Burna Boy
Burna Boy. Source: Instagram.

Hip-hop star Beyonce‘s much anticipated Lion King album was released in the early hours of Friday, July 19 yesterday and created waves on social media.

The album which features quite a few African stars like WizkidYemi AladeTiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Burna BoyMr EaziTekno and a host of other international stars got fans of individual artistes praising them  for their renditions.

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One of the most talked-about songs off the album is “Ja Ara E” by Nigeria’s very own, Burna Boy

Below are few things you need to know about Burna boy’s ‘Ja Ara E’

  1. Burna boy, also addressed as African Giant wrote the lyrics and was produced by Richard Isong.
  2. ‘Ja Ara E’ in Yoruba language means ‘wise up’, ‘stay woke’. It is a slang commonly used to caution somebody to do the needful and not succumb to peer pressure especially in Lagos and Africa
  3. Burna boy portrays the originality of being a Nigerian and an African.
  4. The song sees the Nigerian singer-songwriter speaking from Mufasa’s perspective towards Simba, informing his son of his responsibilities as the next heir.