- Nandi Madida has come under heavy criticism for throwing shade at people who haven't achieved their dreams by 30
- The singer and entrepreneur meant to inspire when she said people should take their lives seriously in their teens and 20s
- However, her statement came across as judgemental instead
Nandi Madida trended for all the wrong reasons yesterday, when she had some word of advice for those in their teens and 20s.
The star said it's not a good idea to waste your younger years trying to be "cool" or hanging with the wrong circles because you might yourself at "30 with nothing to show for your life."
Peeps thought the statement was a bit tone deaf, particularly with the current coronavirus pandemic having turned the economy upside down.
Zamani Khethelo responded, "I had everything to show at 25 - dream job, my first car, independent etc. And I lost it all at 29. Life has no formula, Nandi! Let people be and live according to their destined journey. Preachy motivational speakers are annoying."
Other tweeps agreed that perhaps Nandi was putting too much pressure on young folk who are struggling to just get by.
Nandi, herself, has been very successful at 32 and is also happily married to Zakes Batwini.
Earlier this year, Briefly.co.za reported that Nandi posted the funniest video of hubby Zakes practising his hand-washing as they first settled in for lockdown.
The pair has two children together - an adorable girl and boy - and Zakes also has three children from previous relationships.
Nandi recently shared a clip of Zakes teaching their son, Shaka, isiZulu.
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