The much anticipated album by award winning singer Beyoncé was released on Friday.
Beyoncé featured some African artistes on her latest album called “The Lion King: The Gift.”
Some of the African musicians include Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly.
One of the songs on the album featured words in Swahili, a language widely spoken in parts of Eastern Africa.
The album was produced for Disney’s new version of the Lion King. The album is “steeped in the sounds of Africa”, according to the film company.
Beyounce has said in an interview that The Lion King Soundtrack is “a love letter to Africa.”
“This is sonic cinema,” said Beyoncé who also added that “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.”
There are already reactions from Africans to the songs Beyoncé featured some of the African artistes on.
I just had a photo shoot with #TheGiftAlbum . Requested it. Told photographer after the shoot, “you can change the album now if you want”. He said, “I’m not changing this one!” Lol. That’s how to spread a virus.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 19, 2019
— Ezekaka Henry Arinze (@McHenry423) July 19, 2019
THE GIFT IS 100/10! BEYONCÉ AND THE AFRICAN ARTISTS ON THIS ALBUM DID WHAT THEY HAD TO DO!
My Top 5 upon first listen:
3. MOOD 4 EVA
4. BROWN SKIN GIRL
5. MY POWER#TheGiftAlbum pic.twitter.com/JP0e637CLs
— (@MimiDahlings) July 19, 2019
— Saint (@Lamir__) July 19, 2019
— 🌻Calvin🌻 (@KatlegoFonix) July 19, 2019
A Whole @beyonce made a tune about me yea , LION KING YEA?? 😳 .. I always knew she had love for me 🥰 , Jay z don’t worry G I’m married innit, I don’t want 99 problems. Big up @p2jmusic for letting the world know my name! MAMA I MADE IT , DONT JEALOUS ME 😜🦁 #TheGiftAlbum pic.twitter.com/oPvzhNYhf7
— Tolulope Ogunmefun (@dontjealousme) July 19, 2019
Brown skin girl has to be the best song off #TheGiftAlbum
Look at the way Wizkid & Beyoncé blend so much. No need for auto tune unlike someone that will constantly shout Shekpe.
Just two pure talents making great music. Two GOATs 🐐🐐🏆🏆pic.twitter.com/mSan4W0BTf
— Ayoola (@i_olaelixir) July 19, 2019