Nellie Tembe: Wiki, Bio, Age, AKA, Career, Death, Net Worth

Nellie Tembe: Wiki, Bio, Age, AKA, Career, Death, Net Worth, South Africa, Parents, Father, Engagement, Funeral, News: Nellie Tembe was a Chef, Model, and Social Media Influencer from South Africa. She was popularly known for being the fiancee of Kiernan Jarryad Forbes also known as AKA. He is a famous rapper who died on February 10, 2023, after being shot in Durban. Nellie was born to her parents on October 11, 1999. She was only 22 years old at the time of her death in April 2021. Recently, her name was in the news after the death of her fiancee AKA. 

Nellie Tembe

Nellie Tembe Birth and Family

Born on October 11, 1999, Anele “Nelli’ Tembe took birth in a business family in the South African city of Durban. Her father is Moses Tembe who is a business and her mother is Lulu Msumi Tembe who was a homemaker. Besides Nellie, the couple also had a son named Vukile Tembe and a daughter named Nondumiso Tembe. When her mother breathed her last in 2004, Tembe’s father raised the three of them alone. Later, he married a woman named Princess Ntando Yesizwe, with whom he had two children named Mbali and Zomatanga.

Nellie Tembe Education

In terms of her educational qualifications, Nellie completed her schooling at a local school. After this, she attended the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine.

Anele "Nelli' Tembe with her father Moses Tembe

Nellie Tembe Career

The 22-year-old young woman was fond of cooking and modeling since her childhood. Right after graduating, she started her career as a chef. Also, she opened her kitchen in Durban at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom. Along with that, she was also modeling for local as well as popular fashion brands. It also included her fiancee AKA’s fashion brand.

Nellie Tembe Death

On April 11, 2022, Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe breathed her last after falling from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel. It is believed that her cause of death is suicide but nothing has yet been confirmed regarding the same. Soon after her death, AKA released his statement, and in the month of  August, he posted a picture with Nellie thanking people for their support.

Nellie Tembe’s Father on AKA’s Death

In the recent past, Nellie’s name was in the news when her father Moses Tembe gave his statement following the death of AKA. The 35 years old famous Rapper from South Africa was shot dead on February 10, 2023, in front of a restaurant. In his statement, Moses said that “It is with deepest shock that we’ve learnt of the passing of Kiernan.” It came out after speculations regarding their involvement in AKA’s death surfaced on the internet.

Nellie Tembe Personal Life

Although, no information regarding Nelle’s past relationships is available in the public domain. However, at the time of her death, she was engaged to South Africa’s popular rapper AKA whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. The two were dating for a long time before they got engaged in February 2021.

AKA and his fiancee Anele

Nellie Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

The 22-year-old, Tembe was a 5 feet and 8 inches tall young woman. She weighed about 59 kilograms which accounts for 130 lbs. In terms of her appearance, she had a dark complexion with black hair and brown-colored eyes.

Nellie Religion, Nationality, Ethnicity, and Net Worth

Being born and brought up in South Africa, Nellie holds South African nationality. Moreover, she was a follower of Christianity and had mixed ethnicity. Furthermore, at the time of her death, she had an estimated net worth of between $1 Million to $5 Million as per the information available.

Nellie Social Media

As the young Chef cum Model, Nellie Tembe’s social media accounts are not available at the moment, thus information regarding how many followers she has or how many posts or tweets she has made is unavailable at the moment. 

Anele "Nelli' Tembe

Here is the full bio/wiki of Nellie Tembe her family,  mother, father, name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, family, address, hometown, ethnicity, birthplace, parents, achievements, school, net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Age, AKA, Career, Death, Net Worth, South Africa, Parents, Engagement, Funeral, News, Instagram, Twitter and more.

Nellie Tembe Information Table

Name   Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe
Known as   Nellie Tembe
Gender   Female
Profession   Chef, Model, Social Media Influencer, Entrepreneur, Celebrity Partner, and Media Face
Height (approx.)   in centimeters – 172 cm

In meters – 1.72 m

In feet & inches – 5 ft 8 in

Weight (approx.)   in kilograms – 59 kg

in pounds – 130 lbs

Figure Measurements   Not Known 
Eye Colour   Brown
Hair Colour   Black
Date of Birth   October 11, 1999
Age (at the time of death )   22 years
Birth Place   Durban, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign   Libra
Nationality   South African
Hometown   Durban, South Africa
School   Not Known
College/University   Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine
Educational Qualification   Graduate
Religion   Christianity
Ethnicity   Mixed
Caste   Not Applicable
Current Address   South Africa
Hobbies/Interests   Reading, Dancing, and Cooking
Marital Status   Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends   Kiernan Jarryd Forbes (AKA)
Sexuality   Straight
Parents   Father: Moses Tembe

Mother: Lulu Msumi Tembe

Siblings   Brother: Vukile Tembe

Sister: Nondumiso Tembe

Half Siblings: Mbali and Zomatanga

Husband/Spouse   Not Known (Engaed to AKA)
Children   Not Known
Net Worth   Between $1 Million to $5 Million

Nellie Social Media Accounts

The Social Media Accounts of Nellie could not be found at the time of writing this article.

AKA and Anele

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nellie

  • Anele’s sister Nondumiso Tembe is a well-known Actress from South Africa.
  • Nellie’s cause of death is said to be suicide but there is no official confirmation regarding the same.
  • Her fiance AKA was shot dead in Durban on February 10, 2023.
  • Being a model, she has collaborated with local as well as several popular fashion brands including AKA’s fashion brand.


1. Who is Nellie Tembe?

She was a Chef, Model, and Social Media Influencer from South Africa, popularly known as Rapper AKA’s fiancee.

2. How old is Nellie?

At the time of her death, Nellie was 22 years old.

3. Where was Nellie born?

She was born into a business family in Durban, South Africa.

4. When was  Nellie born?

Nellie was born to her parents on October 11, 1999.

5. What nationality does Nellie have?

Being born and brought up in South Africa, Nellie was a South African national.

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