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Rising Above The Challenges
Rising Above The Challenges

Afro-pop singer Ntandokayise Bangani, popularly known as Ntando, opens up about the hardships that made him stronger.

Fundiswa Nkwanyana

My Xhosa family taught me to be proud of my heritage. As a child, I grew up seeing elders wearing umbhaco (traditional regalia) with pride, and speaking their language unapologetically. They instilled in me a sense of pride and, when I saw other people drifting away from their culture and adopting western ways, I decided to create music that is proudly African. I’m happy that I am popular for singing in Xhosa.

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July 2018