Big Zulu – Career, Girlfriends, Age and Arrest


Big Zulu is one of the biggest artists to have dominated the South African music industry. Here is everything there is to know about the musician.

Professionally, Big Zulu with the birth name Siyabonga Nene was born on 17 April 1986. He was born in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Big Zulu ‘s Career

Earlier, Siyabonga Nene was just an ordinary Taxi driver. He drove for years until 2008 when he quit Taxi to pursue his music career.

In 2009 just a year after quitting Taxi, he started making name for himself with his talent. He was named “King of Rap” after a contest held by Back to the City.

After working independently for a few years, he signed a recording deal with Universal Music Records where he released his debut single “Donsa Nkabi” in 2016.

In July 2018, Zulu went ahead to release his debut album titled “Ushun Wenkabi” with the record label’s help. He also released top-charting singles, backing them with another album in 2019.

He later worked with other popular South African rappers including Kwesta and Cassper Nyovest. One of his major hit singles is “Ama Million” featuring Cassper Nyovest and Mosiholiq which topped many charts in South Africa.

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He also bagged a few awards with some of his songs both locally and internationally. His unique rapping style makes him trend with little effort.

Away From Music

Zulu set up his own record label somewhere in 2019. He calls it “Inkabi Records” and currently has some artists signed. So he is currently managing and grooming other artists if he is not doing music.


He is an actor who made appearances in the popular Isibaya series and some other popular movies. The rapper has not been seen in any movies lately, but he will likely feature in some soon.

He also has a charity program going on. I can’t tell how long it will go on but in September 2021, his organization donated laptops and printers to Obonjaneni Primary School.

Partnering with spitz, he also doubles as the ambassador for Carvela shoes.

Personal Life And Family

Big Zulu is traditionally married to Lebogang Makenete and they have a daughter together.

Zulu also has a son with Bulelwa Nazo which is believed to have resulted from cheating.

Rumors also have it that Zulu was once arrested for assaulting his girlfriend Lebogang somewhere in 2017.

He tries to keep his personal life as private as possible, but everything surfaces somehow since he is a celebrity.

Big Zulu Networth And Cars

He is estimated to be worth around $500,000 which is approximately R7.1 Million. All that money is from his music career. He also owns other physical assets that we can’t make out at the moment.

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Siyabonga is a lover of classic cars which BMW is his favorite brand. He has a couple of BMW cars in his garage which the recent one is his brown Maroon E30. He also has another fleet of cars.