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Anatii, is a South African singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. Born in Bhisho, Eastern Cape, Anatii began his professional musical journey at the age of 16 when he received his first major South African placement with L-Tido, for the song When It Rains.
Anatii's debut studio album ARTIIFACT was released on 9 September 2016. The album features South African acts AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C and Uhuru, as well as Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage, Somali-Canadian electronic duo Faarrow and American singer Omarion.
In August 2017, Anatii was selected as The Young Independents influencer of the year.
October 2017 saw Anatii being selected by GQ South Africa as one of the best dressed people in South Africa.
In November 2017, Anatii, was selected to be a high level influencer for the LuQuLuQu project set up by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. The official launch in South Africa for the project took place on 29 November 2017 at the Four Seasons Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg.
2018 has seen Anatii, listed in the Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 creatives list, become a Lumiere for Courvoisier and release his second studio album IYEZA to critical acclaim.
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