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Former Disney ‘Lion King’ dancer turns Hong Kong Chinese-pop singer

SCMP, 07 May 2021
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Eli Zaelo moved to Hong Kong from her native South Africa in 2015 when she landed the role of Nala in The Lion King musical. Inspired by Chinese-pop, which is a blend of Mando-pop and Canto-pop, the 27-year-old decided to become a Chinese-language singer. She has since released two original songs on her YouTube channel, with the goal of helping to bridge the cultural gap between Africa and Asia, while joining the global trend of learning Chinese.


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