Yanga Ntshakaza popularly known as Yanga Chief is a South African recording artist best known for his hit single “who shot ya”.
He had a drive for music since his childhood days and he stuck with it till it became a source of livelihood.
He contested in various talent shows, joined a brass band music group, and was even part of a drama club.
He is one of South-African best rappers and his singles are testimonies. He released a freestyle on social, sending rap lovers into a frenzy.
Yanga’s music career dates back to 2014, but he became famous in 2017, the year he released “Who Shot Ya.”
Let’s take a quick look at his profile.
|Date of Birth||17 October 1987|
|Record Label||Vth Season|
Yanga Chief Biography
Yanga was born on October 17, 1987, in Mthatha, South Africa. Grew up in Queenstown and later moved down to Johannesburg in 2006. He hails from Komani, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Yanga is 32 years old (2020).
He is in a relationship with Tanya Ntungwa who doesn’t appreciate how he kept their love affair undisclosed. She accused him of not showing her in public, creating a mild rift between them, but they are still together.
Tanya Ntungwa is a South African socialite born in 1996.
He did a program at the University of Johannesburg where he obtained a BA degree in Audio Visual Production Management.
Yanga Chief Career
Although Yanga’s fame sparked up in 2014 after he featured on AKA’s hit single “Run Jozi”, and DJ Vigilante’s Sorry Makhe. He solidified his spot in the hall of fame with a single titled “Who Shot Ya”.
He produced the music video for AKA’s “All Eyes On Me” featuring Burna Boy, Jr, and Da L.E.S.
Yanga is signed to Vth Season which is already home to the likes of AKA and Tresor.
In 2019, he released an EP album titled “BAPS”. The EP has 9 tracks and it includes the remix of his hit song, “uTatakho”. “Baps” features Dee Koala, Boity, and Ricky Rick.
Yanga was featured in AKA’s “Bhovamania” album alongside the likes of K.O., Don Design, Moozlie, Yanga Chief, Gemini Major, L-Tido, and Grandmaster Ready D. He lent voices in two tracks, Monuments, and Mr. Perfect.
Yanga Chief Songs
Aside from his successful singles, Yanga boasts of perfect collaborations with Kid X, DJ Vigilante, Maggz, L-Tido, the list goes on. He has to name four albums which made waves in the South-African music industry.
- Becoming a Popstar
- Run Jozi
- TIAM Episode 1
Here is a list of the songs he has released so far.
- Who Shot Ya
Awards he has won since the beginning of this career include;
- South African Music Award for Best Hip Hop Album
- South African Music Award for Best Music Video of the Year
Yanga Chief Net worth
His net worth has not been estimated.