Anatii

Anatii
Birth nameAnathi Bhongo Mnyango
Born (1993-01-08) 8 January 1993 (age 28)
Bhisho, Eastern Cape, South Africa[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2006–present
LabelsYAL Entertainment
Associated acts
Websiteanatii.com

Anathi Bhongo Mnyango (born 8 January 1993), known professionally as Anatii, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.

Career

Anatii began his professional musical journey at the age of 14 when he received his first major South African placement with L-Tido, for the song "When It Rains".[2]

His debut studio album Artiifact was released on 9 September 2016.[3] 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.[4]

In August 2017, Anatii was selected as The Young Independents influencer of the year[5]

October 2017 saw Anatii being selected by GQ South Africa as one of the best dressed men in South Africa[6]

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.[7] The official launch in South Africa for the project took place on 29 November 2017 at the Four Seasons Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg.[8]

2018 has seen Anatii, listed in the Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 creatives list.[9]

Discography

Studio albums

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

[10]

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

[10]

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[12]
  • AKA – Me & You
  • AKA – Daddy Issues II
  • DJ Dimplez – Vacation feat. Anatii & Da L.E.S

Songwriter credits

2019

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Ceremony Category Results Ref.
2015 SAHHA Best Music Video for The Saga ft. AKA Won [13]
Best Collaboration for The Saga ft. AKA Won [13][14]
2017 Young Independent Influencer of the Year [5]
GQ South Africa Best Dressed Men [6]
SAHHA Best Collaboration for 10 Fingers by AKA & Anatii [13]
2018 Forbes Africa 30 under 30 Creatives [9]
25th South African Music Awards Male Artist of the Year Nominated [15]
2019 STMA The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award for Brown Skin Girl [16]

References

  1. ^ "Anatii Biography". amdb.co. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mashiloane, Classic. "Big time arrives for Anatii". Sowetan LIVE. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Anatii drops ARTIIFACT | eNCA". eNCA. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ ""Anatii releases his long awaited album 'ARTIIFACT' , features Omarion & Tiwa Savage | YOMZANSI". YoMzansi. 9 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b Mji, Zanele (16 August 2017). "Mzansi's 100 of 2017: Influencer, Anatii – The Young Independents".
  6. ^ a b "GQ Best Dressed – GQ South Africa". gq.co.za.
  7. ^ LuQuLuQu. "Home". LuQuLuQu.
  8. ^ "ZAlebs". zalebs.com. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  9. ^ a b Africa, Forbes (4 June 2018). "Under 30 Creatives". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  10. ^ a b iTunes
  11. ^ "Check Out Omarion's 'Open Up' Produced By Anatii". 22 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Seyi Shay unveils New "Electric Package" EP featuring Flavour, Kiss Daniel". 15 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  13. ^ a b c "SA HIP HOP AWARDS". SA HIP HOP AWARDS.
  14. ^ Cashville, Willy. "South African Hip Hop Awards: 2015 SAHHA WINNERS". Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  15. ^ "All the 2019 SAMA nominees". Bizcommunity.
  16. ^ "The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award - BET Soul Train Awards: Chris Brown, Drake, Lizzo Among Top Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 May 2020.