Year after year, these ten South African musicians are known for dropping banger hits that keep Mzansi up all night, but how much does it cost to book these artists? Find out here…
Full name: Refiloe Maele Phoolo
Birthplace: Mahikeng, North West
Date of birth: 16 December 1990
Hits: Phumakim, Doc Shebeleza, and more
Booking fee: In 2022, Briefly reported Cassper Nyovest’s booking fee to be R207 000.
Full name: Kiernan Jarryd Forbes
Birthplace: Cape Town, Western Cape
Date of birth: 28 January 1988, died 10 February 2023
Hits: One Time, Caiphus Song, and more
Booking fee: In 2022, AKA’s booking fee was reported to cost R150 000.
Full name: Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo
Birthplace: Diepkloof, Johannesburg
Date of birth: 11 February 1997
Hits: SMA, Mad Over You, and more
Booking fee: The rapper reportedly charged R100 000 for his bookings last year.
Full name: Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba
Birthplace: Protea North, Soweto
Date of birth: 21 January 1988
Hits: Hey Wena, Akanamali, and more,
Booking fee: By June last year, the musician was said to have charged R100 000.
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Full name: Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe
Birthplace: Soshanguve, Pretoria
Date of birth: 15 November 1987
Hits: Ba Straata, Hamba Haa, and more
Booking fee: DJ Maphorisa was said to charge R65 000.
Full name: Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge
Birthplace: Pretoria, Gauteng
Date of birth: 27 March 1997
Hits: Meanwhile in Honeydew, Paradise, and more
Booking fee: The rapper reportedly charged R50 000 for bookings in 2022.
Full name: Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo
Birthplace: Umlazi township, Kwazulu-Natal
Date of birth: 11 March 1976
Hits: Drive, Superman, and more
Booking fee: In January 2022, Zalebs reported that the international DJ charged a whopping R1.6 million per gig.
Full name: Senzo Brikka Vilakazi
Birthplace: Katlehong township, Gauteng
Date of birth: 11 August 1988
Hits: Ngud’, Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe, and more
Booking fee: Kwesta reportedly charges R85 000.
Full name: Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif
Birthplace: Shirley Village, Elim, Limpopo
Date of birth: 9 May 1992
Hits: HUKU, John Cena, and more
Booking fee: The bubbly rapper reportedly charged up to R100 000.
Full name: Ntombezinhle Jiyane
Birthplace: Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal
Date of birth: 30 December 1982
Hits: Colours, Indlovu, and more
Booking fee: Briefly reported that the fashionable DJ charges R30 000 for every thirty minutes that she’s behind the decks.