CELEBRITY COVERGIRL: RAP QUEEN NADIA NAKAI GRACES COVER OF COSMOPOLITAN SA "THE FIERECE ISSUE" AUGUST 2019
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Brief excerpt from cover story by Natalie Roos:
Nadia is fast proving that she is no novelty in the hip-hop industry. Her infectious club bangers have been the anthems for many a dance floor during recent years. From Afro-beat-inspired songs such as Saka Wena to boss-babe tracks such as Naaa Meaan, Nadia has earned her spot as a trendsetter.
‘Things have been so crazy since I dropped the album,’ she says. ‘My album is definitely me stripping all the barriers – all the restrictions I have for myself,’ she says. ‘It’s just about being completely honest about how I feel about certain things – my family, my relationships and my music. I felt like I was being overlooked in the industry for a very long time, and I think that people will resonate with that feeling.’ The sound of the album is influenced by international rappers such as Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, infused with a distinctly local sound, which draws on Nadia’s South African and Zimbabwean heritage.