On Friday, the 19th of July 2019, Beyonce released “The Gift”, the soundtrack album for Th Lion King. The album features a number of successful African artistes, including Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Eazi and a host of other African acts.
The album, Lion King: The Gift, is a collection of music inspired by the 2019 remake of the classic Disney movie ‘Lion King.’
Beyonce also released a single featuring Wizkid titled, ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ alongside Beyonce’s first child, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce, and Saint Jhn.
On the album, Beyonce also extends the spirit of collaboration to American artistes, including Kendrick Lemar, Tierra Whack and husband, JAY-Z to make this project a fantastic one.
See the posts that have been shared by African artistes that are so proud of the collaboration.
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#TheGift … where do I start with this album. I’ve never been more proud to be a brown skin girl just like Im so honored to be a mother to a King. My baby Jamil will be 4 in a few days and I realized that I gave birth to a KING. Mufassa had to remind Simba that he is the son of a king, that’s the message of this beautiful song. It is dedicated to African men and all men of African descant. Our kings are being killed and some jailed without justice. Yes I know this is a movie that shaped a lot of our childhood and we didn’t really see the true message behind it but I believe this soundtrack is a celebration and reminder of who we are. I pray you are blessed while you listen to this song. You’ve been hurt too long and we appreciate you African kings. You are royalty. Omo oba ma gba gbe, run ti oruko Baba re (Son of a king, don’t you EVER forget) You are the key to your kingdom ❤️ #LionKing #TheGift Africa the time is NOW 🙏🏼