Here Is How Much It Costs To Book Popular SA Musicians This Summer
Winter is over, and the season for parties in South Africa is beckoning.
During the warmer seasons, SA musicians cash out big time from live performances in arenas and clubs in the country, across Africa, and overseas.
Music and live show promoters have to fork out huge sums of money to make sure revellers are entertained from now until the end of the festive season.
Here is how much it will cost to book SA musicians this summer.
Makhadzi, real name Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, is the most in-demand artist right now.
Last month, overlapping into August, the MaGear hitmaker was on a tour of the United Kingdom and Canada, where she dazzled fans with her electric performances.
Days after touching down in South Africa, she was invited to sing at Miss South Africa 2022 and she left the audience eating from her hands.
According to TshisaLIVE, it costs R150,000 to book Makhadzi for a show.
Makhadzi’s boyfriend, Master KG, is also one of the biggest musical stars in South Africa at the moment.
The producer is still basking in the glory of his mega-hit Jerusalema, smashing half a billion views on YouTube.
The internationally-acclaimed musician is certified gold, platinum, and diamond in countries like the United States, France, Belgium, and Italy.
The demand for his presence internationally has also raised the cost of booking him. Promoters need to part with a cool R120,000 to invite Master KG for a performance.
Social media went into a frenzy last month after Uncle Waffles’ booking fees and rider went viral.
The star quickly rose to fame through her captivating deejaying sets and hit song Tanzania.
For outdoor events, Uncle Waffles charges R120 000 per hour for a set in South Africa. Her hour-long indoor set costs a staggering R80 000.
For international events, Uncle Waffles charges R420,000 for festivals. For indoor or Club venues, she charges R300 000.
Show rate cards have been flying all over the internet lately.
Earlier this month, Zakes Bantwini’s alleged rate card leaked and got people talking.
He charges a staggering R250,000 to perform in South Africa.
For international shows, his rate card is R324,000
The exotic dancer is also looking to rack in cash this forthcoming warm season.
She told TshisaLIVE:
If you want me at a club, my booking fee will be R35,000. If it’s outdoors, like, at a stadium, you will pay R45,000.