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Pasha 94: Talking about masculinity with South African artist Nakhane

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What is it to be a man? Through their role in the film Inxeba and the music videos from their albums, South African singer-songwriter, author and actor Nakhane presents themself as fiercely gender nonconforming. With a focus on queer identity and the complexities of manhood, Nakhane’s work challenges conventional notions of masculinity.

In today’s episode of Pasha, Associate Professor Gibson Ncube from the University of Zimababwe talks to Nakhane about their views on masculinity, the controversial film and their latest music.

Read more: South African singer Nakhane redefines ideas of masculinity

“Nakhane performing live at Omeara in London 2018” by Arne Müseler arne-mueseler.com found on Wikimedia Commons licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

“Happy African Village” by John Bartmann, found on FreeMusicArchive.org licensed under CC0 1.

Inxeba trailer from Urucu media.