10 March 2017

Nasty C proud of “Veliswa” success

Rapper Nasty C could not contain his excitement after a successful screening of his short documentary "Veliswa" on Thursday night in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

The young rapper whose real name is Ntsikayesizwe David Ngcobo premiered his short movie dedicated to his late mother, and the two showing rooms were filled to capacity. The attendees included a number of celebrities such as former Skwatta Kamp member Slikour and "Isibaya" actress Jessica Nkosi, the media and the fans.

The documentary which is about 20 minutes long began with the rapper paying tribute to his late mother and then shot straight to three music videos from his "Bad Hair Extensions" album. The show left fans wanting more.

Hip hop star Slikour, real name Siyabonga Metane, praised Nasty C's growth and said the standard of the music videos finally match the talent that the young rapper has.

"This boy is talented and his music videos finally show that, the level of quality in this production was amazing. I'm very proud of him and what he has achieved," Slikour told BET Africa.

Slikour added that "they (Skwatta Kamp) may have been among those who brought much attention to the genre of hip hop in SA but Nasty C has taken it to another level".

"Beautiful, out of the box, you can tell that a lot of thought went into it. I wished there was more, I was sitting there going 'no it can't be over why there must be more'! You got to know him in a way and what motivates him and why he is a way he is, which is absolutely amazing. I wish there is part two coming," actress Jessica Nkosi told BET Africa.

Nasty C, who recently took four Metro FM Music Awards said the turn up was beyond his expectation and thanked everybody for supporting his dream.

"I'm very happy, I think I've never been excited in my entire life than I am at this moment. I just want to thank everyone for coming through, I really appreciate the support and the love show to me tonight," the rapper told BET Africa.

Nasty C said he wasn't part of the process of putting together the movie but "I had a say of what I want the video to look like". The 20-year-old "Hell Naw" rapper said people should expect only bigger things from him.

Thulile Gama