big zulu age

Big Zulu. Images: Instagram @bigzulu_sa

Younger than he looks?: Big Zulu’s age revealed on his b-day

South African rapper Big Zulu is trending in the backdrop of his birthday after Mzansi managed to connect the dots about his age.

big zulu age

Big Zulu. Images: Instagram @bigzulu_sa

Big Zulu is making headlines in the backdrop of his birthday. Against the backdrop of his birthday, Mzansi has managed to connect the dots about his age.

Undoubtedly, the award-winning rapper has managed to keep his private life under wraps, leaving many to guess even about his age.


Taking it to Instagram, Big Zulu posted, “Nkabi Nation Ngizizwa ngine njabulo nentokozo🙏🏿ngizizwa ngibusisekile ngijabule inhliziyo ikhululekile Happy Birthday to Me.”

His birthday post has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped. Fellow celebrities and fans flooded his comments section with heartfelt comments. However, whether Big Zulu is throwing a birthday party is unknown.

Big Zulu was born on 7 April 1986 in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal. Many were more than puzzled by Big Zulu’s age. The 38-year-old star joins many celebrities who celebrated their birthdays in April, including multimillionaire MaMkhize.

His birthday post has undoubtedly cleared the air about his date of birth. Rumour mill had it that he was born on 18 November 1984.


No doubt Big Zulu has a rags-to-riches story to tell. He spent years as a taxi driver and had to quit in 2008 to furnish his craze for music. Big Zulu started writing music in 2009 and got signed under Universal in 2015.

However, he had his shot to fame in 2016 when he released his debut single, Donsa Nkabi 2016. Big Zulu released his debut album, Ushun Wenkabi, in 2018 and Ungqongqoshe Wongqongqoshe in 2019.

Big Zulu’s third album, Ichwane Lenyoka, was a banger that spawned three chart-topping singles, Mali Eningi, Inhlupheko and Umuzi eSandton. The star has also had his fair share of fame on small screens. He has starred in Isibaya, Mzansi’s most-watched drama series, Uzalo and Isithembiso. No doubt he is a jack of all trades.


However, Big Zulu has managed to cap his illustrious career, which spans years, with several accolades. Big Zulu has won several awards, including:

SAMA 27 in 2021, he won:

  • Best Collaboration
  • Album of the Year
  • Best Male
  • Song of the Year

2021 SAHHA 10, he won:

  • Best Collaboration
  • Best Video
  • Ubuntu Activism Award
  • Best Digital Sales

Big Zulu also won the Best Duo/Group at the 17th Metro FM Music Awards in 2023. Over the years, he has fast become one of the most followed rappers in South Africa.