Nandi Madida stars in Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ doccie: How to watch in SA
Afika Peters

Nandi Madida took to social media in excitement to announce that she will be featured in Beyonce’s upcoming Black Is King documentary and DStv subscribers get a front-row seat to the spectacle.

Beyonce’s Black Is King doccie: What’s it about?

This documentary, Beyonce has labelled her passion project. The product of her own blood, sweat and tears, Black Is King was meant to accompany the soundtrack to The Lion King: The Gift.

However, due to the recent uprising in the United States (US), it dawned on Beyonce that releasing the doccie sooner “would serve a greater purpose.”

“I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instils pride and knowledge. I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way,” the singer wrote in a passionate Instagram post.

You can watch the trailer below:

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I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose. The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge. I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people. This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story. This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride. Love y’all, B

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Nandi Madida is one of many SA talents featured in the doccie

We will have to wait for the full doccie to get real insight into the adventures Beyonce will lead us on in Black Is King. One thing we know for sure, though, is that South Africa is well-represented.

Nandi Madida could not withhold the surprise for a few more days so we already know that she will be featured.

How to watch Black Is King in South Africa

What’s even more exciting is the news that accompanied her announcement. Turns out, DStv subscribers will be able to watch the doccie when it premiers on M-Net (channel 101) on Saturday 1 August at 20:00.

Moreover, Multichoice will — for one day only — open the premium channel to all DStv subscribers. Thus, you will have no excuse for missing out on this spectacle.