Yanga Chief

Rapper - Johannesburg
Yanga Chief


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.”

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.

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 33 years old (2021).

He did a program at the University of Johannesburg where he obtained a BA degree in Audio Visual Production Management.

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.

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