Why Nakhane will blow up to global status this year

Nakhane is after world domination in 2018 and this is how he plans to achieve it

Nakhane is coming for 2018’s wig at every angle and edge he can find. Last year was already a big year for him. He starred in an award-winning film, released an instant classic music video, spent a sojourn in Europe recording his album, attended a show by his fave, Perfume Genius in Europe, and even closed it all out with a massive performance at Afropunk Joburg.

But with a new year comes a new ambition and Nakhane is ready to take on the world. So, remember to never call him “Toure” and keep these three things in mind for how he’s about to take over everything.

New album

Following a series a delays, we can safely (hopefully) say that Nakhane’s second studio album, You Will Not Die will arrive in March this year. It’s his first full-length project since his critically acclaimed 2013 debut, Brave Confusion. He’s worked with a new team on this one thanks to signing a new recording deal with BMG France. If his 30-minute set at Afropunk Joburg was anything to go by, this will be his best album.

Revisit our review of Brave Confusion

On that Afropunk show, what it also revealed was that he finally has a band, something he actively avoided for the most of his early career. It’s about to change everything.

New talent management

Thanks to the moves he’s been making abroad, Nakhane has caught the eye of Paradigm Talent Agency; the same people responsible for the likes of Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. This is a major move for the artist because it will give him high visibility in the US, UK and Europe in general. It perfectly positions him to perform on the level of any of your international faves and that’s a major key.

Revisit our review of Inxeba: The Wound

New film

If you missed Inxeba: The Wound last year, you’ll have a chance to catch it on circuit this February. Best you get in there when it happens because Nakhane has yet another acting role coming up. He’s been subtly teasing this one so as not to give much of anything away but he certainly will take up an acting gig for the silver screen this year. Whether the film will arrive this year isn’t known but be sure to look out for that.

Well, what do you think?