"Naaa mean, we on magazines."
South African hip-hop star Nadia Nakai is on the cover of the September issue of Glamour SA. This makes her the first ever rapper to grace the cover of the glossy magazine. Hip-hop has come a long way in South Africa, and as it's currently one of the most popular genres in the country, it's achieving many firsts on mainstream media.
Congratulation @asandasizani on being the first BLACK FEMALE editor of @glamour_sa in 14 YEARS!!! The Brand new Gla… https://t.co/OnOc0BHp4J— BRAGGA (@BRAGGA) 1534692689.0
Nadia's profile has grown tremendously in the last few years. She has released hits such as "The Man," "Money Back," "Sqwaa" and "Naaa Mean," among others. She is currently signed to Cassper Nyovest's Family Tree label, and her debut album is coming this year.
Hip hop has not only had a profound influence on fashion, but is also a powerful force in global entertainment and… https://t.co/yJnBLnVWWO— Asanda Sizani (@Asanda Sizani) 1534740862.0
The hip-hop artist shares the Glamour SA cover with lawyer, activist and model Thando Hopa, and the magazine's new editor Asanda Sizani.
The editor's appearance on the cover has received mixed reactions. While some feel she's breaking the old rules (which is great), others aren't sure what to make of Sizani, who's the magazine's first black editor in chief, pulling an Oprah and putting herself on the cover of a magazine she edits.
Below are some tweets reacting to the cover:
On shelves tomorrow! The brand new @GLAMOUR_sa ! Congratulations @AsandaSizani Editor-in-Chief of the… https://t.co/pSQjXHTtES— Sindisiwe van Zyl 🇿🇼🇿🇦 (@Sindisiwe van Zyl 🇿🇼🇿🇦) 1534694192.0
I have so much respect for Asanda but i don't get why for her first issue at Glamour she has to be on that cover— Jedi (@Jedi) 1534672813.0
Asanda Sizani putting herself on the cover of Glamour is the big dick energy I’m here for— brooklyn. (@brooklyn.) 1534602339.0
What I love about this issue is, it’s not just another magazine issue with a stunning cover. It is a movement, a br… https://t.co/Zbrv8n8xjc— Molife Milton Kumona (@Molife Milton Kumona) 1534699434.0
Ok Glamour SA cover snapped 🤮🔥— Odwa (@Odwa) 1534708715.0
Hi everyone. May you tackle the week with the steely confidence of someone who puts themselves on the cover of the magazine they edit.— Pearl Boshomane Tsotetsi (@Pearl Boshomane Tsotetsi) 1534744232.0
@Pearloysias Just chocked on my coffee reading this! My thought is, in an instagram/selfie world, I guess, why the… https://t.co/ySewuZEHZC— Sarah Buitendach (@Sarah Buitendach) 1534751464.0
Pick up a copy of the September issue of Glamour SA wherever magazines are sold.