Here's what Nakhane would tell the 20-year-old him, if he could time travel

14 May 2018 - 09:00 By Chrizelda Kekana
Nakhane said if he could turn back the hands of time his advice to his 20-year-old self is short and sweet.
Nakhane said if he could turn back the hands of time his advice to his 20-year-old self is short and sweet.
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Even though at 30-years-old, Nakhane is the envy of many people because he's completly comfortable with life and in his own skin, but it wasn't always the case. 

Believe it or not Nakhane wasn't always as comfortable with his life choices as he is today, and a lot has changed since his youth. 

Nakhane told Gareth Cliff on CliffCentral that while a lot of life events have gone into shaping who he is today.

When asked what piece of advice he would give to the 20-year-old version of himself to speed up the progress of "finding happiness", Nakhane went in with one powerful sentence.

Dear 20-year-old Nakhane,

"None of this sh*t matters."

Love, Nakhane.

Nakhane went on to explain why that would be the only thing he tells a younger version of himself. The musician said that his journey to living and embracing individualism was long and he was proud of it.

"The Nakhane who came out with an album in 2013 is so different to the Nakhane that is exists now. This Nakhane would not exist without that one and I am proud of him."

However, the You Will Not Die hitmaker said his life changed the moment he made peace with the fact that the things that society trains people to focus on are actually not important, he was liberated.

Nakhane said the greatest decision he made that led him to who he is today was to let go of fear, in all its forms.

"I've made peace with where I am and what I desire. And, I just try not to be a dick.

"I am less afraid of the world and of myself. I always said, 'I don't care if anybody likes me or what people think' and I thought I meant it but I actually mean it now."

Nakhane previously told TshisaLIVE that he had let go of the notion that only one thing or one place holds his happiness. A choice he said helped him to live a life of an itinerant.

"I have always been looking for a place to belong but never really wanted to settle down and put down roots. Even when I was in South Africa my partner wanted to buy furniture for our apartment or make some or other alteration to the place, and I would just be happy living off the basics and going along with it all. I am a wanderer."

Listen to the rest of the in depth interview below.