Kenyan music industry is on a rise of being populated especially by the youth who seems to be interested in the field and competition is becoming more stiff.With that,artists find it hard to come at the top and have a decent earning.the Music publisher Association of Kenya came up with latest income distribution of the Kenyan musicians and here is the top 10 most paid and their most hitting songs in 2018.
1. Willy Paul & Alaine – I Do
The celebrated Kenyan gospel artist, Willy Paul emerged to be the highest earner earning Ksh.11, 685. ‘I do’ is a wedding song that was released in 2017 and it features a Jamaican female artist, Alaine. The beats are friendly, the alternating soul voices of Willy Paul and Alaine great, the flow awesome, and the high video quality just great. The great song went viral and currently it has more than 6 million views on YouTube. ‘I Do’ lyrics had a message that revolved around a newly wedded couple declaring their love for each other and making vows on their wedding day.
2. Nyashinski – Mungu Pekee
‘Mungu Pekee’ by Nyashinski was a come back song released 2 years ago, 2016. This song earned Nyashinski Ksh.11, 482. He made it open to Kenyans that he believes in God the father. The song’s title ‘Mungu Pekee’ is simply translated to ‘Only God.’ It delivered a powerful message that revolved around not fearing man, but God alone. It is because of God that we are breathing and we should only put our trust in him.
3. Otile Brown – Alivyonipenda
‘Alivyonipenda’ is an astounding melody that labels King Kaka and it was released in 2016.The tune became a web sensation for having incredible verses, stream, voices, and video and it earned the artist Ksh.11,198. This song had a message to the love searchers. To Otile Brown, there is no need of having a rich husband who gives you less attention or having the most beautiful wife who is not interested in you. The song encouraged people to marry because of love and not riches or physical beauty. Nowadays, most artists sing to impress listeners with great beats and meaningless lyrics making Otile Brown to deserve to be among the highest earning Kenyan musicians.
4. Bruz Newton – Zigwembe
‘Zigwembe’ is gospel song released in 2018 in Bruz Newton’s ‘Defined Movement’ album. The dancing and not to leave out the lyrics made the hit track to go viral and it has earned Bruz Ksh.11,036.The song has a message that revolved not fearing Satan because God is always together with his children. It encourages believers to fight the devil and follow God’s teachings.
5. Nyashinski – Malaika
Nyashinski being in the list of the top earning musicians in Kenya does not come as a shocker. This is because he it talented and he truly deserves it. ‘Malaika’ is a beautiful passion song that was widely appreciated by fans worldwide. The song has been tuned in almost every street in Kenya and now it has earned Nyashinski Ksh.11,036. The lyrics were so simple making it to stick in most Kenyan’s tongues. The message of the song declared love between two lovebirds. Their love was not perfect though they walked through all the life challenges.
more top musicians;
6. Sauti Sol – Kuliko Jana – 10, 671.04
7. Guardian Angel – Nadeka– 10, 468.16
8. 4mulla by Naiboi – 4mulla – 10, 387.02
9. Khaligraph Jones – Toa Tint – 10, 265. 29
10. Timmy Tdat Trikide– 10, 062.42
11. Hart The Band Masheesha – 9453. 81
12. Fena Sema Ng’we – 8, 561.17
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