South Africans with songs on international film soundtracks

Despite the popular perception that South Africa is not a country to feel patriotic to, our country has still given birth to a number of things that every South African can be proud of – and our music. is definitely one of those things.

So much so that international films include more music by local artists in their soundtracks.

The latest artist to join these ranks is DJ Black Coffee, who recently shared that his song was featured in the latest The matrix movie.

He explained that he created the song about seven years ago after losing his father, and added that he dedicated the song to him at the time.

Now the song, titled Inkodlo Kamashimane, was used in Warner Brothers’ modern follow-up to the 1999 cult classic and its early 2000s sequels.

In light of the inclusion of Black Coffee’s music in The matrix: resurrections, we decided to come back to some other South African musicians who have seen their music appear in films and international projects.

Nasty C – Coming 2 America

Rapper Nasty C wrote and partially produced a track with vocals of Ari Lennox for the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 film, Coming to America.

The song, Black and white, was featured on the film’s soundtrack (Rhythms of Zamunda), which featured Ricky Tyler, Tellaman, Prince Kaybee, Msaki, DJ Ganyani, Th & o, Bonj, Anatii, De Mthuda and Njelic, all from South Africa.

Nigeria is represented by Tiwa Savage, Oxlade, Larry Gaaga, Umu Obiligbo, Tekno, Alpha P and TMXO.

Although based in South Africa, producer and musician Gemini Major represents Malawi, while Sha Sha represents Zimbabwe, Diamond Platnumz represents Tanzania, Locko represents Cameroon, Toofan represents Togo, Fally Ipupa represents DRC , Morgan Heritage represents Jamaica and the late DJ Arafat. represents the Ivory Coast.

Marvel and disney Black Panther was the first to feature an ensemble of South African musicians on an album produced and curated by rapper and producer Kendrick Lamar.

Here’s a look at the South Africans featured on the album alongside a range of other artists from around the world.

Saudi – Black Panther

Saudi Arabia rapped on the hit ‘X‘(pronounced “ten”) alongside heavyweights like ScHoolBoy Q, 2 Chains and Kendrick Lamar himself.

Sjava – Black Panther

Like his fellow musician from ATM (African Trap Music) Saudi, Sjava has also been featured on the Black Panther soundtrack of a song titled Seasons featuring artists Mozzy and Reason.

Wodumo Babes – Black Panther

In addition to appearing on a song called Redemption alongside Zacari, the song of Babes Wodumo Wololo was actually used in the film, much to the delight of many South Africans.

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Yugen Blakrok – Black Panther

According to Vulture, Yugen Blakrok is a Johannesburg-based rapper from the Eastern Cape.

On his trail Ops, also starring Vince Staples, it refers to Kathleen Cleaver who is the former communications secretary of the Black Panther Party. Cleaver also became the first woman in the party’s decision-making body.

His song Metamorphosis was also included on the official Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack.

Busiswa / Moonchild Sanelly – Black is King

A few years after the euphoria of so many local artists featured on such a great movie-related musical project, South Africans were able to celebrate again when Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly not only featured alongside Beyonce on a song titled My power, but they also appeared in the song’s music video.

The clip was part of Beyonce’s set Black is king The project, which reimagined the classic Lion King movie, recently moved from animation to a live-action version.

In addition to lending her voice acting skills to the film, Beyonce created a soundtrack for the film and brought in a number of African acts to contribute music for her project and to star in her portrayal of the film. story of the film.

By Mthuda & Njelic – Coming 2 America

Currently the only Amapiano entry on the list, the hit Shesha of De Mthuda and Njelic starred in the film and was included on the film Rhythms of Zamunda soundtrack.

Berita – Holidays in nature

According to the Naija Hotstars website, Berita’s song Ndicel’ikiss was featured in the 2019 Netflix movie, Vacation in nature, starring Sex And The City’s Kristin Davis and ’90s idol Rob Lowe.

Toya Delazy – Supergirls

Five years ago, Toya Delazy made headlines by teaming up with Cartoon Network to write the new Powerpuff Girls theme song.

According to a News24 report, she was chosen to create an all-African and localized theme song for the relaunch of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series.

Finally, singer Loyiso deserves a special mention for having his song Love is deeper on the Disney vacation ad titled “The Stepdad,” which aired in countries around the world, including South Africa.

Check out the announcement below: