PHOTO: Nick Soul Instagram
actor and presenter Nicholas “Nick Soul” Nkuna (28) recently released his
Afro-pop album, Therapy, featuring the likes of Tshedi Mholo and Skwatta Kamp’s
Relo. Two of his songs are featured in movies too: Thando, which was nominated
for a Safta and Red Room award, and a new Khanyi Mbau film.
says this 14-track record took blood, sweat and tears and was inspired by
song on Therapy is about my personal experience,” Nick says.
says he was living with his girlfriend in the United Kingdom from 2012 but two
years later the relationship ended. “The break-up was life-changing for me
because that’s what inspired the album. In 2015 I decided to come back to South
soon as he returned Nick got a role on Skeem Saam then he featured in the BET’s
Top Actor: Africa series.
says the break-up helped him grow as an artist and a man. “The break-up helped
me find myself,” Nick says, adding many men go through heartbreak and don’t get
the platform to express their pain.
go through heartbreak but never talk about it and my heartbreak was one of the
most painful things because I was really in love,” he says.
says he wants to help other men deal with their pain by sharing his experience through
his music. “A lot of men go through what I went to and they die inside because
they feel they can’t cry or speak about what they’ve gone through. This album
will help them heal,” he says.
is available on iTunes and CDs will be available this Saturday nationwide.