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Richest Rappers in Mzansi – You won’t believe who is in the top list

Who is dominating the rap industry with those bars? Well, there’s quite a lot of debate as to who the richest rapper in the world is. Most know that Jay Z dominates these streets, but some have argued that Kanye West, Drake and Eminem also make the cut. However, over the years, Jay Z keeps proving that there’s none better than him.


Mzansi has also come to have it’s own pool of rappers who have gained so much popularity in the rapping industry. From shows, tours to endorsement deals, music labels, sales of their albums and winning series of awards internationally, these rappers keep making bank.

Some have even been listed by Forbes as the wealthiest.

Here’s a list of some of Mzansi’s wealthiest rappers.

1. AKA

Born Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, AKA grew up in Mitchell’s Plain with his grandmother.


AKA started rapping when he was a teenager. He was part of a hip-hop group called Entity. Vice Versa & Greyhound were also part of the group. Entity’s hit singles include First Gear and Touch & Go.

2. Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest is so dope he is known as the Kanye West of South Africa.

Cassper Nyovest

The multi-platinum selling artist started rapping at the age of 12 and dropped out of high school when he was 16 to pursue his dreams. Before making it big as a solo rapper, Cassper was in a group called ‘Childhood Gangsta’. He started the group when he was just 13 years old. He was also a member of ‘Slow Motion’.

3. Nasty C

Nasty C has been in the rap game since the age of nine.

Nasty C

While most children his age were riding their bikes outside, the rapper was making music with his older brother and his friends. His music was mostly inspired by his brother who helped him learn how to compose songs himself and soon enough he started to create beats and add his own vocal on them.

4. Kwesta


Kwesta once had dreams of becoming a soccer player but his love for writing poetry took him down a different path.

5. K.O

K.O is a versatile rapper who is solely focused on growing his brand.


He started learning how to rap at a young age and throughout high school, the lyricist used to participate in different cyphers. His professional career started in University after meeting his Teargas mates, Ntukza and Ezee.

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Source: Zalebs

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