A Timeline of AKA’s Relationship With DJ Zinhle and All His Former Girlfriends

AKA had a truly loving relationship with his former girlfriend DJ Zinhle. Despite breaking up a number of times over different issues, they always found their way back to each other. Their love was cemented by having a child, but that was not enough to keep them together.

The late South African rapper would go on to have relationships with a good number of other beautiful and talented women, including Bonang Matheba, Nelli Tembe, Nicole Nyaba, and Nadia Nakai.

AKA’s Relationship With DJ Zinhle Started in Botswana

AKA's Relationship with DJ Zinhle
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The romance between a number of people started off and was nurtured on social media, for AKA and DJ Zinhle, the same applies. She had reached out to him on a social media platform just to say she liked his music and would love to make some music with him which he agreed to. At this point, it was just business between them, nothing personal, but this would soon change.

A few months after reaching out to the rapper, they were at the same event in Botswana where he was performing and she was DJing, they started talking and decided to hang out at a club with their friends after the show. That same night, the two shared their first kiss, and AKA’s relationship with DJ Zinhle started the next day.

All these events happened in 2012, but they only made their relationship known to the public in 2014. AKA had won a number of awards from the South African Hip Hop Awards and Zinhle congratulated him by calling him “my winner” on Twitter. While they depicted the picture-perfect couple and even shared a love child, AKA’s relationship with Zinhle couldn’t survive the pressure around it.

AKA and DJ Zinhle Split Because of Infidelity

The romantic relationship that existed between rapper AKA and DJ Zinhle was one that caused a lot of ruckus. Both of them were high-ranking members of the South African entertainment scene. AKA was one of the biggest rappers in the country and DJ Zinhle made waves with her music and business ventures.

The relationship these two celebrities shared was plagued by several things, including claims of infidelity, and the couple broke up more than once. The first breakup happened in 2015 when Zinhle accused AKA of cheating on her with Bonang Matheba, a renowned television presenter. Matheba and AKA denied the claims, but by August of that year, he had stopped dating DJ Zinhle.

The rapper moved on to commence a publicly acknowledged relationship with Matheba, even though they still maintained they didn’t have an affair while he was with Zinhle. The duo rocked the headlines as a couple, dishing relationship goals amid love and hate reactions from fans and foes alike. However, AKA’s relationship with Bonang ended in December 2017, with the TV personality asking for privacy, especially regarding his drama with Zinhle.

AKA and DJ Zinhle Have a Love Child

When the couple first dated in 2014, a year into their relationship, they had their first child, Kairo. Their daughter was born on the 8th of July, 2015. That same year, their relationship hit a rocky patch, and they stopped dating a month after the birth of their child. The existence of a child couldn’t keep them together, but they have managed to play their roles as parents perfectly.

Now that they are separated, the two still find a way to balance how much time they spend with their daughter, especially as both of them lead very busy lives because of their careers. They often share pictures of them spending time with her.

Are They Getting Back Together?

When they broke up in 2015, AKA’s relationship timeline was dominated by Bonang Matheba, whom he started dating soon after, even though she’s the woman he was accused of cheating with. However, in 2018, he got back with Zinhle after Bonang cheated on him.

Like the first time, their relationship was short-lived, and by 2019, the two had broken up again. However, they remained good friends, largely because they had a daughter between them.

The Rocky Bonang Matheba Situation

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The early days of AKA’s relationship with Bonang Matheba, a highly-famed television presenter, was full of turbulence for them as a couple. According to DJ Zinhle, AKA was cheating with Matheba. By the end of 2015, after he ended things with Zinhle, he started a relationship with Bonang. While they dated, he showered her with gifts and was prone to posting pictures of them getting cozy.

The duo dated for three years before breaking up in 2018, and it is believed that they split because Bonang cheated on AKA. Their split was a mess, with AKA attacking the TV presenter on social media and releasing a diss track aimed at her. It was after their breakup that AKA finally confessed to cheating on Zinhle with Bonang. All along, the rumors about an affair between the two were right.

AKA Moved on to Date a Girl More Than Ten Years Younger Than Him

AKA’s relationship timeline was dominated by Zinhle and Bonang Matheba, but he managed to put them behind him. Following his second break-up with DJ Zinhle, the rapper started a relationship with Nelli Tembe and was completely smitten. It is unclear how the two met or the exact start date of their relationship.


Obianuju O
Obianuju O
With over several years of professional writing experience, I consider myself an expert storyteller with a passion for connecting with audiences through the power of words. I specialize in creating engaging content for biographies, entertainment websites and other forms of visual media.


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