With Aladdin lighting up the box office and South African entertainers just having their moment in the sun, a video made by Ashur Petersen of himself and his mother, Madeegha Anders singing the famous song, ‘A Whole New World’ from the film has over 5 million views on Facebook.
Ashur is the son of the famous late singer, director and composer Taliep Petersen and has been producing and performing music for years, even though he is only in his 20’s. He always competed in season 3 of The Voice on Francios van Coke’s team.
His sister, Fatiema is also an amazing singer, and Ashur’s recording of her singing a cover of Never Ever from The Greatest Showman also racked up thousands of views.
Ashur’s response to the support of the video was, ‘A friend of mine messaged me to say: ‘This is HUGE for Cape Town’ and then it hit me. This video is far bigger than my mom and myself. This is for my people. The Capetonians. For my people who never gets recognized. For the artists who work their arses off with no recognition. If only the world knew about the talent that we breed in this land, we’d be unstoppable. Slowly but surely, Cape Town is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. I will go anywhere in this world, stand for my people and say ‘I am Proudly a Capetonian… One of the most beautiful cities in the DAMN WORLD!’
Watch the video here:
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