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A Healthy Dose of Motivational Medicine

After typing out the title of this very blog post, for a moment a blank expression swept over my face because I didn’t know what to write. Well, not that I didn’t know, I just know so much that it was extremely hard for me to put all of that into something concisely sweet about the one and only “father of the nation”, internationally acclaimed statesmen and icon, and my very personal hero-Mr Nelson Rolihlala Mandela, aka Tata Madiba (whom for quite a number of years lived in Soweto, precisely in Orlando west, Vilakazi street).

The historic home

The historic home

Shuuuh…I hope I didn’t lose you after such an introduction, kind of feeble really, I think. But getting back on track, I’m not going to make talks of his memorable political speeches and his autobiography, but rather the other important life maxims that Madiba taught us through the years – words we should all definitely try to live by. Throughout his life, he made some unforgettable statements; I’m talking about the stuff of legends. And up until now, these wise words continue to echo worldwide.

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Stive to 
thrive

Strive to thrive

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famous word...

famous words…

I doubt there’ll ever be another man who will be loved, respected and appreciated just like him or even more. There just isn’t and will never be another Nelson Mandela in this world. And though the man is still frail and in a critical condition (marking the 50th day in hospital to date), the whole entire nation continue to pour in tributes, prayers and well-wishes to Mandela at the hospital.
*deep sigh*
But he once said in an interview for the documentary “MANDELA 1994”: “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” –

Kasi Nativist says: What will be, will be. May God be with the Madiba family throughout these times. Amen!
And to you who is still living by the grace of God: here’s whatsup

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”- Nelson Mandela

stay motivated

stay motivated

“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
― Nelson Mandela

NB: Food for thought!!!

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Blessed is my Dusty Soul

Have you ever wondered where the soil on the surface of our Earth comes from? Or what makes soil different from dirt? Well, the answer is…..*slight pause*….I don’t know *shrugs*. It’s mystery like that. But I’ll tell you what I know for shizzles- is this phrase over here:

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“…decomposing the keys of pianos and guitars, we are reaping what the tapping of feet have sown. As we flow out from the blows of trumpets and bounce from the strums of cellos, moving through sounds in which music was found – rooted in the belly, of The Soil.” – Portia Munama. This is the “Intro” from The Soil’s self-titled debut album.

And you probably wondering who or what on earth is The Soil, right *raises eyebrows*? Well, this is the talk of the three member a cappella group, hailing straight from the South. Yes baybee, I mean Soweto:-D.
The heavily Kasi talented trio

Much has been said and written about this group, but above all, it is their humble beginnings and MELODIOUS MUSIC that speaks for them.

Now, here’s a brief profile of The Soil. The group consists of two brothers Ntsika and Phindo Ngxanga and the Soweto-born only girl in the group Miss Buhle Mda. But the group name God Almighty as the fourth member :-‘).

Ntsika is the man :)....(LOL)  with a sincere tenor and some high pitched dynamics

Ntsika is the man :)….(LOL) with a sincere tenor and some high pitched dynamics

Phindo a.k.a Master P provides his out-of-this-world beat-box and his beautiful bass for songs.

Phindo a.k.a Master P provides his out-of-this-world beat-box and his beautiful bass for songs.

Buhle provides the sweet and gentle alto and soprano.

Buhle provides the sweet and gentle alto and soprano.

Their music features a fused eclectic mix of different influences of soul, jazz, gospel, hip-hop and afro-jazz and voice techniques to create a genre which they have dubbed as “Kasi Soul” in a contemporary township kind of way. To create a disstict picture of into your mind, they use its rhythmic vocal bass line, with constant beat-boxing, which is a distinct feature in the music, while the remaining voices contribute to the choral and polyphonic accompaniment. Clear ? Good 😉

Yesterday :When I found heaven on earth, I meant to blog about it in the morning, but hey rather late than never right *shrugs*? Yeah. So, at the risk of sounding too deep, this new motivational jam by self renowned rapper Proverb featuring the Soil-titled Blessed and Highly Favored encircled the core of my heart and soul. Simply, it touched me because it verbalizes the truth. The collab itself explains the word Proverb straight from the Book of Life and from the Soil to the Heavens.
Enough yada-yada, please check it out for yourself and let me know what you think 😉

In all parts Kasi Nativist says: stay blessed & highly fav’d and keep listening to the sounds from the ground. Happy weekend :’D!!!