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Did Nadia Nakai date AKA to get back at Bonang?
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Did Nadia Nakai date AKA to spite Bonang? YFA viewers think so

Did Nadia Nakai get back at Bonang by dating her ex AKA? ‘Young, Famous and African’ viewers have voiced their theories…

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Did Nadia Nakai date AKA to get back at Bonang?
Image via Netflix screenshot

While many Young, Famous, and African viewers have been moved by scenes of Nadia Nakai gushing over her late boyfriend, AKA, others have accused her of having “mean girl energy” to newbie Bonang Matheba.

But while Nadia herself claims their “beef” began before her relationship with the rapper, some think the latter was done as “payback.”

Bonang dated AKA between 2015 -2017, while Nadia went IG official with him in March 2022.

The rapper was gunned down in an attack in Durban in February.

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In the first episode of Young, Famous, and African, viewers witness the awkward exchange between Nadia Nakai and Bonang Matheba.

In fact, the women fail to greet each other when Bonang is introduced at a dinner party hosted by Nigerian singer Diamond Platnumz.

Reflecting on the experience, B said in a confessional: “I feel very awkward. Because just how people welcome me, I think that was very cold.”

Nadia later confesses to having beef with Queen B.

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Without going into details, the female rapper says of their history: “I think I was more heartbroken, cause I really felt like she was my sis. You know things happen in a relationship. You fall out, and that’s ok”.

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Young, Famous and African stars Nadia Nakai and Bonang. Images via screenshot: Netflix

On Twitter, one Young, Famous, and African fan thought Nadia’s decision to date AKA was because of her fall out with Bonang.

The tweep shared: “If Nadia says her fall out with Bonang happened before AKA, then is it fair to wonder if she didn’t date that gent to spite B?”

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Others claimed that Bonang was shady for dating AKA, when he was still with baby mama DJ Zinhle.


After splitting from Nigerian singer D’Banj, Bonang allegedly started a secret romance with the late rapper AKA in 2015. At the time, AKA was in a relationship with pregnant DJ ZInhle.

After being called a “homewrecker,” Bonang and AKA became one of the industry’s most-loved couples. But their romance ended as dramatic as it started. In 2018, AKA accused his ex of using witchcraft on him.

Just months after his fiancee Anele “Nelli” Tembe’s death, rumors of AKA having a relationship with Nadia Nakai began to swirl.

The couple went Instagram official in March 2023 and were together until AKA’s death earlier this year.