Early Friday morning (July 31), fans joyously unwrapped Beyoncé’s visual album Black Is King on Disney+.
Designed to be a re-imagination of the 2019 film The Lion King, Queen Bey looks to recreate the Black experience, mainly for young African American boys and girls on the project.
Studded with an army of talented dancers, actors and famous guest stars, Beyoncé’s passion project is a crystal-clear illumination of the importance of Black pride and excellence.
Beyoncé’s Black Is King is roaring into existence with a little help from a ferocious music video.
After dropping her new visual album Friday morning on Disney+, the icon released an accompanying clip of the project’s tune “Already” featuring Major Lazer and Shatta Wale.
The video sees Beyoncé shifting from stylized indoor locales to sprawling outdoor environments, including a scene where she’s perched in a tree covered in vivid body paint.
“Already” originally appeared on Beyoncé’s 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, which the singer created with inspiration from Disney’s photorealistic remake — for which Beyoncé also voices a character — of the classic 1994 animated feature.
In addition to new music, Black Is King also features guest appearances by Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, and Jay-Z, and tells a re-imagined version of The Lion King‘s narrative focused on communicating lessons “for today’s young kings and queens” to absorb.
Watching ‘Black Is King’ film, you would learn how Beyoncé Gives Hope to Young Black Kings:
Her words of affirmation: “If you think you are insignificant, you better think again,” “you’re part of something way bigger” and “we are winners” are poignant and vital to Blacks who have been scarred by the claws of racial injustice and prejudice.
She also stated that “Black Is Regal & The Star Power Proves It.” With Beyoncé dictating the tempo, Queen B enlisted a bevy of superstar talent to anchor her visual album.
However, The biggest gem proves to be “Brown Skin Girl” with star cameos led by Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, and Beyoncé’s daughters, Blue Ivy and Rumi.
Beyoncé didn’t hold back in spreading the wealth in terms of locations. The iconic singer travelled to Belgium, West Africa, London, New York and Los Angeles to helm her hour-plus long film.
The singer even shot some vibrant scenes right at home. “It all started in my backyard,” she told GMA. “So from my house to Johannesburg, to Ghana, to London, to Belgium, to the Grand Canyon, it was truly a journey to bring this film to life.”
The film ‘Black Is King’ portrays the Values the Essential Black Community holds. The 90-minute film masterfully exudes the importance of family, female empowerment, self-identity, beauty and more.
The striking re-imagination is noble, as Beyoncé and company attempt to remedy the numerous tragedies endured by Blacks, specifically when it comes to police brutality.
By pouring out uplifting messages throughout the film, BIK is a sincere reminder that no battle can drown the swagger and confidence of Blacks in America.
With songs like “Freedom” and “Formation” at her disposal, Bey valiantly sacked the issues of police brutality and praised the valor of African American women.
Fatal Arrogance: Islamic group petitions IGP over movie portraying them as terrorists, Pete Edochie, others in trouble
Islamic group petitions IGP over movie portraying them as terrorists, Pete Edochie, others in trouble
Upcoming Nollywood movie, ‘Fatal Arrogance’ starring Pete Edochie, Destiny Etiko, has attracted the wrath of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).
According to the Islamic group, the movie produced and directed by Anosike Kingsley Orji depicts their movement as a terrorist organisation bent on eradicating the Nigerian State.
The movie plot revolves around the incident between the Shiite Sect and the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai in Kaduna. The incident led to the killing of over 1,000 members of the sect including children of its leader Sheik El-Zakzaky.
Recall that Zakzaky himself and his wife have been in prison since the incident while the Kaduna State government proscribed the group. This has been the basis for the deadly protests by members of the sect in Abuja and Kaduna, calling for the release of their leader and his wife.
The new Nollywood movie portrayed men of the Nigerian Army who carried out the massacre of the Shiite members, sparking outrage from members of the group who petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu as well as the National Film and Video Censors Board.
The group also noted that the movie’s storyline is not a coincidence as its title was gotten from a book “Fatal Arrogance” written by Kuanum Terrence and both convey same plot.
In a statement issued on Thursday, 10th September, the President of the Media forum for the Shiite group, Ibrahim Musa alleged that the movie which was capable of causing disunity in the country was being sponsored by the Nigerian Army.
Excerpts from the statement read…
“The Islamic Movement in Nigeria wishes to call upon the respected professionals of Nollywood to address this issue immediately.
“If film producers are not careful, some disgruntled elements in governance will make them side with the oppressors against the oppressed as the film “Fatal Arrogance” is meant to achieve. Genocide is involved here; any move to justify the brutal and inhuman Zaria genocide of December 2015 is an affront on the Rome Status of the International Criminal Court.
“Evidently, for every Nigerian, these clips are meant to disparage the peaceful movement and portray it to the world as a violent armed movement.
Also, the movie on the pipeline has the same title as Kuanum Terrence’s book that died on its arrival, where he blamed the victims of terror for being their own nemesis. He had launched what he called a book titled ‘Fatal Arrogance: How El-Zakzaky Hypnotised IMN Members into Killing Themselves while Protecting Him’. As ridiculous as the name may sound, the content is not far from that too.
The IMN stated that the movie was capable of creating conflicts and discord in an already divided country.
“We want the world, Nigerians in particular, to bear witness that this film, ‘Fatal Arrogance’, can be used in creating conflicts among our diverse communities. It is a propaganda machine that can deceive millions, and it’s also an easy way to use for character assassination.”
“It can be used to distort the truth, free criminals and blame the victims as well as making the bad guys the good guys. We, therefore, call on well-meaning Nigerians to put pressure on the producers of that abominable film to stop it.”
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Domak Shelter Rewards Big Dreams Talent Show Housemates With Land and Cash
|Domak Shelter Rewards Big Dreams Talent Show Housemates With Land, Cash|
After the task, Domak Shelter Ltd. rewarded each Housemates with a Plot of Land and added Cash Prize to 4 Housemates, who emerged Winner of the Task.
According to them, the essence of the reward is to motivate housemates for more dedication towards the tasks given to them in the house.
American NGO Endorses Ini Edo as Ambassador for Women Empowerment
American NGO Endorses Ini Edo as Ambassador for Women Empowerment
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) endorses Nollywood actress, Ini Edo as her ambassador for women empowerment in Nigeria.
Headquarters in America’s Washington D.C, the NDI is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that works with partners in developing countries to increase the effectiveness of democratic institutions.
The beautiful thespian made this known in a recent post she shared via her official Instagram page on Friday, September 5.
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Hello everyone. I am very excited and honored to formally take on the role of the National Democratic Institute’s Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment in Nigeria NDI. I believe Nigeria has a special duty to serve as a shining light in Africa and in the rest of the world. I feel strongly this is something we all must strive for, Nigeria shine as a nation that values her women’s skills, energy and good ideas, and brings them into the public arena on an equal basis. Nigeria can and must be a country where our women and girls can dream big dreams, and pursue them, and rise according to their talents to become leaders in shaping a future that allows all of us to reach our full potential. Together we can work toward this vision, and I hope you’ll join me. Thank you.
According to her, she’s super excited to have earned such recognition from a global brand and revealed she has resumed work.
Her fans and industry colleagues alike have already taken over her comment section to congratulate her on her latest ambassadorial deal.
Accepting the endorsement, Ini Edo wrote; “Hello everyone! I am very excited and honoured to formally take on the role of the National Democratic Institute’s Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment in Nigeria NDI.
“I believe Nigeria has a special duty to serve as a shining light in Africa and in the rest of the world. I feel strongly this is something we all must strive for, Nigeria shine as a nation that values her women’s skills, energy and good ideas, and brings them into the public arena on an equal basis.
“Nigeria can and must be a country where our women and girls can dream big dreams, and pursue them, and rise according to their talents to become leaders in shaping a future that allows all of us to reach our full potential.
“Together we can work toward this vision, and I hope you’ll join me. Thank you”, she concluded.