- Yanga Chief left many shedding tears when he recently sat down on an interview with Riky Rick
- Yanga and Riky Rick spoke about how the absence of their fathers has affected them
- Yanga explained how becoming a father saved him from a time where he was in a very dark place
Yanga Chief’s recent interview with Riky Rick, on his powerful session Lab Live, had many reaching for the tissues. Hearing a young man speak such powerful words was truly moving.
Not having had his father around, Yanga feels extremely strongly about absent fathers. In the interview, Yanga touched on this topic and the words he spoke were truly moving.
Briefly.co.za saw the raw emotion Yanga exude during the interview which left many with a heavy case of the feels. The interview highlighted Yanga's big song uTatakho, his upbringing and winning the coveted South African Music Award (SAMA) recently.
Riky Rick also lost his dad at a tender age, so the topic of growing up without a father resonated for both him and Yanga.
"For me what always f*cked me up, I felt like I was a good kid and I felt like I was gonna get the time to get the attention from my older bro, I thought I would leave school, I was at boarding school so I couldn't wait to get out and speak to my dad to hear stories of how he met with my mom, I never got to hear stories of boy find a woman like that treat a woman like that and when he passed on I was so angry so upset”
Yanga admitted that he suffered severe depression and even contemplated suicide. Becoming a father himself is what changed Yanga for the better and practically saved his life.
"Becoming a father changed my life. Gave me a reason to keep fighting. I know I cannot correct the past but having my child by my side on this journey lets me know that there is always room for better days when you believe in God. It is only by his grace that we are still here. By no means am I a perfect person, sometimes my demons have a way tryna come back into my life but all I have to do is look at my son for proof that God is still with me.”
Briefly.co.za previously reported that while many Mzansi artists have taken to social media to bash this year's South African Music Awards (SAMAs), one Mzansi musician has absolutely no problem with the prestigious awards.
Yanga Chief had taken to social media to share his excitement after he scooped the Best Hip Hop Album award with his album titled Becoming a Pop Star on Wednesday night, 5 August. The rapper's album consisted of the hit songs titled Utatakho and the Utatakho remix, which featured Boity, Riky Rick and Dee Koala.
Yanga beat big names such as K.O, DJ Slique, Big Zulu and YoungstaCPT. The award-winning star said he is forever indebted to South African hip-hop.
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