Hell Naw

"Hell Naw"
Nasty C - Hell Naw.png
Single by Nasty C
from the album Bad Hair
ReleasedFebruary 11, 2016 (2016-02-11)
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hoptrap
4:04 (Single version)
5:32 (Album version)
LabelFreeWorld Music
Songwriter(s)Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo
Producer(s)Nasty C
Nasty C singles chronology
"Juice Back"
"Hell Naw"
"Switched Up"

"Hell Naw" is the lead single from Nasty C's debut album, Bad Hair. The song talks about him not quitting the music industry. It debuted at number 4 on South Africa's official music chart.[1] The song peaked at number 1 on The Beat 99.9 FM African Top 10 chart.[2] It was made available for free digital download and has been downloaded over 11,000 times.[3]


Nasty C told Mac G from 94.7 FM that he wrote the song and released it within 24 hours. Moreover, he said he started writing bars while listening to a beat he had produced earlier.[4]

Music video

The music video for "Hell Naw" was shot by Teddy Maxx and edited by Nasty C and Pierre. Nasty C assisted Teddy Maxx with directing it.[5] [6]


J'Something, Mi Casa's lead vocalist, celebrated Youth Day by performing a cover of the song in June 2016.[7] In July 2016, Nigerian rapper Hotyce released a cover of "Hell Naw", with production assistance from Emmeno.[8]


"Hell Naw" won Best Song of The Year at the 16th Metro FM Music Awards.[9]

Year Award Ceremony Prize Result
16th Metro FM Music Awards Best Song of The Year[10] Won


Weekly charts

Chart (2016) Peak
South Africa (EMA) 4


  1. ^ "Entertainment Monitoring Africa :: Local Chart". Entertainment Monitoring Africa. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  2. ^ "African Top Ten". www.thebeat99.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Nasty C - Hell Naw". Hiphopza.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  4. ^ Zeeman, Kyle. "Watch: How Nasty C dropped an instant hit". Times LIVE. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. ^ "DOWNLOAD VIDEO: Nasty_C – Hell Naw". www.360nobs.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. ^ Entertainment, TMG. "'The face of SA'- fans go crazy for Nasty C's new music video". Times LIVE. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  7. ^ Entertainment, TMG. "WATCH: J'Something covers Nasty C's Hell Naw". Times LIVE. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  8. ^ Solanke, Abiola. "New Music: Hotyce -'Hell yeah' - New Music - Pulse". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  9. ^ "16th Metro FM Awards 2017 (Full List Of Winners)". Youth Village. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  10. ^ "FULL LIST: Metro FM Award winners 2017". Channel 24. Retrieved 26 February 2017.

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