Anatii & DJ LAG Spotted In The Lion King Credits!

Disney's The Lion King is the gift that keeps on giving in South Africa! The iconic animated children's movie is being remade and rereleased as a live-action movie! Similar to the Jungle Book live-action from 2016, Disney studios are taking their much-loved children's movies into realistic action films using the latest technology in animation.

Since the release, South Africa and Africa, in general, had a huge hand in the production of the movie. Obviously seeing our greats being mentioned among the likes of Hans Zimmer and Beyonce is cause for celebration and we have loved seeing every announcement!

First, we heard that our own living legend, John Kani would be joining the main cast! Dr Kani is a veteran in South African entertainment and has also toured the globe as a distinguished star theatre actor. The icon plays the role of Simba's spiritual guide, Rafiki. The role gave us so many memorable moments in the original, we can't wait to hear it from his familiar voice.
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Next, we spotted a drove of African talent in the soundtrack! Legendary music composer and long-time collaborator with the Lion King franchise, Lebo M, worked on the lead single of the official movie soundtrack! Also featured on the soundtrack are our Gqom Queens, Busiswa and Moonchild. They are joined by other rising global African acts like Burna Boy, Yemi Alde, and Mr Eazi.
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When the soundtrack was first released, you could only see the performing artists' credits and the iconic producer names. As it turns out, Beyonce made sure to also include talented African producers in the credits too!

As it turns out, there are 2 more major moments of South African Representation on the official Lion King album. Fans were delighted to discover that both Anatii and DJ LAG have secured Producer credits on a few tracts too!

Read more:
See the full tracklist for Beyonce's Gift to Africa
David Tlale dressed one of The Lion King stars
DJ LAG is all set to be nominated for a Grammy!

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Written by:
Red Mosiane