Former Necessary Noize member Nazizi Hirji has for the past two weeks been undergoing medication after an unknown man attacked him. She has not said where the act took place, but in a series of posts on her IG she has narrated the ordeal.
Two weeks ago I was attacked few mins after getting of stage by a man who I have now come to know. He started with attacking someone in my crew by stabbing him in the back and when i walked up to see what was happening he attacked Me and cut my face. His weapon a broken glass. His reason ..unknown. The club owner did nothing to get my attacker arrested as i pointed the attacker out to him and his security…neither did he help me and my crew get to the nearest hospital. During the attack I kept asking myself why ? Why me ? On the drive down to the hospital 2 and a half hours from Nairobi more questions flooded my mind ..how bad was the injury? Will i ever feel safe again? whose going to stand by me ? Three stiches later I was able to look in the mirror and at that moment i felt relief and gratitude i was ok and I was going to survive this. Next step was to report the incident at a police station. The first person I called was my dad followed by mum. They were both very concerned and supportive but most of all they believed my story without one doubt in their mind. The next thing i did was reach out to "friends" for moral support and advise. The police were very cooperative when my family and I drove back to report the incident, and 2 weeks later we had the opportunity to sit in The same room with the man who attacked me. It felt like a dream… My father, Mahedere, jah Pilla, Phill and i had made 2 trips down investigating the incident with alot of challenges that I cannot disclose.. and now here we were face to face with the suspect. At this point I started to think of the few people who doubted me.. the ones who called to ask me what really happened? Are u sure hamukuchokoza mtu? The ones who never showed up to see if im ok..What would they say if they sat in the same room with the man who attacked me?Or would they be disappointed that i was telling the truth? I asked him why and he said he came as a fan he was there really early and excited just to see Nazizi and he has no explanation to why he did it…all he had was an apology. An apology that touched my heart. Just when I had lost my hope in humanity the very man who attacked me restore
Part 2 Just when I had lost my hope in humanity the very man who attacked me restored it again! As much as I was angry at the attacker I realised he taught me a few lessons. The biggest being i must take my security very seriously. I have always believed that my fans cause no threat to me and therefore I have always felt safe at my shows but now I must think of the worst that kud happen He taught me that I must checkout the security at every place I perform more thoroughly he has taught me to trust my instincts even more . He has taught me people will always leave at the darkest hour and the only one u can count on is yourself. I now have a scar to remind me of the day that taught me some of the most important lessons of my life yet. To everyone who visited, supported and helped me get through I thank you. To my father @firozhirji you are my rock thank for the endless support and encouragement in every situation.
Get well soon Nazizi.