Nandi Madida Biography, Age, Husband, Kid, Black Is King & Music Career

Basic Information

Stage Name:
Real Name:
Occupation: Singer, television presenter, actress
Date Of Birth/Age: 20 March 1988
Place of Birth: Maphumula, KwaZulu-Natal, South
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married (to Zakes Bantwini)
Education: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal


Nandi Madida. There you have the lady who was previously known as Nandi Mngoma. Born 32 years ago in the KwaZulu-Natal province to a doctor father and a lawyer mother, the singer had a good start early in life.

As a kid, she was already singing and anchoring events, and acting, too. Although success came early for her as a singer, it did not distract her from pursuing a university education. She studied law after her mother at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

It has been reported that her initial plan was to study journalism. When that didn’t work out, she had to take up an alternative that resonates with her. Interestingly, not many of her fans know she is a lawyer. She is most famous as a television present and singer. She won her first SAMA (South Music Award ) this year for “Say U WIll,”her collaborative work with K.O


Nandi Madida is cool with the world knowing about her age. She was born 20 March 1988, so that makes her 32 years. But she doesn’t look her age. Thanks to good living, the songstress is looking like one in her early 2os.


Nandi Madida is one Mzani celeb who is married to another celeb. Her husband is Zakes Bantwini, another musician. You may want to check out her husband’s bio here.

By the way, the pair has been married for the past four years (2016). Their wedding was extremely private, as only select friends and family were invited. Nandi would explain that the media wasn’t invited because she didn’t want any fuss.

Recently, the two applied to have their marriage contract changed from “in community of property” to “out of community of marriage.”

In layman’s language, what this means is that previously all assets and liabilities of each partner, even before marriage were merged into a joint estate with each partner entitled to half of it. But they have since applied to change this to the very opposite: “out of community of marriage.”

The two are among South Africa’s most loved couples. At the time of the change of their marriage contract, people had speculated they were getting divorced, which wasn’t correct.

But if they should decide to separate or divorce in the future, the “out of community of marriage” contract will make things easier for each partner.


Nandi Madida and Zakes Bantwini have two children: a son and a daughter in that order. Their son, who was named for the great Zulu king Shaka (“the unshakeable, thunder while sitting, son of Menzi”), is three years old. He came a year after their marriage.

Nefertiti comes as a fitting name for their daughter, who is now a year old, for a “king” deserves a “queen.” Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten and a queen of the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt.

Black Is King & Music Career

Nandi Madida began her music career when she was a kid and has evolved markedly as a singer. That’s not all. She also began her acting and presenting careers when she was a kid.

She won a talent search as a kid, which opened the doors of regular performance at Gateway Mall. In 2011, following the release of her single “Tonight,” she shot to fame as a singer

Back in 2004, at 15, she had hosted a show called Bling on 2, which informed children of music and movies and other issues of interest. The intervening years would see her host other shows, including All Access Mzansi, and the reality series Coke Studio.

She was one of the South Africans featured on Beyoncé’s Black is King flick, where she played the role of Nala. Playing that role was one of her biggest career wins, and she admitted she was deeply excited about it all. You can watch her discuss her role in the Expresso interview below.

Following her outing on the Black Is King flick, Nandi Madida had bought a new Mercedes Benz SUV, celebrating with a comment indicating her joy in having finally joined Mzansi celebs with Mercs (Mercedes).

Are there aspects of the singer, actress and television presenter you think we left out? You might want to drop those in the comment section below.


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