Blxckie is a 24-year-old musician, songwriter, and record producer with a net worth of $500,000 (R9.4 million) in 2024. Blxckie was born on November 24th, 1999, in Durban, and his real name is Sihle Sithole.
In 2020, during lockdown, Blxckie rose to fame as he collaborated with Johannesburg-based producer Lucascraps and DJ Dr. Peppa to drop music on Soundcloud daily. He attained a cult-like fanbase after releasing his debut studio album, ‘B4Now’ in May 2021. The album featured commercially successful songs like ‘Ye x4’ and ‘David’. The rapper dropped two EPs, ‘4LUV’ and ‘The 4Mula’ in 2022.
What is Blxckie’s Age?
Blxckie is 24 years old in 2024. His birthdate is November 24th, 1999. Thus, his Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Although Blxckie took an interest in music at the tender age of 8, he gained prominence at the age of 20, when in March 2020, he dropped multiple songs on Soundcloud and was named Up Next Artist by Apple Music.
What is Blxckie’s Real Name?
Blxckie was born Sihle Sithole. He debuted his stage name in 2020 when he dropped his first single. Since then, he has become a known name in Mzansi. In addition to Blxckie, Sihle Sithole is recognized by other monikers, namely ‘Somnyama and Yena Yedwa’. He is believed to have adopted his professional name, Blxckie, in reference to his dark skin complexion.
Where is Blxckie From?
Blxckie was born in Sydenham Heights in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. He also completed his basic education in KwaZulu-Natal and attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He was pursuing a degree in Psychology before he abandoned his studies in his final year in 2020 to focus on music. Oftentimes, the record producer kicks off his musical tours in Durban, paying homage to his place of birth.
What is Blxckie’s Net Worth?
Blxckie’s net worth is $500,000 (R9.4 million) in 2024. Though he began his career during the COVID lockdown in 2020, he has achieved incredible success thus far. Not only have some of his singles attained gold certification, but he has won a handful of awards,, including the 2021 South African Hip Hop Award for Freshman of the Year and the Clouts Africa Songwriter of the Year Award in 2022.
The 24-year-old musician has also been featured in many songs that were critical and commercial success, such as ‘Sete’ by K.O. His songs have recorded millions of streams on digital platforms. Furthermore, Blxckie has made his money from musical tours as he has performed in both South Africa and overseas. He also serves as the brand ambassador of a couple of brands, including Redbat.
How Blxckie Made His Money
Blxckie has mostly acquired his total wealth from his music career. In addition to dropping music consistently, he has built his net worth from writing songs for other artists. Here’s a look at Blxckie’s sources of income.
Blxckie’s Debut Album was Certified Gold by RiSA
On May 21st, 2021, Blxckie dropped his first studio album titled ‘B4Now,’ and it sold more than 10,000 units in the country. Consequently, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). Before then, the Durban native has released some singles from the album.
He dropped his song, ‘David’ on April 30th, 2021, and it attained a gold certification from RiSA. The next month, he released another track titled, ‘Ye x4’ featuring Nasty C. The song was a mega hit as it sold over 40,000 units in South Africa and was certified double platinum. The young star got inspired to drop an album after he released many songs on Soundcloud in 2020 in collaboration with Lucascraps and Dr. Peppa, and they were well received.
Songs like ‘Big Time Shlappa’ and ‘Uppity’ flung him into the spotlight just a few days after their release. And he was instantly recognized by Apple Music as the Up Next Artist. Though Blxckie briefly dabbled in making music in 2017 while on campus, he decided to pursue music professionally in the year 2020. He visited Lucascraps in Johannesburg and was stuck in the city as South Africa went into a 21-day lockdown.
He then spent three weeks making and releasing music with Lucascraps, Shouldyuang, 808Sallie, and Yungseruno. He also went on gigs with DJ Dr. Peppa at the time. After seeing how much he made during the lockdown, Blxckie took making music seriously. In recent years, he has released two EPs―’4LUV’ and ‘The 4Mula’.
Blxckie’s Songs Have Recorded Over 30 Million Streams on Apple Music and Spotify
In April 2023, Blxckie disclosed to his fans that his songs had reached 30 million streams on Apple Music. While announcing the remarkable milestone, he showed appreciation to all the people who have been streaming his music. Blxckie’s career has had exponential growth thanks to the support of his enormous fanbase.
His accomplishments have featured him on popular Apple Music shows like Africa Now Radio with DJ Cuppy. Interestingly, Sihle Sithole has also racked up more than 32 million streams on Spotify as a lead artist. He has a total stream of over 80 million on the digital platform. His most streamed songs with over 3 million plays on Spotify are ‘Kwenzeikile’, ‘Ye x4’, and ‘Hold’.
Then, K.O.’s song, ‘Sete’, which he was featured in, has had more than 21 million plays on Spotify. With a distinct sound and huge popularity, Blxckie is poised to become one of the biggest names in South African hip-hop.
Blxckie Has Been on Many Musical Tours
Two years after debuting on the music scene, Blxckie was asked by American hip-hop duo EarthGang to join them on their Biodeghettable World Tour. He performed in the United Kingdom and Europe as a supporting artist for the tour in November 2022. Meanwhile, he had a short African tour to promote the deluxe version of his debut album, ‘B4Now’ in late 2021.
He visited Lagos, Nigeria, in October 2021, and the next month, he traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, for a series of events. The 24-year-old also had important engagements with Kenyan artists and producers. He additionally visited Dar Es Salaam. Shortly after his first tour to Africa, Blxckie embarked on a countrywide tour titled B4Now Tour.
He first visited Durban and then had performances in Cape Town, East London, Johannesburg, and Bloemfontein. He further toured Botswana and had a show in Gaborone. The ticket for the tour was sold for R100.
Blxckie’s Endorsement Deals
Blxckie was announced as the brand ambassador of the clothing line Redbat x Sportscene in May 2022. He further endorses other brands, such as Hunter’s Cider and Sprite RSA. It’s not surprising that the ‘Hold’ hitmaker has been chosen by a couple of brands to endorse their products as he boasts over 1 million followers on Instagram and over 1.2 million followers on Facebook.