of the Year Award with him also being nominated for Best Collaboration. He recently collaborated with Sho Madjozi on a song. His current net worth is about $2 million.
4. Joh Makini
The ‘Don’t bother’ singer is hands down the most prolific member of Weusi Band. He collaborated with AKA,a celebrated South African rapper on the song ‘Don’t bother’ in 2015 which has been a hit in most African countries. His current net worth is about $2.8 million.
Chege is one of the fastest rappers in Tanzania. In 2016, he got to collaborate with Diamond Platnumz aka Simba in their hit song ‘Wacha Waoane’ that gained about 7 million views on YouTube. His current net worth is about $200,000.
6. Nikki wa Pili
He is a former member of a Tanzanian rap band known as ‘Weusi’. He has released songs such as Kinoma featuring Young Lunya. His current net worth is about $300,000.
He is a self-proclaimed Bilingual beast where he is known for rapping in Kiswahili infused in English. He continues to rap so beautifully. In 2019, he released his debut album known as ‘Kismani’. His current net worth is about $1 million.
8. Quick Rocka
Quick Rocka is one of the fastest and most talented Tanzanian rappers. He started rapping when he was 14 years old and has never stopped. In 2017, he released song known as ‘Nako’ featuring G Nako and Juma Jux where the song ranked at the top of charts for a number of weeks in 2017. With a current net worth of $400,000, Quick Rocka is currently one of the most influential rappers in Tanzania.
Ahmed Balozi Dola aka Dolasoul is a talented Tanzanian rapper who is a self-proclaimed Tanzanian conscious Hip-hop artist. His career picked up when he had gone to school in Nigeria. When he came back to Tanzania he became a hiphop artist. He was part of a rap group known as Deplowmatz which became the best rap group in Tanzania in 1999. He currently has 2 albums. Dolasoul’s current net worth is about $500,000.
Ambwene Allen Yessayah aka A.Y. is a talented 37-year-old Tanzanian bongo flava and Hip hop artist. He was among the first bongo flava artists to commercialize hip hop. AY got nominated for the MTV Africa Music Award for Best Hip Hop. His current net worth is about $2.2 million.