Nandi Madida is a 35-year-old South African actress, model, TV personality, and singer born on 20th March 1988. Her net worth ranges between $1 – $5 million.
Madida was just 15 years old when she won a major gig as a host of the SABC2 pre-teen entertainment show Bling. The role made her quickly gain stardom, and since then, she has gone ahead to build a solidified career with her numerous talents in the entertainment industry. She has also worked with both local and international celebrity artists, including Beyoncé.
What Is Nandi Madida’s Age?
Nandi Madida is 35 years old as she was born on 20th March 1988 in a township called Maphumulo in Kwazulu-Natal province. The actress grew up in Durban alongside her two siblings.
She attended Danville Park Girls High School and later the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where she studied Law. Madida also attended Varsity College.
Her initial dream was to become a professional journalist, but she switched to law after she was convinced by someone that she was not going to make a lot of money as a journalist.
Nandi Madida’s Parents
Nandi Madiba is the daughter of Thamsanqa Mngoma (father) and Thandeka Mngoma (mother). Mr. Thamsanqa is a medical doctor with many years of experience in the medical field, while his wife is a lawyer.
Thandeka was formerly a classroom teacher before she took a leap to the courtroom. The two have been part of their kids’ lives and are huge inspirations to them. Nandi’s parents raised her and her siblings to be hard-working, courageous, and fearless, even in the face of challenges.
Nandi Madida’s Siblings
Nandi Madida is not an only child. She has a sister called Langa Norma, who is a medical doctor and a social media influencer. She is Nandi’s younger sister.
Langa studied medicine at the University of Cape Town, from where she graduated in 2014 at the age of 23. She has been part of several campaigns – both locally and internationally.
She is currently in a relationship with the Congolese-born South African-based singer, songwriter, music producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Mukengerwa Tresor Riziki, popularly known by his stage name TRESOR.
Nandi has also been linked to Norma Mngoma, the former wife of Gigaba Malusi, a South African politician who served as Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa from February to November 2018.
The two are said to be biologically related and none of them has personally confirmed their relationship. Norma is the founder and CEO of Suitably Norma, a Sandton-based bespoke and elegant women’s fashion line.
Who is Nandi Madida’s Husband?
Nandi Madida’s husband is Zakhele Madida, a South African singer, songwriter, record producer, and businessman professionally known as Zakes Bantwini. The two tied the knot in 2016 in a private ceremony that was attended by mostly members of their families.
Nandi and her husband have spent over six years together as husband and wife and there’s no sign they are going to leave each other’s side any moment soon. Born on May 26, 1981, in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, Zakes is a Grammy Award-winning singer.
He has worked with notable artists, including Black Coffee, won numerous awards, and also released several albums and singles. Besides singing, he is also a talented bass guitarist and pianist.
Nandi Madida’s Daughter
The name of Nandi Madida’s daughter is Nefertiti Madida. She was born on 2nd March 2019 in South Africa. She has autism and in April 2022, her mother took to social media to celebrate her on World Autism Day.
It’s my daughter Nefertiti’s 4th birthday and she was genuinely surprised at the set up for her at home before she left for school . She is the sweetest little girl and deserves everything she wishes for to come true. God continue to bless and protect my little queen💕💫. pic.twitter.com/3U44FNIHEM
— Nandi Madida (@Nandi_Madida) March 2, 2023
The “Say U Will” hitmaker also has a son named Shaka Madida, who has Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He was born in 2016 and loves drawing. He is also good at the piano like his father.
Raising neurodivergent children hasn’t been an easy ride for the actress. She mentioned the journey of raising her kids became easier after she learned tips and strategies for living positively with autism from Tara Leniston through her YouTube videos.
The sensational singer also revealed she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in 2022.
Nandi Madida’s Net Worth
Madida’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 – $5 million. She built her financial status through various endeavors in the entertainment industry. Here’s a breakdown of how she made her fortune.
Madida began her career as a TV host at the age of 15 on the SABC2 pre-teen entertainment show Bling, which covered music and movies extensively.
Since then, she has not looked back as she has anchored numerous programs in the industry. Being an A-list TV host, her hosting duties put a lot of money in her pocket.
Nandi began her music career in 2011 when she released her first single titled: “Tonight”. She later signed with Universal Music Group and released her self-titled debut studio album Nandi the following year.
Nandi Madida and K.O. released the song “Skhanda Love” in 2014. It became an instant hit and also earned them nominations for several music awards. The talented star has so far recorded four songs as a lead artist, which are “Mnandi” (2012), “Goodtimes” (2013), “In My Skin” (2014), and “Organic” (2020).
She also collaborated with K.O. on the song “Say U Will,” which won critical acclaim as well. The song earned her an award at the SAMA 2020.
The mother of two, who has collaborated with several other local artists, makes money through live performances and record sales.
Madida has quite a couple of TV roles under her belt. In 2015, she starred as the character Zokuthula “Zoe” Dhlomo in the project The Road. She was thrust onto the international map in 2020 when she bagged the role of Nala in Beyonce’s film Black Is King.
She subsequently received a thank-you gift from the American star for her role in the black pride-themed production.
Nandi is naturally blessed with an amazing body that makes her outstanding even in the modeling world. She has done several modeling gigs over the years. Her physique and amazing personality have also earned her spots in several local and international magazines and covers.
The actress won the Miss Junior RSA title when she was eight and also a peagant as a high school student in 2005.
Social Media Influencing
Nandi is not popular for nothing. Besides her impressive career, she has millions of loyal fans who are currently following her across her social media platforms. On Instagram alone, she has over 3 million followers.
Besides feeding them with photos and videos of her work, family hangouts, and other relevant activities, she also promotes the products of brands on her page. She makes a huge sum of money from paid sponsorship by these brands.
Nandi Madida is the founder and CEO of the fashion brand “Colour” which was established in 2016. Her brand, which deals in ready-to-wear bespoke ladies suits, debuted at the New York Fashion Week.
The actress also has another beauty line called colourfulbeauty.com, where she sells nicely made beauty products to people.
Nandi Madida’s House
Nandi Madida and her family live in a magnificent mansion that is fitted with contemporary and nice architectural gadgets. The actress gave her fans a glimpse of her house in June 2021, and one could easily tell that the house is worth millions.
No one is aware of when she acquired the house and for how much. Talking about her cars, the KwaZulu-Natal-born star is a lover of Mercedes Benz automobiles.
Nandi owns a Mercedes-Benz A-Class as well as an ash Mercedez Benz GLS 400d 4matic.
In March 2022, she became an ambassador of Mercedes Benz South Africa. She also received a 2022 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 53 4matic Coupe SUV from the company.