Naledi Boltina profile

Recording artist Naledi Boltina is works hard to connect the African continent with her music.

Naledi Boltina (born 4 January 1993) is a South African music artist, actress, and producer. She is best known for her hit singles African King featuring Nigerian artist Ice Prince.

Boltina’s first big break in the entertainment industry was in the SABC short educational film The Lilies. She played the lead role of Rosa. She has also appeared in other productions like Mnet’s Rockville and Ferguson Films’ The Gift.

Naledi Boltina
Naledi Boltina biography
Naledi Boltina received her first big break after playing the lead role of Rosa in the SABC short film The Lilies.
Full Name:Naledi Boltina
Stage name:AfricanLion
Born:4 January 1993 (age 30 years old)
Place of Birth:Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Nationality:South African
Education:Music and Drama
Occupation:Music artist, actress, producer
Album:Jonga (2023)

Early Life

Naledi Boltina was born on 4 January 1993 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province, South Africa. Her parents named her Naledi, which means star. In Port Elizabeth, she started to sing in church.


For her studies, she attended a boarding school in Grahamstown. Her main subjects were music and drama. She started to develop a love for entertainment while in school.


Boltina became the first Party260 presenter for Nelson Mandela Bay TV station, Bay TV. She also worked as a radio presenter on both Bay FM and YFM.

At 17, she had her first big break in the entertainment industry after playing the lead role, Rosa, in the SABC short educational film The Lilies. She has also appeared in Mnet Rockville, a series that exposes the dark side of Mzansi.

The actress appeared in the Ferguson Films’ hit telenovela The Gift. These roles have opened doors for her as an actress in the movie and film industry. 

To try out acting in Nollywood, she traveled to Nigeria, but the country went on lockdown within months. 

Eventually, she collaborated with Nigerian music star Ice Prince. They released a track titled African King. The female singer says the song is anti-xenophobia.

Among her visions in the industry is to connect Africa through music. She has plans to collaborate with more artists from the continent, such as Master KG, Burna, and Tiwa Savage.

Naledi collaborated with Skuki Va Va Voom on the song Senseless. She plans on appearing in more Nollywood movies.

Personal Life

Naledi Boltina is married and has a five-year-old daughter. She met her light-skinned husband in Lagos, Nigeria. She and her husband are one of the South African celebrity interatrial couples. They often appear in traditional attires such as Xhosa.

Social Profile

Love knows no bounds, and for Naledi Boltina, social media is a platform to showcase her loved ones. She often posts about moments with her husband, daughter, and friends. She promotes her works and upcoming movie shoots on the platform.



  • Jonga (2023)


  • African King
  • I no fit
  • Indoda
  • Senseless
  • Race
  • Enkosi
  • Nyarara
  • My African King
  • Yise ka Thamsanqa
  • I know
  • Jonga
  • No Money On Ground 0.2
  • Baya ndibiza
  • Sinner
  • Bayekeni
  • So high
  • Wait for me
  • Imithandazo
  • Xola Ntliziyo
  • Believe
  • Zolisa
  • People ebusuku
  • Plea from Africa
  • Landela

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