Lady Zamar is a well-known South African singer and songwriter who has been active in the music industry for many years. Though professionally known as Lady Zamar, this beautiful lady’s real name is Yamikani Janet Banda. Besides singing, she has been involved in other activities in the entertainment scene, including being a judge on Idols South Africa.
Banda’s personal life, especially her age, has been a subject of interest among her fans for a long time. In fact, there are divided opinions about her age as many believe she is being economical on the details. The singer’s marital status is yet an aspect of her life that she hardly talks about but we’ll take you through all you need to know about her in this piece.
Lady Zamar Is Reportedly 34 Years Old
Yamikani Janet Banda was born in Tembisa, East Rand, in Gauteng, but she is an indigene of Mamelodi, Pretoria, where she was also raised by her parents. The singer comes from a mixed racial background; her father hails from Malawi while her mother is from South Africa.
Growing up, Lady Zamar was exposed to her parents’ cultures. It took quite some time to fully get used to both cultures but by the time she was all-grown, she had already gotten acquainted with both cultures.
— Lady Zamar (@Lady_Zamar) March 17, 2021
Further information about her parents, siblings, and family background is still under the radar. There have always been divided opinions about Lady Zamar’s real age due to her physical appearances and other factors. While she is believed to have been born on June 19, 1987, some people are of the opinion that she is way younger than that. In fact, some sources gave her date of birth as August 16, 1995.
Despite the controversies that have surrounded her age for years, the singer is yet to set the records straight. She has never mentioned her real age or at least, give her fans a clue about the particular year she was born.
Banda had her high school education at a local school in Pretoria. During her days in school, she was actively involved in sports activities. It’s unclear if she furthered her education or not after matric.
Lady Zamar Seemingly Had A Secret Wedding
The singer is one of the most private artists in the music industry. Before her last relationship with Sjava became public knowledge, she kept the public in the dark about their affair for two years.
Just like most aspects of her personal life, it is difficult to tell her marital status and she seems not to be ready to comment about it. Lady Zamar is said to have had a private wedding with an Angolan man named Faustino Muhongo in 2019. The secret wedding, which reportedly took place at Memoire wedding and function venue, Muldersdrift, was attended by close friends of the couple and their family members.
The Monarch hitmaker and her Angolan beau met during a photo shoot and fell in love. Muhongo, as gathered, is a model whose career just started off at the time of their marriage.
Confusion Surrounding Her Marital Status
We are not surprised that Lady Zamar hasn’t come out to deny or affirm reports that she had a secret wedding. She loves her space and privacy so much. Some of her fans still believe that she is still single and probably in a secret relationship with someone while others believe she has been happily enjoying her marriage with her Angolan sweetheart.
Fans who believe she is still single are those waiting for her to publicly show off her wedding ring. In November 2019, a picture of Lady Zamar in a wedding dress surfaced online, leaving her fans wondering.
Most of her fans thought she was shooting a music video after the clip went viral (since the King Zamar crooner did not mention it was her wedding). Some sources later reported that a close friend of the singer’s family disclosed that it was actually her wedding and not a music video.
Lady Zamar, to date, hasn’t addressed the controversy surrounding her love life.
Sjava And Lady Zamar Had A Two-Year Secret Affair That Ended In Heartbreak
Lady Zamar and South African celebrity singer, actor, and rapper, Jabulani Hadebe secretly dated for two years before things turned sour between them. According to Banda, they started seeing each other from June 2017 until sometime in March 2020 when they called it quits.
— Sjava indlalifa (@Sjava_atm) April 6, 2019
Jabulani, who is professionally known as Sjava, was married at the time of his relationship with the Monarch singer. Lady Zamar, in 2019, dragged Sjava to court for sexually abusing her back in 2017. None of them has come out to explain the reason they called off their relationship and how it fared while it lasted.
How Her Rape Suit Against Rapper Sjava Ended
Lady Zamar’s sexual misconduct suit against her ex-boyfriend was closed in favor of the Umama crooner to her disappointment. The legal battle between the two began in 2019 when Lady Zamar took to the court to seek justice after she claimed Sjava forcefully raped her in his hotel room at the Porche-Villa Hotel and Conference Centre in Thohoyondou, Limpopo, in 2017 after a concert.
She opened a rape case suit against him at a local police station, after which it was transferred to the National Prosecuting Authority to determine if the rapper would be prosecuted or not. In the long run, the state declined to prosecute the case because it believed the facts or evidence do not support a successful prosecution.
Jabulani maintained his innocence while the legal battle lasted. He insisted that he was not a rapist and that he was a strong advocate against any form of abuse. He, however, apologized to Lady Zamar for not loving her as she wished to be loved and hinted that their fallout could have been caused by an incident that happened at the One Night With Sjava concert, where he introduced his wife to the audience.
Sjava said he believes she was embarrassed by the incident and that it led to people calling her out for dating a married man.
Who Is Lady Zamar’s Current Boyfriend?
Going by the controversies surrounding her love life, it is difficult to tell if Lady Zamar is married, engaged, or even dating anyone. She is not seeing anyone publicly and she has not introduced anyone as her lover since her breakup with Sjava. The singer, apparently, has decided to keep information about her personal life under wraps while focusing on her thriving career.