Mzansi Profiles! Local Anele “Nellie” Tembe Biography

Anele “Nellie” Tembe Biography

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Personal Details

  • Born: Nellie Tembe, whose real name is Anele Tembe, was born in South Africa.
  • Family: Her father, Moses Tembe, is a businessman who serves as the Chairman of Phumelela Gaming & Leisure Ltd. He is also on the board of nine other companies with interests in tourism, retail, and industrial operations. Nellie was related to South African media personality Nondumiso Tembe.

Marriage and Death

  • Marriage: Nellie Tembe was traditionally married to AKA, a South African rapper, after he paid lobola for her in March 2021. AKA broke the news on his social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram. On Instagram, Nellie commented by saying “My husband” to which AKA replied “My wife.” AKA’s relationship with Nellie started a short while after he broke up with his baby mama, DJ Zinhle.
AKA x Anele "Nellie" Tembe

AKA x Anele “Nellie” Tembe [image; The Nation]

  • Death: On Sunday, April 11, 2021, there was news that Nellie had jumped out of the 10th floor at Pepper Club in Cape Town. Twitter users alleged that AKA pushed Nellie, while some said she committed suicide. One Twitter user alleged that AKA was at Ayepyep Lifestyle in Cape Town promoting Cruz Vodka a few hours before he allegedly pushed Nellie out of a window. Western Cape police spokesman Captain Frederick van Wyk told Daily Sun that crime scene experts are still on the scene combing the area for clues. Cape Town central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7:45 on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets in the Cape Town CBD where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased. Nellie and AKA were said to be at the hotel as part of the celebrations for one of the rapper’s friends.

School/Education

  • Tertiary: Nellie Tembe enrolled in the Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine, where she took an 18-month-long cookery course between 2018 and 2019. During this time, she was also accepted to join the school’s work placement segment at The Test Kitchen in Cape Town.

Service/Career

  • Events: Nellie Tembe was a South African chef who was known for her culinary skills. She was a rising star in the food industry and had been featured at several events.

Trivia

  • AKA Collaboration: Nellie featured on AKA’s EP Bhovamania on a song titled Finessin’. In the song, AKA praises Nellie, calls her a lioness, and talks about their love. Nellie raps in the intro of the song.

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