- American singer Beyoncé is set to release a visual album for her The Gift project
- The visual album features Africa’s Yemi Alade and Lupita Nyong'O and African video director Meji Alabi also contributed to the project
- Photos from the upcoming album have surfaced on social media and fans are going gaga
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American singer Beyoncé will be releasing a visual album for her The Gift project and just like she did in the past, the musician is set to celebrate African creatives and give them a chance at global recognition.
Beyoncé is set to release the project titled Black Is King in collaboration with Disney TV on 31 July. Interestingly, a trailer has been shared on social media that already has fans salivating over what to expect from the diva.
Fans are also super excited about the project as celebrated singer, Yemi Alade, who featured on the audio album is also making an appearance in the visual.
The Shekere crooner was spotted rocking an artsy outfit in a still image from the trailer. Popular music video director, Meji Alabi, is also said to be among those who worked on the project.
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Apart from the two African creatives, Hollywood star and Kenyan-Mexican actress, Lupita Nyong'O, as also featured in Beyoncé’s visual album.
Nyongo was spotted in what appeared to be a tea party scene from the project. She was seen alongside Beyoncé, the singer’s mother and Kelly Rowland.
Sharing the photos, popular media out Soundcity tweeted saying:
"Yemi Alade stars alongside Bey, Lupita Nyongo, others in the visual album from Beyoncé #BlackisKing which reimagines the lessons of 'The Lion King' for today’s young queens. Director Meji Alabi also contributes to the film. Out this July!"
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In a related story, Briefly.co.za previously reported gathered the report of an African model identified as @Dimssoo, who took to social media to criticise Beyoncé.
The model accused Beyoncé of contributing to the flawed ideologies concerning how Africa is seen by the world. She also accused the singer of cultural appropriation, stating that Africa is not a prop.
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