Nadia Nakai is one of Mzansi's most successful female hip-hop musicians, and she knows how the music world operates. According to her, women in hip-hop are judged more harshly than in any other music genre.
Nadia Nakai is doing her thing as hip-hop musician like a boss and has a lot of fans in Mzansi.
However, getting here did not happen overnight and it wasn't easy.
The gorgeous singer recently opened up to TshisaLIVE and said women in the hip-hop genre are judged way more than in any other genre.
She might feel that she's equal to other musicians in SA, but the music industry isn't as kind.
According to Nadia, music genres like pop and house don't discriminate between the genders, but things are different in hip-hop.
"In this industry obviously women have to work harder but for me the issue is the inequality of rappers in the industry holistically. The one thing that really sucks is that no matter who you are, or what you have accomplished, you constantly have to defend yourself.
"You have to blow your own horn or no one listens. I feel like, it is not like that for other genres as much. It is so sad."
Nadia added that criticism in hip-hop happens more often as well.
"It is like no matter what you do, there will be hate. You breathe and someone will have something to say and I don't feel house artists or gqom artists get the same treatment."
Despite the obstacles she had to overcome, Nadia will drop her debut album later in June and she's very excited about it.
"My music has evolved in that I am making music now that I like, not that people necessarily think will work for the market. I have grown with my fans and what I enjoy they will enjoy because they understand the space that I am in at the moment."
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