Black is King


Director (Nigerian Chapter)

Ibra Ake, Dafe Oboro

Producer (Nigerian Chapter)

Sylvia Zakhary

A labor of love directed by Beyoncé Knowles herself, “Black is King” is both a tribute to Blackness and the exhumation and exploration of that identity in the past, present and future. Featuring African artists like Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Nija and Shatta Wale as well as Black American artists Childish Gambino, JAY-Z, Pharell Williams and Tierra Whack, the film’s soundtrack sonically mirrors divine images of Black people Knowles presents throughout and challenges pre-existing notions of blackness on a global scale. It’s not merely about history or identity, but the Black diaspora as a whole and Knowles’ hopeful vision for Black prosperity and life.