Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, others features in Beyonce’s LionKing album and here is why.

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The Nigerian artistes include Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi and Tekno.

 

According to Fader, the Single Ladies crooner has confirmed the details of the new album scheduled for release on Friday.

 

Ghana’s Shatta Wale was also featured in the album.

 

According to the ‘Halo’ hitmaker, she was looking for the most interesting and talented African artists, hence her decision.

 

Beyonce added that authenticity played a vital role in the selection of African artists and producers to correspond with the theme of the album.

 

“This is a sonic cinema. 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.

 

I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery while listening to a new contemporary interpretation.

 

It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me”, Beyonce stated.

 

Shatta Wale is the only Ghanaian musician that was featured on Beyonce’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album

 

Other African artists who were featured include Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Tekno, Yemi Alade and Mr Eazi.

 

Ghanaian and Nigerian producers, also produced some of the songs and on Beyonce’s album.

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