Several Nigerian big names in the music industry have been featured on Beyonce’s recent project titled “Lion King: The Gift”. Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Shatta Wale are all featured in her new project.
The album has over 14 tracks and also features big league acts such as Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. Beyonce revealed the album list also announcing the album was inspired by the “Lion King” the movie. The Lion King: The Gift is out this Friday, July 19.
The soundtrack is a love letter to Africa,” Beyoncé says to ABC. “I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa. Not just use some of the sounds and do my interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic about what is beautiful about the music in Africa.”
This gifts African music the opportunity to speak to the world.
See complete track list;
01 Beyoncé: “Bigger”
02 Beyoncé: “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”
03 Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi: “Don’t Jealous Me”
04 Burna Boy: “Ja Ara E”
05 Beyoncé / Kendrick Lamar: “The Nile”
06 Beyoncé / JAY-Z / Childish Gambino: “Mood 4 Eva”
07 Salatiel / Pharrell / Beyoncé: “Water”
08 Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé: “Brown Skin Girl”
09 Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi: “Keys to the Kingdom”
10 Beyoncé: “Otherside”
11 Beyoncé / Shatta Wale: “Already”
12 Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly: “My Power”
13 070 Shake / Jessie Reyez: “Scar”
14 Beyoncé: “Spirit