A number of talented Ghanaian creatives worked behind the scenes on Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ film.
Set to premiere on MNet on Saturday, August 1, the film is a visual album inspired by ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album by the American Grammy-award winning superstar.
The album featured work by Shatta Wale and Guilty Beatz.
Samuel ‘Blitz The Ambassador’ Bazawule, artiste and filmmaker served as a co-director, David Boanuh was the Director of Photography for the scenes shot in Ghana, and Gideon Nana Akwasi Wiafe, a Creative Director, stylist and fashion model was the costume designer.
Sharifah Issaka, a Film producer and Creative Director was a producer on the project.
Kwasi Fordjour, Creative Director at the Beyonce-founded Parkwood Entertainment was a co-director, Emmanuel Adjei, a filmmaker and visual artist and Joshua Kissi, a creative director and photographer also contributed to the making of the film.
The visual album celebrates the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry by presenting elements of Black history and African tradition. It will include full-length videos for songs: ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ ‘Mood 4 Eva,’ ‘My Power’ and the Wale-featured ‘Already.’