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4 Takeaways From Yemi Alade’s Billboard Cover Story On Beyonce’s Lion King Album

Beyonce’s latest body of work ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ dropped on Friday, July 19, 2019, serving several features with Nigerian artists like Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and a host of other African acts. Since the moment it dropped, it has been a constant trend on Nigerian Twitter as fans have referred to it as ‘inspiring’ and ‘emotional.’

 

According to Beyoncé , The Lion King: The Gift, a work inspired by (and featuring audio clips from) her recent voice work in the recent hit remake of the ‘90s Disney classic is a love letter to Africa.

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“Don’t Jealous Me,”a collaboration between Tekno, Yemi Alade & Mr. Eazi has been one of the most talked about songs on the album and Yemi Alade has opened up on how she came to be featured in the album.

 

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She said:

“I was invited by her team over to her Parkwood studio in LA. Unfortunately, I landed in L.A. with a cold, with no singing voice and barely any speaking voice. After 24 hours of Vitamin C shots, teas, and all the tricks to voice recovery, my voice was back. I recorded a couple of songs and two of the songs made it to the album. What a time to be alive. I have always prayed to be ready for opportunities like this.”