Ringtone Apoko

Gospel artist Ringtone Apoko has defended his flashy lifestyle and the source of funds he uses to purchase the luxurious houses and cars he frequently displays on his socials.

Ringtone attributed his wealth to the support of his fans and credited them for his success in the industry in an interview he had with NTV.

“I am one of the most popular artists in Kenya. My music is streamed everywhere and I have touched many lives. When I go live on social media, I get money from people who have been inspired by my music journey,” Ringtone said.

In the question of the most significant amount of money he has bagged out of his music career, Ringtone said there is a woman who was deeply inspired by his song ‘Pamela’.

“My wealth is the hand of God. I receive large sums of money from random people. For example, a female fan once sent me $10,000 (Sh 1.3m). I didn’t follow up with her,” he said.


”Her name is Pamela and she said she was inspired by my song ‘Pamela’. She currently lives in the United States. Many others send me money as well.”

Ringtone also voiced out the challenges that he has faced as a musician and emphasized that everyone has a different calling.

“Our biggest challenge is not understanding our calling. The first step is to discover who you are because we are all created differently and meant to serve specific purpose,” Ringtone said.

Ringtone also voiced out instances where he has faced rejection as a musician.

“When I started in music, I faced a lot of rejection from the gatekeepers of the industry, especially the Groove Awards cartel. Growing up in the streets gave me a different character that didn’t fit the mold of traditional gospel musician,” he said.

“I was too loud and that’s why a lot of gospel musicians didn’t like me and rejected me.”

Ringtone also shared his future aspirations.

“I believe I have served my purpose even if I were to die today. I dream bigger and want to make Africa my springboard. You can easily conquer Africa by working with Gen Z. In two years, I will be the biggest gospel artist in Africa,” Apoko said.