Ntokozo Zakwe

Sa rapper Ntokozo Zakwe. Image via Instagram @zakwesa

Ntokozo Zakwe: SA rap sensation making waves globally

Discover Ntokozo Zakwe, the South African rapper making waves worldwide with his unique and powerful music.

Ntokozo Zakwe

Sa rapper Ntokozo Zakwe. Image via Instagram @zakwesa

Recently, SA hip-hop star Ntokozo Zakwe star became the talk of the town after announcing the start of his weight loss journey. In a post shared on Instagram, many of his friends and fans sent congratulatory messages in the comments as he started this chapter in his life. But who is he? This article will dive deeper into his life and biography.

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Ntokozo Zakwe is a South African rapper from kwa-Zuku Natal. He is famous for producing hits such as Thixo Wami, AMA Level, General and Babylon.


Full nameNtokozo Zakwe
Date of birth8 March 1988
Place of birthDurban, KwaZulu-Natal
Age35 years (At the time of this publishing)
Zodiac signPisces
NationalitySouth African
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBrown
Relationship statusMarried
Social media accountsInstagram Facebook X


The Mzansi rapper was born on 8 March 1988 in Durban KwaZulu-Natal. As of this writing, Ntokozo Zakwe’s age is 35 years and his star sign is Pisces. His father, Dr. Peter Zakwe born on 27 November. Moreover, Dr. Zakwe is an author with two PhDs, one in Geography and the other in Leadership.

Ntokozo went to Brettonwood High School, where he got his matric before joining the Durban University of Technology.

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According to People Pill, Zakwe began his music career as an underground artist, releasing several vernacular mixtapes titled “Street Music.” These mixtapes received positive feedback from the underground hip-hop scene, leading to two of his tracks being featured in Hype Sessions and receiving significant airplay.

After the success of his mixtapes, Zulu Boy, a Durban-based emcee, featured Zakwe on his track “Zobe Zisho,”. As a result, Zakwe obtained a recording and artist management deal with Native Rhythms.

From his record in Deezer, he released his first album in December 2011 titled Zakwe. The Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) awarded the album with gold certification. It also received five nominations at the South African Music Awards. Additionally, the artist won the Best Hip Hop Artist award at the Metro FM Awards and the Best Lyricist Award at the South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHAs) the following year.

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Since then, Zakwe has released four other albums including Zakwe – Deluxe Edition (2012), Impande (2015), Cebisa (2018) and Zakwe & Duncan (2020)

In September 2015, he started his YouTube channel which has gained over 8k subscribers. His most popular songs include Thixo Wami, General, and Babylon.


The Mzansi rapper has maintained a low profile in his private life. Although his wife’s real name is yet to be known, Zakwe has constantly referred to her as Ma’Mthembu or Mrs Zakwe, born on 4 March. She has a degree in BCOM Law.

Additionally, the pair have two children, a daughter called Nubia Zakwe, born on 21 December. Furthermore, their second born is a boy called Sbongs, born on 21 September.


Ntokozo Zakwe actively engages on social media, with 252K followers on Instagram, 52K on Facebook, and 281.8K on X. He primarily uses these platforms to promote his music. Additionally, he shares glimpses of his family life, often seen spending time with his kids. Recently, he made a positive announcement on Instagram about embarking on a weight loss journey, which garnered supportive messages from fans in the comments.

Ntokozo Zakwe’s career as a rapper reflects a remarkable journey marked by talent and determination. His ability to connect with audiences through his music has solidified his position as a prominent figure in South African hip-hop.