The controversial poet and songstress Ntsiki Mazwai known to voice out her opinions despite whatever has now expressed her views on women wearing weaves. She said that black women should embrace their natural state. The comments about the weaves and black consciousness rose after the Afro pop musician announced the release of her album.
The album is set to release in April 2018. She has also been busy shooting the music video for her first single off the album.The shoot didn’t allow any person wearing a weave to feature on it.
“I am trying to empower black people with this album. Everyone I have worked with, from the artwork to the production, is from Soweto. Africans need to stand up for themselves and realise we can do things for ourselves. I have always been committed to Africans celebrating themselves and being African. I have a problem with white-affiliation meaning success, so part of my journey is to show the beauty of Africanness.
She went on to add that she’s far to mature now and would like to be surrounded by people who’ve also elevated. “I am growing. I am maturing. It is becoming more important that people I am surrounded with need to be elevated as well. I was often seen as a youth on my last album but I have made the transition into a big girl.”
It has been years since Mazwai dropped an album and this time around she said her album will offer something unique and much more mature. Her main aim though was to remain as an inspiration to African women.
“Celebrating women being their natural selves will do more for the African child than anything else. We need to stop people aspiring to wear weaves and aspire to wear their hair naturally. These themes, and themes of black consciousness and love, come through in the album.”