African Artistes Featured in Beyonce's New Album

Grammy Award winner and former Destiny's Child member, Beyonce Knowles Carter is obviously intent to go back to her African roots; as her new 14 track album The Lion King: The Gift features African artistes-  and Nigeria is not left out!  The artistes include our  Tiwa Savage, Wiz Kid, Mr Ezi, Burna Boy and  Yemi Alade.

 Other African music collaborators include Ghana's Shatta Wale, Cameroon's Salatiel and South Africa's Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly.

According to Beyonce, who voiced Simba's eventual queen Nala in the live-action remake of  1994's animated movie The Lion King:

'This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa and I wish to ensure we discover the most effective expertise from Africa. I wished it to be genuine to what's stunning concerning the music in Africa. 

We've kind of created our own genre and I feel like the soundtrack is the first soundtrack where it becomes visual in your mind. The soundscape is more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.

Well, thanks Beyonce for your deep faith in African music and here's to more collaborations!

The Lion King is set to hit cinemas on the 19th of this month.  James Earl Jones once again voices King Mufasa, adult Simba is voiced by Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino, the usurper Scar by our Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard voices Queen Sarabi, John Kani as the wise Rafiki, Billy Oliver as the bumbling Zazu while Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner voice Pumbaa and Timon respectively. 

The Lion King: The Gift tracklist...

1. Beyoncé, “Bigger”

2. Beyoncé, “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”

3. Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi, “Don’t Jealous Me”

4. Burna Boy, “Ja Ara E”

5. Beyoncé / Kendrick Lamar, “The Nile”

6. Beyoncé / JAY-Z / Childish Gambino, “Mood 4 Eva”

7. Salatiel / Pharrell / Beyoncé, “Water”

8. Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé, “Brown Skin Girl

9. Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi, “Keys to the Kingdom”

10. Beyoncé, “Otherside”

11. Beyoncé / Shatta Wale, “Already”

12. Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly, “My Power”

13. 070 Shake / Jessie Reyez, “Scar”


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