Who is Yanga Chief currently dating? Everything to know about the rapper

Who is Yanga Chief currently dating? Everything to know about the rapper

Yanga Chief is one of the biggest names in South African hip hop and has worked with several industry greats, including the late rapper AKA, Riky Rick, Blxckie, Boity, and K.O. The artist is known for his 2018 hit song, Utatakho, which peaked at number one on the Metro FM Top 40. Yanga's dating life is a frequent subject of discussion. Who is Yanga dating in 2023?

Utatakho hitmaker
Yanga Chief is a South African rapper, record producer, and songwriter. Photo: Oupa Bopape
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Yanga Chief has established himself as one of the best new-age hip-hop artists in South Africa since his debut in the industry in the late 2000s as a videographer. His sound is a unique blend of pop rap and Afro-pop with references from sounds he grew up listening to, including Xhosa folk, kwaito, and RnB.

Yanga Chief's profiles summary and bio

Real nameYanga Sakhumzi Ntshakaza
Date of birth17th October 1987
Age35 years as of 2023
Birth signLibra
Place of birthMthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Current residenceJohannesburg, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Relationship statusDating
GirlfriendNot known
EducationUniversity of Johannesburg (Audio Visual Production Management)
ProfessionRecord producer, rapper, songwriter
Music streamingYouTubeSpotifyApple Music
Record labelSony Music Africa, Young Legend Music
Social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook

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How old is Yanga Chief?

The rapper Yanga Chief (aged 35 years as of 2023) was born on 17 October 1987 in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa and raised in Queenstown. His zodiac sign is Libra. Yanga moved to Johannesburg in 2006.

Yanga Chief's education

Yanga is an alumnus of the University of Johannesburg, from where he graduated with a BA in Audio Visual Production Management. He met Skwatta Kamp member Slikour during his second year while working at the university's SRC.

Yanga Chief's bio
Yanga Chief was later rapper AKA's close friend. Photo: @Zalebs, @lebron_griffin on Twitter (modified by author)
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Yanga Chief's career

Yanga started his career as a website administrator for Slikour's company, Ventilation Productions and later worked as a videographer for Buttabing Entertainment. He has directed music videos for top SA artists like AKA, JR, Kwesta, and Kid X.

In 2014, he was featured on and directed AKA's track, Run Jozi ft K.O. Yanga released his first track Awuth'Yam ft AKA and Kid X, in October 2014. The late AKA was one of Yanga's best friends from the industry. They were close for 17 years and collaborated on several tracks until AKA's demise in February 2023.

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Yanga Chief's best songs

One of his best songs is the single Utatakho, released in October 2018. The track reached number one on the Metro FM Top 40 and was certified gold in Mzansi. Utatakho won Song of the Year at the South African Hip Hop Awards in 2019. He released the Utatakho Remix ft Boity, Dee Koala, and the late Riky Rick in 2019.

The rapper released his first EP, Neighbourhood Genius, in 2017, followed by the EP Becoming a Pop Star in 2019. His first studio album, Pop Star, came out in 2020. Becoming a Pop Star won Best Hip Hop Album at the 2020 South African Music Awards.

So Soon ft Tellaman2018Single
Ntoni Na ft Blxckie and 25K2021Single
Mdogish ft Tman Xpress2021Single
To Each His Own2022Single
Shaza ft Okmalumkoolkat and Cassper Nyovest2022Single
Benjamins ft Emtee and Henny Belit2022Single
BBAF2020Pop Star
Fort Hare ft Maglera Doe Boy2020Pop Star
FIFA 2ft Langa Mavuso2020Pop Star
2002019 Becoming a Pop Star
Hard ft AKA2019Becoming a Pop Star
Manelo2020Pop Star
Khulula2020Pop Star
Ngubani Lo ft Thabsie2020Pop Star

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Yanga Chief and Minnie Dlamini dating

The Utatakho hitmaker and Minnie Dlamini have been friends since 2010. They were first seen getting cosy in February 2023 at AKA's listening session in Bryanston before his unfortunate demise. The two were later spotted at The Honeymoon film premiere, in which Minnie has a leading role.

When asked about the nature of their relationship, the actress told ZiMoja;

I'm not dating him. We are tight and have been mates since 2010. He used to date one of my girls. I'm not dating but enjoying single life and the attention.
Actress Minnie Dlamini
Minnie Dlamini denied the dating rumours surrounding Yanga Chief. Photo: Oupa Bopape
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Yanga Chief's dating history

The Utatakho hitmaker has always been private regarding his personal life. In May 2020, a lady named Tanya Ntungwa revealed on her Instagram stories that they were dating, but he insisted on keeping her away from the limelight. It is unclear whether they dated.

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Yanga was previously romantically linked to actress Khanya Mkangisa. The two allegedly started dating in 2017, but when asked about the rumour, Khanya denied saying they knew each other but were not that close.

Yanga Chief has been working with some of SA's most prominent stars. As of 3 May 2023, the rapper has accumulated 204,000 Twitter followers and 389,000 Instagram followers. On YouTube, the musician has 55,000 subscribers.

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