JOHANNESBURG- Nakhane star of the hit film Inxeba, and musician has released his second album You Will Not Dead on Friday.
The recent success of his career after the release of Inxeba, the lead actor has had death threats that almost cost his life, Nakhane a proud gay man.
He still proud of the film, he said, “Initially, when John Trengove contacted me, he had asked me if I was interested in scoring the film,”
“As far as I know, this was in the beginning stages of the film. There was a script, but it was still to go through many stages. I was excited, and so we met. A few weeks later he contacted me again, asking if I would be interested in auditioning for the role of Xolani.
“Initially, I was skeptical as I hadn’t acted in years. He said: ‘Well, if you’re not good, we just won’t cast you’.
“Since I love a challenge and am very competitive by nature, I took those words as some sort of challenge. I prepared for the audition and, to cut a long story short, got the part,” Nakhane said.
Responding to the haters of the film and the death threats, “I see no reason why I should give those people who threatened me, and their hatred space [for] more advertising. For my own mental health, I don’t want to go back to that place,”
He added, “Also, reclassifying the film is bigotry. And it’s slightly comical. It’s people who will go to any lengths to make sure that marginalised people remain marginalised. I don’t have anything else to say about it. It was unlawful to X-rate it. It was and it forever will be very suspicious.”
He described the album as a diverse and emotionally charged body of work, documenting the joys, pain, confusion and hope he experienced in recent years.
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