The musician-actor on vetkoeks + strange pick-up lines
Interview: Akim Jardine | Design + Illustration: Keshia Chapman | Images: Supplied
If you’ve watched this man live, it’s hard to say that you haven’t been entranced by the energised performances of the musician whose sound climbs into your soul. And we know his bold visuals are a melancholic feast for the eye. Naturally, we wanted to catch up with Nakhane in his downtime to learn about his musical influences, literary favourites and which pick-up lines to avoid when trying to get his attention.
I’ve spent a lot of time beating myself up for not exhausting myself doing things, now I’m more interested in relaxing into it. If I’m tense or punishing myself, I’m less likely to do anything and if I do it, I’m probably not going to do it well. Relax, do a bit here, do a bit there.