In the lead-up to the release of The Lion King: The Gift, a collection of music inspired by the 2019 reboot of the classic Disney film, Beyoncé remarked that the project was meant to be “a love letter to Africa.”
As executive producer, Bey made it a point to solicit contributions from artists spanning a number of the continent’s many culturally rich traditions and regions, including Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and South Africa.
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The album, in fact, is a separate project from the film’s official soundtrack, but that doesn’t stop Beyoncé and a cohort of hand-selected talents from telling that timeless story of the Pride Lands through song.
Not unlike the film, The Gift chronicles a saga of personal growth, filtered through some of the brightest stars in Afrobeats and Afrofusion. Artists like Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Tekno sing in multiple languages about embracing blessings (“JA ARA E”), staying the path (“DON’T JEALOUS ME”), and rising into your own majesty (“KEYS TO THE KINGDOM”). Family is a constant theme, with Beyoncé singing to her children directly on “BIGGER” and then about her father on “FIND YOUR WAY BACK.”
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She’s procured contributions from some of her favorite US-born MCs, like Kendrick Lamar, co-star Childish Gambino, Tierra Whack, and, of course, the man co-captaining her household, JAY-Z. The Gift, then, is a compilation of talents both African and Afro-diasporic strong enough to buttress the throne of the woman we’ve come to know as Queen Bey.
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Stream Maleek Berry’s New Project, “Isolation Room”
UK-based Nigerian producer cum singer, Maleek Berry comes through with a brand new project titled “Isolation Room.”
According to the singer, the 7-track project is a collection of songs and not an EP as suggested by a fan on Twitter.
The collection has only one feature, Tiwa Savage on track 3 titled Balance.
“Isolation Room” comes after a hiatus from the music scene. His last project titled “Last Daze of Winter” dropped in 2018, a follow up to his debut body of work titled “Last Daze of Summer,” which dropped the same year.
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Award Winning Nigerian Rapper, Ycee bounce back with a new extended play project titled “Quarantunes EP”.
The Newly released EP is made Up of 2 tracks with no features.
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Dr Dolor Entertainment Artiste debuts his much awaited project titled “Ace EP” Which has no featuring & Consists of 5 tracks which include recently released song “Belema”.
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