- Nakhane spoke out on why he made the decision to turn away from religion
- He felt that it constricted him and made him into someone who he was not
- Nakhane will now and forever be a nomad
This softly spoken singer’s artistry and style has set him apart from others. Nakhane explained that since he has cut off things that other people may want to use to define him, he’s enjoying life to its fullest.
In an interview with Gareth Cliff on Cliff Central, Gareth said he was awe of how Nakhane was such a “21st century” man. Stating that Nakhane has managed to unplug himself from categories in life that he says limits people.
Gareth also commented, that after chatting to Nakhane on topics like religion, nationality and sexuality, that he is not bound by social rules.
"The choices that I have made and decided to stick to, were choices that were maybe forced upon me by circumstances. So, for me, I could either be me or conform completely."
Nakhane wanted to get in touch with his “animal nature”, and that is the reason for him giving up Christianity.
"I tried to conform. Before my first album came out I was a very conservative Christian. I really tried to snuff out my idiosyncrasies. I really did. I tried for like, five of six years, and then the volcano just erupted."
This journey that he decided on, was a painful one.
"It was unbelievably painful but I thought I was doing it for Jesus. I ended my relationship with Jesus Christ. We were happy for the first two years, but then I realised that there were other men out there. I mean, he does say he's jealous. That's never good," he said.
The realisation of just how different he is, is very recent to this 30 year old singer.
"I know that now and I've been meeting a lot of people. When you compare your decisions, which seem completely rational to you, and how people react to them, then you realise how different you are."
Presently based in Europe, Nakhane told TshisaLIVE that he will always be a nomad.
"I have always been looking for a place to belong, but never really wanted to settle down and put down roots. Even when I was in South Africa, my partner wanted to buy furniture for our apartment or make some or other alteration to the place. I would just be happy living off the basics and going along with it all. I am a wanderer."
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