Nadia Nakai’s Touching Tribute To AKA, “The Reminiscent Talent Of Kashcpt”

"He can sing, he can rap, he can write. He's an amazing talent, and I feel he kind of reminds me of Kiernan [AKA]."

Nadia Nakai's Touching Tribute To AKA,
Nadia Nakai's Touching Tribute To AKA, "The Reminiscent Talent Of Kashcpt".

When it comes to paying homage to a loved one, Nadia Nakai knows how to do it with style and grace. The South African rapper is preparing to release a heartfelt tribute track titled “Never Leave,” featuring the talented Kashcpt. This song is dedicated to her late lover, AKA, who tragically passed away in Durban last year.

Set to be released on January 26, 2024, just a few days before AKA’s Earthreal birthday, “Never Leave” holds deep sentimental significance for Nadia Nakai. But what led her to choose Kashcpt as the featured artist on this emotional track?

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In an interview with SlikourOnLife, Nadia Nakai explained that Kashcpt’s immense talent and versatility as an artist reminded her of AKA. She couldn’t help but draw parallels between the two artists, both in terms of their abilities and their connection to their respective cities.

“The reason I featured Kashcpt mainly is because he’s a very talented guy,” Nadia Nakai shared. “He can sing, he can rap, he can write. He’s an amazing talent, and I feel he kind of reminds me of Kiernan [AKA].”

It’s clear that Nadia Nakai sees a reflection of AKA’s early career in Kashcpt. She believes that if she had known AKA when he started out, he would have possessed the same level of talent and versatility that Kashcpt exhibits today. Adding to the sentimental value, Kashcpt hails from Cape Town, the same city that AKA represents.

During their time in the studio together, Nadia Nakai couldn’t help but be reminded of how AKA must have felt during the early days of his music career. She saw in Kashcpt the same passion, love, and dedication that AKA had poured into his music.

“While I was in the studio with him, he reminded me of what I think Kiernan would’ve been when he started making music at the beginning of his musical career,” Nadia Nakai shared. “I think he was really instrumental in getting the message across and singing with so much passion and love.”

Through “Never Leave,” Nadia Nakai aims to create a touching tribute that not only honors AKA’s memory but also showcases the incredible talent of Kashcpt. This collaboration serves as a testament to the impact that AKA had on the South African music scene and the lasting influence he continues to have on artists today.

As fans eagerly await the release of “Never Leave,” it’s clear that Nadia Nakai has poured her heart and soul into this tribute. Through her choice of Kashcpt as the featured artist, she pays homage to AKA’s legacy while recognizing the immense talent and potential of the rising star from Cape Town.

On January 26, 2024, listeners will have the opportunity to experience the emotional journey that Nadia Nakai and Kashcpt have crafted in “Never Leave.” It’s a song that not only celebrates the life of AKA but also serves as a reminder of the power of music to heal, connect, and pay tribute to those we hold dear.

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