At the time of Inxeba's release, Nakhane received so many death threats from protesters that he couldn't even be in his home country to collect his first SAFTAs12 award for Best Actor in a Feature Film.
But so much has happened since then.
The last 18 months have seen him focus on taking his brand overseas. He quickly made famous friends with the likes of the New York Times, Elton John and Madonna.
The US and global media has welcomed him with open arms. He has used his art to proudly protest the LGBTQI rights - or lack there of - across the continent in ways that he would literally be risking his life if he did it in most African countries.
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