Exclusive: Moonchild Sanelly On Working With Beyonce!

"I'm happy because she knows who I am".

By  | Aug 14, 2020, 11:31 AM  | Moonchild Sanelly  | Top of the

Renowned South African musician Moonchild Sanelly, is no stranger to flying the SA flag high. The musician has her eyes set on global dominations and she is all about that another day, another slay life.The Iwalk Ye Phara hitmaker who is featured on Beyonce's international hit film and visual album Black Is King, still cannot contain her excitement on being part of this project which has made history and catapult Mzansi's talents.

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The movie which was released end of July, features several local stars such as Nandi Madida, Connie Chiume, Busiswa, Nyaniso Dzedze and Warren Masemola.

ZAlebs recently had an interview with the musician on her collaboration with Beyonce and her soaring music career, which continues to attract worldwide attention. Moonchild is featured on Beyonce's song My Power featuring Busiswa and DJ Lag and the film also includes some of her ad lips and perfomances with Queen B.
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The star says they started working on the song after she had met the creative director of the film Kwasi, before the Global Citizen Concert which was hosted in South Africa.

The concert was hosted in Johannesburg and it was headlined by the likes of Beyonce.

Moonchilld says after she met Kwasi they started becoming tight-knit and the project was born "He told me he was doing some research on an African project and I helped to show him some places around and when I was in LA for the Coachella,  we met again and I was working with Diplo. The team called to say I must make music and as soon as I landed in SA I went into the studio to record," she adds.

After the Global Citizen Concert ended Beyonce featured Moonchild's song iWalk Yephara for a video clip of her highlights from the Global Citizen Concert and Moonchild says even though she was not informed she was very excited because she loves Beyonce.
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The star says when she began working on the song featured on the film, she was not told what her vocals and ad lips would be used for "It was a very low-key project. I kept sending songs back and forth and when they would come back to me I couldn't recognize Beyonce's voice but I knew it was a very big project and I knew that Kwasi works for Beyonce," she says.

The singer says she had to make sure everything was pure bliss because this project would catapult her career even to greater heights. Moonchild says she was on cloud nine towards the end of 2020 when she learned that she would be featured on Beyonce's Black Is King "We started knowing when we shot the video, and we had to keep it as a secret but more than anything I'm happy because she knows who I am and working with her was amazing," she says.

Black Is King aims to celebrate the black culture and Moonchild says it great seeing black people being recognized and more African stories being told. The singer says when she was working on the project she did not inform her bestie Busiswa about the project " We both did not tell each other that we were working on this project and I also wanted to surprise her, but at last when I told her she was excited."

Moonchild says she did not have any problem with keeping the secret because she loves to drop bombshells. Since then the film was released it has been receiving rave reviews and South Africans have been excited to see their stars shining.

The singer she is happy that her dream to work with Beyonce has come true and she is now eyeing Doja Cat and Da Baby as part of her future international collaborations.

Keep on doing great things sis!

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