'Young, Famous & African': Meet Nadia Nakai, the rapper who started her own record label

TV host, artist, and rapper, Nadia Nakai is a woman of many talents!


                            'Young, Famous & African': Meet Nadia Nakai, the rapper who started her own record label
Nadia Nakai is a rapper with her own record label called Bragga Records (@nadianakai/Instagram)
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For Johannesburg's rich and famous, they strongly believe in working hard and partying harder. If you're tired of the same old reality shows with a cast you've seen repeatedly, then 'Young, Famous & African' is sure to be a breath of fresh air. The reality series focuses on South African celebrities "as they work and play, flirt and feud".

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Who is Nadia Nakai?

Born on May 18, 1990, Nadia Nakai Kandava, also known as Nadia Nakai, is a rapper, songwriter, and television personality. While she grew up in Johannesburg, she attended high school in Kenya and later obtained a degree in marketing communications and media studies at Monash University.

Post her graduation, she was featured on SABC1's 'Battle Stations' and later went on to anchor 'Daily Planet' on PRTV. In 2016, she signed with Family Tree Media, as she wanted to focus on her music career. In 2022, she parted ways with the label and started her own record label Bragga Records.

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She spoke to Drum about how this seemed like the most natural transition for her as an artist. "It is a normal trajectory for an artist that eventually you have to grow and stand on your own two feet and figure out things on your own. I felt like it was time I have learned so much information being at Family Tree. I have learned the whole business from the label, and I get to implement all that I have learned." she explained. For her, Bragga Records was a way to grow as an artist.

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"Bragga Records was always in the pipeline because every time I achieve something monumental I always think about the next big thing I can work on. I am very self-sufficient and self-motivated and I just always want to be able to break barriers for myself as well. To be able to achieve things is exciting and there is a level of growth when you can one up to your previous move," she added.

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Nadia Nakai's net worth

Multiple online sources such as ABTC claim that Nakai's net worth is $1 million. Since Nakai is a rapper, TV star, and social media influencer, it is plausible that she has a high net worth. She has also worked with brands such as Reebok and Redbat. In addition to this, Nakai is known to be a car enthusiast as she purchased a white Audi A3 back in 2017. 

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Catch 'Young, Famous & African' on Netflix from March 18, 2022, onwards. 


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