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Award winning singer Beyoncé has featured some African artistes on her latest album called “The Lion King: The Gift.”

The whole album is “due to be released” on July 19, according to a statement from Disney.

But the cover of the album listed some of the musicians from Africa that featured on it.

Some of the African musicians include Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly.

Last week Beyoncé released one of the songs on the album featuring words in Swahili, a language widely spoken in parts of Eastern Africa.

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It is the soundtrack to Disney’s new version of the Lion King 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.”

Reactions to featuring African artistes

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There have been many reactions on social media to the new album and having African musicians on it.

 

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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