Big Zulu


Rapper, Actor

Net Worth: $35 Million Dollars

Date of Birth: 7 April 1986

Nationality: American

Big Zulu Net Worth

Siyabonga Nene is a rapper, songwriter, and actor from South Africa. He is well known by the stage name Big Zulu. After putting out the single “Donsa Nkabi” in 2016, he became more well-known.

In 2015, he signed a record deal with Universal Music. In 2018, Ushun Wenkabi and Ungqongqoshe Wongqongqoshe, his first and second albums, respectively, came out (2019).

People liked Zulu’s third studio album, called Ichwane Lenyoka (2021). “Mali Eningi“, “Inhlupheko” and “Umuzi eSandton“. The Recording Industry of South Africa said that its lead single, “Mali Eningi,” was worth two million rands (RiSA).

Zulu also appeared on the TV shows Isibaya, One Mic (2017–2020), Uzalo (2020), and Isithembiso. He has won one South African Music Award and seven South African Hip Hop Awards .

Big Zulu net worth

Big Zulu

He used his talent in various sections. First of all, he identified himself as a rapper. He played various types of music and because of his huge popularity and musical creativity he was awarded several times. The popularity went viral and day by day it increased. The music directors made schedules with him and made albums. 

He got a massive response not only from selling cassettes but also from the bottom of his heart. Working in a lead role also brought huge achievement for him. He played unique roles and grabbed the attention of people. Thus he became rich. The net worth of this legend is 35 million dollars. 

Early life

Siyabonga Nene was born and grew up in the KwaZulu-Natal town of Bergville. He was influenced by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Phuzekemisi, and Imithente as he grew up having to listen to Maskandi and Isichathamiya music. So at an early age, he learned the tone, fusion, and thought to think like a rapper. 


His mother inspired him and introduced rap to this person. He usually made lyrics by learning from old songs and creating new instrumental effects. So at an early age, he learned about sound quality, vocal, tone variation, scale variation, and many more.  He used to sing socio-rapping songs most of the time. He was also fond of acting. That is why he enrolled in the theater. The talented brain grabs acting lessons so fast. He grabbed each lesson and did a rehearsal on a daily basis. He worked in many socio and adventurous novels. 


Big Zulu

Maskandi and Scathamiya are important to him. He used to live in places called Palm Springs in the Vaal. The sound environment, relaxed life, and better execution of ethics have influenced him a lot. He usually provides impressive messages to people and makes better communication. The connection with followers always inspires him to work honestly.

Career and achievement

2014–2019: Ushun Wenkabi, Ungqongqoshe Wongqongqoshe achievement

His second studio album, Ungqongqoshe Wongqoshe, came out in 2019. In the same year, “Ak’laleki” with Kwesta was released and became an instant hit. His second single, “Ama Million,” which featured Cassper Nyovest and Musiholiq, came out on August 2 and went to No. 5 just on iTunes Chart. The song got a platinum award from respected singers. 

On August 14, his third single, “Vuma dlozi,” with Mnqobi Yazo, came out. The Music Industry of South Africa gave it a platinum rating (RiSA). It sold 50,000 copies in a short period of time. The music industry of South Africa (RiSA) gave the album a gold prize, and it was nominated for Best Hip Hop Album there at the South African Award Show (SAMA26). 

At the South African Hip Hop Awards in 2019, the album was chosen as the Best Male Singer of the Year and Album of the Year. He made Nkabi Records, his own record label.

Ichwane Lenyoka, New projects, 2020 to the present

big zulo ,Ichwane Lenyoka

The first single from his album came out on November 20, 2020. It was called “Mali Eningi,” and it featured Intaba Yase Dubai and Ricky Rick. The song debuted at 2 on Channel 0 and was in the top 30 charts. It was also given a double platinum certification. 

“Mali Eningi” won the Best Collaboration award at the 27th South African Music Awards. The end of 2020 was the first time he was chosen for MTV Base: SA’s Hottest MCs. He grabs the fifth position. 

He said that he was collaborating on his third album at the end of January 2021.

As his second single, on March 11, 2021, he put out “Inhlupheko” with Mduduzi Ncube. The song reached number one on the iTunes charts in South Africa and number four on the Shazam charts.

On Twitter on July 3, 2021, he told people about a new song called “Umuzi Sandton” that featured Leah Ndlunkulu. It came out on July 9, 2021, and it was on his soundtrack Ichwane Lenyoka, which came out on September 3, 2021. The song “Umuzi Sandton” was the most popular song on Shazam.

On September 13, 2021, he sang on Idols South Africa season 14. At the 2021 South African Hip Hop Awards function Zulu won seven awards, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Greatest Music Video, Best Men and Ubuntu Activism Prize, Best Cooperation, and Best Digital Sales. He was chosen again for MTV Base: SA’s Hottest MCs at the end of 2021, moving up to the second place.

On February 11, 2022, “Volo Volo” with Xowla came out. In South Africa, the song went straight to number one.

The first single-played song was from Big Zulu Mduduzi Ncube, Leah Ndlunkulu, Siya Ntuli, and Xowla’s album came out on June 24, 2022. It was called “Voicemail.” The song was given a Gold award, and in South Africa, it was number one

Zulu posted on Instagram the release date and track list for their new album, which came out on September 9, 2022.

Zulu announced on Facebook that a new single with K.O., Xowla, and Siya Ntuli called “Dear My Love” will be out on November 25, 2022.

Other ventures

Zulu established the record company Inkabi Records in 2019. Mduduzi Ncube has now been acquired by Zulu as a record manager. 

Zulu started his charitable work on September 21, 2021, by giving the Obonjaneni Primary School laptops and printers. He collaborated with Spitz as the Caravella ambassador beginning in August 2020.

He worked as a talented artist. That is why he made a unique rapping system. The use of suitable words, inspirational tone, and better inclusion of information made a unique change for this he grabbed the attention of people and get awarded. 

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