Nathi Mankayi Bio
Nkosinathi Mankayi, professionally known as Nathi, is a South African singer-songwriter and artist. He shot to limelight upon the release of his critically acclaimed song titled “Nomvula” off his triple-platinum debut studio album Buyelekhaya. He later released his second album titled Umbulelo Wam on 28 October 2016. He is presently signed under Ghetto Ruff/Muthaland Entertainment, a South African independent record label.
Nathi Mankayi Trivia and Quick info
Nathi Mankayi Quick Facts
He was born on 23 December 1982 in Mthatha, South Africa
|Age||36 Years old|
|Record label||Gallo Record Company|
|Awards||South African Music Award for Male Artist of the Year,|
Early life – Biography
Nkosinathi Mankayi was born among five siblings to a single mother in Mthatha, a small town in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
He grew up in Maclear, Eastern Cape, South Africa where he had his education and developed an interest in music and drawing.
In 2006, Nathi was sentenced to 8 years in prison for a 2002 robbery-related crime. He was however released after serving 4 years.
Nathi Mankayi Wife
Nathi Mankayi Girlfriend. He is married to a businesswoman who hails from Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The couple had a secret wedding ceremony at Nathi’s hometown in the Eastern Cape.
Nathi Mankayi behind bars for ‘robbery’
Award-winning Afro-pop star Nathi Mankayi appeared briefly in the Alexandra magistrate’s court in Johannesburg following his arrest on Monday night.
Mankayi was arrested in connection with a business robbery he allegedly committed with his two friends last year at the offices of the former boss China Mpololo.
The star of Nomvula fame spent a night at the Bramley police station, Johannesburg.
The station’s spokesperson, Capt Molefe Mogodi has confirmed that Mankayi appeared in court in connection with the business robbery. The trio apparently went to Apollo’s offices where they allegedly took laptops, landline phones, printers and cellphones.
The office items were later recovered by police and taken back to the owner.
According to sources, police have been looking for Mankayi for a while now.
Sowetan understands that two weeks ago, he was expected to present himself with his friends at Bramley police station but he never arrived.
Sources say the problem began when Mpololo, who has been managing Mankayi, decided to cut ties with him.
The management company wrote him a letter stating that the working relationship had ended.
Sources say Mpololo ended the contract because he got tired of Mankayi’s “diva tendencies” and rudeness.
In two years, the star has had four managers.
Apparently, Mankayi did not take the matter well that he took his friends to Apollo’s office in a bid “to teach him a lesson”.
Mpololo refused to comment on the charge and allegations.
Mankayi is a highly decorated singer and songwriter who broke into the industry in 2015, releasing his debut album Nomvula that sold multi-platinum status.
Before the fame, he was arrested in the Eastern Cape following a robbery and served time before he was released for good behavior.
By the time of going to print, police had not indicated whether Mankayi got bail.
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