Nadia Nakai is a South African award winning rapper, singer- song writer, TV personality, reality TV star and a serial entrepreneur.
Nadia Nakai Quick Bio, Accolades and Achievements.
Nadia Nakai has grown to be the most successful personality in both music and main stream media industry.
She has managed to excecute one of the most calculated career changes to have ever been seen in the limelight.
With her shear determination and ruthless business mind, Nadia Nakai has achieved more in a short period of time unlike her hip hop counterparts.
Here are some of her Awards and achievements as an independent entertainer;
One time Nominee for Metro FM Awards 2017.
One time Nominee for SA Hiphop awards 2016-2017.
Two times Nominee for the AFRIMMA(African MuzikMagazine Awards) 2017.
AFIMAA 2018 (4 Nominations): Best Southern Hip Hop.
SASA(South African Sports Awards) 2018 :Best Dressed Sowetan.
Mzansi’s sexiest, Nadia was among the top 12 finalist.
One time Nominee for SAMA 2018 : Best Music Video.
Winner for The SA HIPHOP AWARDS 2019.
Two Times winner for The AFRIMA Awards 2019.
Brand Ambassodor deals include: Courvoisier, Reebok, Sportscene, SHELL V- Power.
Nadia Nakai was the headliner of different shows including; Fill Up, Castle Lite Unlocks, Ivyson Tour and SXSW 2020.
Nadia Nakai Age, Real Name and Education.
Nadia Nakai Dhlamini Kadava popularly known as Nadia Nakai or Bragga, was born on 18nth May 1990 in South Africa.
Nadia Nakai went to Fourways High School for a while but later completed high school in Kenya.
She later joined Monash University in Johanesburg to pursue a degree in Marketing, Communications and Media Studies.
Nadia Nakai Music Career and TV Shows.
Nadia Nakai’s first inception into the music industry was in the early 2000s where she was featured on eTV’s hip hop show ‘Shiz Shiz’.
She was actually the first female rapper to win the show’s competition, Mixtape 101.
In 2013 she dropped her debut single ‘Like Me’ under Sid Records.
After graduating from Monash University, Nadia Nakai decided to venture into the TV industry.
She featured on SABC1 battle stations season 1- 3.
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She was also the presenter and anchor at PRTV which enabled her to attend big events like SAMA’s Awards, Metro FM Awards, MTV EMA’s in Spain, MTV Awards where she interviewed different big guests.
In 2016, Nadia Nakai ventured into music as a rapper and was signed to Casper Nyovest’s Family Tree Media in 2016.
Under the label, she dropped a single titled ‘Money Back’ which got an extraordinary reception by her fans.
The song later became a soundtrack for big shows like MTV Base and SA’s ETV Soap titled ‘Rhythm City’.
She followed it with an EP titled ‘Bragga’ which was the number 2 on Itunes hip hop charts in South Africa.
In 2017, she dropped a hit single ‘Naa Mean’ featuring Casper Nyovest and the video clocked over a million Views thus making her the first female hip hop artist to supass 1Million Views.
The video was nominated for South Africa Music Awards (SAMA).
In 2018, she dropped another hit titled ‘Yaas Chic’.
In 2019 she released her most anticipated album titled ‘Nadia Naked’ where the english rapper, Steflon Don dropped a verse.
In 2021, she parted ways with Family Tree to pave way for creating her own record label.
Later that year, she also featured in the South Africa’s Netflix reality show Young, Famous and African.
Nadia Nakai Awards and Nominations.
In 2016, the ‘Do Like I Do’ remix featured Nadia Nakai and the song won the SAMA’s best remix.
Nadia Nakai was nominated as the Best Female Artist and Best Collaboration at the SA Hip Hop Awards in 2017.
Also in 2017 her collaboration with Gemini Major in the song ‘Ragga Ragga’ was not only nominated for SA Hip hop Awards and Metro FM Awards the two artists performed the song live at the ceremony on stage.
Nadia Nakai Boyfriends.
While she was signed under Family Tree Media, rumors were that she was dating Casper Nyovest but she dismissed them claiming that they are nothing but a family.
In 2018 Nadia Nakai and Major League’s Bandile Mbere but they parted ways in early 2019.
The breakup inspired her song, More Drugs, where she was trying to cope with the heart break.
Nadia Nakai later fell in love with Africa’s most beloved rapper AKA where they were realy in a serious relationship that could have led them to marriage.
Unfortunately, AKA lost his life in 2023, leaving Nadia Nakai heartbroken again.
Nadia Nakai and AKA Relationship.
Nadia Nakai reportedly rushed out of party shere she was to appear the night AKA was shot dead in Durban.
Nadia Nakai and AKA had been a couple in a serious relationship for over two years.
While the start of their relationship was met with alot of drama, the two proved that love wins over everything.
In the past few months before AKA’s tragedg, they gave their couple goals.
Therefore, when it was confirmed that AKA is no more, the public and fans were worried about Nadia.
From her insta stories, Nadia was attending the birthday party of Y.FM DJ Ayanda MVP in Johannesburg.
However, as the news of AKA’s passing started to go viral on social media, it is alleged that Nadia had to be rushed out of the birthday celebrations.
Her security was a concern because no one knew what the killers were onto after taking AKA’s life.
The two were becoming South Africa’s favorite celebrity couple and AKA admitted the fact that Nadia Nakai was changing his life for the better.
Nadia Nakai Parents.
Nadia Nakai was born to a South African father and a Zimbabwean mother.
Her Parents have since been separated leaving Nadia Nakai to change her last name from Dhlamini, her father’s, to Kadava which is from her mother.
Nadia Nakai and Diamond Platinumz.
Did Nadia Nakai and Diamond Platinumz Date?
In early 2022, Nadia Nakai was rumored to be dating East Africa’s finest Diamond Platinumz after the release of the Netflix’s reality show Young Famous and African.
Diamond Platinumz was seen pouring his heart out to Nadia Nakai saying that he would go on a date with her if that was okay.
Nadia denied the claims of datim him on an interview at Diamond’s media station Wasafi Fm.
She said that he considers Diamond as a friend and the pioneer of the African music.
Nadia Nakai Source of Wealth.
In 2018, Nadia Nakai decided to flex her entrepreneur muscle and collaborated with the fashion group that houses Sportscene.
They released a Nadia Nakai Redbat Collection which Sold out in one month period countrywide.
Nadia Nakai is definitely here to not only share her talent but also make it big in the music business both locally and internationally.
Her succesful fashion house collaboration landed her in the cover page of the cosmopolitan and Man Mag where she was featured as the third black female celebrity after Beyonce and the SA’s Media Mogul Bonang Matheba.
In 2019, she was named the new brand ambassador of the footwear company Reebok.
The rapper joined AKA as the face of Reebok company in South Africa since her character and personality represent what it means to be bold.
Joining the content creation scene, Nadia Nakai created the Bossing Up Series with Bragga – docci series where she takes ber audience to the behind the scenes of her life.
Bragga- a docci series, where she takes you behind the scenes of her life.
The doccie-series shows you what it takes to be Bragga, the stress,
accomplishments, breathtaking moments as well as all the funny moments.
The first few episodes of the doccie-series include appearances of big names
like Cassper Nyovest at Fill Up, Major League, Pearl Thusi, Davido and many more.
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Nadia Nakai Net Worth.
With her huge brand and personality, Nadia Nakai makes her money not only from music streams, sales and live performances but also from brand influencer deals.
She does a good job in negotiating what she deserves in different deals and partnerships.
Nadia Nakai has a neet worth of approximately over $1 Million as of 2023.