See the most expensive male artist in South Africa. It caps some unbelievable days or nights having a local Mzansi celebrity to host your event, but truth be told, one will have to part with much money for this to happen and today we are going to look at how much the most revered South African personalities charge.
Upon hearing the figures celebrities in the past, some were left dumbfounded and in shock. So here’s a rundown of the costs involved in getting the services of some of your favourite celebs in the land.
Let’s start with Black Coffee, shall we? Yes, the guy is well-known all over South Africa for his deejaying and has made a name for himself. With that comes a $100k charge if you want him to master your gig, that’s R1.6 million and he’s not shy about this figure. Remember when Somizi and Mohale wanted him to perform at their wedding, but couldn’t afford his price? That tells you he is not joking about his figure requirement.
Can the list be complete without mentioning Cassper Nyovest? No. His lavish life is well shown on social media and often flaunts his luxurious cars. Well, turns out it’s also attributed to the R207k that he charges to perform at an event which sponsors his star lifestyle. He does pull large crowds to the event and no wonder why he charges that much and he is a great influence in music. Hearing him sing Siyathandana on a live event is something of value different from radio which you’ll get after paying that hefty fee.
Moving on to the next one, it’s AKA affectionately known as Supa Mega and to experience his authentic natural rapping style it’s no secret that one should pay quite some bucks to get such a service. AKA charges at the regions of R200k for him to give himself to people for a single event locally. Imagine then how much he charges internationally, can you guess the figure? At one time in Nigeria he got paid 6 million Naira just for one event in front of the bright lights.
Can Nasty C outdo Cassper and AKA on the rankings? Not really, but having started his career at a young age, he has climbed his way up to the top in the industry and with that experience, he only needs R100k to book him do a gig. This though is despite the fact that for his friends he says he sometimes perform for free. What then can you do to be his friend and have him perform at your function?
Still at that R100k ranking, that’s the money you’ll have to pay for your event’s attendees to hear Sho Madhiri sing the “John Cena” song. Also to watch her sizzle with her energetic dance moves. Proud of her Tsonga roots, she is yet to reach her climax and try to think how much she will charge as her value keeps skyrocketing.
It seems the benchmark for May celebrities is the R100k because Samthing Soweto also requires that sun of money to commit to a function. His voice is something peculiar and wait, we hadn’t said that this fee is just for a 30 minute show. So for one hour he charges R200k, can you then pull an all-nighter? Using an emoji to respond is allowed.
Having been in the headlines and reported that this rapper is now broke, Kwesta still made it to this list. True or false, well let’s just focus on numbers which they say don’t lie. Kwesta’s requirement in exchange for a gig is just R85K and he will give you your money’s worth.
To conclude our list is Rikhado Makhado aka Riky Rick and surely, one might just remember that he has a beef with Cassper Nyovest. Turns out in terms of costs for performing Riky Rick plays second fiddle to Cassper Nyovest. Riky Rick charges R80k for an award-winning-like performance from him and given he gets his money you’ll get what you pay for.
In case one might want to surprise their friends at a function, just check your favourite artist here and take note of how much it will cost.