Sir Elton John and Nakhane. Picture: Supplied

After featuring Nakhane’s song on his radio show, Sir Elton John recently interviewed the South African actor and musician.

Sir Elton talks to Nakhane about growing up as a black gay man in South Africa, with Nakhane saying “as much as our constitution in South Africa is really liberal, the real world is a different place sometimes. I’ve had to kick down some doors yeah."
 
Nakhane also talks about his musical influences, and how Marvin Gaye’s album ‘Here, my Dear’ influenced him as a child. They both go on to talk about sitting on their bedroom floors as kids and listening to records. 

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They continue to speak about Elton visiting South Africa, and the EJ Aids Foundation work here. Elton also talks about visiting Judge Edwin Cameron who made it possible for gay people to get married in South Africa. 

“I love Africa, it’s in my heart, and especially South Africa”.

The show will air at the following times on Beats 1 Radio on Apple Music: Saturday, June 30, 6pm South Africa / 9am LA / 12pm NY / 5pm LDN 
Sunday, July 1, 3am South Africa / 6pm LA / 9pm NY / 2am LDN.

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