Nandi Madida says Beyoncé was 'adamant' about having her on 'Black Is King'

'The part that is very surreal to me to this day is how she was adamant about having me be a part of this. She knows me like that'

15 November 2020 - 08:00 By deepika naidoo
Nandi Madida was personally asked by Beyonce to join 'Black Is King'.
Nandi Madida was personally asked by Beyonce to join 'Black Is King'.
Image: Instagram/ Nandi Madida

Singer and actress Nandi Madida opened up about her relationship with Beyoncé and what being recognised by the queen Bey meant, and how she changed her world.

Everyone loves Beyoncé unconditionally (most of the time), but Beyoncé being obsessed with you? That is a completely different story.

Despite having played the lead in Beyonce's Black Is King, Nandi and many other African stars have shared a limited amount of info on how they came to work on Beyonce's project, thanks to the hectic non-disclosure agreements they signed.

However, in an interview with MacG on Podcast and Chill with MacG, the star said Queen Bey insisted on Nandi joining her production and she was star-struck!

“The part that is very surreal to me to this day is how she was adamant about having me be a part of this. She knows me like that” said Nandi.

Nandi also recounted the events that lead up to working with the global artistic powerhouse.

Gangster Love had come out and the music thing was keeping me going. It had always been the plan to go global. Someone called my team saying  'we have a very important production Nandi might be interested in. We can't say the name (of the artist) but trust me, it is one of, if not, the biggest artist of all time,” said Nandi.

Nandi, who was a child star, has been making waves across the globe.

From starting her global recognition after trending at the 2016 BET awards to being signed to Sony Music Entertainment, the star flourished despite the coronavirus pandemic.


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