Nandi Madida opens up

Nandi Madida opens up

Apr 09, 2017, 11:01 PM

Nandi Madida

The usually private starlet had an in-depth interview with Anele Mdoda on her SABC 3 Talk show to share details about her personal life.

Nandi Madida has been famous for many years but we know very little about her.

Finally the mystery has been solved and she is letting us into her private life.  She spoke about everything we have ever wanted to know, from marriage to children and everything in between.

When asked if she feels any pressure to be inspirational, she simply said, "no, not at all, I feel the pressure to be honest & then I think somehow I become profound, but I am very quirky." 

Nandi Madida

Nandi is no stranger to the limelight, she started off her career in pageants, that did not continue into adulthood because she no longer felt mentally or intellectually stimulated by them after a while

It hasn't always been an easy journey for this beauty in the entertainment industry, she recalls a time when she ran out of petrol and had to call her parents for help, "it was a big moment because I had to question myself if this is even worth it,  & at that stage I had already been runner up twice."

Nandi was the second runner up in the Live Presenter search when her childhood friend, Minnie Dlamini won as well as on O Access, although it discouraged her, it did not stop her from trying again until something happened.

She says that her morals and principles kept her away from compromising herself for material possessions like some of her peers, "there was a time when I had pap & butter every single day, pap was R5 at the time and it would last me a week."

Nandi Madida

Nandi who has been married to musician, Zakes Bantwini for a couple of months spoke about how he approached her, "hood guys know angles, I met him at the SAMA nominee party, I was like, I love your music, & he was like, I love you & I was like no."

She then went on to say that later on he started helping her with her career, "my career went on a trajectory once I met him, he was guiding me. He cared so much for me & was willing to invest in me without expecting anything in return.That was one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. 

The pair have a blended family, Zakes has other children from his previous relationship, Nandi & Zakes have a son together. 

It seems like Nandi has found her happily ever after & we could not be happier for South Africa's sweetheart.

you might also like to see pictures of Nandi's son

Image credit: Instagram/nandimadida

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ZAlebs Team

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