The features cap an impressive run for Nigerian pop music, which has attained global acceptance in the past few years.
Nigerian music superstars Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy have been confirmed as features on the official Lion King soundtrack, which is executive produced by multiple Grammy-winning singer Beyonce. The ‘Lion King: The Gift’ album will be released on Friday, July 19.
The track list for the movie soundtrack has been unveiled today and it also features appearances from other Nigerian and African acts such as Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Shatta Wale and Tekno.
Wizkid appears alongside Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy on the track ‘Brown Skin Girl’, while Yemi Alade appears on a track with Queen Bey on ‘My Power’.
Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi both appear on the track ‘Keys To The Kingdom’ while Burna Boy goes solo on the track, ‘Ja Ara E’.
The multiple features cap an impressive run for Nigerian pop music, which has attained global acceptance in the past few years.
The Lion King soundtrack will accompany the American musical drama film directed and produced by Jon Favreau for Walt Disney Pictures. The film is a remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name and features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyoncé and others.
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