The trending entertainment news currently in Ghana is Shatta Wale, the Dancehall King of Africa getting featured on Beyonce’s album, “The Lion King: The Gift”.
Besides Shatta Wale getting featured as the only Ghanaian artist on the album, award-winning Ghanaian music producer, Guitybeatz also raised the flag of Ghana high when he was picked to produced 3 songs on the album.
The talented Ghanaian music producer had credit for producing “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)” by Beyonce, ‘All Ready’ by Shatta Wale and Beyonce; and ‘Keys to The Kingdom’ by Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi on the curated album by Beyonce.
The Lion King as an album was made by Beyonce to celebrate the African continent and to showcase the amazing talents the continent possesses. It tells the African Story using a mixture of music genres that capture African beauty in its own way.
Other African artists on the album include Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, Burna Boy and Tiwa Savage. “The Lion King: The Gift” is set to be released on July 19, the same day the film hits theaters.
Speaking about “The Lion King” album, Beyonce said:
“This is sonic cinema,” said Beyoncé. “This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip-hop and Afro Beat.”
“I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline,” she continued. “Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery while listening to a new contemporary interpretation.”
“It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”
Congratulations to both Shatta Wale and Guiltybeatz. Keep Making Ghana Proud