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Nadia Nakai and Priddy Ugly. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

In Photos: Priddy Ugly & Nadia Nakai on Bacardi Live Sessions

Go behind the scenes with Priddy Ugly and Nadia Nakai at their Bacardi Live Sessions.

South African rapper Nadia Nakai paired up with Priddy Ugly for the first iteration of this year's Bacardi Live Sessions. The series sees two artists (one established, and the other up-and-coming) pairing up for a performance in which the emerging artist performs their songs.


Priddy Ugly performed three songs in front of Nadia Nakai who was chilling like the boss she is in the background. Priddy Ugly's set consisted of "Tshela" from his 2017 album E.G.Y.P.T. and two new songs to be included in the deluxe version of the album releasing this Friday.

Priddy Ugly's stage presence is unmatched—he's light on his feet, and him and his producer Wichi 1080, always display chemistry be it on live shows or records.

Below, are some photos from behind the scenes of the session, which is yet to be released online.

Priddy Ugly and his girlfriend, Bontle Modiselle. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Bontle Modiselle and Wichi 1080. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Nadia Nakia. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

All photography by Sabelo Mkhabela. He's lit on Instagram: @sabzamk


The performance was a taste of what we can expect from Priddy Ugly when he has his Bacardi House Party Session on 26 January 2019.

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