Singer-songwriter, novelist and actor Nakhane (he dropped the Touré) was asked to work on the music for the film Inxeba (The Wound). He ended up playing the lead. It’s an isiXhosa gay love story set in the mountains during initiation and it’s fanning social-media flames and picking up awards. He had lunch with Charl Blignaut.
At the SA Music Awards last year, just before he was about to go on stage to perform a tribute to the late pop goddess Lebo Mathosa, Nakhane received a phone call. It was his former church, where he’d been a choir star, calling to say he’d been excommunicated for promoting homosexuality with the release of his closet-busting debut album Brave Confusion.