Ghana has been in shock and excitement mode since the news of Shatta Wale’s collaboration with Beyonce went viral.
On Beyoncé ‘s 14-song new album, The Lion King: The Gift, Shatta Wale is featured in song number 11 – ‘Already’.
The song was also produced by Ghana’s own GuiltyBeatz.
GuiltyBeatz also co-produced two other songs on the album, “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)” by Beyonce, and ‘Keys to The Kingdom’ by Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi.
Beyoncé ranked by Forbes as the most powerful female in entertainment in 2015 and 2017, featured five Nigerian artistes, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy and Wizkid.
It also has a Cameroonian and two South Africans.
Shatta Wale and GuiltyBeatz are the only Ghanaians to have worked on the Disney classic inspired album.
Shatta Wale and GuiltyBeatz
The album Beyonce calls ‘Love Letter to Africa’ will be released on July 19, the same day ‘The Lion King’, the movie, hits cinemas.
Fans and celebrities have been sharing goodwill and congratulatory messages for the dancehall artiste.
Rapper M.anifest in his tweet, although congratulated his colleague, admitted the news was unexpected.
Congrats to all other African acts involved. I love seeing wanna people shine and getting 💰— M.anifest (@manifestive) July 16, 2019
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Sarkodie was happy to welcome his long lost sister, Beyonce home and congratulated his ‘brother’.
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I ve never heard Beyoncé’s song before tho so big ups to Shattawale for— GURU (@gurunkz) July 16, 2019
giving her the opportunity to shine !!
— Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112) July 16, 2019
This is a solid one for the culture 🤟🏾— ♔Skutor🌶®♔ (@DickDarkey) July 16, 2019
Ghana kwraaa why 😂 😂 😂— Nanabayin Asaam (@MC_Haymaker) July 16, 2019
I love my kentry.
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Beyoncé Ft Shatta Wale not Shatta Wale Ft Beyoncé this speaks a lot if you know you know— #GODBLESSAMERICA🇺🇸 (@iamBayano) July 16, 2019
A reason why you can't hate @shattaWale just love this guy waaa— Remedy Gh (@RemedyCGh1) July 16, 2019
This album is the best ever.
And the only reason is shatta wale.
Nigga is a super star.— Nitro📿 (@MooreSymon) July 16, 2019
Shatta Wale has already gotten a Grammy nomination. Most definitely winning a BET next year.— ARMAH🇬🇭🐍 (@awww_ghostTears) July 16, 2019
anything Beyonce brings out does magic. Shatta Wale is on it and he'll share in the glory of the magic 👏👏👏
This is huge man ... congrats guys and most importantly to man like @shattawalegh for putting #gh on the map chale this is all the way up my Gee .... pah pah pah pah #akyesaaaaaaaaa 🇬🇭 🌍 pic.twitter.com/TiKIF6iG9p— SAMINI (@samini_dagaati) July 16, 2019
Congrats On This One.. Chaiiii Ghana 🇬🇭 Let’s Not Sleep On This One @shattawalegh features On @thelionking Track List. As The Only Ghanaian Out of 10000 Nigerians #DemDead #Ghana2TheWorld #PaaPaa another One for the Genre #AfroDancehallReggae #BhimNationEndorsed!! pic.twitter.com/z5P8leDp4g— 1GAD (@stonebwoyb) July 16, 2019
People keep underrating Mr. Eazi because he didn't rate Nigerian Jollof.— Garden of Eden (@WarriGenes) July 16, 2019
After Wizkid and Davido, he's the next Nigerian making moves and getting his sound heard abroad.
First cochella, now on Beyoncé's #LionKing album.
No mean feet.
I feel like Gh will be noisier than @Shatta Wale— Melody Van- Orgle (@_meloVeeO) July 16, 2019
Shatta Wale said 2019 go be wonderful and indeed it has over all Ghanaians. Tomorrow gotta be a national holiday... tremendous achievement.— Troy⚡ (@Bixmak) July 16, 2019
so why isn't anyone suspecting Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Me Eazi, and Shatta Wale to have joined illuminati?🤣— Agwu (@Nnannadanielii) July 16, 2019
I strongly believe that this collaboration between King @shattawalegh and the legendary @Beyonce will open a great door for Ghana Music on international level🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 More Global settings👌👌👌 #SM4LYF #ShattaWale #TheLionKing #Already pic.twitter.com/BeV3qErSRo— Agyemang Dennis🇬🇭🇬🇧 (@dagyemang69) July 16, 2019
It's today i understood the meaning of u been featured n how important it ws. Shatta wale is been celebrated after the news broke. I wish africa will be spotted through this project and be given such opportunities all the time. Thnx @Beyonce for such a wonderful african call.— johnson white (@johnsonwhite1) July 16, 2019
You can't take it away from him. The truth is, Shatta Wale is one of the few artistes in this country who came to change the industry. You can hate on his controversial nature but don't hate on his hard work. Charles Nii Armah Mensah, CHAMPION!— Old Dog (@Otumfour_233) July 16, 2019