Anatii

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Anatii
Birth nameAnathi Bhongo Mnyango
Born (1993-01-08) 8 January 1993 (age 26)
Bhisho, Eastern Cape, South Africa[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2006 – present
LabelsYAL Entertainment
Associated acts
Websiteanatii.com

Anathi Bhongo Mnyango, known professionally as Anatii, is a South African singer, songwriter and record producer.

Career[edit]

Anatii began his professional musical journey at the age of 16 when he received his first major South African placement with L-Tido, for the song "When It Rains".[citation needed]

His debut studio album Artiifact was released on September 9, 2016. The album features South African acts AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C and Uhuru, as well as Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage, Somali-Canadian electronic duo Faarrow and American singer Omarion.[citation needed]

In August 2017, Anatii was selected as The Young Independents influencer of the year[2]

October 2017 saw Anatii being selected by GQ South Africa as one of the best dressed people in South Africa[3]

In November 2017, Anatii, was selected to be a high level influencer for the LuQuLuQu project set up by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.[4] The official launch in South Africa for the project took place on 29 November 2017 at the Four Seasons Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg.[5]

2018 has seen Anatii, listed in the Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 creatives list.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Album details
ARTIIFACT
  • Released: 9 September 2016
  • Label: YAL Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
Be Careful What You Wish For (with AKA)
  • Released: 28 July 2017
  • Label: YAL Entertainment / Beam Group
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
IYEZA
  • Released: 5 October 2018
  • Label: YAL Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, Digital download

Singles[edit]

[7]

Title Year Album
"Thunder Thighs" 2012
"Bananaz"
(featuring DJ Khaled)
2014
"Freedom" Artiifact
"The Saga"
(featuring AKA)
2015
"Feeling on Me"
"Hours" 2016
"Jump"
(with Cassper Nyovest featuring Nasty C)
"10 Fingers"
(with AKA)
2017 Be Careful What You Wish For
"Don't Forget To Pray"
(with AKA)
"Thixo Onofefe" 2018 Iyeza
"Ntloni"

Production credits[edit]

[7]

2008
  • Morale – Ain't No Thing
  • L-Tido – When it Rains feat. Anathi Royal
2009
2012
  • Anatii – Thunder Thighs
2013
2014
  • Anatii – Bananaz feat. DJ Khaled
  • Anatii – Freedom
  • Cassper Nyovest – Bad One feat. Anatii
  • DJ Dimplez – Yaya feat. Dreamteam & Anatii
  • DJ Dimplez – Criminal feat. Tumi Molekane, Buffalo Souldier, Reason & Anatii
  • DJ Dimplez – Her feat. Cassper Nyovest, Anatii & Maggz
  • DJ Dimplez – We Ain't Leaving feat. L-Tido & Anatii
  • DJ Dimplez – Way Up feat. JR & Cassper Nyovest
  • DJ Milkshake – My Own feat. Cassper Nyovest & Anatii
  • Fistaz Mixwell – Alone feat. Riky Rick, Anatii & Chad da Don
  • Fistaz Mixwell – No Filter feat. Anatii, Big Nuz, Moneoa, MKW & Thebe
  • HHP – Toto and Gogo (Don't Forget) feat. Anatii
2015
2016
2017
2018
  • Anatii – Thixo Onofefe
  • Seyi Shay - The Vibe feat. Anatii, DJ Tira, Slimcase & Danger[9]
  • AKA - Me & You
  • AKA - Daddy Issues II
  • DJ Dimplez - Vacation feat. Anatii & Da L.E.S

Songwriter credits[edit]

2019

Awards[edit]

  • South African Hip Hop Awards 2015 – Best Music Video for The Saga feat. AKA[10]
  • South African Hip Hop Awards 2015 – Best Collaboration for The Saga feat. AKA[10]
  • Young Independent Influencer of the Year 2017[2]
  • GQ South Africa Best Dressed Men 2017[3]
  • South African Hip Hop Awards 2017 – Best Collaboration for 10 Fingers by AKA & Anatii[10]
  • Forbes Africa 2018 30 under 30 Creatives[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anatii Biography". amdb.co. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Mji, Zanele (16 August 2017). "Mzansi's 100 of 2017: Influencer, Anatii – The Young Independents".
  3. ^ a b "GQ Best Dressed – GQ South Africa". gq.co.za.
  4. ^ LuQuLuQu. "Home". LuQuLuQu.
  5. ^ "See UNHCR ambassador Nomzamo Mbatha's moving speech".
  6. ^ https://www.forbesafrica.com/30-under-30/2018/06/04/under-30-creatives/
  7. ^ a b iTunes
  8. ^ "Check Out Omarion's 'Open Up' Produced By Anatii". 22 November 2017.
  9. ^ https://www.bellanaija.com/2018/05/seyi-shay-electric-package-ep/
  10. ^ a b c "SA HIP HOP AWARDS". SA HIP HOP AWARDS.
  11. ^ https://www.forbesafrica.com/30-under-30/2018/06/04/under-30-creatives/