American singer Beyonce has released the much anticipated video for her hit song Brown Skin Girl featuring Nigerian star Wizkid.
The video which has appearances from Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland and Blue Ivy Carter, has since garnered millions of views on YouTube.
The release of the video is coming few weeks after unveiling Black Is King.
If you’ve seen Black Is King, Beyoncé’s visual album based on the 2019 soundtrack she executive produced, The Lion King: The Gift, then you’ve seen the music video directed by Jenn Nkiru.
The Nigerian-British director told ESSENCE earlier this month that the music video was an extension of how she viewed Black people and how she viewed herself.
“I just think Brown skin, Black skin, dark skin, is so beautiful. I just see the divinity in it. It’s gorgeous,” she explained. “This was meant to be an affirmation of that. That’s the intent of it, to be an affirmation.”
Before now, Brown Skin Girl video for the fan-favourite track had only been available to Disney+ subscribers as part of Beyoncé’s most recent musical film, which dropped exclusively on the streaming service July 31.
In the video, Beyoncé enlists (and name drops) the likes of Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, and former Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland to help laud and pass down the ideals of Black identity, heritage, and beauty to future generations of brown-skinned girls.