Music sensation and hip hop star Nasty C is the latest media personality to appear on E!VIP this Sunday on E Africa, DStv and Universal+. The show give insight into the lives and careers of the most notable and high-profile celebrities from across Africa.
In Nasty C’s episode of E! VIP he opens up on his music career: “Some of my fans made comments that I don’t rap enough in Zulu but it doesn’t really bother me – I’ve said countless times that the people that inspired me to start rapping in the first place make music in English, that’s what I connected to and helped me learn to express myself. I wasn’t a talkative kid, I was an introvert, I didn’t have a lot of friends. Writing music and rapping was my first form of expression, it just happened to be in English and I stuck to that”.
Nasty C then discusses his childhood: “I’ve always had stepmothers growing up, it’s just something I thought every other family went through. I was like, “If you lose a parent you get another one” so it didn’t really affect me until I was about 16,17,18 when I started being very inquisitive about what happened to my mother and how she passed”.
He also opens up about his acting career: “I’ve always wanted to be on a big screen, whether it’s music videos, TV performances, acting, anything like that. I’ve always been a huge fan of movies since I was a kid. Being in Blood and Water was amazing, it was a lot of fun. It made me respect actors even more than I already did. I always thought it was easy and you just lie and play pretend but there’s way more to it than that. I don’t know if I want to take acting up as a career, it’s not for me”.
Viewers can uncover the stories of stars from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, including Sarkodie, Jo-anne Reyneke, Daniel Churchill, Boity Thulo, Yvonne Nelson, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Nasty C, Kate Kamau, Yemi Alade, Mihlali and Fireboy.