Mrs. David Junior Ngcobo (born February 11, 1997), known professionally as Wicked C, is a charming South African rapper, songwriter and record producer with a light flow. He received praise for his influence on traps second album, Strings and bling. He won two South African Music Awards and two All Africa Music Awards in 2018.
Biography of Nasty C.
Mrs. David Junior Ngcobo
February 11, 1997
Diepkloof, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Musician, rapper, actor
Digital Audio Workstation Sampler
Universal Music AfricaDef Jam Recordings AfricaTall Racks RecordsDef Jam
Youth and education
Nasty C was born on February 11, 1997 in Diepkloof, a borough of Soweto, Johannesburg. He moved to Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, to be raised by his father, David Maviyo Ngcobo, human resources manager, after the death of his mother, killed in a car accident when he was 11 months old. He was inspired to start rapping by his older brother, Thankswho taught him the basics of music production when he was just nine years old.
Ngcobo completed his 12th year at Strelitzia Secondary School at Lotus Park, Durban, and he did not continue his studies but concentrated on his career.
On May 14, 2012, Nasty C, who was only fourteen years old, released his first mixtape, A kid, A thousand coffins. Also on April 4, 2014, he released his first PE, LAME (Levitation above my enemies). Later, on February 10 of the following year, he released his second mixtape, titled City Pricewhich contained the popular tune”juice back.” This allowed him to gain notoriety.
The title track of Nasty C’s upcoming debut album, “Hell Nawwhich he posted on February 11, 2016, was later made public. Later that same year, on September 23, he released another debut album, titled “bad hair,” through noise reduction Entertainment. For the album cover, he asked his Twitter followers to send him photos of themselves on terrible hair days, then he artistically put together his face using all the photos, which made the “bad hair” album the most streamed album in South Africa in its first 24 hours and peaked at number one on the regional iTunes charts.
Nasty C has released a 14-minute short that includes three songs from “Bad hairand was produced by Kyle Lewis. The short film presented Rowley in the songs “Do not do it,” “good girls and snapchat hoes,” and “Phase.” This was rare for an African video as it was shown commercially in several countries including France, Germany, UK and USA.
On December 2, 2016, “Bad hair extensions,” an extended version of “Bad hair,” was released and four new tracks were included, including lead single “Allow”, featuring American rapper French Montana, which won him numerous awards that year.
In 2017, her biggest nomination came from the BET Award for “Best International Act: Africa“, which he lost against Assistant. Also, as of 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, there also received a nomination, and according to the 2016 MTV Base: the best MCs in SA, Nasty C came third. And he placed again, this time in fourth place, in the same event in 2017.
On February 16, Nesty C signed an agreement with Universal Music South Africaagreements with Universal Music Africaand artist booking agreements with UMG Live Africa. Before the pre-release of his singles “Jungle” and “King“, both featured the American rapper A$AP Ferg from his second album, “Strings and Bling.”
In June 2018, so kinggeneral manager of Universal Music Group Nigeriasaid in a press release with Premium Times that “Strings and Bling is a testament to the skill, craftsmanship and passion he brings to his game time after time, and we are thrilled to bring this great work to market. Then, on July 6, 2018, Strings and Bling became available digitally and physically and was among the top hip-hop albums on Tina magazine’s hip-hop albums list, and TimesLIVE ranked it among the top hip-hop albums from South Africa. The other singles from the album are “ADM” with Rowley and “Sauce», a promotional song.
Again, on October 6, 2018, The Ivyson Tour was started by Nasty C at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. The five-show tour, which included four performances in South Africa and one in Namibia, was a success with a full house. For the third time in a row, he ranks third MTV-Based: SA’s hottest MCs at the end of 2018.
Nasty C has been chosen as the brand ambassador for 2019 by Ax South Africa, a men’s grooming company. His tune”ADM (Vol. 1)” with Rowley was nominated for Favorite Song of the Year at the 2019 Dstv Mzansi Viewers Choice Award. He also received two AFRIMA awards on November 24, including Best African Collaboration and Best African Rapper/Songwriter. He also topped MTV Base: SA’s Hottest MCs for 2019, which was his fourth consecutive year on the list.
On September 27, 2019, during The Ivyson Tour, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa, Nancy C went on his third concert tour, where he released “flow of god“, featuring the rapper Yung crownedand also announced their impending third studio album. Zulu man with a bit of power presents international artists.
In August 2020, Nasty C launched his own music label, Tall Racks Records. The first performer to sign with the label was him and his longtime collaborator, singer Rowley. And in March 2020, Nasty C reportedly signed a joint venture agreement with Def Jam Records, with the release of his single “They are going thereas his debut under the label.
Nasty C released the visual EP, Lost Files, in April 2020, along with a YouTube performance video of the songs. He said, “These are songs that didn’t make it into different projects, songs that turned out to be mere concepts,” explaining the logic behind the PE. The PE was later released on Apple Music on May 14.
Also on May 20, 2020, Nasty C completed his acting debut with a cameo role in Netflix’s six-part original African young adult series Blood & Water, playing the role of Zhero. And later, on May 28, 2020, he signed with The flagship of Universal Music Group, Def Jam Africa. Again on June 5, he collaborated with the American rapper IT. for the protest song”They don’t.” Proceeds from the song’s revenue are donated to the charity’s Solidarity Fund and To Freedom, and its lyrics reference by George Floyd murder. On June 25, he and DJ Oh boy published Zulu, a mixtape they collaborated on.
Nasty C revealed on social media on August 6, 2020, that his highly anticipated album “Zulu man with a bit of power” would be released in August after several delays. Twenty songs, including those of Lil Keed, Ari Lennox, lil gotit, TI, Tellamanand Rowlene, were included in the track listing he released. The album’s release date was August 28, 2020; he won the award for best male rap act at the African Music Magazine Awards 2020 Ceremony in November 2020. He was included fifth consecutively on MTV Base: SA’s Hottest MCs list in December 2020, where he was ranked third.
He released the single “The best I’ve ever hadin June 2021. He was nominated for three All Africa Music Awards categories: Songwriter of the Year, Best Southern African Male Artist and Best African Rapper/Songwriter at the sixth ceremony. His sixth consecutive appearance on the 2021 MTV Base: SA’s Hottest MCs list placed him third.
He started the Ivyson Army Tour in May 2022, which had five dates and ran from May 7 to June 4, starting May 7 (in Bloemfontein). And he was cast in the Disney+ animated series Hot generation: Generation Fire in June 2022.
Nasty C would be in a relationship with Miss Beatrice Sibanyoni, whose nickname is Sammie’s Skies.
- Bad Hair (2016)
- Strings and Bling (2018)
- Zulu Man with a Bit of Power (2020)
- One child, a thousand coffins (2013)]
- City Award (2015)
- Zulu (2020)
- Ivyson Army Tour Mixtape (2022)
- C LAMÉ (2014)
- Lost Files (2020)
- Said (and Runtown)
- Individual (Major Lazer, DJ Maphorisa)
- juice back
- Crazy about you (Remix)
- The coolest kid in Africa (Davido)
- Hell Naw
- Alleluia! (I do that shit)
- “Good Girls” or “Snapchat Hoes”
- Connect (Mrs. Cosmo)
- PA (tellaman)
|2020||“Blood & Water“||Zero||guest role|
|2020||Zulu man in Japan||Himself||Documentary|
Awards and nominations
|2015||2015 South African Hip Hop Awards||Best Freshman||Himself||Won|
|2016||2016 South African Hip Hop Awards||Lyricist of the Year||Himself||Appointed|
|2017||16th Metro FM Music Awards||Best New Artist||bad hair extensions||Won|
|Best Male Album||bad hair extensions||Won|
|best hip hop album||bad hair extensions||Won|
|song of the year||Hell Naw||Won|
|BET Rewards||Best International Act: Africa||Himself||Appointed|
|2021||SAMA 27||best hip hop album||Zulu man with a bit of power||Won|
|MTV Africa Music Awards 2021||Best Hip Hop Artist|
Nasty C has an estimated net worth of around $2 million and is believed to be one of the richest rappers in South Africa.
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