Daniel “Dani” Stephenson has continually cemented his name in the music and entertainment industry, and he got to where he is now through
hard work, consistency, innovation, and creative vision. Having gained many accolades throughout his career, many are o=en wondering what the entrepreneur will focus on next. Recently, Dani Stephenson took another signiﬁcant stride in his career in the music industry as he stepped into the Marvel universe and took part in the production of the highly- acclaimed soundtrack for Eternals with “Nach Mera Hero.”
Dani Stephenson has always portrayed an unparalleled vision in music and entertainment. He began his career as a producer and songwriter under the moniker Pyramids in Paris while studying at Christ Church University, taking up music production and artist development. He also studied DJ technology, music law, media, and publishing at Open College Network.
Always one to aim for great heights, Dani Stephenson worked hard to make a name for himself in one of the most cutthroat ecosystems in the world. From working silently behind his alias to interning at community radios, Dani Stephenson eventually proved that he is a force to be reckoned with when he took part in the production of the Billboard- topping single “The Mack” featuring Mack Morrison and Fetty Wap. That marked the beginning of many more opportunities for the visionary.
Soon enough, Danie Stephenson built his company Straight Forward Music Group. The company has gained many accolades, including multi- platinum recognition, various Grammy Awards, Brit Award, BET Award, Mercury Award, Soul Train Music Award, Q Award, ASCAP Award, BMI Award, Brit Asia Award, BBC Future Sound Award, and more. The CEO has worked with many prominent names throughout his company, such as Diddy-Dirty Money, Drake, Big Sean, Dave, Kanye West, Don Diablo, Gucci Mane, Nana Rogues, and more.
Furthermore, in 2019, Dani Stephenson co-founded L3gacy Group with the former manager of P Diddy, Ryan Lopez. The company has signed eight-time Grammy-nominated producer-engineer-mixer Shawn “Source” Jarrett.
Venturing more into the Southeast Asian entertainment industry, Dani Stephenson co-founded Mugal Group. The company pilots global strategies for the next generation of Southeast Asian artists who want to be heard in the global music and entertainment scene. Mugal Group champions talents across Asia, including the teen sensations Harris J, Lil Bilz, and of course, Celina Sharma.
Eternals follows the journey of an immortal alien race emerging to protect the earth from the Deviants a=er hiding for thousands of years. The 2021 superhero ﬁlm was a blockbuster hit and marked yet another milestone for Dani Stephenson, who was the executive co-producer of “Nach Mera Hero.” The title song, which translates to “Dance My Hero,” was performed by Mugal Group’s rising artist Celina Sharma and was the only original song featured in the Eternals ﬁlm score and soundtrack. The ﬁlms opening week was a huge box oﬃce hit, charting at number one and accumulating $161.7 million in sales globally. The blockbuster production features an all-star lineup featuring Angelina Jolie, Lauren Ridloﬀ, Don Lee, Kumail Nanjiani, Barry Keoghan, Kit Harington, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Harry Styles and Salma Hayek.
The iconic ﬁlm was directed by Chloe Zhao who is the writer, director, and editor of the Oscar award-winning ﬁlm Nomadland.
Eternals pays tribute to both Asian and Western culture. Director Chloe Zhao and score composer Ramin Djawadi wanted the ﬁlm’s musical score to represent the vibrance of each culture, and “Nach Mera Hero” has successfully ampliﬁed the message. The song leads with a hypnotic and melodic Indian ﬂute then by rhythmic drums, all tied by the stunning vocals of Celina Sharma, who sang in both Hindi and English.
Dani said; “I’m extremely honored and privileged for the opportunity to work on the Eternals with the Marvel and Disney team. It’s been a great experience and a fulﬁlling one. Extremely proud of Celina Sharma for stepping up to represent her Southeast Asian roots and for delivering such a positive and upli=ing song like ‘Nach Mera Hero,’” Dani Stephenson shared . “Very grateful to everyone involved that played an equal part in bringing this project to life.”
Visit Spotify to listen to Nach Mera Hero.