Beyonce has unveiled the album to Lion King, as the features show collaborations mostly from Nigerian musicians, with the likes of Wizkid, Yemi Alade, MrEazi, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy and others all making the tracklist.
Beyonce who only a few days ago was in London for the Lion King premiere with husband JayZ, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on Tuesday took to her Instagram page to unveil the tracklist for the Lion Kind album, titled The Lion King: The Gift.
The album aside having Beyonce on it, showed a vibrant mixture in the tracklist, with some Afrobeat greats from Nigeria all featuring in the 14-song tracklist with the likes of Mr Eazi, Tekno, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy.
The tracklist has Wizkid on a song titled, ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ alongside Beyonce’s first child, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce and Saint Jhn. Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi featuring independently on ‘Keys To The Kingdom.’ while Tekno, Yemi Alade and Mr Eazi feature independently on ‘Don’t Jealous Me.’ Burna Boy features independently on ‘Ja Ara E.’
Other African acts on the album include South African acts, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly. Ghanaian act, Shatta Wale also features on the project.
This is sonic cinema,” Beyoncé said in the statement announcing the new album. “This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.”
The album will be out by July 19 2019.
This is a great achievement to the Nigerian Music Industry, and the late Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who inspired what is now the number one music genre in the world!…KEE YA SEF!…LOL…
This is also saying a big congratulations to the musicians listed and all those not listed, we are very proud of them.