Zakes Bantwini Biography: Age, Wife, Education, Businesses, Net Worth, Albums & Contact Details


Stage Name: Zakes Bantwini
Real Name Zakhele Madida
Occupation Singer, Songwriter, producer, and business mogul.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth KwaZulu-Natal, South African province
Gender Male
Nationality South African
Relationship status Married
Education University Graduate

Zake Bantwini’s Biography

Born on the 26th of May, 1981, Zakhele Madida, popularly known by his stage name Zakes Bantwini is a prolific singer, songwriter, producer and entertainment business mogul in South Africa. His genre of music is known as Durban Kwaito Music (DKM), which was developed by him and is a mixture of house beats and Kwaito lyrics. Since his debut, he has released many top-notch songs and has made a name for himself in his genre.

Family And Beginning

Zakes Bantwini is originally from KwaZulu-Natal, South African province, the F-Section of KwaMashu Township in Durban. The artist grew up loving music and decided to pursue his career, doing what he loved dearly.


Zakes Bantwini after attending high school in Durban decided to participate in his college education at the Durban university of technology. Since high school, the artist has always shown his love for music and consistently performed at talent hunts in college.

Musical Milestone

Zakes Bantwini is an exceptional musician who has mesmerized fans over the years with his music style. Having a Jazz and Popular music Diploma also helped shape his music journey. Zakes Bantwini helped establish Durban Kwaito Music (DKM), a music genre that blends Kwaito lyrics and house beats. He has since his debut released various songs and albums that have gone on to various top charts.

Zakes Bantwini is not only a musician but also managed to establish himself as a businessman and producer. Even before finishing his education at Technikon, Zakes Bantwini had achieved significant success by establishing a record label of his own called “Mayonie productions,” which was established in 2004 and, over its debut, has seen a lot of great sounds such as “Clap Your Hands,” “Wasting my Time” among others come out of it. In addition, he has also been able to host various concerts that has made him even more popular in the music scene.

Zakes Bantwini’s Albums

Zakes Bantwini has since his debut, released four studio albums which have gotten a lot of reviews upon their release. Here are the albums released by Zakes Bantwini.

  • Love, Light & Music 2 from (2017)
  • Bossa Paris Nights of (2018)
  • Gospel in me Concert Volume 3 of (2012)
  • Mountain Deluxe Volume 4 of (2010)

Zakes Bantwini’s Songs

Zakes Bantwini since his debut has released more than ten songs and four studio albums. Here are his top songs in no particular order.

1. Zakes Bantwini- Wasting My Time

2. Zakes Bantwini- Amantombazane

3. Zakes Bantwini- My No.1

4. Zakes Bantwini- Abangcwele

5. Zakes Bantwini- Bang Bang Bang

6. Zakes Bantwini- Ifunaya

7. Zakes Bantwini- Nomathemba

8. Zakes Bantwini- Sangena La

9. Zakes Bantwini- Clap Your Hands

10. Zakes Bantwini- Ghetto

Zakes Bantwini’s Performance And Presence

Zakes Bantwini has performed at top concerts and festivals in South Africa. He has also performed at major club gigs in the country. In addition, Zakes Bantwini has had various TV appearances and performances at award shows.

Awards And Nominations

Zakes Bantwini has gotten various nominations and awards to his name. He won the Best Male Award at the 10th METRO Music Award in 2011. He also won the Most Gifted Video of the Year Artist category at the Awards in 2011.

Zakes Bantwini’s Relationship

Zakes Bantwini is happily married to Nandi Madida and they are the envy of most South Africans because of the love they show each other; their union is blessed with lovely kids.

Zakes Bantwini’s Net Worth

Zakes Bantwini’s Net Worth is Calculated at 8 Million US dollars as of 2020. This is calculated from his show performances, album sales, money made from his Youtube views, Properties, and investments owned by Zakes Bantwini. The artist is sitting on a goldmine for sure.

Zakes Bantwini’s Songs Download, Stream, Buy, And Watch

Zake Bantwini’s songs from his studio projects and featured songs are available on all major platforms.

Zakes Bantwini is one artiste who has made a big name in the music industry, showing he was well-equipped.

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