Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter popularly known as Beyoncé in showbiz has announced the release of a new movie named Black is King on July 31, 2020.
July last year, the singer released an album dabbed “The Lion King: The Gift” This album featured the likes of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Blue Ivy Carter as well as some African artists like Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage and many others.
Many hailed Beyoncé for featuring African artists on her prestigious album. Ghanaians were also very happy and proud to have one of their own, Shatta Wale featured on the said album.
A few hours ago, the music queen has released a trailer of the Black is King Movie on Twitter and Instagram to tease her fans. The film is said to be a collection of songs produced by Beyoncé as well as songs from “The Lion King” album.
The film over a period of one year was directed, and produced by the queen herself (Beyoncé). The film is expected to feature the rest of the African artists who were present on the Lion King Album.
As soon as the trailer dropped, fans of Shatta Wale could not hide their joy. They hailed him. They seemed to be very proud of the African dancehall king.
Commenting on the Black is King trailer
@Iamobodai held the “Already” King in high esteem. He called Shatta Wale the “only one true king”.
@Malik Ofori on Twitter also said “When Shatta Wale and Beyonce has shot for Already, Our people made fun of him. July 31st we shall enjoy Black is King movie.” Someone also mentioned that he would love to see Shatta in the movie though he is a fan of Sarkodie. He furthered that he would be a fool to hate on someone else’s success.
Watch the trailer below:
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I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose. The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge. I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people. This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story. This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride. Love y’all, B
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