Gospel is nowadays more lucrative than secular songs. It is believed that any single performance a Kenyan gospel artiste does, he earns not less than Sh 50,000.That is the reason why some gospel musicians are living large and spending big-they are extremely rich.
Here is the list of the richest gospel musicians in Kenya
- Rufftone- Roy Smith Mwatia
- Willy Paul
- Mercy Masika
- Esther Wahome
- Ben Githae
- Size 8-Linet Munyali
Rufftone is the godfather of gospel industry in Kenya. He has permanent fans, who don’t hesitate asking about his newest track. I am one of his fans.
Willy Paul scored a D in KCSE but that did not stop him from achieving his dream of becoming one of the richest gospel artistes in the country. This boy makes more than Sh 500,000 per month. In a good month, he can make up to Sh 1.5 million.
Mercy Masika was until recently one of the poorest gospel artistes, until he released her latest hits-which have shaken the music industry. Mercy is one of the highest paid gospel artistes in the country. In a good month, she can make up to Sh 1 million.
Esther Wahome and Ben Githae are loaded. They made a name and money long time ago. The two have invested heavily, and if they quit music, no one will expect them to be broke.
Linet Munyali aka Size 8 makes a kill every time she is on stage.She has made enough to feed a generation.
Paid and Free Kenyan Gospel Music Downloads
Here are The Top 5 Websites to Download Kenyan Gospel Music Online:
Kenyan Gospel Music Downloads – Skiza Tunes
Skiza Tunes is undoubtedly the most popular download site for Kenyan music. This can be credited to the fact that it is operated by the largest cellular phone network in Kenya “Safaricom ltd”. Due to its large coverage, it is easy and convenient to locate music tracks from Kenyans. You only require 75 cents (0.009 US dollars) to download a tune straight into your phone. The tune will be renewed every day at midnight. Alternatively, you can also download a song for a one-off fee of Kshs 5 ($0.06) .The www.skiza.safaricom.co.ke service also allows a user send a tune to another person. A downloaded track may also be used as a person’s phone ringtone.
Kenyan Gospel Music Downloads – Mdundo.com
Mdundo.com is one of the newest sites offering download service for Kenyan music. “Mdundo” is a Kenyan term meaning musical beat. Since its inception about four months ago, it continues to appeal to many people. It is regarded as being Kenya’s iTunes store and allows users from any part of the world to get the latest Kenyan music as well as older music from its archives. More than 100 top Kenyan artists are signed with www.mdundo.com .This allows the site sell their music as mobile downloads straight to their mobile phones. Payment for the download includes the use of special scratch cards as well as Kenya’s mobile money transfer known as M-pesa. 5 songs go for 100Kenya schillings ($ 1.2 US dollars).