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From Burna Boy To Tiwa Savage: The African Artists Featured On Beyoncé's 'The Lion King: The Gift'

The album, which dropped today, includes a number of features from African artists who definitely need to be on your radar.
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By Essence · July 19, 2019

On Friday, Beyoncé released her latest album, inspired by the live-action The Lion King, The Lion King: The Gift.

Needless to say, fans went into a frenzy upon its release. The project includes features from Tierra Whack, JAY-Z, and the couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy, as well as a number Afrobeat and Afropop artists.

Calling the album “a love letter to Africa,” the Grammy-winning singer and producer tapped into many incredibly talented stars from the continent for the new songs.

With the inclusion of the amazing African writers and producers behind the project, we’ve rounded a quick list of the voices you’ll hear while playing The Lion King: The Gift on loop.

You can stream the album on Tidal, Spotify, and Apple Music.

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