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Xhosa for “I like you/ I love you”

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Tswana & Sepedi for “I Love You”

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Real U relocated to St Helena Bay on the West Coast of South Africa in December, 2009. This town of which he then lived is contrary to that of where he moved from. Described as peaceful and tranquil, the environment shaped Real U’s development as an adolescent.

The use of “the sunshine” can either be:

  • The sunrise in St Helena Bay which is both beautiful and remarkable as it rises over the sea
  • Figuratively seeing or understanding things clearly as visibly as one would see in daylight by the light which the sun provides. This light can also be seen as Jesus, as Real U learned to grow spiritually whilst living in St Helena Bay.

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‘La Montagne’ is French for “The Mountain”. This was the name of Real U’s primary school, and also the name of the suburb the school is located in.

After completing his education at La Montagne Primary, Real U was enrolled into Clapham High School, located in Queenswood, Pretoria.

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Real U makes mention of his childhood friend in Sliverton. They had both lived together in the same complex and grew close together being two of the only boys, of the same age, in the building. Their friendship eventually seized to be after relocating.

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The street on which the Real U lived, in their new home.

His cousin would later move in with his uncle after her completion of high school. Real U remembers in nostalgia the experience he had living there and makes reference to Holllywood, a popular small region of Los Angeles, CA with high-market value and somewhat extravagance.

The main similarity between Hollywood and the location where Real U grew up is the mountain. The house is build in a urban area on the foot of the mountain, from which one overlooks central-eastern Pretoria.

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The word ‘ebenezer’ means stone of help. As Real U’s father had built their new house alone, a stone with this inscription was built into a pillar of the house, symbolizing the Lord’s help in the completion of this task which might have seemed impossible over the years. Real U remembers it as being written as ‘ebenhaeser’ — the Afrikaans spelling, as his family is generally Afrikaans speaking.

His uncle later moved into the house after having purchased it from his father upon moving to the West Coast in December of 2009.

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Originally Real U lived in Eersterust, a former Coloured-township on the outskirts of Pretoria. His parents owned a house there. Whilst growing up in Sliverton, his father had continued to built the house, laboring alone over the years.

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Sliverton is a suburb in eastern Pretoria. This is where Real U grew up before the age of 8.

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Pretoria is the administrative capital city of South Africa. Real U was born there on Friday, the 12th of November 1993.

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