Mzansi’s Anatii gets the nod for Soul Train Award alongside Beyoncé

Mzansi’s Anatii gets the nod for Soul Train Award alongside Beyoncé

- Mzansi artist, Anatii was nominated a Soul Train Award alongside Beyoncé

- The rapper and songwriter was nominated for the Ashford and Simpson's songwriter's award

- The awards ceremony will take place in Las Vegas on 17 November

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Local muso, Anatii has been nominated for a Soul Train Award alongside Beyoncé for his contribution to the hit song, Brown Skin Girl, which was featured in Beyoncé’s latest album, Lion King: The Gift.

Billboard reported that the Mzansi star was nominated for the Ashford and Simpson’s songwriter’s award for the song which featured Wizkid, Blue Ivy Carter and Saint Jhn. The muso also composed the track, Mood Forever, which featured Jay-Z and Childish Gambino.

According to Channel 24, local artists, Anatii, DJ Lag, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly made Mzansi proud when they were featured on Beyoncé’s highly anticipated album in July.

The Thixo Onefefe rapper, whose real name is Anathi Mnyango, is being recognised as one of the composers of Brown Skin Girl which gave rise to the #BrownSkinGirlChallenge which went viral on social media.

When the album released, Anatii took to Instagram to show his gratitude with the caption:

Blessings come down! Enkosi Beyoncé. Big up to the incredible team behind The Gift. The energy was pure, the cultural shift has begun. Umthandazo uyasebenza.”

The Soul Train Awards ceremony is set to take place in Las Vegas on 17 November.

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Meanwhile, six months ago, Briefly.co.za reported that artist, Anatii, had bagged a nomination for his first ever solo album, Iyeza, in category of Best African Adult Contemporary Album at the SAMA25.

The multi-talented Anatii has built up his reputation in the music industry and climbed levels at a rapid pace. Briefly.co.za learnt that Anatii was extremely overwhelmed and grateful for the nomination. His album, which consists of 10 original songs which were produced by Anatii himself, features the hits Thixo Onofefe, Usangathanda Na and Wena.

Anatii took to social media to express his feelings after the nomination was made. The rapper stated that he was super nervous before, but now that #iyeza has received a nomination, he is overwhelmed with emotion.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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