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Nandi to feature Wits SRC president on new song

2016-02-18 12:05
Nandi Mngoma, Nompendulo Mkatshwa (Instagram)

Johannesburg - Actress Nandi Mngoma is set to take her music career to new heights with a new single featuring popular Wits University SRC president Nompendulo Mkhatshwa.

Nompendulo was thrust into the public eye late last year for being one of the faces who led the national Fees Must Fall student protests. Her image became synonymous with the student's cause and was even featured on the cover of Destiny magazine.

This week actress and musician Nandi Mngoma announced that Nompendulo will feature on her latest single, entitled Sisters, set for release on Human Rights Day (21 March) 2016.

Announcing the single, Nandi wrote how the song hopes to draw on powerful and inspiring leaders such as Nompendulo, in hope of inspiring others.

Let the movement & legacy begin.????????? My new Single "SISTERS" which is the Intro on my upcoming album (due for local&international release 2017), drops 21 March 2016 on Human Rights Day with fellow African Queen and powerful, inspiring lady. The President of the Wits SRC Nompendulo Mkhatshwa @Ulo_mkat. Tag a fellow SISTER who inspires you using the hashtag #SISTER it could be an Aunt, your mother, sister, friend, cousin, mentor etc. This Intro to my album is a dedication to all the powerful #Sisters of the world. #NewSingle #Legacy Your #WCW #YearOfTheFemale #Sisters #NewMusic #GameChanger #AfricanQueens #HumanRightsDay #Equality Photographer: @AndileMthembu Make Up artist : @BevTheMakeUpArtist Stylist: @Gavin_Mahlangu

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Speaking to The Juice about the single, Nompendulo says that she will not be singing on the track, but will instead be heard sharing a message she hopes will resonate with all who hear it.

"I will not be singing, I cannot sing to save my life. The best I can do is chant a revolutionary song like 'amakomanisi.' I will be simply speaking forth a message that expresses the views commonly shared by students on free education, intersectionality, transformation, decolonisation, and higher education and training in its entirety," she tells us.

"I will be talking about the immediate call for the realisation of free education for the poor, the working class and the missing middle. Education is important and we need to find creative means of expressing our plight," she adds.

Nompendulo reveals that a portion of the song's royalties will go towards the SRC's humanitarian fund, which aims to raise money to help pay outstanding student debt and assist struggling students afford the cost of tertiary education.

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