Crooner Nathi visits the Cape

2016-08-19 10:02
Nathi will be in Cape Town this weekend.

Nathi will be in Cape Town this weekend.

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The man behind South Africa’s fastest selling record, Buyelekhaya, will be heading to Cape Town this weekend.

Nkosinathi Mankayi, or Nathi as he’s known professionally, will be at Ster-Kinekor Cavendish on Saturday to celebrate women at a special screening of the new comedy Bad Moms.

His trip to Cape Town comes after what can only be described as a “bumper year” for the singer songwriter, who took the country by storm with his hit single “Nomvula”.

The Eastern Cape musician started his musical journey just four years ago when he entered the Dare to Dream music competition in Maclear.

“I grew up in a church going family and we loved to sing, music has always been part of my life,” he explains.

Of course, he won the competition, only after losing to his sister Amanda the previous year, and was soon signed by Muthaland Entertainment, which is where he started working on his record-breaking album Buyelekhaya, which was released in March last year.

In a rare feat for any artist, every single song on the album charted on iTunes’ World Chart at some point, with “Nomvula” becoming a favourite on many major South African and African radio stations.

In fact, Nathi went on to scoop a whopping five SAMA awards this year for his album and single.

While he says his list of highlights over the last year is “endless”, he counts his album becoming the most-sold album in the country as one of the big ones.

Then there’s being able to tour South Africa and play on big stages, buying a car, improving his own and his family’s lives and becoming an ambassador for the Department of Justice.

That last one is interesting considering Nathi’s own track record. Before his days of stardom, the hit-maker reportedly spent four years in prison on charges of robbery. While the arrest put a spanner in his musical dreams, he promised himself after his release that he’d focus on his music, which is exactly what he did.

But he hasn’t forgotten the mistake and today he works with the Department of Justice, helping them with their drug and crime awareness campaigns.

Nathi’s story may soon be turned into a film, although he admits the movie is still “in the pipeline”.

“All I can say is that it is going to be a very inspiring and motivating movie, all will be revealed when the time is right.”

In the meantime, he plans to spread his music as far as possible with a world tour on the cards in the next couple of months.

Nathi will be at Ster-Kinekor’s Cavendish Centre on Saturday to watch the 18:00 screening of the comedy Bad Moms with his fans.

The movie tickets will include free welcome drinks and the first 50 people to book their tickets will also get a copy of Nathi’s CD.

“I love Cape Town and people there are very friendly, he says. “I believe it’s going to be an experience.”

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