Last Friday night marked the annual Queensland Young Achiever Awards for 2016 held at the Royal in the Park Ballroom in Brisbane.
The night was a celebration of the youth of tomorrow dedicated in their chosen fields to acknowledge, encourage and promote positive achievements.
Exodus Lale, who was also awarded the “International Young Artist Award” recently in Los Angeles for his role as “Young Simba” in Disney’s internationally acclaimed production “The Lion King” opened Friday’s event with a stellar performance.
As the youngest finalist at the event, Exodus emerged as a heavy weight amongst his fellow peers as he belted out “Circle of Life” from the Lion King soundtrack.
Exodus went on to successfully win the “People’s Choice” Award for the night and was delighted to have his local and Samoan community behind him to acknowledge his achievements.
Exodus is an Australian born Samoan based in Brisbane. His father hails from the villages of Apolima-Uta and Vaiusu and Safune, Savai’i,. His mother hails from the villages of Sinamoga and Satupa’itea, Savai’i. At the tender age of eight he became the youngest ever Simba to ever be cast in Disney’s production of The Lion King.
His debut was in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre where he continued on the Australian Antelope Tour of the show from 2014 to 2016, being the only Queensland child to travel interstate from Sydney to Brisbane to Melbourne and to Perth.
The tour concluded in Perth in February 2016 and since then Exodus has been showcasing his talent at various industry and corporate events across Australia.
“I AM EXODUS” is the name of the official website scheduled to launch this year, showcasing his music, video logs of his journey with upcoming productions he is involved in.
It will also feature Exodus’ local, national and international events he attends and also a glimpse into his life as a young Samoan living in Australia.