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Beyonce’s “Lion King” soundtrack is set to cement Afrobeats in the global mainstream

Haleluya Hadero
Beyonce’s “Lion King” soundtrack is set to cement Afrobeats in the global mainstream

Beyonce just might be the necessary ingredient to rocket Afrobeats into the mainstream US music scene. This week, Disney is set to release The Lion King soundtrack, produced by Beyonce and packed with Afrobeats artists including Yemi Alade, Tekno, Mr. Eazi, Burna Boy and Wizkid. “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.