Bongiwe Happiness Malunga, a graduate of the Mbongeni Ngema Academy in Durban, appeared in musicals such as »Sarafina« (Durban) and »The Journey« (Zurich), and has been a member of the »The Lion King« family around the globe for many years. Hardly any other artist is as closely associated with the rousing global success centred on lion prince Simba and the circle of life as now Hamburg-based Bongiwe. 

The audience favourite has, for example, performed in theatre productions and Disneyland Resort shows from Johannesburg to Shanghai and Hong Kong. Since 2017, she has repeatedly appeared on stage in Hamburg as the shaman Rafiki at the Stage Theater located in the city’s harbour.