Ghanaian multiple awards-winning dancehall artist Shatta Wale made Ghana proud after his feature on Beyonce’s Lion King: The Gift album. The audio version of the album was released last year which became a major break for the African entertainment industry on the global scene.
The album featured notable African talents like Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, and Mr. Eazi amongst other artistes for which Ghana’s Shatta Wale was featured on Already.
The dancehall and afrobeat-infused single was voted for as the most popular song on the album after a poll organized by Billboard.com. The song has amassed over fifty million total streams on all digital platforms.
Earlier this year, Ghana woke up to great news about the release of the visual representation (music videos) of the album alongside a movie that was inspired by the album, Black Is King, which was written by Multiple Grammy-winning artist Beyonce.
Prior to the release of the movie on 31st July 2020, the video of Already featuring Ghanaian music mogul Shatta Wale was released to usher the movie to greatness.
In the past weeks, the snippet of the video was released by Beyonce which amassed over 30 million views and over 5 million reactions on social media.
The release of the video has seen many Ghanaians and Africans in general congratulating their countryman for achieving this great feat.
Ghanaian celebrities and industry players can not hide their moment of ecstasy as all have under one umbrella, despite having had a lot of misunderstandings with Shatta Wale a couple of times, to celebrate the leader of the cult fan base Shatta Movement.
These are the reactions of some celebrities and industry players on social media.
Rapper Ball J
Sadiq, CEO of 3 Music Awards
UK based Ghanaian music group Reggie N Bollie
Highlife artiste Bisa Kdei
One of the directors of Beyonce’s Black Is King movie, who is a Ghanaian based in the USA
BET award-winning artiste Stonebwoy
Nigerian superstar Yemi Alade
BET award-winning artiste Sarkodie
This is a big win for the Ghanaian music industry.