Vid: Nomcebo’s Performance With Bulgarian Face

Nomcebo’s Bulgarian Face

Vid: Nomcebo’s Performance With Bulgarian Face

A Bulgarian singing competition called Kato Abe Kankm Boaa divided opinion on social media last night after one of their contestants wore a blackface resembling South Africa’s Nomcebo Zikode for a performance.

A blackface is seen as a symbol of racism and many media personalities/houses have since abolished it.

But its use, in this case, has been highly debated on social media.

A performer by the name of Marinova was tasked to imitate Nomcebo on her Jerusalema performance.

The artist went extra on it with state of an art 3D mask that resembled the exact image of Nomcebo Zikode.

The audience present for the performance went abuzz seeing the artist’s impersonation.

But when the matter was brought on social media, the story wasn’t the same anymore.

Many blasted her for the racist act.


But what’s more interesting is how she has garnered support from black South African fans who applaud her for her artistry.

Many do not see anything wrong with the act. They compare it with a random Idols SA performance of any Western songs.

The topical issue has also raised one of the old debates on Leon Schuster’s blackface performances.

While others equate it to many of Michael Jackson’s imitations.


Nomcebo Zikode had not yet responded to us on the matter by the time of publishing.

The Bulgarian performer and the competition brand have both not commented on the public backlash too

Nomcebo’s Performance With Bulgarian Face



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