He started out dreaming of becoming an All Black, now the Kiwi-Samoan singer is a West End musical star. Kiwi-Samoan singer/actor, Nick Afoa is set to star on the West End as Simba in The Lion King. Disney Theatrical Productions have announced Afoa will transfer to the London production when the Australian season of the musical ends this Sunday.
It will be the first time the Kiwi has ever visited London, and only his second professional theatre role having swapped rugby for singing and making his debut in 2013. Afoa played rugby every week from 13 to 22, but had to give up his goal of becoming an All Black when he injured his knee. READ MORE.