The infuriated rapper – real name Rikhado Makhado – who is half-Zulu and half-Venda, shared his sadness feelings on his Facebook page – and soon Nafukwa was trending on Twitter.
“I’m very sad about this. #NAFUKWA (Do It) has been removed by YouTube. Getting this song and video to y’all has been such a fight, my spirit has been hit down, doors have been slammed in my face and I am expected to smile and say I’m happy with the response for this project.
“This music video is my best visual work thus far, but I continue to be told the content is a problem. This video deserves to be seen. We [are] showing South African kids that there are no boundaries to their creativity, but some people continue to suggest there have to be boundaries.
“We designed beautiful T-shirts and were forced to pull them down. When will we be allowed to live? I am heartbroken about this, but I am a survivor in this game. I’ve been here for over 100 months and I’ll still never stop making music. I will upload the video again as soon as I can. If they take it down after that then I will have to wash my hands and continue with a project that will not cause me and my people so much pain. #NAFUKWA”
Ironically, Riky, born in Kwa-Mashu, Durban, was all cheered-up later when NAFUKWA went to number 1 on Live Amp Charts – the South African popular Friday-night music show, presented by DJ Warras, Luthando Shosha and Pearl Thusi.
“I can’t explain some of the crazy things the God makes happen. Just when u think you are loosing he turns it into a win. Thank you,” Tweeted the rapper.
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