Here Are 10 SA Musician’s Booking Fees That Will Shock You

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.

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.



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