Nadia Nakai


2014 was a breakthrough year for Nadia Nakai. From featuring on one of the biggest remixes, “Amantombazane,” to performing on stage with the cream of African talent at the Channel O African Music Video Awards, this 24-year-old rapper is kicking off 2015 with a bang.

“Saka Wena” is the latest single to be released by Nadia Nakai. The song features Nigerian heavyweight rapper, Ice Prince, who has been quoted as saying “the record is amazing”. The collaboration came out of a mutual love for music and a high level of respect that both artists have for each other. Ice Prince, known for the hit “OLEKU”, has worked with almost every major West African artist.

Nadia Nakai, who has been working on her debut album since early 2014, is now confident that her project is near completion. The album is set for release mid-2015 and is supported by features from L-Tido, Sphum, Reason, Dot Com and Kwesta.
Nadia Nakai, who is under the Sid Records stable has ambitions of making 2015 her year, and the year that South African female rappers are given the respect they deserve.

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Nadia Nakai is a South African born artist with Zimbabwean roots. She’s travelled and lived as far up Africa as Nairobi Kenya, this mix of culture is evident in her style and lyrics. She found her love for Hip Hop and Rap music at the sixteen and was inspired to start recording. Her talent on the microphone was undeniable, as she went on to feature in multiple DJ’s Mixtapes most notably 5fm’s DJ C-Live’s “Taste Makers Mixtape” series sponsored by Levi’s, alongside great South African Hip Hop artists such as Tumi & the Volume, AKA, Morale and Kwesta.

You will also recognise Nadia Nakai from the Hiphop show called Battle Stations on SABC1 where she judged the MC’s segment.

Having already appeared on ETV’s programme “Shiz Niz” and won their “Mixtape 101” Competition, she sees no limit to where her original style, passion and talent can take her. Nadia is the 1st lady of Sid Records Hip Hop and hopes to elevate the female Hip Hop scene to new levels with her playful yet forceful sounds. Her 1st single “Like Me” was officially released on the 3rd of September 2013 with a hot music video to support it. Her latest music video for her hot single “Whatever” can be found on Youtube.

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