For those who follow Gospel Music closely, this does not come as a shock seeing as Kenyan Gospel Artistes have been topping the charts, radio and TV syndication and holding some of the most attended shows. It was interesting to see that the Late Angela Chibalonza continues to lift the banner higher even in her absence. She comes in second after producer R Kay making her the top solo music act on this list.
So, dated the 27th of March, the Music Copyright Society Of Kenya (MUSK) released a statement which you can get in full on their website. Below is a bit of it showing top 10.
With regard to R Kay earnings , despite R Kay not being a prominent performer , the royalties received were for his role as composer and arranger for musical works relating to hit songs from artistes such as Nameless , Habida , Esther Wahome , Mbuvi , Sarah Kiarie , Eunice Njeri and several other top artistes .
The amounts declared was kshs 28,054,147 /- out of a total collection of Kshs 31,160, 538 /-paid by the the following radio and television stations in the financial year 1/06/2013 to 31/07/2014 ; Royal media Services , Radio Africa group , Standard Group , Nation media group , Media Max , Kalee ltd , KBC , Biblia Husema and Radio Kaya amongst others .
The complete list of top ten ( local members ) is as follows :
1) Robert Kamanzi
2) Angela Chibalonza
3) Gloria Muliro
4)Sarah Kiarie ( Sarah K )
5) Andrew Mutara Kamau ( Dennis Mutara )
6) John Mwangi Ng’ang’a ( John De Mathew )
7) Pamela Akinyi ( Les Wanyika )
8) Mercy Wangoi Wambogo ( Mercy Linah )
9) Paul Mwai Muthike
10) Dennis Waweru Kagia ( DNA )