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