Beyonce’s “Lion King: The Gift” Is a Love Letter to Africa


Lion King: The Gift features original tracks from Beyonce as well as songs from African artists.

There’s also a collaboration with superstars like Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, and Kendrick Lamar.

Six Nigerian stars including Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Tiwa Savage were featured in the fourteen song album.

According to Beyonce, the new album is her love letter to Africa, and the songs are designed to reflect the beauty of African music.

Also, the album is designed to help African musicians gain relevance in the American mainstream media.

Over the years, West and South African musicians who tried to gain access into the African market have been unsuccessful.

Beyonce and some Hollywood backup may be the secret ingredient to help African musicians unlock the American market,

Or it may be where the big guys feel they can invest their almighty dollars now.

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