Who are the most paid radio presenters in Kenya? This is a question most Kenyans ask after wondering how much these radio talk stars earn for entertaining them each morning or in the evening as they leave work. For most other Kenyans, radio is their all-day companion because they can listen to radio while working; speak of drivers, farmers, and many others.
Working as a radio presenter is one sure career that will propel one to wealth and fame. One only needs to have a talent or a personality that people like and they are good to go. A career in journalism is one of the most coveted and highly paying but least demanding careers in Kenya.
So how much do the highest paid individuals on radio earn? Below is a list Bantu has compiled for you.
Top 10 highest-paid radio presenters in Kenya
1) Maina Kageni
Maina Kageni’s is the most popular presenter and has been the highest paid radio personality for a while. There have been numerous debates about what he earns but sources from close to Radio Africa Group intimate that the renowned Classic 105 radio presenter earns a whooping estimate of Ksh.1.5 to Ksh.1.8 million excluding bonuses and brand endorsements.
2) Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki
Who doesn’t know Churchill? From Churchill Show? Okay, Churchill has a different identity on radio. He is known as MWailimu King’ang’i and he has worked with Maina Kageni for many years at Classic 105. He earns about Ksh. 1.2 million per month from his talk show with Maina Kageni.
3) Joseph Ogidi Opiyo (Gidi)
Gidi earns about Ksh.1 million monthly salary as a radio presenter in Kenya.
4) Shaffie Weru
5) Ghost Mulee
6) Alex Mwakideu
7) Kamene Goro
9) Willy M Tuva
10) Kalekye Mumo
Kalekye Mumo works at KISS 100 and takes home an approximate salary of Ksh 300,000. The radio presenter hosts a popular morning show alongside Shaffie Weru.
11) Oga Obinna
Oga Obinna replaced Jalang’o at Kiss 100 and is currently one of the best paid radio presenters in Kenya