Beyoncé debut and premiered her visual album titled Black Is King on Disney Plus . The project was styled by Zerina Akers with creative direction by Kwasi Fordjour.
The shell pieces seen in the film are the work of Lafalaise Dion, who is inspired by African spirituality and the roots of the cowry shell. “It is time for us Black Africans to reconcile with our heritage and reclaim our culture; our spirituality, our gods and embrace it,” Dion says in a bio. “Our history, we must write it for ourselves. Therefore, I write mine, that of my people through my creations.”
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ALREADY BY @beyonce is out now. I’m so proud and honored to have worked with Beyoncé and her amazing team this year again. Thank you @zerinaakers ❤️ @bouenguidi @grekouanne, Lily Élodie, @lyanel_handmade Yannlow, Hamed and my whole team, this is for us. Congratulations to all the African creatives in the Project. Love you ❤️