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Nasty C Biography

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Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo (born 11 February 1997), known professionally as Nasty C, is a South African rapper, songwriter, actor, and record producer who hails from Diepkloof, borough of Soweto, Johannesburg. Over the years, he has established himself as a prominent figure in the South African hip-hop scene, releasing multiple albums, mixtapes, and collaborating with international artists.

Nasty C
Full Name Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo
Born February 11, 1997 (age 27)
Nationality South African
Occupation Musician
Relationship Status Single
Education Strelitzia Secondary School
Awards Best Collaboration award (Metro FM Music Awards – 2023)
Organization Def Jam Recordings

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Early Life

  • Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo was born on 11 February 1997 in Diepkloof, borough of Soweto, Johannesburg.
  • He tragically lost his mother in a car acci dent when he was just 11 months old.
  • Raised by his father, David Maviyo Ngcobo, a human resources manager, in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
  • His older brother, Siyabonga Ngcobo, played a pivotal role in influencing him to pursue a career in rap.
  • Nasty C also has a younger brother named Olwethu Ngcobo.


  • Nasty C attended Strelitzia Secondary School in Lotus Park, Durban, where he completed his 12th grade.


Initial Mixtapes and Early Career

  • At the age of 15, Nasty C released his debut mixtape, “One Kid, a Thousand Coffins” on 14 May 2012.
  • This was followed by his debut EP “L.A.M.E (Levitating Above My Enemies)” in 2014.
  • In 2015, he dropped his second mixtape “Price City”, which included the hit single “Juice Back”. This track significantly boosted his prominence in the music scene.

Albums and Mainstream Success

  • In 2016, Nasty C released his debut album “Bad Hair”, which quickly climbed the charts and was the most streamed album in South Africa within its first 24 hours.
  • His second album, “Strings and Bling”, was released in 2018 and was accompanied by his first tour, The Ivyson Tour.
  • In 2020, after signing a joint venture deal with Def Jam Records, he released “Zulu Man with Some Power”, his third album.
  • Nasty C has announced a new album set to be released on 15 September 2023.

Collaborations and International Recognition

  • Over the years, Nasty C has collaborated with several international artists, including French Montana, A$AP Ferg, and T.I.
  • In 2020, he signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group and later released a collaborative mixtape with DJ Whoo Kid titled “Zulu”.
  • He has also ventured into acting, making a guest appearance in the Netflix series “Blood & Water” and voicing a character in the Disney+ animated series “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire”.

Awards and Nominations

  • Nasty C was the youngest recipient of the Best Freshman Award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards.
  • In 2016 and 2017, he received multiple nominations and awards, including the Best New Artist at the 16th Metro FM Music Awards.
  • He was nominated for the Best International Act: Africa at the 2017 BET Awards.
  • In 2021, he won the Best Hip Hop Album at SAMAs 27 and Best Hip Hop Artist at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
  • In 2023, he secured the Best Collaboration award at the Metro FM Music Awards for “Lemons (Lemonade)”.

Personal Life

  • Nasty C is known to be private about his personal life, keeping details about his family and relationships away from the public eye.
  • Despite his fame, he remains grounded and continues to be an influential figure in the South African music industry.

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