24 Feb 2019

Singer and actor Nakhane Toure on his music, coming out in South Africa and rejecting Christianity


One man who’s had to tussle with issues of faith and sexuality is the South African singer and actor Nakhane Toure.

Born in a small town in the Eastern Cape, he grew up within the Xhosa community and only came out as openly gay in his late teens, at the same time casting aside his strict Christian upbringing.

Touted by Madonna as one of her favourite artists, Nakhane is now based in the UK and he spoke to Cathy Newman following the relaunch of his album ‘You Will Not Die.’