Big Zulu – Biography, Real Name, Age, Songs, Albums and Net Worth

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Big Zulu (born 17 April 1987) is a talented South African actor and musician who got signed to Universal Music in 2015 and rose to prominence in 2016.

Big Zulu

Big Zulu Biography

Siyabonga Nene was born on the 17th of April, 1987 in Bergville, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

His childhood music was influenced by Maskandi and Scathamiya but his greatest influence came from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Phuzekemisi, and Imithende. This led him to want a taste of the showbiz lifestyle.


Prior to music, he was a cab driver in SA but started his music journey in 2009 with the Inkabi rap genre. It was with this music genre he started rapping and songwriting.

He was an indie artiste until Universal Music took notice of him and was able to work with bigger names in the industry such as Cassper Nyovest and Emtee. Under Universal Music, he debuted his album in 2018 and in that same year was signed as Brentwood’s ambassador.

Also, he has been able to carve a name for himself in acting. He has starred in Mzansi spies such as Isibaya and Uzalo.

Asides from his professional side, the musician has two children, a son with another woman and a daughter with the woman he is currently with, Lebogang Makenete. He has been accused of assaulting his wife severally which has led to their separation.


Real NameSiyabonga Nene
Date of Birth17th of April, 1987
Place of BirthSouth Africa
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLebogang Makenete
Nationality/NationalitiesSouth African

What is Big Zulu’s real name?

His real name is Siyabonga Nene.

When was the Big Zulu born?

He was born in Bergville, a small town at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains located in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Big Zulu Age: How old is Big Zulu?

As of 2022, he is 35 years of age.

Big Zulu Songs and Albums

Here are some of his songs below:

  • Ivolovolo
  • Umuzi eSandton
  • Inhlupheko
  • Type Yam
  • Vuma Dlozi
  • Mali Eningi
  • Ushun Wenkabi
  • Ubaba Ulala Nam
  • Home
  • Ngaqoma Ibhinca
  • 100 Bars
  • Umbonge
  • Ngiphilele
  • Dear Pro
  • Ugogo

Below are some of his albums.

  • Ushun Wenkabi (2018)
  • Ungqongqoshe Wongqongqoshe (2019)
  • Ichwane Lenyoka (2021)

Social Media

You can interact with him on social media below.




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You can interact with his Facebook page here.

Big Zulu Net Worth

Here is his net worth in rands, USD, and GBP in 2022.

Net Worth in Rands (R)Net Worth in USD ($)Net Worth in GBP (£)
R7.4 million$500,000£378,000

Lethabo Ndlovu

Lethabo Ndlovu is a KwaZulu-Natal-born writer. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Nerdville. Ndlovu is happily married to Sarah Ndlovu with children and they both live in Johannesburg South Africa. His interests include football, writing, and trying to make himself better by reading.

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