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About

Nadia Nakai is a South African rapper, songwriter and TV personality adored by millions. Young and beautiful, she has taken the music and TV world by storm. But there’s more to this star than just looks. She’s also a talented performer. How much do you know about this Mzansi Club Anthems hit-maker? Let’s dig into Nadia Nakai's biography.  

Personal life

Nadia Nakai, aged 32, was born on 18th May 1990 in Johannesburg, which makes Nadia Nakai a South African national. 

Her father is of South African descent and her mother is Zimbabwean. She’d studied at Fourways High School and later graduated from Monash University, Johannesburg, after studying Marketing, Communication, and Media Studies.

The Taurean celeb started her career in 2011 when she was in her 20s. She experienced her first real taste of success when she was 23 years old.

Nadia Nakai's Career

Nadia Nakai singing | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai cites Kenyan rapper Nazizi as a major influence in her life, as she played a role in shaping her approach to rap, something that has impacted her music till today.  

Nadia Nakai started her career in the public eye on the e.tv show ‘Shiz Niz’, which was her first TV appearance. There, she won the Mixtape 101 competition and became the first female MC to do so.   

Then in 2013, she released her debut single, ‘Like Me’. The next year, she was featured on a remix of Riky Rick’s song ‘Amantombazane’

In 2015, Nadia released her second single, ‘Whatever’, featuring DotCom and Psyfo. This was followed by her third single, ‘Saka Wena’, which featured rapper Ice Prince.

In 2021, Nadia Nakai launched her own record label named Bragga Records.

What Are Other Popular Works By Nadia Nakai?

Nadia Nakai | Source: Instagram

In 2016, Nakai pre-released her single ‘The Man’, from her EP ‘Bragga’. The song featured Cassper Nyovest. She then released Bragga on 15 September 2016. 

This same year, Nadia hosted the red-carpet special for MTV Africa at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards. 

The following year, she released her hit single ‘Naa Meaan’, featuring another collaboration with Cassper Nyovest. The song was met with critical acclaim and topped the charts on South African radio stations. 

In 2019, Nadia Nakai released her debut album ‘Nadia Naked’, with ‘Imma Boss’ being released as the lead single. It was accompanied by the album’s cover artwork. 

Nadia Nakai's reality tv show | Source: Instagram

In 2020, Nadia Nakai released a musical talk show on Channel O titled 'The Naked Room', which she said was inspired by the coronavirus pandemic, which helped her to push the boundaries and try more.

In 2022, she appeared in Netflix's first African reality show, Young, Famous & African.

Who Has Nadia Nakai Collaborated With?

She’s collaborated with artists such as Gemini Major, Cleo Ice Queen, and Tshego. She’s associated with labels such as Sid Records and Family Tree. 

Currently, Nadia is the co-host of the MTV Base hip hop show, Yo! MTV Raps South Africa. She presents the show along with television presenter Siyabonga Ngwekazi.

Is Nadia Nakai Active On Social Media?

Nadia Nakai | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai has a massive following on Instagram, with a whopping 2.1 million follower count. Her posts are fun and gorgeous and really showcase different aspects of the rapper’s life.  

You’ll get a glimpse of the rapper’s impeccable sense of style, as well as the many promotional activities she does for various brands. She’s posted more than 10,000 posts and is active on the platform. 

What Is Nadia Nakai’s New Album?

Nadia Naked II was released in 2020 on all major music streaming platforms. It has 18 tracks on it. It has the same braggadocious vibe as her previous album. There are songs featuring Tawanda Mujaji, Bash Jameson, Victor Mensah, and many other artists. 

Which Songs Is Nadia Nakai Releasing Next?

Nadia Nakai's new songs include ‘what You Thought’, ‘Head Off’, ‘Practice’, ‘Addicted’, and so much more. These are mostly from her Nadia Nakai II album.

Nadia Nakai’s Relationships

Nadia Nakai and AKA | Source: Instagram

AKA and Nadia Nakai | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai is on love island and she has brought everyone with her. Since she went public with her relationship with AKA in February, she's not held back and the two have been all over each other. Whilst some of their fans are happy for them, others find their constant PDA nauseating.  

Nadia Nakai's Exes

Nadia Nakai and Vic Mensa | Source: Instagram

Things move so fast. Nadia Nakai dated American rapper Vic Mensa. The two broke off their relationship under unclear circumstances. The rapper revealed their breakup during Lasizwe’s show Drink or Tell The Truth. 

Nadia Nakai was also linked with Cassper Nyovest but she denied any romantic involvement with the rapper. She says they’re good friends and like ‘family’.

Nadia Nakai's Controversy

Nadia Nakai and Cassper Nyovest | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai might be in love and happy but some of her fans view her relationship as an impediment to her career growth. She has been the target of online trolls who opine that she's abandoned her career to be AKA's girlfriend.

What's more, Nadia's fans were concerned that she put herself in a difficult situation as AKA's ex-girlfriend died a year back and she left Cassper Nyovest's record label, and all of Mzansi know that the two (Cassper and AKA) don't get along. 

Nadia Nakia has been subject to internet bullying, particularly with her choice of dressing. She was deemed to have won an inappropriate dress. Fellow rapper Cassper Nyovest came to her rescue telling people not to police what women choose to wear.

Nadia Nakai's Cars

Nadia Nakai's Audi | Source: Instagram

Nadia's garage is filled with posh vehicles. From her days driving a red Fiat Palio, the songbird has done major upgrades and now owns three luxury cars. 

Nadia Nakai's Mercedez Benz | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai's Mercedez Benz | Source: Instagram

These are a Mercedes Benz V 250, which costs around R1.3 million, a Range Rover, that’s around R1.5 to R3 million, and a Mercedes-Benz C220 which costs R1 million.  

Nadia Nakai's House

Nadia Nakai lives in a luxurious house in Johannesburg. She lives alone in her sprawling home. She has also employed many people to keep her home in good shape. 

She shares many pictures of her home on Instagram as well. Her fans are treated to views of Nadia Nakai’s house and patio, which overlooks a basketball court and a swimming pool. 

The property also has palm trees and amply parking space. It’s said to also include a tennis court and a massive kitchen.  

Nadia Nakai's Net Worth

Nadia Nakai’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 Million. The rapper earns this through her entertainment career, as well as several lucrative endorsements with top brands such as Reebok and various businesses including her own ‘Bragga’ clothing brand.

Awards & Recognition

SA Style Awards 2020 – Most Stylish Performing Artist  

  • South African Hip Hop Awards 2020 – Best Video 

  • All African Music Awards 2019 - Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop 

  • Zimbabwe Music Awards 2018 – Artist of the Year, Best Female Performer 

Nominations 

  • South African Hip Hop Awards 2020 – Best Video 

  • 27th South African Music Awards – Best Hip-Hop Album (Pending)

  • South African Hip Hop Awards 2019 – Album of the Year, MVP/Hustler of the Year, Album of the Year in Southern Africa 

  • 24th South African Music Awards – Music Video of the Year 

  • 15th Metro FM Music Awards – Best Remix (Baddest), Best Remix (Do I Like I Do) 

Social Media

Nadia Nakai's Instagram: @Nadianakai  

Nadia Nakai's Twitter: @Nadia_Nakai  

Nadia Nakai's Facebook: Nadia Nakai  

Nadia Nakai's Youtube: Nadia Nakai  

Q&A

Where did Nadia Nakai grow up? 

Nadia Nakai grew up in Johannesburg. 

Where is Nadia Nakai from? 

Nadia Nakai was born and raised in Johannesburg. Her father is of South African descent. Her mother is Zimbabwean.

Who is Nadia Nakai dating? 

Nadia Nakai is not dating after she broke up with her American boyfriend Vic Mensa. 

How much is Nadia Nakai worth? 

Nadia Nakai’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 Million. The rapper earns this through her entertainment career, as well as several lucrative endorsements with top brands such as Reebok and various businesses including her own ‘Bragga’ clothing brand.

Real name:
Nadia Nakai Kandava
Occupation:
Rapper, Songwriter and Television Personality
Birthday:
18 May 1990
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Taurus
Birth place:
South Africa
Height:
5'6" or 167cm
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
$2 million

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Image of Nadia Nakai's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Real name:
Nadia Nakai Kandava
Occupation:
Rapper, Songwriter and Television Personality
Birthday:
18 May 1990
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Taurus
Birth place:
South Africa
Height:
5'6" or 167cm
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
$2 million

About

Nadia Nakai is a South African rapper, songwriter and TV personality adored by millions. Young and beautiful, she has taken the music and TV world by storm. But there’s more to this star than just looks. She’s also a talented performer. How much do you know about this Mzansi Club Anthems hit-maker? Let’s dig into Nadia Nakai's biography.  

Personal life

Nadia Nakai, aged 32, was born on 18th May 1990 in Johannesburg, which makes Nadia Nakai a South African national. 

Her father is of South African descent and her mother is Zimbabwean. She’d studied at Fourways High School and later graduated from Monash University, Johannesburg, after studying Marketing, Communication, and Media Studies.

The Taurean celeb started her career in 2011 when she was in her 20s. She experienced her first real taste of success when she was 23 years old.

Nadia Nakai's Career

Nadia Nakai singing | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai cites Kenyan rapper Nazizi as a major influence in her life, as she played a role in shaping her approach to rap, something that has impacted her music till today.  

Nadia Nakai started her career in the public eye on the e.tv show ‘Shiz Niz’, which was her first TV appearance. There, she won the Mixtape 101 competition and became the first female MC to do so.   

Then in 2013, she released her debut single, ‘Like Me’. The next year, she was featured on a remix of Riky Rick’s song ‘Amantombazane’

In 2015, Nadia released her second single, ‘Whatever’, featuring DotCom and Psyfo. This was followed by her third single, ‘Saka Wena’, which featured rapper Ice Prince.

In 2021, Nadia Nakai launched her own record label named Bragga Records.

What Are Other Popular Works By Nadia Nakai?

Nadia Nakai | Source: Instagram

In 2016, Nakai pre-released her single ‘The Man’, from her EP ‘Bragga’. The song featured Cassper Nyovest. She then released Bragga on 15 September 2016. 

This same year, Nadia hosted the red-carpet special for MTV Africa at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards. 

The following year, she released her hit single ‘Naa Meaan’, featuring another collaboration with Cassper Nyovest. The song was met with critical acclaim and topped the charts on South African radio stations. 

In 2019, Nadia Nakai released her debut album ‘Nadia Naked’, with ‘Imma Boss’ being released as the lead single. It was accompanied by the album’s cover artwork. 

Nadia Nakai's reality tv show | Source: Instagram

In 2020, Nadia Nakai released a musical talk show on Channel O titled 'The Naked Room', which she said was inspired by the coronavirus pandemic, which helped her to push the boundaries and try more.

In 2022, she appeared in Netflix's first African reality show, Young, Famous & African.

Who Has Nadia Nakai Collaborated With?

She’s collaborated with artists such as Gemini Major, Cleo Ice Queen, and Tshego. She’s associated with labels such as Sid Records and Family Tree. 

Currently, Nadia is the co-host of the MTV Base hip hop show, Yo! MTV Raps South Africa. She presents the show along with television presenter Siyabonga Ngwekazi.

Is Nadia Nakai Active On Social Media?

Nadia Nakai | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai has a massive following on Instagram, with a whopping 2.1 million follower count. Her posts are fun and gorgeous and really showcase different aspects of the rapper’s life.  

You’ll get a glimpse of the rapper’s impeccable sense of style, as well as the many promotional activities she does for various brands. She’s posted more than 10,000 posts and is active on the platform. 

What Is Nadia Nakai’s New Album?

Nadia Naked II was released in 2020 on all major music streaming platforms. It has 18 tracks on it. It has the same braggadocious vibe as her previous album. There are songs featuring Tawanda Mujaji, Bash Jameson, Victor Mensah, and many other artists. 

Which Songs Is Nadia Nakai Releasing Next?

Nadia Nakai's new songs include ‘what You Thought’, ‘Head Off’, ‘Practice’, ‘Addicted’, and so much more. These are mostly from her Nadia Nakai II album.

Nadia Nakai’s Relationships

Nadia Nakai and AKA | Source: Instagram

AKA and Nadia Nakai | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai is on love island and she has brought everyone with her. Since she went public with her relationship with AKA in February, she's not held back and the two have been all over each other. Whilst some of their fans are happy for them, others find their constant PDA nauseating.  

Nadia Nakai's Exes

Nadia Nakai and Vic Mensa | Source: Instagram

Things move so fast. Nadia Nakai dated American rapper Vic Mensa. The two broke off their relationship under unclear circumstances. The rapper revealed their breakup during Lasizwe’s show Drink or Tell The Truth. 

Nadia Nakai was also linked with Cassper Nyovest but she denied any romantic involvement with the rapper. She says they’re good friends and like ‘family’.

Nadia Nakai's Controversy

Nadia Nakai and Cassper Nyovest | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai might be in love and happy but some of her fans view her relationship as an impediment to her career growth. She has been the target of online trolls who opine that she's abandoned her career to be AKA's girlfriend.

What's more, Nadia's fans were concerned that she put herself in a difficult situation as AKA's ex-girlfriend died a year back and she left Cassper Nyovest's record label, and all of Mzansi know that the two (Cassper and AKA) don't get along. 

Nadia Nakia has been subject to internet bullying, particularly with her choice of dressing. She was deemed to have won an inappropriate dress. Fellow rapper Cassper Nyovest came to her rescue telling people not to police what women choose to wear.

Nadia Nakai's Cars

Nadia Nakai's Audi | Source: Instagram

Nadia's garage is filled with posh vehicles. From her days driving a red Fiat Palio, the songbird has done major upgrades and now owns three luxury cars. 

Nadia Nakai's Mercedez Benz | Source: Instagram

Nadia Nakai's Mercedez Benz | Source: Instagram

These are a Mercedes Benz V 250, which costs around R1.3 million, a Range Rover, that’s around R1.5 to R3 million, and a Mercedes-Benz C220 which costs R1 million.  

Nadia Nakai's House

Nadia Nakai lives in a luxurious house in Johannesburg. She lives alone in her sprawling home. She has also employed many people to keep her home in good shape. 

She shares many pictures of her home on Instagram as well. Her fans are treated to views of Nadia Nakai’s house and patio, which overlooks a basketball court and a swimming pool. 

The property also has palm trees and amply parking space. It’s said to also include a tennis court and a massive kitchen.  

Nadia Nakai's Net Worth

Nadia Nakai’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 Million. The rapper earns this through her entertainment career, as well as several lucrative endorsements with top brands such as Reebok and various businesses including her own ‘Bragga’ clothing brand.

Awards & Recognition

SA Style Awards 2020 – Most Stylish Performing Artist  

  • South African Hip Hop Awards 2020 – Best Video 

  • All African Music Awards 2019 - Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop 

  • Zimbabwe Music Awards 2018 – Artist of the Year, Best Female Performer 

Nominations 

  • South African Hip Hop Awards 2020 – Best Video 

  • 27th South African Music Awards – Best Hip-Hop Album (Pending)

  • South African Hip Hop Awards 2019 – Album of the Year, MVP/Hustler of the Year, Album of the Year in Southern Africa 

  • 24th South African Music Awards – Music Video of the Year 

  • 15th Metro FM Music Awards – Best Remix (Baddest), Best Remix (Do I Like I Do) 

Social Media

Nadia Nakai's Instagram: @Nadianakai  

Nadia Nakai's Twitter: @Nadia_Nakai  

Nadia Nakai's Facebook: Nadia Nakai  

Nadia Nakai's Youtube: Nadia Nakai  

Q&A

Where did Nadia Nakai grow up? 

Nadia Nakai grew up in Johannesburg. 

Where is Nadia Nakai from? 

Nadia Nakai was born and raised in Johannesburg. Her father is of South African descent. Her mother is Zimbabwean.

Who is Nadia Nakai dating? 

Nadia Nakai is not dating after she broke up with her American boyfriend Vic Mensa. 

How much is Nadia Nakai worth? 

Nadia Nakai’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 Million. The rapper earns this through her entertainment career, as well as several lucrative endorsements with top brands such as Reebok and various businesses including her own ‘Bragga’ clothing brand.