Idols SA winner scores mega Disney deal

Karabo Mogane. (Photo: Supplied)
Karabo Mogane. (Photo: Supplied)

Johannesburg - Disney Africa on Wednesday announced that Idols SA 2015 winner Karabo Mogane has recorded a special proudly South African version of the official theme song to Disney Junior’s (DStv 309) hit animated series The Lion Guard – a brand new original TV series inspired by the all-time family favourite Disney classic, The Lion King.

Titled Here comes the Lion Guard, the theme track is written by long-time Disney collaborator Beau Black and features the same African djembe drum beats and Swahili nuances that made the previous two Lion King soundtracks so popular.

The first person in Africa to lend their voice to a Disney Junior theme track, Karabo made a name for himself and proved his musical talent when he won over the hearts of the South African nation which secured him as winner of the 11th season of Idols South Africa last year.

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“I was totally blown away when Disney asked me to record the theme song for The Lion Guard. I grew up with The Lion King movies as a child, and to now be asked to sing the theme song for this new series that continues that epic storytelling is a real honour,” says Karabo.


The Lion Guard airs every week day on Disney Junior (DStv 309) at 18:30.