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Mega superstar songstress and actress, Beyonce has unveiled the track list for her new Lion king-inspired album titled ‘The Lion King: The Gift.

The album features quite a few African stars like Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tekno and a host of other international stars.

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Stating that the new album is set for release on Friday, July 19, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer said she wanted to ensure that she worked with the best from Africa and not just sample sounds from Africa.

Speaking to ABC Information, 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.”

She added they used ‘quite a bit’ of drums and ‘unimaginable new sounds blended with a number of the producers from America.’

She added: “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.”

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“The tracks that have the African stars include, Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi: “Don’t Jealous Me”,  Burna Boy: “Ja Ara E”, Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé: “Brown Skin Girl”, Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi: “Keys to the Kingdom”, Beyoncé / Shatta Wale: “Already”, Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly: “My Power”.

The Lion King: The Gift, is executive produced by Beyoncé, and would be released via Parkwood Entertainment/ Columbia records on the same day that the Disney live-action remake of the classic cartoon is set for cinematic release.