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Nadia Nakai is a South African Hip Hop recording artist who grew up in Johannesburg. After attending high faculty in Kenya, she completed a diploma in advertising and marketing communications and media studies at Monash college. Her circle of relatives and heritage dates again in Zimbabwe where her origins lie.
After graduation, Nadia decided to discover the television enterprise and characteristic on SABC1, Battle Stations (season 1 – three). She offered and anchored the day by day show – Daily Planet on PRTV and attended diverse occasions (SAMA’s; Metro FM awards; MTV EMAs in Spain; MTV awards) wherein she interviewed a-listing visitors.
Then decided to focus on her track profession, she signed to Family Tree Media (2016 – present day).
After signing with Family Tree Media, Nadia released her debut single with the
label “Money Back”. This single changed into properly received and went directly to aid as a
soundtrack for numerous shows/ ads such MTV Base and S.A’s ETV soap-
Rhythm City. Nadia followed up the single with the discharge of her EP: “Bragga”
which debuted at range 2 at the iTunes hip hop chart.
In 2017 Nadia Nakai released HIT SINGLE “Naaa Meaan” featuring Cassper
Nyovest which located her as the first girl hip hop artist to clock over 1M views
on Youtube in South Africa. The tune video changed into nominated for high-quality video SAMA
(2018) She accompanied up with the club sensation “Yass Chic” in 2018.
Nadia’s efforts earned her a Best Female nomination at the SA Hip Hop
Awards (2017) and Best Collaboration nominations at both the SA Hip Hop
Awards (2017) and Metro FM Awards (2017) for proposing on Gemini Major’s
“RaggaRagga”, the pair completed the single at both award ceremonies
respectively. SAMA (2016), She changed into among the “Do like I do remix”
functions and received first-class remix.
“What comes difficult to me is being prone, writing songs that hit domestic
and are relatable. I want girls to peer themselves within the tales I tell, and I
need to talk on distinct topics, from a female’s perspective. When you
listen to my music it have to sense adore it’s you are embodying me” says Nadia.
From membership bangers to spitting heavy bars, the 17 track album celebrates
Nadia’s versatility and flexes her pen.
“TOP TEN, I’M NOT 10, I’M TOP 1”
In 2018 Nadia collaborated with The Fashion Group who houses Sportscene
and released the NadiaNakaixRedbat series. The clothes sold out in one
month country wide. Typical to her relentless drive and prevailing spirit, Nadia
Nakai is decided to interrupt new obstacles regionally and internationally.
Her collaboration with the style house earned her the quilt of
Cosmopolitan and Man Mag (in which she was featured because the 3rd
black woman movie star after Beyonce and Bonang Matheba. June 2019-
Rapper and songwriter, Nadia Nakai become named the new ambassador
of Reebok at the Mesh Club in Rosebank on Wednesday night time. Bragga
joins rapper AKA because the face of Reebok South Africa. The enterprise
says Nakai and her mindset encompass what it means to be ambitious,
colourful and brave; an ethos which Reebok believes is closely
aligned to theirs.
As part of her owned content material, Nadia Nakai launched Bossing up with
Bragga- a docci series, in which she takes you behind the curtain of her lifestyles.
The doccie-series suggests you what it takes to be Bragga, the stress,
accomplishments, breathtaking moments in addition to the humorous moments.
The first few episode of the doccie-collection consist of appearances of names
like Cassper Nyovest at Fill Up, Pearl Thusi, Major League, Davido just
to name some.
Her eclectic, yet un-apologetic style feel has dubbed her as a fashion icon not most effective on her catapulting social media platforms, but additionally in landed covers: Glamor (1st black woman rapper on the quilt); Club X, Hype Magazine, Candiland Trend file & The Plug.
1 x Times winner for The SA HIPHOP AWARDS 2019 2 x
Times winner for The AFRIMAS 2019
Brand Ambassodor: Courvoisier; Reebok; Sportscene; SHELL V- Power
2 x 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 Live: Mzansi’s
sexiest: pinnacle 12 finalist
1x Nominee for SAMA 2018 : Best Music Video 1 x
Nominee for Metro FM Awards 2017
1 x Nominee for SA Hiphop awards 2016-2017
Headliner: Fill Up; Castle Lite Unlocks; SXSW 2020; Ivyson Tour