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Nasty C On How To #GrowUpYourOwnWay

Nasty C On How To #GrowUpYourOwnWay

He's the face of the new Mercedes-Benz Compact Cars campaign – and a scorchingly hot addition to SA's hip-hop scene.

His real name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, but these days he answers to the name Nasty C. The 20-year-old fresh-faced rapper from Durban first burst onto the scene two years ago - now he gets prominence on radio charts countrywide.

Listen here to his advice for SA's youth on how to #GrowUpYourOwnWay. 

So far, Nasty C has held his own on songs featuring established artists like local rapper Cassper Nyovest, Nigerian pop star Davido and American chart-topper French Montana. The rising young star who released his critically acclaimed debut album Bad Hair Extensions in 2016 was nominated for five South African Music Awards (SAMAs) this year. 

When the nominees were announced, he was originally listed as the most-nominated act with seven nods. But after the SAMA organisers admitted to an oversight on their side, two of his music videos – "Don't Do It" and "Good Girls" – were disqualified after failing to meet deadline requirements. This has not deterred Nasty C from his mission to make memorable music – and his latest single, "NDA", is proof. 

But he's also had his share of heartache. Nasty C's mother died in a car accident when he was still in nappies. In "UOK", off Bad Hair Extensions, he raps that he knows she's in heaven smiling down on him and his success.

His father has also been the subject of many of Nasty C's rhymes – from the lows caused by a parent's concern about his son entering the entertainment world, to the highs of a young man who finally gets where his dad's coming from and allays his fears.

His honesty and willingness to share personal experience is part of what makes him so relatable. Oh, and he can really, really rap. 

This Facebook Messenger Bot lets you “chat” with Nasty C and discover his unconventional take on #GrowingUpYourOwnWay. Get Nasty C's advice on how to dress, find a job and have a family. He’ll even give you the DL on choosing a car that suits you best. 

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