OPINION QUEEN B AND LION KING?
ingonyama bagithi baba.” They’re four words you probably don’t recognise, but trust me you know them. Anyone who’s seen The Lion King on any stage or screen around the world would.
Believe it or not, those four words are the actual spelling of the opening lyrics. You know, the part where Mufusa holds up a baby Simba to the adoring crowd.
It’s cinematic gold, and any parent who tells you they didn’t recreate the moment with their own child during the toddler years is lying through their teeth. A co- worker of mine recently admitted to me she did it with her cat. I rate that.
Long story short The Lion King is a classic and if you don’t recognise the opening scene you’ve probably been living under a Pride Rock ( a subtle Lion King gag there).
The good news for fans is TLK has scored a live action remake.
At the helm of the project is super director Jon Favreau. Donald Glover, James Earl Jones and Seth Rogen have also signed on for key roles. But what’s super exciting for music lovers is the news Beyoncé is in line to play Nala.
Every story needs a heroine and who better than Queen B to tackle the task? Rumour is a cool $ 25 million pay packet will also see her headline the film’s soundtrack. It’ll be a banger!
The live action remake of The Lion King is likely to hit cinemas in late 2019. In the meantime you’ll have to make do with lifting your neighbour’s cat above your head while singing ‘ Nants ingonyama bagithi baba.’