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CELEBRITY COVERGIRL: RAP QUEEN NADIA NAKAI GRACES COVER OF COSMOPOLITAN SA "THE FIERECE ISSUE" AUGUST 2019

CELEBRITY COVERGIRL: RAP QUEEN NADIA NAKAI GRACES COVER OF COSMOPOLITAN SA "THE FIERECE ISSUE" AUGUST 2019

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Photographer: @xx_niquita_xx
Creative director: @juangeel
Fashion: @cleopatramarco
Hair: @justine_nomz
Makeup: @vuvu.maseti

Interview: @nox_mafu

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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.

Babes, if I didn’t work as hard as I have, I wouldn’t be where I am today,’ she says. ‘Cassper could’ve signed any pretty female. It’s difficult for a man to understand my perspective and what I am trying to deliver. A woman has to do so much more – that’s why girls have to care about more than the music. You have to think about your hair, you have to think about your nails, you have to think about what you are wearing… You can’t just be a musician.
— Nadia Nakai Cosmo SA August 2019
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