Young DLC and Poptain have made it to the big leagues, joining the select few Zimbabwean musicians and producers whose works have been chosen for an international film soundtrack.
Their track will be part of Kizazi Moto-Generational Fire, a groundbreaking animated Sci-fi series on Disney+.
This series showcases ten futuristic visions of Africa created by a new generation of talented animators.
The series includes ten 10-minute films and is executive produced by Peter Ramsey, who co-directed the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston are the supervising producers.
The selection process was rigorous, with 15 projects shortlisted, but only ten made the final cut. The chosen creators hail from Zimbabwe, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.
This incredible opportunity has solidified Young DLC and Poptain’s position in the global music scene, cementing their status as musical visionaries.
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Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire Teaser Released
Fans of South African Disney+ streaming were treated to a first-look teaser of Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, which was shown to a sold-out Comic Con Cape Town audience. The series is set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ later this year.
You can watch the teaser below:
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Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire Cast And Animators
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire has an exciting cast of voice actors from around the world. Among them are Florence Kasumba (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Kehinde Bankole (Blood Sisters), Pearl Thusi (Queen Sono), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Hotel Rwanda), Sheila Munyiva (Rafiki), Stycie Waweru (Supa Modo), Candice Modiselle (Generations: The Legacy), Lillian Dube (Soul City), Clementine Mosimane (Poppie Nongena), and Mandisa Nduna (Blood Psalms). Talented comedians Tumi Morake (Seriously Single), Sne Dladla (Black Tax), and Tyson Ngubeni (A Royal Surprise), as well as rappers Nasty C (Blood & Water) and Gigi Lamayne (Temptation Island: South Africa), also lend their voices to the series.
The ten creators behind this sci-fi series come from all corners of Africa, including Ahmed Teilab (Egypt), Simangaliso ‘Panda’ Sibaya and Malcolm Wope (South Africa), Terence Maluleke and Isaac Mogajane (South Africa), Ng’endo Mukii (Kenya), Shofela Coker (Nigeria), Nthato Mokgata and Catherine Green (South Africa), Pious Nyenyewa and Tafadzwa Hove (Zimbabwe), Tshepo Moche (South Africa), Raymond Malinga (Uganda), and Lesego Vorster (South Africa). The series promises to be an exciting and diverse showcase of African talent, with futuristic stories brought to life by a new generation of animators.