Grammy award-winning American singer, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, has released the Black Is King visual album which is linked to Disney’s remake of last year’s The Lion King.
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Beyoncé’s visuals have accentuated her exceptional creative capabilities as an iconic artist.
The Already single, which forms part of The Lion King: The Gift album, is featured in Beyoncé’s Black is King visual album.
Following the release of the latest music video for Beyoncé’s Already song which features Ghana’s dancehall musician, Shatta Wale, more Ghanaian creatives have emerged as contributors to the extraordinary video.
Briefly.co.za has compiled photos of the four Ghanaian creatives who worked on Beyoncé’s Black is King album.
1. Emmanuel Adjei
Adjei is a Ghanaian-Dutch filmmaker, schooled in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and Ghent, Belgium, whose past credits include videos for Madonna’s Dark Ballet and Batuka. Both were taken from her 2019 album, Madame X.
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2. Blitz Bazawule
Ghanaian filmmaker, Samuel Bazawule, began his career as hip-hop artist, Blitz the Ambassador, releasing three albums before turning to filmmaking with The Burial of Kojo. It was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and, after being distributed by Ava DuVernay’s company Array, became the first movie from Ghana to be added to Netflix, where it’s still available to stream.
3. Kwasi Fordjour
The Ghanaian-born Fordjour is the creative director at Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment.
He started as an intern for her musical director and served as the creative director for her historic 2018 Vogue cover shoot.
4. David Boanuh
For Beyoncé's new Disney+ film Black is King, Ashesi University alum '19, David Boanuh served as the Director of Photography for scenes shot in Ghana.
In another story, celebrated Ghanaian inventor, Veronica Ayele Bekoe, is the genius brain behind the life-saving Veronica Bucket.
Her innovation is in high demand due to the raging coronavirus pandemic that has caused major social, financial, and economic shifts across the world.
The Veronica Bucket, which was first invented to reduce cholera and diarrhoea, among other diseases, has become pivotal in the fight against the novel coronavirus in Africa.
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