‘My best friend’: Zakes Bantwini pens sweet b-day tribute to his wife

Grammy-award winner Zakhele “Zakes” Bantwini took to Instagram to celebrate his darling wife Nandi on her birthday as seen in his post shared on Wednesday, 20 March.



Zakes Bantwini and his wife Nandi first locked eyes at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) nominee party, SowetanLIVE reported several years ago. According to the publication, in 2017 during an interview on Anele Mdoda’s show Real Talk with Anele, Nandi revealed that the Osamo hitmaker was her second boyfriend ever.

“I met him at the SAMAs… I told him I love his music and I think he’s amazing. Cause he is, if not the best performer, one of the best performers. So I was being genuine and he was like ‘I love you’,” Nandi was quoted as saying at the time on the show.

This year, the duo will be marking their 11th wedding anniversary, according to TshisaLIVE.

Recently, the 43-year-old musician and record producer penned his gorgeous wife a birthday tribute on his feed. He posted pictures of her with their two kids Shaka and Nefertiti, and two other photos.

“Happy birthday to the love of my life, my beautiful wife and my best friend @nandi_madida! Your presence fills my days with joy, your laughter is music to my ears, and your love is the greatest gift I could ever ask for,” Zakes wrote

“May this day be as beautiful and special as you are. Here’s to many more years of happiness, love, and unforgettable moments together. I cherish you today and always. Love you more than words can express,” Zakes captioned the post.

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In 2020, Sunday World revealed that the couple had a joint estate which included an R3.5 million house in KwaZulu-Natal and another R1.5 million property in Gauteng. It was also reported that the lovebirds had tied knot in community of property on 8 June 2016 in Pinetown.

With a strong bond, a growing family, great careers, and more, it seems this duo has it all. They also often gush over each other online, leaving their social media followers green with envy of their marriage.

In an old post on X (the social media platform previously known as Twitter), Nandi appreciated her hubby as she highlighted one of his best qualities “My husband has taught me to have so much peace in my heart,” she wrote.