Zakes Bantwini Biography: Age, Wife, Career, Songs & Net Worth


Zakes Bantwini (born 26 May 1981) is a South African singer, record producer and businessman from KwaMashu F-section, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 

He was born into the family of Jeffrey Khanyile and Nomthandazo Madida in Durban and raised in KwaMashu.

Bantwini has a Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music and he is one of the contributors to the establishment of the Durban Kwaito Music (DKM) – the genre that is a mixture of house beats and kwaito lyrics.

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In 2004, during his final year at technikon, he established his own record label; Mayonie Productions.

He is known for his song “Clap Your Hands”, featuring Xolani Sithole, from his album Love, Light and Music.

Other featured tracks from the album include Bum Bum and Wasting my Time.

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Zakes Bantwini photo

Zakes Bantwini Age

He was born on the 26th of May 26, 1981, in the F-Section of KwaMashu township in Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Zakes Bantiwini is 42 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on May 26th every year.

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Zakes Bantwini Wife

He is married to Nandi Mngoma who is an actress, singer, and TV presenter.


  • Wasting My Time
  • Amantombazane
  • My No.1
  • Abangcwele
  • Bang Bang Bang
  • Ifunaya
  • Sangena La
  • Clap Your Hands
  • Ghetto
  • African Queen
  • Karolina
  • Dancing Trumpet
  • Love & Pain
  • All Around The World
  • Anything
  • Celebrate
  • No About Us
  • Heaven On Earth
  • Choose The Best Of Love
  • Undignified- I Will Dance, I Will Sing
  • Rock With You
  • Keep Waiting

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $250,000 which he has earned as an actor.




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