The highly anticipated ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album from Beyoncé is out now!
The pop queen featured a handful after artistes across America and Africa. Some of the featured artistes from Africa are Nigerians like Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Tekno etc.
So far Nigerians are impressed with Wizkid on Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’ track.
“Not unlike the film, The Gift chronicles a saga of personal growth, filtered through some of the brightest stars in Afrobeats and Afrofusion.
“Artists like Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Tekno sing in multiple languages about embracing blessings (“JA ARA E”), staying the path (“DON’T JEALOUS ME”), and rising into your own majesty (“KEYS TO THE KINGDOM”). Family is a constant theme, with Beyoncé singing to her children directly on “BIGGER” and then about her father on “FIND YOUR WAY BACK.”
She’s procured contributions from some of her favorite US-born MCs, like Kendrick Lamar, co-star Childish Gambino, Tierra Whack, and, of course, the man co-captaining her household, JAY-Z. The Gift, then, is a compilation of talents both African and Afro-diasporic strong enough to buttress the throne of the woman we’ve come to know as Queen Bey.”