Zakes Bantwini Marks 20th Anniversary With Sold-Out Show, Nandi Madida Celebrates Hubby’s Success

Zakes Bantwini Marks 20th Anniversary With Sold-Out Show, Nandi Madida Celebrates Hubby’s Success

  • Zakes Bantwini celebrated a career milestone with a sold-out show at Durban ICC, joined by stars like Mi Casa, Young Stunna, Kelvin Momo, and Sjava
  • Emotionally moved, he expressed missing his late parents and friends during the event, feeling their absence deeply
  • Nandi Madida praised her husband's success on Instagram, highlighting his 20-year legacy and their enduring partnership over 11 years

Zakes Bantwini celebrated a major milestone in his career with a sold-out show at the Durban ICC this past weekend. The Grammy Award winner said he got emotional during the event.

Zakes Bantwini celebrates milestone
Zakes Bantwini celebrated 20 years in the music industry. Image: Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images, Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images and Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen
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Zakes Bantwini celebrates milestone with show

Zakes Bantwini felt like the star he is after selling out the Durban ICC for his historic concert. The show had an impressive line-up of some of the best stars in Mzansi, including Mi Casa, Young Stunna, Kelvin Momo and Sjava. Hosts at the show included Boity Thulo, Minnie Dlamini and Nandi Madida.

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Speaking to TimesLIVE at the event, Zakes Bantwini said he was happy that the show was a success. The star admitted that he got emotional at the show's end because he wished his parents and best friends could witness the event. He said:

"I got emotional at the end ... most people that I wish were here are not. My mother, my dad, you know, three of my best friends are not here."

Nandi Madida gushes over Zakes Bantwini after his event

Nandi Madida is the most supportive wife in the industry. The star headed to her Instagram timeline to give the Osama hitmaker his flowers. Part of her post read:

"My heart is full; yesterday was a full house of love, joy and appreciation of @zakesbantwini's legacy in his hometown, Durban, at the ICC.

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"20 years in the game (I just realized now that I’ve been with you for 11 of those 20 years ), still being relevant to different generations from all walks of life is such a blessing . I know your mom and dad are proud of you in heaven️. You did THAT! "

Speaking to journalist Jessica Gcaba from Briefly News, Zakes Bantwini's wife, Nandi Madida, spoke about Zakes being an icon and an inspiration to many people, young and old.

"Being an artist is very demanding, so for him to transition from being an artist to a DJ is very easy to do, although being an artist is much more demanding. Zakes has been on this journey of creating incredible Afro Tech sounds and again inspiring another generation to really get into Afro Tech you know.
"Zakes has always been a pioneer as he has lead and inspired so many people in music."

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Nandi Madida attends presidential inauguration

In more entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Nandi Madida was a sight for sore eyes when she attended the not-so-anticipated presidential inauguration and left netizens gagging over how stunning she looked.

Nandi Madida was out at the presidential inauguration at the Union Buildings and was as stunning as ever.

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Privie Kandi (Entertainment Editor) Privilege Kandi is an entertainment news editor (joined Briefly in 2022). A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the Christian College of Southern Africa (2016), she has been in the arts and entertainment industry for six years. Privie has worked for the Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust as a communications officer and a writer and TV producer for lifestyle and entertainment channel CME TV. She passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her at