Reggae and dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has been featured on American singer Beyoncé’s upcoming album, The Lion King: The Gift, Zionfelix.net can report.
The news came to many Ghanaians as a surprise with many questioning the authenticity of the news. Just when many are congratulatory Shatta Wale for this feat and few other doubting Thomases asking questions, Chris Koney, one of the strong pillars of the ‘Dancehall King’ hitmaker has confirmed that his boss has indeed worked with the American singer, songwriter and actress, Beyoncé.
Mr Koney in a Facebook post Zionfelix.net chanced on detailed how the connection was made.
According to him, he had a conversation with some people very close to Beyoncé on how good it will be for the top singer to have the voice of Shatta Wale on one of her tracks.
In the Facebook post, Chris Koney wrote “I remember the day I had a chat with Theresa and Kwasi of Parkwood Entertainment, an American management and entertainment company founded by American singer Beyoncé about King Shatta Wale being on The Lion King. “He is a real champion and his verse is killer” – that was the response I got from them after the song was sent. Charles Nii Armah Mensah is trending worldwide , Real Champion, Real King, you made Africa proud! Now the world will witness the greatness called Shatta Wale as that BIG TUNE drops! Thanks to Leslie and everyone who helped to make this see the light of day!”
Other African artistes featured on the Lion King: The Gift album include Mr Eazi, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and many others.