BIRTH NAME: Nandi Madida (nee Mngoma)
DATE OF BIRTH: 20 March 1988
PLACE OF BIRTH: Maphumulo (Durban), Kwa-Zulu Natal
OCCUPATION: Singer, Actress and Television Presenter
HUSBAND: Zakes Bantwini (real name Zakhele Madida)
CHILDREN: Shaka Madida
SISTER: Norma Gigaba (nee Mngoma)
Nandi Madida (nee Mngoma) is the South African singer, actress and television Presenter who rose to fame with the 2011 release of the single Tonight, which she wrote and had produced by DJ Franky.
Early Life and Background
Nandi Madida (nee Mngoma) was born on the 20 March 1988 in Maphumulo near Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Nandi began performing at the age of four when she was cast as the lead ballerina in a ballet. She went on to do modelling, winning numerous titles including Miss Junior RSA.
Nandi Madida Husband, Children and Sister
Nandi Madida (nee Mngoma) is married to music producer and singer Zakes Bantwini (real name Zakhele Madida) in June 2016 and the pair have one children together son named Shaka and they are expecting a second born.
Nandi’s singer Norma Gigaba (nee Mngoma), a wife of former Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba.
When she was 15, Nandi landed her first television presenting gig when she hosted the SABC2 pre-teen entertainment show Bling in 2004, in which she informed children about music, movies and other issues.
In 2010 she entered the SABC1 presenter search for the music show LIVE and was one of the four finalists, eventually losing to Minnie Dlamini. In the same year she came second in the O-Access presenter search, which was won by Dineo Moeketsi.
Her star rose in 2011 with the release of her first single and she firmly established herself on the music scene with her debut album in 2012.
She joined ProVerb and Dineo Ranaka as a co-host of the Mzansi Magic magazine programme All Access Mzansi, in 2013.
From 2015 to 2016 she starred as Zokuthula “Zoe” Dhlomo in the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Road.
From August 2016 she co-hosted (with Trevor Sineke) the second season of the e.tv reality series Coke Studio. In September 2016 she began co-hosting (with Ayanda Thabethe) the BET entertainment magazine show BET A-List.
She is the founder of clothing line called Colour Clothing.
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