The lives of celebs are fodder for the public. Who are they really? Where are they from? The questions are pretty sporadic. Sometimes celebs humour their fans by answering; at other times they simply ignore.
K.O’s life – his cultural roots so to speak – has become a source of fascination to his fans. On Sunday 7 June 2020, the Cashtime boss paused briefly on the streets of Twitter to answer questions from his fans who were curious about his cultural roots.
A Twitter user had posited that the one-time Teargas member, who glittered in “Rainbow” with J’Something, Msaki and Q Twins recently, looks like a member of the Ndebele tribe. (Ndebele are a Bantu-speaking people of Southern Africa).
Although K.O thought the observation a compliment, another Twitter user disagreed with it, suggesting instead that K.O. is of Xhosa cultural roots.
Amused by the isiXhosa tag, K.O had retweeted it with a couple of laughing emojis, which indicate he isn’t isiXhosa after all.
Another fan suggested the rapper’s cultural roots are immaterial because he is now considered a part of the Xhosa nation, a suggestion K.O neither denied nor vetted.
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