Daniah de Villiers dedicates her debut single to the lions she grew up with

Daniah de Villiers dedicates her debut single to the lions she grew up with

Daniah de Villiers has been working in the entertainment industry for six years and is best-known as Trudie in Binnelanders, presenter of the kykNET series, Dierepraters and for her outstanding acting in acclaimed films like Mia and the White Lion and Nul is Nie Niks Nie.

Now she is back in the spotlight to win over even more hearts… but this time with the release of her debut single, GOLD.

According to the eighteen-year-old Capetonian this pop single, which she wrote herself, is about discovering what really matters in life.

“The song was written for the lions I grew up with for three years,” she shares. “It made me realize that I determine my own happiness and that I should be grateful for the real gold in my life, like the lions.”

This inspirational track was produced by StoneBear & Mayor, and she believes that it will appeal to listeners of all ages. “It’s a little different, but I think that it is a heartfelt song that will speak to people’s hearts and invite them to make it their own.” 

A music video of this unique song is also available. Produced by Josh Farrer and Martin McCarthy, the video was filmed at various locations in and around Gordon’s Bay. The idea was to emphasise the message of the song and capture what matters most.

“I thought I knew what the gold in my life was, and at that point, it was the lions. We then decided to show that true gold actually lies within yourself and not in materialistic things or relationships,” the artist intimates.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Rq-fXfnGtNI

Music has always been a big part of Daniah’s life. She comes from a very musical family and has been singing alone, and with her sister, since she was a little girl. 

The talented actress won the junior world championship for acting in Hollywood at the age of twelve and although this has been her main focus, her passion for music never faded and motivated her to write her own songs. 

Daniah finds inspiration in jazz and soul music, as well as her surroundings. She admires artists like Sia, Dua Lipa and Ben Platt and would love to collaborate with Jeremy Loops and Neon Dreams someday.

Over the years, she has had several career highlights and starred in various films and series and admits that playing Mia in Mia and the White Lion has been her favourite role so far. If she had to choose a different career, she would have been a writer or playwright with her own business.

The versatile entertainer reveals that fans can look forward to seeing her in various new films and series over the next few months and that she is planning on releasing more music in the future. 

“I want people to be able to relate to my music by speaking to their hearts,” sheconcludes.

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