Richest South African Rappers In The Game


By  | Mar 01, 2022, 05:28 PM

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Rappers from around the world earn millions of dollars from their brands and music in the hip-hop industry, which is constantly growing and evolving. With the addition of business and other investments to their portfolios, these talented rappers' net worth has increased, and they have become some of the wealthiest figures in the entertainment industry.

There are numerous successful African rappers, but this list focuses on three of the best from South Africa.

Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest, aka Refiloe Maele Phoolo, is unquestionably South Africa's best rapper. Cassper is a rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur, among other things. Despite being a school dropout, the musician was born and raised in a small town in South Africa's North West, and he has made a name for himself not only in South Africa, but also internationally. Cassper was recently named Artist of the Decade at the South African Hip Hop Awards, and he has an alcohol brand, a signature shoe line, and his own record label in addition to his music. His net worth was estimated to be $4 million in 2012.


Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, also known as AKA, is a 34-year-old South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. AKA was born and raised in Cape Town, and he rose to prominence in 2010 when his hit song Victory Lap reached the top of the charts, and he hasn't looked back since. Aside from chart-topping singles, the rap artist also owns one of Durban's largest nightclubs, a merchandise division that manufactures and sells t-shirts, sweaters, and caps, and a partnership with Cruz Vodka. Supa Mega's net worth is expected to be around $10 million in 2021.

Nasty C

Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, aka Nasty C, is the youngest South African rap artist, lyricist, and record producer on our list. Nasty C has appeared on Times Square billboards, received multiple BET hip-hop nominations, occasionally hangs out with international celebrities, and made his Netflix debut on Blood & Water, one of the most popular shows. Through a joint venture with Universal Music Africa, the rapper signed a major exclusive deal with the American multinational label Def Jam Recordings. Nasty C has accomplished a great deal in a short period of time and shows no signs of slowing down. In 2021, his net worth is expected to be around $3.5 million.