- Nandi Madida is preparing to drop her new single Organic later this month just a few weeks after winning a SAMA award
- The gorgeous Ms Madida has revealed that Organic is dedicated to late Sara Baartman
- The award-winning Nandi also expressed that Organic is also a celebration of African bodies, just like that of Sara
Award-winning singer Nandi Madida has revealed that her new single Organic is dedicated to Sara Baartman. The stunner will drop Organic on 18 September.
Nandi took to Instagram to share that Sara, who was born in Mzansi, was never celebrated enough, hence she has decided to dedicate the song to her.
"We see her body being appropriated in mainstream media, but she was never celebrated but rather tortured and abused for her African curves that you see so many emulating today. Our ancestor went through so much."
Nandi added that the song is not just a celebration of Sara but it is also a celebration of African bodies. She also encouraged other women with curves to love themselves.
"This song is a celebration of our African bodies and although the world will never say how they admire and long for our bodies, although they do when buying them. It’s important that we love ourselves, because we’re not going to get it anywhere else.
"We have been blessed to have been given these bodies by God it is all organic, we are truly magic."
Sara Baartman is an iconic historical figure with a distinctive 'African' body shape. She was paraded as a kind of 'circus' figure in the previous century.
Nandi's fans have agreed with her that it's about time that Sara is celebrated in Mzansi. Check out some of their views below:
"Every time I read her story I tear up and it makes me so mad that she had to go through that all alone. Can't wait for the single 'Organic'."
"Yazi, I thought no celeb knew about Sara Baartman."
"I can't wait to hear it, you are such an inspiration."
"Love the whole idea behind the song @nandi_madida... Can't wait for it."
In other music news, Briefly.co.za reported that Theo Kgosinkwe of Mafikizolo fame has shared his views on the calls for government to reopen the entertainment industry amid the Covid-19 Level 2 lockdown.
The musician took to Instagram to join scores of Mzansi entertainers who are demanding that government must open the industry because they are financially struggling. The #VulaPresident movement recently closed the N3 freeway in Durban to call for the reopening of their industry.
Musicians such as DJ Tira, Dladla Mshunqisi and many others participated in the protest. They want events to be opened with at least 70% attendance. Theo, who recently got married, posted the movement's slogan and captioned his post: "
"Abanye ba vulile kusele thina (the others have opened we're the only ones left). The entertainment industry is feeling the strain."
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