​-        Mother of Shaka, the famous King of the Zulu people.

-        Her son was born out of wedlock to Zulu King Senzangakhona kaJama.

-        Nandi was treated cruelly by other tribe members for becoming an unwed mother, but she remained strong and resilient.

-        Raised the future king in strength and saved him and his sister from starvation during the 1802 great food shortage, by traveling great distances on foot to seek help.

-        Was put in charge of the military, once Shaka became King, and governed in his place while he was away.

-        Helped her son grow his kingdom and enact compromises with other kingdoms through peaceful nonviolence.