Nadia Nakai (born Nadia Nakai Kandava; 18 May 1990) is a South African artist. She is of Zimbabwean descent.
She started to develop an interest in hip-hop and rap when she was 16 years old.
She was born in May 1990. Nadia Nakai is 29 years old.
Her father hails from South African while her mother is Zimbabwean.
During a performance, She revealed that her break-up with Bandile Mbere left her in a space that made for beautiful music. Bandile also confirmed their romance to TshisaLIVE early last year. At the time, he said Nadia brought out the best in him.
“We were just so close from always working together. She is just such an amazing person to be around. She is down-to-earth. She brings out the best in me.”
The couple made every effort to keep their romance private, so many were surprised to hear that they had broken up.
Nadia studied Marketing, Communication, and Media Studies at Monash University, Johannesburg.
In September 2013, she made her debut appearance on a single titled ‘Like Me’.
Nadia has collaborated with renowned artists like Ice Prince and Kwesta.
She featured on Riky Rick’s ‘Amantombazane Remix’ alongside established hip-hop acts in 2014.
She also featured on DJ Sliqe’s Metro FM Award-nominated single, ‘Do Like I Do Remix’ ft. L-tido, Reason, Riky Rick, and Flabba.
Her single, Saka Wena, received a nomination for the Best Collaboration Award at the South African Hip Hop Awards.
She made a notable appearance on the cover of Zkhiphani.com magazine in 2016.
She first signed to the label Sid Records, which is owned by Psyfo. Nadia also is the first female to win the Shiz Niz’s mixtape 101.
Her music walked her into the spotlight and she was set an invitation to judge at Battle Stations, an SABC1 Hip-hop show.
She has appeared on 5fm’s DJ C-Live’s ‘Taste Makers Mixtape’. Nadia Nakai is signed under Cassper Nyovest’s Family Tree record label.