He was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and is making the world take notice of this talent.
Making any list on the NY Times is an accomplishment and honour, making this famous American list as an non-native artist, is a dream come true for many artists. Think Beatles, U2, and let’s not forget Freddie Mercury, a mark in their careers was making it big in America.
It looks like that big break is about to happen for SA native, Nakhane. You may know him from his portrayal of Xolani in the film Inxeba. The NY times just realeased their 10 hottest artist to watch list in 2019, among those listed, Nakane Toure.
The rising star has caught the attention of some big names in music, such as Madonna and Elton John when he appeared on the cover of British Vogue. He has displayed his music stylings at notable events, such as AfroPunk in Paris and in New York. It is no surprise that the world is taking notice of this talented young man.
He new album is set to be a hit and will be released on 22 Feb, the album give intimate details on deeply personal matters regarding his religion and sexuality.
He is now based in the UK, but in New York promoting his upcoming album, and his next stop….Austrailia.
Check out his new video here.
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