Here’s Why Ntsiki Mazwai’s Song About Gay Rights Was Denied Airplay. Ntsiki Mazwai has come forward to express her great disappointment on media platforms that denied airplay on her new single Is It Ok which is all about the rights of LGBTIQ community.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE the activist said that the song was written at a time of increased gay and lesbian killings in the country. She said that while radio station bosses thought it was a good idea to bring awareness about the killings through her song, it was still ignored.
“I found a lot of resistance from radio stations. I sent to most compilers in the country and they would be excited and be like ‘Yah! Great idea’. But they weren’t really playing the song,” she said.
She said the incident made her feel like society was not as kind to those who had a different voice.
“I feel like our country is quite shy about LGBTIQ issues and I think it is important that we have a gay and lesbian voice in our society because we live amongst each other. If we say we live in an equal society, that must show. Every voice should be heard. It made me conscious that we live in quite a homophobic society that doesn’t have room for gay people to just speak on the same footing as straight people.”