South African musician, Nakhane, has been based in the UK for more than a year but says he didn't leave Mzansi because of the hate that his film, Inxeba: The Wound, had gotten. The movie got dragged severely by traditional leaders.
Musician Nakhane has based himself in the UK more than a year ago but says he didn't leave South Africa over the negative reviews his movie, Inxeba: The Wound, had gotten.
Since moving to the UK, Nakhane has been touring the world, and he says it was a career move to relocate, according to TimesLIVE.
However, the move came just as South African traditional leaders called for the movie to be banned from cinemas, and it did look like Nakhane was running away.
The 2017 movie had ruffled many feathers as it depicted the Xhosa initiation ceremony as well as a love story between men.
Huffington Post US reported that Nakhane denied that he had fled Mzansi.
He explained: "I didn’t flee - that’s not really the way it happened. While all of this is happening, the album was getting mixed and mastered.
"I knew I was going to do a lot of press in Europe. So it made sense, practically, to move."
The musician added that he needed a change in his life and the timing was just peculiar.
"Also, I needed a change. I was 30 years old. It just happened at the same time people were being lunatics."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Nakhane had cancelled trips because of the backlash the movie received, but he doesn't feel too bothered by it.
"I had to cancel some of my planned trips to the Eastern Cape and Cape Town due to the threats, but I've really said everything there is to be said."
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