Nakhane Toure Explains Why He Stopped Being A Christian. Just a while ago Nakhane announced that he will be pushing the most of his career overseas where he has made a great success. He has now expressed how he has turned his music around because he is now no longer the conservative christian he once was.
Speaking Gareth on CliffCentral the star expressed why he felt the need to favour tradition as compared to Christianity and further spoke about religion at large, nationality and sexuality, saying that he was not bound by societal rules.
“The choices that I have made and decided to stick to, were choices that were maybe forced upon me by circumstances. So, for me, I could either be me or conform completely.”
Nakhane explained how he gave up Christianity after deciding that he wanted to get in touch with his “animal nature”.
“I tried to conform. Before my first album came out I was a very conservative Christian. I really tried to snuff out my idiosyncrasies. I really did. I tried for like, five of six years, and then the volcano just erupted.”
He said it was a painful journey.
“It was unbelievably painful but I thought I was doing it for Jesus. I ended my relationship with Jesus Christ. We were happy for the first two years, but then I realised that there were other men out there. I mean, he does say he’s jealous. That’s never good,” he said.
The 30-year-old singer said he only realised how truly different he is recently.
“I know that now and I’ve been meeting a lot of people. When you compare your decisions, which seem completely rational to you, and how people react to them, then you realise how different you are.”
Nakhane is based in Europe for now, but told TshisaLIVE that he is always going to be a nomad.
“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. I would just be happy living off the basics and going along with it all. I am a wanderer.”