Home Movies Entertainment News BEYONCE DROPS ‘BLACK PARADE’, HER FIRST SINCE ‘LION KING’

BEYONCE DROPS ‘BLACK PARADE’, HER FIRST SINCE ‘LION KING’

Beyonce has dropped a refreshing new song ‘Black Parade’ which would be her first solo track since her massive contribution to ‘The Lion King’ in 2019.

Daniel Kreps of the Rolling Stone magazine said that “Beyoncé Dropped the Surprise New Song ‘Black Parade’ on Juneteenth, hours after singer announced a new initiative called “Black Parade” to support black-owned businesses.

Advertisement

“Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power,” Beyoncé wrote on Instagram.

“Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right.”

Soon after the announcement, Beyoncé released her new single “Black Parade,” the singer’s first new solo music since her contributions to The Lion King companion album The Gift in 2019.

Black Parade benefits Black Business Impact Fund — administered by the National Urban League — to support black-owned small businesses in need.

The Black Parade site also provides a directory of Black-owned businesses ranging from art & design, restaurants, beauty products, lifestyle, wellness, bookstores and more.

Beyonce is very popular in Africa and the new song is expected to be snapped up in Lagos and Johannesburg, the music capitals of the continent. But the top Afro American act appear to tilt to Nigeria when she admitted that she has an ancestral linkage to Nigeria.

“Back in 2009, she revealed her ancestors were Nigerian and as a gift to the crowd, she sang the Nigerian anthem for them.”

President Jonathan was highly delighted at the time following the Nduka Obaigbena promoted spectacular at ThisDay Dome in Abuja where Beyonce Knowles and her husband Jay-Z unleashed soulful renditions on Nigerian pop fans.

The domination of her LION KING ensemble of Africa’s top pop acts by Nigerian artistes was criticized by East Africans who had hoped their acts would have been represented in the famous lineup.

Instead it was Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Tekno and Burna Boy that we’re recognized in the billing. South Africa’s Busiswa was equally recognized in the billing.

When asked why mainly Nigerian acts were featured on the Gift album, she said that “I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.”

She added that “I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline”.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest articles

WIZKID’S “OJUELEGBA” EXPLODES IN DUBAI ARISE FASHION WEEK AS NIGERIA GETS ITS CHANCE TO SHINE ON A WORLD STAGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7QiLceJSLQ&ab_channel=StarBoyTV Ikedi Mekz reports that with ‘Ojuelegba’, Wizkid fashioned a new sound that won global appeal, has...

MISTA BOOKS BAGS PRESENTER ROLE IN AFOREVO TV AND HE IS TERRIFIC IN IT

By Ayotunde Olumilua Musicians branching out into other areas of the arts is no new feat. You don't need...

NIGERIAN AFROBEAT MUSICIANS ARE HEAVILY INFLUENCING THE RISE OF GHANAIAN AFROBEAT MUSIC AS R2Bees GO “BACK 2 BASICS”

Ikedi Mekz reports that over the years artistes from Nigeria and Ghana have come together to make some of the best music...

THE BIRTHDAY BOY, DAVIDO, AND THE MULTI MILLION NAIRA SPLASH OUT FOR THE POOR

by Ikedi Mekz Davido celebrated his 29th birthday with friends and some of his crew...