The singer, actress and television presenter, Nandi Madida, epitomises the African woman and the continent’s beauty. Nandi is unapologetic about her African roots. We love how she manages to stay slaying while inspiring us.
Nandi Madida is a South African singer, actress, model and television presenter born in Maphumulo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Born to a father and mother who are doctor and lawyer respectively, she started performing at the age of four years where she had to play a role as a lead ballerina in a ballet. Nandi studied Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Varsity College, even though her initial plan was to pursue a career in journalism.
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Nandi was known for several titles that she has won, and a notable one among them is Miss Junior RSA. Winning a talent search for Nandi, launched her to a music career and she got the privilege of performing at the Gateway Mall steadily.
In 2010 she entered the SABC1 presenter search for the music show LIVE and was one of the four finalists. In the same year she came second in the O-Access presenter search.
Her star rose in 2011 with the release of her first single and she firmly established herself on the music scene with her debut album in 2012.
From 2015 to 2016 she starred as Zokuthula “Zoe” Dhlomo in the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Road, which revolves around a television producer who buys the rights to a book of memoirs written by a man who lived in Sophiatown in the 1950s and makes a successful television series out of it.
From August 2016 she co-hosted the second season of the e.tv reality series Coke Studio.In September 2016 she began co-hosting the BET entertainment magazine show BET A-List, in which the presenters unpack fashion, music, movies and more, covering red carpet events and interviewing A-Listers from home and abroad. Photo Credit: Getty