In spite of the poverty and gloom surrounding Nathi, he found solace in the arts. The growing realization that with his background, he would face difficulties in changing his unfavorable life led him to seek singing and song-writing, sculpting and the new arts as refuge from a much more difficult world.
The year 2013 saw Nathi use his innate talent of singing to enter the Dare To Dream competition sponsored by the Elundi Municipality (local municipality) in which he emerged triumphant. That would be start to great things for Nathi. Nelson Mandela once said - "when you speak to a man in his language you speak to his heart."