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 Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tekno and a host of other international stars got fans of individual artistes praising them for their renditions.
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’
- Burna boy, also addressed as African Giant wrote the lyrics and was produced by Richard Isong.
- ‘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
- Burna boy portrays the originality of being a Nigerian and an African.
- The song sees the Nigerian singer-songwriter speaking from Mufasa’s perspective towards Simba, informing his son of his responsibilities as the next heir.