Lazarus Karandu Shiimi, aka Gazza, is one of the top musicians in Namibia right now. His music is good, he is rarely ever caught up in any drama, and unlike other musicians, he has remained relevant and consistent in his almost two-decade-long career.
Along with being among the best musicians in Namibia, Gazza is also among the richest musicians too, and he can afford to live the life he deserves.
Today we look at Gazza’s net worth, his sources of income, and how he gets to spend his money. If you are a Gazza fan, then get ready to love him even more.
What Is Gazza’s net worth in 2022
According to a website called Allfamousbirthday, Gazza’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be $1.5 million, which is roughly equivalent to about NAD 22 million.
Gazza has accumulated this wealth through his successful career as a musician, a businessman, and through his endorsements.
Here is how each of these ventures makes Gazza smile all the way to the bank.
Gazza's net worth can mainly be attributed to his work as a talented musician.
Although he started singing from a young age and founded a band in primary, then became the leader of his high school choir, Gazza’s music career officially began in the early 2000s after he had graduated from college.
Since the release of his first hit song Tanauka in 2004, Gazza’s star has been shining brighter with each day, and like fine wine, he keeps getting better with age.
As of 2022, Gazza has released 12 albums, toured the world to perform his music, and won numerous awards, including ten that he scooped in 2005.
Among other records that he has broken, Gazza was the first Namibian musician to have their video played on DSTV channel 'Trace' and the first Namibian musician to ever shoot his music in America.
Through the sales proceeds of his albums, performance fees, and royalties from his music, Gazza has made lots of money.
Gazza Music Productions
Besides his songwriting and singing skills, Gazza is also a talented music producer.
Shortly after releasing his first hit in 2004, Gazza launched his production label called Gazza Music Productions, or GMP.
Currently, Gazza Music Productions is one of the most successful production labels in the country. Besides being responsible for Gazza’s hits, it is also credited for kickstarting the careers of some of Namibia’s fine musicians, including Streetkids, BlackSheep, Roger, and Aunti Sousa, just to name a few.
Along with nurturing new talent and producing his great music, GMP has also brought in money to his bank and contributed to Gazza’s net worth.
Gazza’s other businesses
Along with his music, Gazza is also a shrewd businessman and has a number of successful enterprises to his name.
Besides his music production company, GMP, Gazza owns several other money-making enterprises, including his sparkling mineral water brand called G-Fresh, which he launched in 2009, and a clothing line called 467 Clothing.
Gazza is one of the most sought-after celebrities by brands in Namibia, and over the years, he has been able to secure lucrative deals with some big brands.
Here are a few of the brands that Gazza has worked with over the years. His association with these brands has earned him lots of money, and ultimately contributed to Gazza's net worth.
- KIA Motors
- Windhoek Draught
- Play Energy Drink
How does Gazza spend his millions?
The Chelete hitmaker has a taste for the finer things in life and only goes for the best, as far as quality is concerned, which is understandable because he can afford it.
It is reported that Gazza loves fast cars and owns several of them, including a BMW 330i and a Volkswagen. Recently, he posted a video of a white Tesla on his Instagram, and although he didn’t comment on whether it’s his or not, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it is.
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