Nandi Bushell Joins Cartoon Network as a Catalyst for Change

South African-born Nandi Bushell is Cartoon Network’s first-ever musician in residence.

The 12-year-old star joins the brand to bring the Redraw Your World campaign to life. This campaign inspires children to be the catalyst for the change they want to see.

Cartoon Network Africa (CNA) is a fun and irreverent multi-platform entertainment brand that provides children ages 7-12 with unexpected and imaginative experiences with high-quality, multi-layered comedy and adventure shows.

Born to a South African mother and British father, Bushell and her family moved to the UK when she was younger.

When she was five, her father showed her and her brother the music video for The Beatles Hey Jude – and the music bug hit. This is when she was inspired to start playing drums.

After that, she started putting out covers of songs on YouTube and became a worldwide viral sensation. She was invited onstage by the Foo Fighters to drum on Everlong at the LA Forum.

The channel said it had brought Bushell on board to bring the new brand campaign to life in a new music video anthem, a hybrid of animation and live action by the kids and for the kids, that aims to inspire and engage them. enable them to embrace their true selves.

Speaking about working with Cartoon Network, Bushell said it’s exciting to be a part of the moment that encourages kids to be true to themselves and embrace their uniqueness.

“This partnership with Cartoon Network shows that as children we are fearless and have the power to make a real difference in the world,” said Nandi Bushell.

The CNA star not only plays drums, but she also sings, plays guitar, bass, piano and saxophone.

“My parents have many proud memories. We have done many fun things together as a family. Playing the Forum in LA was pretty awesome, but so were Buckingham Palace and Wembley stadium. But I think my father was very proud of me because I wrote a song for him to help him feel better.”

When it comes to work-school balance, Bushell told Sunday World that her parents have always supported her because her work doesn’t interfere with her schoolwork.

Brand Communications and Franchise Management, said Monika Oomen, are inspired every day by their fans, and now Cartoon Network wants to encourage them all to celebrate themselves.

“Our fans are who they are, whatever they do and however they do it. Redraw Your World was created to empower kids to feel happy in their authenticity and reassure them that everyone matters. Cartoon Network’s irreverent, funny and inclusive style is reflected in this campaign and provides us with a platform to showcase the absolutely wonderful kids of today,” Oomen added.

“To the other kids who want to do what I do, just know that you can do whatever you want. Have fun and practice, practice until you’re satisfied”, concluded Bushell.

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