SA rapper takes time to inspire Zim youths

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Sinikiwe Marodza

Harare  - Top South African rapper and music producer, Nasty C, this week took time to meet and interact with Zimbabwean high school students in schools around the capital, Harare.

The South African music star arrived in Zimbabwe on Sunday night and visited about 10 schools in Harare, meeting and giving inspirational messages to the young children.

Being a successful rap musician at the age of 22, Nasty C believes that there is need for the African children to get face to face inspiration from the people they look up to.

“Growing up, not staying in Zimbabwe or South Africa but Africa as a continent, is so hard to look at inspiration and motivation and realise it for what it is because it is never close to us, and that is why I chose to meet and spend time with these young ones,” he said.

Being an African child and having a passion for music is not usually a successful combination. Not all African children with a passion or talent in music have made it, since most parents and societies do not believe in success after taking music or arts in general as a profession.

Nasty C, whose music career started at the tender age of 9, gained popularity in 2015 when his single, tittled Juice Bag, banged him an award at the South African hip hop music awards. He says his music journey drives him to commit to help those who might want to walk through the same path he has been through.

“I am always preaching ‘just do what you want to do in life’, chase your goals, do not let anyone dampen your spirit and don’t look at those who have succeeded as a big scare.

“It’s possible for every kid to achieve better, you can achieve anything and you can reach any level,” he said.

Zimbabwe is fast becoming a second home for the 22-year-old South African musician as this year alone he has been in and out the country several times.

Apart from making Zimbabwe the first country to have a glimpse of his annual Ivyson tour, which for the past years was only a tour for South African cities, Nasty C has shown commitment in grooming and helping upgrade Zimbabwe’s upcoming artiste, King 98, whom he has taken around South Africa for all of his 2019 Ivyson tour performances.

Describing his relationship with Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwean hip hop music’s new comer, King 98, the South African musician says he has committed to helping develop the Zimbabwean talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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