Nadia Nakai Bio, Wiki
Nadia Nakai is a rapper and television personality hailing from both Zimbabwe and South Africa. She gained significant recognition for her participation in the Netflix original reality series “Young, Famous & African.”
Nadia Nakai Age
Nakai was born on May 18, 1990, in South Africa, and as of 2023, she is 33 years old.
Nadia Nakai Height
Nakai’s height is 5 feet 6 inches, which is equivalent to 168 centimeters or 1.68 meters.
Nadia Nakai Family
Nakai hails from South Africa, with her father being South African and her mother Zimbabwean. At the age of 16, she underwent a surname change from her father’s to her mother’s. Rest assured, we will provide further updates as soon as additional information becomes available to us.
Nadia Nakai Boyfriend
She was romantically involved with the South African rapper AKA until his passing. Since his demise, she hasn’t been seen with another man.
Nadia Nakai Education
Nakai spent one year at Fourways High School in Johannesburg before completing her education in Kenya. Afterwards, she pursued a degree in marketing, communication, and media studies at Monash University in Johannesburg.
Nadia Nakai Career
Nakai found inspiration in Nazizi, a prominent Kenyan female rapper she crossed paths with during her stay in Kenya. She credited Nazizi with sparking her interest and motivating her to kickstart her own rap career.
Nakai made her television debut on the e.tv hip hop show Shiz Niz, where she emerged as the victor in the Mixtape 101 competition, becoming the first female to achieve this feat. Her breakthrough came in September 2013 when she unveiled her debut single, “Like Me.” The following year, she collaborated with various South African artists, including Riky Rick, on the remix of the song “Amantombazane.”
In June 2015, Nakai released her third single, “Saka Wena,” featuring rapper Ice Prince. This followed her second single, “Whatever,” which featured DotCom and Psyfo.
In August 2016, Nakai offered a sneak peek of her single “The Man,” featuring Cassper Nyovest, as part of her EP, Bragga. The full EP was officially released on September 15, 2016. In November 2017, Nakai received critical acclaim for her single “Naaa Meaan,” featuring Cassper Nyovest, which topped charts on numerous South African radio stations. On November 4, 2016, she hosted the red carpet special for MTV Africa at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards.
In 2019, Nakai co-hosted the hip hop show “Yo! MTV Raps South Africa” on MTV Base, alongside television presenter Siyabonga Ngwekazi. She also announced on May 3, 2019, that her debut album, “Nadia Naked,” would be released on June 28, 2019. “Imma Boss” was released as the album’s third single with its artwork cover on May 18, 2019. On October 15, 2020, she released a documentary on Showmax detailing the making of “Nadia Naked.” Additionally, in May 2020, she signed a record deal with Def Jam Africa.
At the 6th AFRIMA ceremony, she won the Best Female Artist award, and she was recognized as the most stylish performing artist at the 2020 SA Style Awards.
Moving into 2021, Nakai hosted the inaugural season of Channel O’s television show “Gen-Z South Africa.” In June 2021, she departed from Family Tree Records to pursue her own label. Furthermore, at the 2021 South African Hip Hop Awards, Nakai received a nomination for Artist of the Decade.
In 2022, Nakai made an appearance on the Netflix original reality show “Young, Famous & African.”
Nadia Nakai Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her acting and rapping career.
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