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The Lion King: The Gift album boasts features from multiple South African musicians

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A total of six South African musical acts, including Anatii, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly, were involved in the making of the Beyoncé-produced album, The Lion King: The Gift.

Celebrated South African vocalists, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly, were listed amongst the featured artists when Beyoncé released the official track list for her executive produced and curated album, The Lion King: The Gift. The album, which is inspired by the live-action film remake of the 1994 film, The Lion King, was described as a, “love letter to Africa” by the Halo hit-maker.

Initially, South Africans celebrated the feature of Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly, who are two of the artists that are on the eleventh track on the album, My Power. Besides the two South Africans, the track also features US female rapper, Tierra Whack, and Nigerian artist, Yemi Alade.

However, after the album was released on Friday, 19 July 2019, details of all the South Africans that worked on the album’s production increased from two to a total of six. Popular producer and DJ, Lag, co-produced the  track, My Power.

The Mzansi Youth Choir were featured on the interlude, I’m Home, which is track 26 on the album. Young songwriter and producer, Bubele Boii, worked with Beyoncé and a team of other writers on the song Find Your Way Back, which is track four on the album.

The last revealed contributor to the album is producer and hip-hop artist, Anatii. The artist worked as co-composer and co-lyricist on two of the most popular songs on the album including, Mood 4 Eva with Jay-Z, Childish Gambino and Beyoncé, and the uplifting song, Brown Skin Girl, featuring Blue Ivy, Saint JHN and Wizkid.

The album is available for purchase on Apple Music.

Listen to The Lion King: The Gift below.

Sabelo Makhubo
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