DJ Naves & Sphectacula reply to claims their song Ngeke ‘promotes rape culture’

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DJ Naves & Sphectacula reply to claims their song Ngeke ‘promotes rape culture’


Kings Of The Weekend DJs Naves and Sphectacula have rubbished claims that their song Ngeke “promotes [email protected] culture”, saying it’s about personal ambition and therefore the ability to realize what you desire.

The song, which was released several months ago, came under the spotlight recently when it had been dragged into a conversation about radio stations allegedly not playlisting Moonchild Sanelly’s song Askies.

Poet Lebo Mashile and television host Penny Lebyane were among many that expressed concern on why Naves and Sphe’s song was played on radio but Moonchild’s song wasn’t.

Responding to a user who shared some lyrics from Ngeke, Lebo said: “They won’t playlist Moonchild but they’re going to happily play songs that promote [email protected] culture.”

In a statement, Naves and Sphe said it had been not their intention to market [email protected] within the song, adding it had been not something they take lightly.

“We would really like to assure music lovers that this was never the intended meaning, nor would they (Naves and Sphe) ever include such a notion within the music they create.

“Ngeke is completely by no means promoting [email protected] culture. this is often never something we take lightly or would come with in our music whatsoever.”

They said the song was about personal ambition and therefore the ability to realize what you desire through your personal commitment and perseverance.

“Your family and friends can only advise and guide you in life but at the top of the day the buck stops with you and it’s you who must put within the work to realize success.”

The DJs explained that though some people see the song during a negative light, it had been meant to be an inspirational song.

“It is unfortunate that some people have chosen to interpret the theme of the song negatively but that’s something which will not undo the general inspirational nature of our intention with the song.”