Siyabonga Nene, better known by his stage name Big Zulu, is a 37-year-old South African actor, singer, and rapper who is well-known for his Inkabi rap style.
He was born on April 7, 1986, and spent his childhood in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where he was raised. Initially a cab driver, the rap artist entered the music business in 2009.
Big Zulu has since subsequently released a number of well-known rap songs, including 100 Bars, Ang’Mazi Umama, Big Zulu Ama Million, Billion (Ama million remix), Lomhlaba Unzima, and Ushun Wenkabi.
He has also appeared in Isibaya, a well-known South African soap drama.
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 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.
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.
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‘s time in the rap industry has been financially rewarding. His level of influence has seen him rack up a net worth of $200,000.
- Instagram- bigzulu_sa
- Twitter- BigZulu_ZN
- Facebook- @BigZulu
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- Phone Number- 0813401356
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