Cartoon Network has just announced that they have teamed up with Latoya Nontokozo Buthelezi best known as Toya Delazy, to create an all African, localised theme song for the re-launch of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series, The Powerpuff Girls.
The 26-year-old multi-award winning singer, pianist, dancer and performer is best known for his hit song Due Drop, Due Drop Deluxe and Ascension.
The show will be launched on television screens across the continent, exclusively on DStv channel 301 from Saturday, 30 April at 10:55.
The theme song proudly sung and produced by Toya Delazy, will represent the Powerpuff Girls on the African continent with a colourful, local interpretation of the US indie pop band Tacocat’s recording of the new theme song for the global launch of the all new The Powerpuff Girls series.
In true Delazy style, she has added a bit of rock and hip-hop with a sweet undertone creating a hard yet playful beat, which will get all African viewers in the mood for the brand spanking new show.
“When Cartoon Network approached me to localise the new Powerpuff Girls theme song recorded by US indie pop band, Tacocat, I first listened to the original song and I had an instant connection with the lyrics ‘fighting crime and saving the world before bedtime’.
This was one of my childhood dreams growing up in South Africa and I am truly excited to be part of this amazing project,” says Delazy.
“The Powerpuff Girls represent ‘Super cute vs Super Fierce’ and it is this that sparked this musical journey for me. The Powerpuff Girls are cute, but they also kick-ass, whilst being funny and fierce – but their no-nonsense, cool-factor made me want to be part of the team.”
Talking about how her personality fits the show, she completely agrees that it matches. “The animation and storylines are super creative and visually exciting. I would like to think that my artistic universe is just as colourful and punchy. I love the feistiness of The Powerpuff Girls and the idea that they are tough enough to outmatch those scary villains.
If she could have a superpower, Toya would like to have the ability to unite people with music, irrespective of geographic location or demographics. “People connect with the music I make. I use it for all sorts of things, like talking about my feelings, empowerment, awareness or just a good party thumper where you can let your hair down and have fun.”
In the all new re-created series, superhero sisters Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are known to their fellow citizens of Townsville as The Powerpuff Girls. Together, they protect their beautiful, bustling metropolis from sinister evildoers, intending on taking over. Juggling school, homework and a regular parade of villains is no easy task, but The Powerpuff Girls are more than up for the challenge.
The new series, created by Cartoon Network Studios in Los Angeles, will be executively produced by Nick Jennings, who won an Emmy® for his work on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, and co-executively produced by Bob Boyle creator of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
With lots of excitement around the launch, all our African viewers should be sitting on the edge of their seats to tune-in to the brand new series kicking off on Saturday, 30 April at 10:55 on Cartoon Network, channel 301 on DStv.