Pop icon, Beyoncé is preparing to give the world a taste of another side of her creative journey with the announcement of a visual album titled, ‘Black Is King’.
Beyoncé released the first trailer to the album last month as companion to The Lion King animated film which was released in 2019. Beyoncé followed the film up with a full studio effort featuring musicians from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and other parts of the world; she called the album The Lion King: The Gift.
On the second trailer posted by Beyoncé on her Instagram page and also shared by Disney to their YouTube channel, she acknowledged the major contributions from most of the creative people that helped worked on the visual album.
The named included Ghanaian filmmakers and creative people including Blitz Bazawule, Emmanuel Adjei and Kwasi Fordjour, the latter works at the creative director at Parkwood Entertainment, a company owned by Beyoncé.
While Blitz is a musician and filmmaker who shot the much talked about film – The Burial of Kojo in 2018 and Emmanuel is also a filmmaker with productions such as Shahmaran, and The Formula.
Black Is King was filmed across Africa and other parts of the world. Beyoncé and Disney have plans to stream the film mainly in Africa, since the message carries the Black Excellence and centres more African culture.
In the second trailer, supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Lupita Nyong’o and others including Jay Z, starred in it.