Beyonce features Shatta Wale on her new album

The Ghanaian entertainment industry woke up to a shock after American singer, songwriter and actress Beyonce released the tracklist of her movie-inspired album Lion king: The Gift, which features Ghana’s self-acclaimed dancehall king, Shatta Wale.

Shatta Wale is the only Ghanaian musician featured, but joins a list of Nigerian artist including; Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Mr. Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tekno and South Africa’s Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly all on the album.

The Loin King album also features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Pharrell. Also, there’s a song with JAY Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

The Lion King: The Gift, executive produced by Beyoncé, will be officially released on Friday, July 19, 2019, via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records.

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