Nadia Nakai is a South African recording artist and songwriter who has held her ground in the music business for a while now. Thanks to her impeccable talents, she currently enjoys a net worth estimated at over $1 million. She built her fortune from her incredible music career, endorsement deals, and as a social media influencer, among other things.
A young woman of 31 years old, her hard work has afforded her the many luxuries that money can buy, including fast and beautiful wheels and well a comfortable home, among many other things.
Quick Profile of Nadia Nakai
- Full Name: Nadia Nakai Kandava
- Date of Birth: 18 May 1990
- Place of Birth: South Africa
- Age: 31 years old
- Career: Musician and songwriter
- Net Worth: $1 million
At 31, Nadia Nakai Has Accumulated a Net Worth of $1 Million
As stated, the South African music star’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million as of 2021. The path to fortune and fame was first carved in 2011 when she started her career as an entertainer. Although this has become one of the major contributors to her net worth, the rapper’s involvement in other things such as business and endorsements have also added to her numbers.
She has continued to have the numbers change in her favor through the years. Back in 2018, her net worth was estimated at $800,000. By 2021, some sources have claimed that she had attained a net worth as high as $11 million. However, a more accurate estimation of her fortune is put at a much lesser $1 million.
The South African born rapper’s fortune was pulled from various things she got involved in, including the following:
- Endorsement deals
- Musical career
- Social media
- Various businesses
- TV Show
She Made a Great Part of Her Net Worth Through Her Musical Career
Without a doubt, what has given the rapper her fame and served as her key to fortune is her career as a musical artist. She started her career in 2011 when she was still in her early 20s. However, in 2013, she gained her first taste of fame when she released her single, Like Me, at 23.
By 2016 when she released her debut EP Bragga, there was already a fanbase waiting for her, and that launched her career on full throttle. The EP was released by Family Tree Records, which also released her first album in 2019, Nadia Naked, to a huge success. She has also released several successful singles and has worked with big names in South Africa and other countries, including Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick, Nigeria’s Ice Prince, and America’s Vic Mensa.
She has made much money from various shows she has performed and from hosting various events, including the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards red carpet.
- Nadia Naked (2019) – Studio Album
- Bragga (2016)- Extended play
She Has Nailed Numerous Endorsement Deals With Big Brands
The Imma Boss hitmaker has cashed out big on some endorsement deals that have come her way since she established herself in the South African entertainment scene. These deals have been among the major contributors to her fortune.
Nadia Nakai had one such deal with sportswear Reebok, which announced its brand ambassador in South Africa in 2019. Although the deal was reported to be lucrative, the exact amount she took home was never revealed.
In the same year, she got another deal with French cognac brand Courvoisier South Africa, but what she pulled from the deal was, again, not revealed. Born Nadia Kandava, the rapper has yet another deal with another alcoholic drink, Hunter’s, as the ambassador for its latest Hunter’s Cider. This deal came for her in 2020; however, the deal’s value was never revealed like others. Before her, the brand had signed DJ Black Coffee as its ambassador.
Her Involvement In Different Businesses Have Added To Her Purse
Aside from her entertainment sense, Nadia Nakai also has a strong business sense. She has put her money into different businesses, including her Bragga clothing collection, which she sells on different online platforms. The brand has continued to be very successful. She had a deal with RedBat for her clothing.
Although it is believed that she has some business interests to her name, the rapper has kept much about that to herself. She once revealed that she was starting her own company but did not give further details about it.
She Is Also A Social Media Influencer
Nadia has amassed a strong following on various social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram, where she boasts more than 600,000 ad 2 million followers, respectively. With such a huge following, she is also making big money for promoting products and other things on her handles.
This may not be her major source of net worth, but it is very significant for her overall net worth. With her followers going into the millions, she is sure to be making thousands of dollars for each promotion she makes on Instagram. She has worked with various clients, including Redd’s and Virgin Mobile.
Nadia Seems To Be Cashing Out On Her TV Show
In 2020, she launched her show, The Naked Room, on Channel O. The show premiered on the channel in December 2020, but not so much has been heard about it. However, from all indications, it is contributing its little droplets to her fortune.
She Has Many Amazing Cars in Her Garage
Nadia Nakai’s life has experienced growth in almost all aspects. As regards wheels, there was a time when she used to drive a simple red Fiat Palio, which was what got her through her university days, even though it had doors that could not close from the inside and the clutch that had its issues. Then she upgraded to a Ford Fiesta after she started working for an ads company, and then she got her Audi and an H1 after her music began.
She has moved a step higher by getting a Mercedes-Benz C220 convertible and another German car, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. From the R25,000 that she spent to get her Fiat, she could afford her Mercedes Benz V 250, which she loves for its comfort and security, at more than R1.3 million. The car was also her tour bus. She has also thrown in over R1 million to get her Mercedes-Benz C220 convertible.
Apart from the two cars, the rapper, who has often been compared to Nicki Minaj in style, also got herself a Range Rover in 2021. She shared a photo of the car on her Instagram, describing it as her new bae. It is believed that she dished out anything from R1.5 to R3 million to acquire the whip.
Here is a list of her cars:
- Mercedes Benz V 250- R1.3 million
- Range Rover- R1.5 to R3 million
- Mercedes-Benz C220- R1 million
Her Incredible Net Worth Has Afforded Her A Massive House
Nakai has also spent so much money in acquiring for herself a very luxurious home located in Johannesburg. She bought the house recently, and because of the size and the fact that she lives alone, she ensures to get good security for the place and people working around to keep it in shape.
The rapper takes most of the amazing pictures she shares on her Instagram in her house because of its beauty and different picture-perfect areas. The house has a nice patio that overlooks her basketball court and average size swimming pool.
The property also has many palm trees and so much parking space for her cars. Also, the property has a tennis court and a massive kitchen. She did not reveal other things, such as the number of bedrooms, rooms, and other parts of the property.
Nadia Nakai Had A Normal Life Before Fame And Fortune
Before becoming a rapper and TV personality that has opened her up to fame and fortune, Nadia Naka had lived what one could consider a normal life. Born to a South African father and a Zimbabwean mother, she spent her time between the two countries. She was named Nadia Dlamini at birth, but with mostly her mother in her life, she decided to change her name when she was 16 years old.
She got her education from Monash University, Johannesburg, where she studied Marketing, Communication, and Media Studies. Before then, she attended high school in Fourways for a year before moving to Kenya to continue her Education. While there, she fell in love with rap music and decided it was something she wanted to do. What was more, she had the talent. The Kenyan rapper Nazizi became her first influence in the game, and the fact that her friends told her she talked swift also made her believe he was going to succeed.
Before Cassper signer her to Family Tree Records, she worked for an advertising agency. However, after she won the Mixtape 101 competition, becoming the first female to record the feat, Nadia started climbing the career ladder.