About a year ago, Shatta Wale, surprised Ghanaians with a major feature on Beyonce’s Lion King the Gift Album.
After the announcement from the beehive camp, the world was excited by the incredible body of work, which collaborated with top music stars from various continents including Africa. From various parts of Africa, the Gift Album involved top African stars and multiple award-winning artists like Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Busisiwa, Salatiel, and Shatta Wale.
However, after the massive buzz that came with the album, in Ghana for instance the buzz died out quickly, especially because there was no video accompanying these huge collaborations. But lately, the conversation has popped up again especially on the Beyonce and Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale Already collaboration. The sudden hype was because of a post made by Shatta Wale’s manager, Chris Koney on the arrival of the music video of Already as part of Black Is King which comes out on Saturday, 1 August at 7 pm.
In the post, it was announced that
Black Is King is out on Saturday, 1 August at 7pm on MNet. Directors are Emmanuel Adjei , Blitz (the film The Burial of Kojo) and long-time collaborator of Beyoncé, Kwasi Fordjour of Parkwood Entertainment.
The MultiChoice Group will open M-Net to DStv Compact Plus, Compact and Family for two hours on the night. DStv Premium customers will be able to enjoy it on DStv Catch Up for 30 days.
Black Is King will include full-length videos for songs: “Already,” “Brown Skin Girl,” “Mood 4 Eva” and “My Power.”
Other artists featured on The Lion King: The Gift album will also make appearances on Black Is King.
This has excited Ghanaians, especially Shatta Wale Fans who have been ridiculed for a long time on the no video subject matter. Hopefully this will vindicate Shatta Wale and revive the conversation around his astounding career milestone.
Story by Matilda Mensah Marfo