American pop singer Beyonce Knowles, has revealed why she featured Nigerian musicians on the track list of her new Lion King-inspired album ‘The Lion King: The Gift.’
The mother of three, who was speaking to ABC News on the new album that is set for release on Friday, July 19th, said that she worked with several African stars like Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Moonchild Sanely, Tekno among others.
According to her, the reason she worked with all of them is because she wanted to ensure that she worked with the best from Africa and not just sample sounds from Africa.
She said: “This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa and I wished to ensure we discovered the most effective expertise from Africa, and never simply use a number of the sounds and did my interpretation of it.
“ I wished it to be genuine to what’s stunning concerning the music in Africa.
“We have type of created our personal style and I really feel just like the soundtrack is the primary soundtrack the place it turns into visible in your in your thoughts.
“The soundscape is extra than simply the music as a result of every tune tells the story of the movie.”
The internet was set abuzz on Tuesday with encomiums from Africans as Beyoncé released the tracklist of her album.