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Anathi Bhongo Mnyango (born 8 January 1993), known professionally as Anatii, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer & music video director.


Anatii began his professional musical journey at the age of 14 when he received his first major South African placement with L-Tido, for the song "When It Rains".

His 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 men 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.


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Album details
  • Released: 9 September 2016
  • Label: YAL Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
Be Careful What You Wish For (with AKA)
  • Released: 28 July 2017
  • Label: YAL Entertainment / Beam Group
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
  • Released: 5 October 2018
  • Label: YAL Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, Digital download


Title Year Album
"Thunder Thighs" 2012
(featuring DJ Khaled)
"Freedom" Artiifact
"The Saga"
(featuring AKA)
"Feeling on Me"
"Hours" 2016
(with Cassper Nyovest featuring Nasty C)
"10 Fingers"
(with AKA)
2017 Be Careful What You Wish For
"Don't Forget To Pray"
(with AKA)
"Thixo Onofefe" 2018 Iyeza

Production credits

  • Morale – Ain't No Thing
  • L-Tido – When it Rains feat. Anathi Royal
  • Lebo M – Baby I Refuse
  • Lebo M – Mind Reader
  • Lebo M – Sounds Like Thunder
  • Anatii – Thunder Thighs
  • Anatii – Bananaz feat. DJ Khaled
  • Anatii – Freedom
  • Cassper Nyovest – Bad One feat. Anatii
  • DJ Dimplez – Yaya feat. Dreamteam & Anatii
  • DJ Dimplez – Criminal feat. Tumi Molekane, Buffalo Souldier, Reason & Anatii
  • DJ Dimplez – Her feat. Cassper Nyovest, Anatii & Maggz
  • DJ Dimplez – We Ain't Leaving feat. L-Tido & Anatii
  • DJ Dimplez – Way Up feat. JR & Cassper Nyovest
  • DJ Milkshake – My Own feat. Cassper Nyovest & Anatii
  • Fistaz Mixwell – Alone feat. Riky Rick, Anatii & Chad da Don
  • Fistaz Mixwell – No Filter feat. Anatii, Big Nuz, Moneoa, MKW & Thebe
  • HHP – Toto and Gogo (Don't Forget) feat. Anatii
  • AKA & Anatii – 10 Fingers
  • Portia Monique & Anatii – Everywhere You Go
  • AKA & Anatii – Don't Forget To Pray
  • Cassper Nyovest – Destiny feat. Goapele
  • Ma nala – Soze
  • Omarion – Open Up
  • Anatii – Thixo Onofefe
  • Seyi Shay – The Vibe feat. Anatii, DJ Tira, Slimcase & Danger
  • AKA – Me & You
  • AKA – Daddy Issues II
  • DJ Dimplez – Vacation feat. Anatii & Da L.E.S

Songwriter credits


Awards and nominations

Year Award Ceremony Category Results Ref.
2015 SAHHA Best Music Video for The Saga ft. AKA Won
Best Collaboration for The Saga ft. AKA Won
2017 Young Independent Influencer of the Year
GQ South Africa Best Dressed Men
SAHHA Best Collaboration for 10 Fingers by AKA & Anatii
2018 Forbes Africa 30 under 30 Creatives
25th South African Music Awards Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2019 STMA The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award for Brown Skin Girl
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