Zakes Bantwini biography, age, place of birth, songs, wife & record label

Zakes Bantwini (born Zakhele Madida; 26th of May 1981 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African record producer and musician.

He gained popularity upon releasing his son Clap your Hands feat. Xolani Sithole. The song was featured on the album Love, Light and Music.

The album also featured tracks worth mentioning including Bum Bum and Wasting my Time.


Zakes Bantwini biography
Zakes-Bantwini is a South African musician

He holds a diploma in Jazz and popular music and has played notable roles in establishing Durban Kwaito Music (DKM). 

This genre is unique and is a mixture of house beats and kwaito lyrics.

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The singer’s date of birth is on the 26th of May 1981 and his place of birth is in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Zakes Bantwini is 38 years old and celebrates his birthday every year on May 26th.

Place of birth

He was born in the F-Section of KwaMashu township in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He grew up in KwaMashu, his place of birth.

Record Label

He owns a record label Mayonie Productions. Zakes started the independent record label in 2004 during his final year study at Technikon. 


Wasting My Time


My No.1


Bang Bang Bang


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Sangena La

Clap Your Hands


African Queen


Dancing Trumpet

Love & Pain

All Around The World



No About Us

Heaven On Earth

Choose The Best Of Love

Undignified- I Will Dance, I Will Sing

Rock With You

Keep Waiting


Zakes Bantwini is married to Nandi Madida, an actress, singer and TV presenter.



The couple had their wedding out of the public eye and was strictly by invitation. The intimate affair was attended by their loved ones only including friends and family.

His wife, Nandi, mentioned that she didn’t want any fuss and that was why the media was not invited. Nandi Madida was dressed in a cream gown.

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The South African Musician Zakes made a shocking reveal that he started being a father as a teenager. He made this known on Phat Joe’s show on Radio 2000.

Zakes, who is currently 38 years old, told Phat Joe that his firstborn is a 24-year-old fashion student. 

Judging by their current ages, we can conclude that Zakes became a daddy for the first time at 14 years old.

Well, he is currently married to Nandi Madida and is a father of five (5) children. He had two (2) children from their union and three (3) children outside.


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