Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
SOUTH African youth icon Nasty C reckons there is no short cut to the top other than hard work.
The 22-year-old, who wrapped up his farmiliarisation and high schools tour midweek, said this during his farewell dinner held at Pabloz in Borrowdale.
Addressing the media at the upmarket joint, Nasty C said he was humbled by the reception he got from teenagers who embraced him in various schools.
Nasty’s four-day tour, which was facilitated by rapper King 98, was also a precursor to duo’s last leg of the Ivyson Tour, which ends in the capital on December 21.
It will be held at Pabloz Car Park where hordes of teenagers and youths are set to grace the event.
As was announced by the hosts Impala Car Rental, the Casanova singer’s visit was also meant to breathe hope to young pupils who look up to the South African rapper along with his Zimbabwean counterpart, King 98.
On his advice to young people who want to emulate him, Nasty C was blunt: “Keep working hard and be yourself. As an influential person, I have a role to play.”
Nasty also opened up on his major highlights of the tour.
“The major highlight of the tour is when fans were singing to my song,” he said.
He however joked that some of his star-struck fans were taking their emotions to extremes.
“Some of the girls exaggerated,” he said in reference to girls who went wild after meeting him.
The pint-sized rapper left some of the girls in awe after hugging and planting kisses on their cheeks.
His host King 98 said he was also impressed by King 98’s humility.
“This was the best ever thing to have ever happened to me. I’m improving and I would like to continue learning from the best.
“Nasty C is now more than a brother to me and I would like to thank him for coming this side,” he said.
King 98, whose career continues to burn a trail of success with each passing day, has vowed to continue working hard.
“Like what my brother said, I will continue pushing through so that I make it to the top as well.
“I would like to thank my handlers and fellow artistes I have been working with.
“I have done a number of collaborations with international stars like Nasty C, Davido among others and that alone gives me confidence and the desire to continue working hard,” he added.
With all the attention now focused on the December 21 show, Nasty C’s handlers DJ Simz said they were now focusing on the event.
“It’s a show we planned after realising that that our local fans deserved something unique.
“Of course King 98 has been on this tour in South Africa and it feels that the last leg of the event will be held in Harare.
“As hosts, we have since begun promoting the event and Nasty C’s visit was part of hyping the gig,” he said.
Nasty C’s tour has also has been described as the best thing to happen before year-end as pupils got to learn from the best.
Considering his humble background, Nasty C is a testimony that nothing is impossible in life once we remain committed.
In short, Nasty C’s visit will be a precursor to the December 21 show set to attract household names in Zim Hip Hop.
He will share the stage with Stunner, T Gonzi, Takura, Kikky Badass, Gemini Major, Tellaman, Rowlene among others.
Tickets to the show will be released soon to avoid the last minute rush which is usually associated with such events.
Meanwhile, top celebrities and sociliates comprising graced Nasty C’s midweek farewell at Pabloz.