The African music industry is a vast arena filled with incredibly talented and creative individuals that possess world-class talent, some of whom are quite young, while others are older and still at the peak of their careers. South Africa is home to many big music icons top stars one of which is the young and famous Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo aka Nasty C.
Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo (born 11 February 1997), popularly known by his stage name, Nasty C, is a South African writer, rapper and song producer. Born in Diekploof, one of the large zones of Soweto, Johannesburg, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. He later relocated to Durban, South Africa, and was raised by his father.
The newborn child had a father (David Ngcobo) and a mother to care for him. However, the happy tale only lasted until his mother died in a car accident when he was only 11 months old.
After the death of his mother, Nasty C moved in with his father and elder brother (Siyabonga Ngcobo) and was raised to be a hardworking man. His brother (who was a music producer) and his family deeply influenced his craft as an artist.
At the age of nine, young David fell in love with music having been influenced by his elder brother and friend, Whisper, and began to rap even though his father never fancied the hobby.
He remembers how many people criticized his flows and even said that he sounded fake. However, the criticism never deterred him as he worked harder till he became successful. Nowadays, he also dedicates some of his songs to his late mother such as “IV” and “UOK.”
Nasty C released his first mixtape titled “One Kid, a Thousand Coffins” on May 24, 2012, which undoubtedly became a hit. He further went on to release another hit mixtape called “Price City” on February 10, 2015.
Off the mixtape spawned a single called “Juice Back” which was later remixed by Nigerian star artist, Davido and his fellow South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest, and was produced by Gemini Major. The official music video to “Juice Back” was released on January 17, 2016, after which another single “Hell Naw” was released off his debut album “Bad Hair” which was set to be released at a later date.
On the South African music charts, the single debuted at number 4 while also getting the number one spot on The Beat 99.9FM’s African Top 10 Music Countdown in Nigeria. In December 2016, extensions of the album were released with a feature from American rapper, French Montana, on the track “Allow”.
As one of South Africa’s most prominent performers, he is widely recognized both nationally and internationally, having millions of fans ranging from South Africa to Nigeria to America and across the globe.
Nasty C now has two albums produced and released — “Bad Hair” and “Strings and Blings” – which produced several records with which he won different awards, from the South African Hip Hop Awards in 2015 to the 16th Metro FM Music Awards and the BET Awards in 2017.