‘Black is King’ by Beyoncé

Tolulope Esan

Jul 28, 2020
When Beyoncé took a speaking role as Nala — the eventual queen — in the 2019 remake of “The Lion King,” she decided to delve beyond Disney’s Hollywood version of Africa. She added a new, gospel-charged song, “Spirit,” to the film’s soundtrack, and gathered an international coalition, featuring up-and-coming African songwriters and producers, to join her on a full-length album, “The Lion King: The Gift.” Some of these African stars are Wizkid, Burma Boy, Busiswa, Yemi Alade, Shatta Wale and many more.

Now she has turned songs from the album into a film of her own, working with various directors as she did on her visual albums “Beyoncé” and “Lemonade.”

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