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Beyoncé releases highly anticipated ‘The Gift’ album

by John Ogba-Ifeakanwa

Celebrated American star, Beyoncé has released the highly anticipated Lion King soundtrack album, The Gift and it’s ‘all that‘ and more.

The internet and probably the whole world is abuzz with the release of the much anticipated Lion King soundtrack album. Why? Because it’s all about the queen, Beyoncé. We mean, about her, and the film of course, and also about Africa’s most interesting musical artists.

The newly released album seems to be more talked about than the recently launched movie itself. Who even wouldn’t be talking  about an album curated by Beyoncé? An all round, real life Beyoncé album. How blessed can the whole world be right now?

The 27 track album features vocal snippets from The Lion King movie, collaborations from artists both African and American, and solos from the queen herself. The entire album is a mood itself, as evident in one of the featured tracks on the album.

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One beautiful thing that stands out on the newly released album is Beyoncé‘s open platform for mildly celebrated acts from Africa. The many featured artists mostly from West Africa and also from South African deliver an incredible performance that gives the queen a run for her money.

Surprisingly, Beyoncé shines more light on African voices (as expected for the film’s soundtrack) and less on some of the World’s biggest voices. Her hubby, Jay Z, and other big artists Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar all get lesser yet memorable platforms on the album. The album shows that the biggest artists would shine even on the smallest platforms. Beyoncé also shows she’s a huge vibe on afrobeat.

The Lion King: The Gift album is soulful, African, piercing, uplifting and a total mood. From the intro, down to the last track, the afore released Spirit, each artist delivers and it’s an A+ performance all the way down.

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Some of the featured African acts on the album include; Yemi Alade, Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Burna boy, Moonchild Sannelly, Busiswa, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, etc. The album also features big names, Jay Z, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino.

The entire album was executive produced by Beyoncé.

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