No one is more excited than the BeyHive whenever Beyonce releases a new album. Beyonce has announced that she will be releasing her new album The Gift on July 19th 2019 and fans are eagerly awaiting the drop. The album will also feature African artists.
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Just over a year since Beyonce released her 'Everything is Love' album that she created with her husband Jay-Z, she is now back with a new album. The Lion King: The Gift is an album that Beyonce curated for Disney's live-action remake of Lion King. According to the songstress, this new album is "a love letter to Africa". In light of this, she chose "to include the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds". She said that she wanted to show what was beautiful about music in Africa.
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What African artists are featured in The Gift?
Beyonce released the tracklist for The Gift, and it has 14 songs in it. The album has famed not only such American artists as Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar, but also numerous African artists from both West Africa and South Africa.
These African artists are:
Known for his song Pana, he has been featured in the song 'Don't Jealous Me'.
2. Yemi Alade
She is among the most known female musicians from Africa. From her very famous song Johnny, she has gone on to feature big artists such as Rick Ross and has now added Beyonce to her list of collaborations. Yemi features in two songs in The Gift; 'Don't Jealous Me' with Tekno and Mr Eazi as well 'My Power' with Tierra Whack and others.
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3. Mr Eazi
Like Yemi Alade, he also features in two songs: 'Keys to the Kingdom' as well as 'Don't Jealous Me'.
4. Burna Boy
Just off his recent win at the BET Awards under the Best International Act, he made his mark again by being among the African artists to help bring Gift to life. He collaborates with the RnB singer on the song 'JA ARA E'.
The 29-year-old musician has had a chance to collaborate with internationally celebrated musicians such as Drake and Justine Sky. He has now made another international mark by featuring in the song 'Brown Skin Girl'.
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6. Tiwa Savage
The beautiful musician joins Beyonce and Mr Eazi on 'Keys to the Kingdom'.
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7. Shatta Wale
The Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician brings a touch of dancehall to The Lion King: The Gift album and represents Ghana and Africa as a whole.
The talented singer-songwriter and poet brings a touch of South Africa to the world through her feature in 'My Power'.
9. Moonchild Sanelly
Another South African musician, the blue-haired beauty joins Busiswa, Beyonce and other female musicians in 'My Power' under The Gift album.
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The singer-songwriter, producer and entrepreneur from Cameroon completes the list of African artists featured in the new Gift album from Beyonce that helps The Lion King Movie to life.
Here is the full tracklist from the album and musicians featured in it.
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With Beyonce's unparalleled talent and artists who are among the best in Africa, the release of 'The Gift' is bound to make afrobeats a global sensation by giving African music a greater audience in the international market.
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