What You Need To Know About South African Singer, Big Zulu

Now available is the profile of the South African entertainer, Big Zulu. Some interesting facts about his life and career have been penned down for our readers.

Who Is Big Zulu

Many have known the young male artist by the name Big Zulu. But it may surprise you to know that his real name is Siyabonga Nene.

He is a professional South African musician who specializes in rap music. He also is a songwriter, and music producer and also doubles as an actor.

About a decade ago, he was not known in the South African music industry nor in the entertainment world.

Before being a rapper he has been a taxi driver before trying out music, which he says to loved music from his childhood.

In 2008, he began to explore the possibility of making a great impact in the South African entertainment industry.

In a statement, he says that he grew up as a young boy who was fond of two particular music genres in South Africa, and they are Maskandi and Isichathamiya.

According to the rapper, he once also stated that his motivation and inspiration to love music more could be attributed to people like Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Imithente, and Phuzekemizi.

He says that he enjoys listening to these artists do the job they know how to do the most, singing.


A few years after he began to take solid steps to create a name for himself in the South African music world, he has been making a pathway for himself.

In 2016, he dropped his first hit song, “Dona Nkabi”, before that, he has been making songs but this hit was the major break that set him on the path of a great rapper.

Asides from being a singer, he also is an actor, he has taken up a role in some South African TV series called Isibaya. His role in the movie has grown his affluence and currently makes him gather more followers.

In 2020, he released an award-winning music single, which featured two of the best-known South African artists, Riky Rick and Intaba Yase Dubai.

His career since his first major break-out has been blossoming as he has done tons of good music. Big Zulu has also featured a great number of top South African artists.

According to a South African biography website, Big Zulu is a 35 years old rapper. He comes from a small town in South Africa named Bergville situated at the foothills of Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal.

 The prolific South African rapper is currently in a relationship with the love of his life, Lebogang Makenete. The young female already has a daughter for the rapper.

His most recent music which he shared just a few weeks ago is titled Voicemail.

The song rose to critical acclaim after being released. Voicemail currently has been certified gold as it has done a great number on the South African Apple Music Chart.

You can listen to his song via his YouTube channel below.