In many instances, JOSE GATUTURA and KAREH B always come as a package whenever they are booked.

The flat rate for both is Sh around 200,000 – 450,000 but the price would go up depending on other factors such as how long they will be performing, where and what kind of event they are booked for.

However, Jose Gatutura charges anything between Sh150,000 and Sh400,000 as a flat rate individual perfomance , I always perform with my band throughout the week. My set is always a live , one with a band of about 5 people. Towards the weekend, I tend to raise the rates because the demand for my services is always high,”


Multiple sources say he charges anything between Sh200,000 and Sh300,000 for a one-hour show. He also does club appearances and the rates tend to rise a little.

You might have realised he also does a lot of club appearances, especially for corporate gigs, . Information I have is that he gets pay of between Sh350,000 and Sh500,000 for 30 to 45 minutes prefomances ,” an agency representative disclosed.

Waithaka wa jane

in an interview last year , the benga singer disclosed that he charged Sh200,000 for a set and the charges vary

For an hour’s concert performance, Otile charges a minimum of Sh300,000 if the organisers are corporate.


According to multiple sources – promoters, artistes and agencies – that we spoke to, the Joyce wa mama is the solo mugithi female artiste charging the highest performance fees for a club show.

Just like samidoh, joyce wa mama prefers to do a live band performance instead of a playback.

But joyce wa mama performance fee is negotiable, though that would depend on other factors.

“If, for instance, she is in partnership with a corporate, then she will not charge such a premium to such a client. There will always be a tailored rate which is always much, much lower and could come down to up to Sh600,000, depending on the kind of partnerships,” a source explained.

“joyce wa mama will take anything between 150,000-350,000 for shows The rates may shoot depending on demand but that’s basically his flat rate charges,”  the source confided.