Big Zulu, also known as Siyabonga Nene, is a well-known 37-year-old South African rapper, musician, and actor who is well-known for his Inkabi rap style.
He was born on April 7th, 1986, and raised in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in his birthplace. The rapper initially worked as a cab driver before making the transition into the music business in 2009.
Additionally, he has appeared in the well-known Isibaya soap opera from South Africa.
|Stage Name:||Big Zulu|
|Born:||7 April 1986 (age 35)|
|Place of Birth:||Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal|
|Girlfriend • Spouse:||Lebogang Makenete|
|Occupation:||Rapper • Actor • Songwriter|
|Record Labels:||Universal Records (former) • Nkabi Records|
Big Zulu Early Life
On April 7, 1986, Siyabonga Nene, also known as Big Zulu, was born in Bergville, KwaZulu Natal. His parents were not well off and had a hard time giving their family the necessities.
Because of this, Big Zulu was very diligent, which made him popular with his neighbors and childhood friends.
A fan of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Phuzekemisi, and Imithende, he grew up listening to Maskandi and Scathamiya.
Big Zulu Education
Big Zulu wasn’t the smartest student in his class.
He turned to cab driving after completing his basic education. Later, he developed a strong preference for rap music.
Big Zulu Career
In 2009, Big Zulu left his job as a taxi driver to pursue music full-time after becoming very interested in Inkabi rap music.
He won the 2013 Back to the City rap competition due to his exceptional talent in the genre. He was named King of Rap as well.
Big Zulu had developed in the rap music sector in 2015. He was one of South Africa’s best rappers that year. The meeting with Ntokozo Sithole led to his signing with Universal Music Records.
In collaboration with musicians including Damien Marley, Kwesta, Sjava, and Zakwe, he has produced hits like Lomhlaba Unzima, 100 Bars, Ang’Mazi Umama, Big Zulu Ama Million, Billion (Ama million remix), and Ushun Wenkabi.
Big Zulu has recently been in TV soap operas as well, appearing in the shows Isibaya, Uzalo, and Isithembiso.
Big Zulu Personal Life
Lebogang Makenete and South African artist Big Zulu are together.
He has two kids of his own as well. His son, Shaka, was born by Bulelwa Nazo, while his daughter was conceived through his present connection.
In 2018, Big Zulu was detained in Gauteng on suspicion of abusing the mother of one of his children. Many of his supporters voiced their disapproval of the occurrence.
Together with his girlfriend and kids, he is currently a resident of Newtown.
Big Zulu Net Worth
Big Zulu has benefited monetarily from his stint in the rap business. Due to his standing, he has amassed a net worth of $200,000.
Big Zulu Social Media
- Instagram- bigzulu_sa
- Twitter- BigZulu_ZN
- Facebook- @BigZulu
- TikTok- Nil
- Snapchat- Nil
- Phone Number- 0813401356
Big Zulu Awards
Rapper Big Zulu is from South Africa and has won numerous awards. He was the recipient of numerous honors. Among the accolades the well-known rapper has received are
- Album of the Year
- Song of the Year(“Mali Eningi”)
- Best Music Video
- Best Male and Ubuntu Activism Award
- Best Collaboration
- Best Digital Sales at the 2021 South African Hip Hop Awards.
Big Zulu Clothing
He represents prestigious apparel companies Brentwood and Carvella. His father inspired him to love the brand, as he said in his speech during the 20th anniversary of Brentwood.
He added that it was regarded as fashionable even when he was operating a cab service in the past. His clothes are pricey and custom-made, and they speak volumes about him.
Big Zulu Lifestyle
In addition to his music career, many South Africans adore him for his way of life. He is admired for his distinctive style, long dreadlocks, swag, and the fashion items he wears.