Nadia Nakai (born 18 May 1990) is a 33-year-old South African rapper who has a net worth estimated at around $1 million.
Born on 18th May 1990, a net worth estimated at a million dollars is highly commendable for a 33-year-old and Nadia Nakai has not only achieved this feat but has also shown over the years that she has some serious entertainment skills as a rapper, songwriter, and TV personality. The music sensation has so far released one EP, one album, and thirteen singles and has been featured by several other artists. These great strides have also earned Nadia up to 9 awards, as well as wide recognition on the South African entertainment scene.
How Nadia Nakai Became A Millionaire In Her Early 30s
Born on 18th May 1990 in South Africa, Nadia Nakai has grown to join the big names in the entertainment industry in South Africa. Interestingly, this young lady also happens to have studied Marketing, Communications, and Media Studies at the prestigious Monash University, Johannesburg – this is believed to have given her a good start on her career path. More so, she would go on to work in an advertising firm for a while before focusing on her music career sometime in 2011 when she was 21.
As her career progressed over the years, so did her fame and net worth which is estimated to be up to $1 million. More so, Nadia Nakai has been mentioned alongside South African greats like Cassper Nyovest (with a $3 million net worth), Cleo Ice Queen (with a $1.5 million net worth), Gemini Major ( with a net worth of $2 million), Kwesta (with a net worth of $2 million) and Stefflon Don (with $1.5 million net worth).
Her Music Career Launched Her Into Stardom
Nadia has been able to amass a fortune, giving her an estimated net worth of a million dollars and most of it is credited to her music career which she started sometime in 2011 but she made her debut music TV appearance in 2013. This was on the e.tv hip hop show, Shiz Niz on which she won the mixtape 101 competition as the first female winner. Nakai also released her first single Like Me that same year and though it is not known how much she made from its sales, the song got a good reception which eventually brought her to the limelight.
In 2014, the budding singer released the single, Whatever featuring DotCom and Psyfo. Within that same period, she was featured in Amantonbazane Remix by Ricky Rick amongst several other artists. She released another hit song in 2015, titled Seka Wena featuring Ice Prince, a Nigerian rapper, and that year, she was also featured by DJ Slique alongside 5 others in the song, Do Like I Do. More so, Nadia released several other trendy songs in the next year which include Money Back, The Man featuring Cassper Nyovest; and Sqwaa which featured Gemini Major and Tshego. That year also saw her collaborate with Germini Mayor to release Ragga Ragga and another collaboration with DJ Milkshake to release Savage.
She Received More Musical Acclaim With The Release Of ‘Naaa Meaan’ In 2017
Another remarkable year in Nakai’s musical career was 2017 which came with the release of the hit single Naaa Meaan, featuring Cassper Nyovest, the song topped the charts in several radio stations in South Africa and was nominated for the music of the year in the 24th South African music awards. This obviously earned Nakai a lot of income although the details of the amount she has made from its sales so far are yet to be revealed. Within the same year, she was featured in Crazy by Spectacular and DJ Naves, as well as Isaga Lam by Miss Pru DJ and Uh Huh by Priddy Ugly.
In the coming year, the music sensation released Yass Bitch and Money Calling and for her efforts, she won artiste of the year. Nakai would then proceed to release her debut album, Nadia Naked in June 2019 which was later nominated for album of the year in South Africa. That same year, she won the South African Hip Hop Award for the best female artist. More so, in 2020, she released 40 Bars as Nadia Naked deluxe, winning the best music video in the South African hip hop awards 2020 rocked the industry. She also made a documentary on Showmax about the making of Nadia Naked in 2020 and won the most stylish performing artist of 2020.
Nadia Also Makes Money From Her Clothing Line
While most of Nadia’s wealth was made via her music career, one cannot ignore the many other streams of income she has in addition to music. One such stream of income the SA music sensation has been able to harness is the fashion industry and she has invested a good sum to start the Bragga Clothing Collection. The business has been very successful over the years and she has even landed a deal with Red Bat for her clothing line.
The Music Sensation Earns Money As A Social Media Influencer
With quite a good number of followers across different social media platforms, Nadia Nakai is also a social media sensation and influencer. The singer who is aware of her power of publicity has leveraged her popularity to promote brands on her various platforms for a fee. The impact of her successful music career on her other endeavors cannot be ignored as it was music that made her popular in the first place.
The Rapper Is Also A TV Personality
Nadia has also ventured into becoming a TV personality and she is currently a co-host of MTV base hip hop show, Yo! MTV Raps South Africa. More so, in 2020, she started her own show, The Naked Room on Channel O. There are no details of the exact amount that comes in from her show but it still ranks as a significant contributor to her wealth.
Endorsement Deals Contribute Greatly To Her Wealth
It is widely believed that Nakai’s endorsement deals are a major source of her income second only to the music, however, details of how much she makes from these deals are not known to the public. Her first deal was signed in 2015 and while the details were not shared, she hinted that it was a huge one.
Some of the notable brands the rapper represents include the sportswear company, Reebok with whom she signed a deal in 2019, and the whisky brand, Courvoisier South Africa. In 2020, Nadia also signed an ambassadorship deal with Hunter’s for its latest Hunter’s Cider.
Does Nadia Nakai Live A Lavish Lifestyle?
For someone who has up to a million dollars to her name, Nadia is really doing well for herself and her very luxurious home in Johannesburg which she bought recently for an undisclosed amount is proof she is enjoying her wealth. Although she has not given the public a tour of her home yet, it has been gathered from the pictures on her Instagram page that the house has a basketball court, a tennis court, a swimming pool, many palm trees, and a large parking space for her cars.
More so, with the resounding success, she has recorded in her career, the rapper has upgraded her car choices too. Initially, it’s known that she drove a red Fiat Palio during her university days, then moved to an Audi when she worked in advertising and an H1 in the early days of her music career. However, she currently boasts of 3 luxurious cars which include:
- Mercedes- Benz C220 Convertible which she got for over 1 million rands. The car comes with features like a 9-speed shiftable automatic rear-wheel drive car that runs on gas with 4 seats.
- Mercedes Benz V 250 which she doled out 1.3 million rands to acquire. This whip has a seating capacity of 7, ARAI Mileage of 16 kmpl, and runs on diesel.
- Range Rover which she spent over 1.5 million rands on and is the recent addition to her collection as she bought it in 2020. This heavy metal has a seating capacity of 5, ARAI mileage of 7.8 kmpl, and runs on petrol.