Nkiacha Atemnkeng is a writer and music enthusiast from Cameroon. His work was published in the 2015 Caine Prize anthology Lusaka Punk and Other Stories, the 2019 Short Story Day Africa Hotel Africa anthology, Of Passion and Ink: New Voices from Cameroon anthology by Bakwa Books, as well as The Guardian Longread, among others. He is a Goethe Institut/Sylt residency prize winner and is currently enrolled in an MFA at Texas State University. Follow him on Twitter @nkiacha
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The Sound of The Lion King
BY Nkiacha Atemnkeng
The opening song, “Circle Of Life,” spread its unique mood to the entire The Lion King soundtrack, which became a childhood anthem for a generation of millennials. It was that authentic African voice, and that harmonious act by the South African choir and Carmen Twillie, that grabbed the audience’s attention. Their innovative performance evokes such deep emotion that it is clear why The Lion King has one of the most memorable opening scenes in animated cinema.