America singer and songwriter, Beyoncé is to release a new movie titled “Black King” which would appear on Disney+ on 30th July 2020.
The movie based on her album, “The Lion King” which features some African artists such as Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Burna boy, and some American musicians who are also black. The movie depicts the celebration of black resilience and culture.
According to the singer, “Black King” is a project passion she has been researching and working on for the past year and is a labor of love. She believes that when Black people tell their own stories it shifts the axis of the world which is another reason for her new movie.
Beyoncé posted the trailer of the movie, “Black King” on her recent post on Instagram with the caption.
“Happy Sunday! I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching, and editing day and night for the past year.
I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose.
The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want to change.
I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and riches of the soul that is not told in our history books.
With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy”.
She added that she spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs.
“I spent if of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge.
I only hope from watching, leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people”. And concluded saying “This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN to have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾. Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi, and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story.
This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and it gives you pride.
Check out her recent Instagram post to watch the trailer.
By Fuseina Issaka | talksafrica.com