Nadia Nakai Dlamini who is simply known as Nadia Nakai is a South African rapper, songwriter, and television personality.
She was born on the 19th of May, 1990 to a South African father and a Zimbabwean mother.
|Real Name||Nadia Nakai Dlamini|
|Stage Name||Nadia Nakai|
|Date of birth||18 May 1990|
|Place of birth||South Africa|
|Profession||Rapper, songwriter, TV Personality|
|Record Label||Bragga Records (current) |
Family Tree (former)
Sid Records (former)
|Boyfriend||Vic Mensa (Current) |
Bandile Mbere of Major League DJz (Ex-Boyfriend)
She spent one year of schooling at Fourways High School in Johannesburg, South Africa, and eventually completed her schooling in Kenya.
She is an alumnus of Monash University, Johannesburg where she obtained a degree in marketing, communication, and media studies.
Her career kicked off when she made her debut television appearance on the e.tv hip hop show Shiz Niz and eventually became the first female to win the Mixtape 101 competition.
She started to gain traction in September 2013 when she released her debut song titled ‘Like Me’. In 2014, she was featured on the remix of the song Amantombazane by the late South African artist, Riky Rick. She proceeded to release her second single titled “Whatever” featuring DotCom and Psyfo and in June 2015, she featured Nigerian award-winning rapper, Ice Prince on her third single ‘Saka Wena’ and since then her career has been growing immensely.
She co-hosted the MTV Base hip hop show, Yo! MTV Raps South Africa in 2019 alongside television presenter Siyabonga Ngwekazi.
On the 15th of September 2016, she released her debut EP titled ‘Bragga’, and on the 28th of June, 2019, she released her debut album titled ‘Nadia Naked’.
- Nadia Naked II
- Nadia Naked
- Real Life (ft. Sliqe & Zingah)
- 40 Bars (ft. Emtee, DJ Capital)
- More Drugs (ft. Tshego)
- Imma Boss
- Yass Bitch
- Money Calling (Nadia Nakai & Frank Casino)
- Naa Meaan (ft. Cassper Nyovest)
- Sqwaa (ft. Gemini Major & Tshego)
- The Man
- Money Back
Awards & Recognitions
|Year||Awarding Body||Recipient(s) and nominee(s)||Category||Result|
|2016||Zimbabwe Achievers Awards||Herself||Music Artist of the Year||Won|
|2016||Metro FM Music Awards||Baddest (Remix) (with AKA, Fifi Cooper, Rouge & Gigi LaMayne)||Best Remix||Nominated|
|2016||Metro FM Music Awards||Do I Like I Do (Remix) (with DJ Sliqe, Riky Rick, Reason, L-Tido, Kwesta & Flabba)||Best Remix||Nominated|
|2018||South African Music Awards||Naa Meaan (feat. Cassper Nyovest) (Directed by Family Tree)||Music Video of the Year||Nominated|
|2019||South African Hip Hop Awards||Herself||Best Female||Won|
|2019||South African Hip Hop Awards||Nadia Naked||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|2019||South African Hip Hop Awards||Herself||MVP/Hustler of the Year||Nominated|
|2020||South African Hip Hop Awards||40 Bars (featuring Emtee & DJ Capital) Directed by Kaykayribane||Best Video||Nominated|
|2020||South African Hip Hop Awards||More Drugs (featuring Tshego) Directed Allesio Bettocchi & Jilten Ramlal||Best Video||Won|
|2019||All Africa Music Awards||Nadia Naked||Album of the Year in Southern Africa||Nominated|
|2019||All Africa Music Awards||Herself||Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa||Won|
|2019||All Africa Music Awards||Herself||Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop||won|
|2021||SA Style Awards||Herself||Most Stylish Performing Artist||Won|
|2021||South African Music Awards||Nadia Naked||Best Hip Hop Album||Nominated|
|2021||South African Hip Hop Awards||Herself||Artist of the Decade||Pending|
Nadia Nakai’s net worth is estimated at $270,000.
Nadia Nakai is currently in a relationship with American rapper and singer, Vic Mensa.
In 2018, she dated Bandile Mbere of Major League DJz.
You can connect with Nadia Nakai on various social media platforms via the usernames given below;
Facebook: Nadia Nakai