Alex Apoko popularly called Ringtone is the noisiest Kenyan tycoon when it comes to fame, wealth, and pride. He never misses an opportunity to flaunt cool cars, palatial homes, and multi-million deals. Nervous conversations around Ringtone Apoko net worth are getting more interesting.
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Ringtone is a controversial gospel artist and the kind that does not fear picking fights where necessary. That said, he has previously trashed celebrities Robert Alai, Willy Paul, and Bahati Kenya to name a few. Wacha Iwe songster is, nonetheless, a favourite celebrity with a swing of devout supporters.
Ringtone Apoko net worth and sources of wealth
How rich is Ringtone? In an interview on Citizen Extra Trends. Ringtone Apoko revealed that his net worth is Ksh. 800 million.
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Tenda Wema hitmaker went on to brag about being the richest musician in Kenya; way ahead of Sauti Sol, Jaguar, and Akothee.
Let’s explore the sources of income for his self-proclaimed multi-million empire.
1. High school tours with music CDs
No Kenyan artiste travelled the country hawking their CDs as much as Ringtone did about 15 years ago.
We are talking about the days when social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube were not mainstream in Kenya.
“I used to visit at least 10 schools per week because if I visit a school with one thousand students and sell my CDs for Ksh. 100 to half of the school, then I would easily make Ksh. 50,000.”Ringtone Apoko, Musician.
Instead of relying on shows that are often hard to come by, Ringtone became a millionaire by delivering his craft in dining halls and staffrooms.
“While other artists were waiting for shows I would make Ksh. 300,000 per week. I thank God for where I came from, nikienda shule niwaambie mimi ni polished chokoraa walimu wananipea chance.”Ringtone Apoko, Musician.
The high school tour strategy worked financial miracles and in the process turned Ringtone into a kingdom business capitalist.
2. Ringtone branded merchandise in shows
Unlike most Kenyan celebrities, Ringtone Apoko is a creative businessman with a keen eye for new opportunities.
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For instance, he carries with him cartons of merchandise when on roadshows and campus tours.
Ringtone mainly vends blazers, hats, jumpers, bags, and t-shirts with on-demand labels.
3. Ringtone Apoko songs on YouTube
Trending Ringtone Apoko songs have touched many hearts in the larger East Africa and beyond.
He is an international figure having collaborated with renowned gospellers such as Christina Shusho, Martha Mwaipaja, Guardian Angel, and Rose Muhando.
He is certainly pocketing a great deal from Ringtone Apoko Music Channel with about 200k subscribers.
4. Ringtone Apoko net worth on donations and loyalties
Ringtone occasionally receives tokens of donations from advent fans.
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A case in point is a six-acre piece of land worth Ksh. 500 million that he took over from a city mogul called Roger Robson.
Sources indicate that Ringtone claimed the mega-property following the death of Robson who was without dependents.
The outspoken singer had this to say following accusations of land grabbing.
“I am not part of a cartel. I am a gospel artist and all I own are gifts given to me by my fans. Rodger was a fan of my music. I am not a land grabber.”Ringtone Apoko, Musician.
The singer has since faced a backlash from legitimate beneficiaries of the property located in the leafy estate.
Lead complainants against the Ringtone Apoko are businesswoman Agnes Kagure Kariuki and Lawyer Guy Spencer Elms.
5. Ringtone Apoko net worth spike after 2013 general elections
Ringtone spoke to Betty Kyalo on Upclose and revealed earning a whooping Ksh. 45 million out of the Uhuru-Ruto campaign in 2013.
“Can you imagine you have a campaign for like, for example, 90 days; where you are paid Ksh. 500, 000 a day, how much is that in 90 days? That is a lot of money!”Ringtone Apoko, Musician.
In the same interview, Ringtone confirmed that he is not talented.
“You are more talented than me, let me tell you – I am a product of hard work but not talent. I am one per cent talented, ninety-nine per cent determined.”
Ringtone Apoko, Musician.
The singer can only fly higher within the music space
Ringtone Apoko wealth – cars and palatial mansions
Confirmed Ringtone Apoko wealth includes luxurious fuel guzzler cars such as Land Cruiser V8 and Range Rover Evoque.
In addition to real estate businesses are lavish mansions in Runda and Karen.
“My biggest problem now is which woman will I marry? Who can I entrust with [my] wealth? Many Kenyan women if you give them billions, it will be finished within a day.”Ringtone Apoko, Musician.
Ringtone who is a polished street boy says that finding a good wife is the only challenge ahead.
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The highly disputed Ringtone Apoko net worth of Ksh. 800 million is the only wealth record available. Above all, he is rich enough.