Date: August 24, 2020
Song Title: Brown Skin Girl
Artist: Beyonce featuring Wizkid, Blue Ivy and Saint jHn
Genre: Afrobeats, Afro-bashment
Producer: Beyonce, P2J
Album: The Lion King: The Gift
Video Director: Jenn Nkiru
Label: Chocolate City/Warner
Details/Takeaway: On November 1, 2019, news broke that Nigerian superstar, Wizkid and Beyonce have started shooting the music video for fan-favourite, ‘Brown Skin Girl.’ Shooting commenced on October 31, 2019.
This was a report published by British tabloid, Daily Mail on October 31, 2019. In the report, Sarah Packer writes that Beyonce was calling on ‘black and brown people of different cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, genders and ages’ to come and tell their stories. The video is currently being shot in a number of locations across London. Some of them are Catford and Thamesmead.
The song, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ won the ‘BET HER Award’ earlier in 2020. It also won big at the Soul Train Awards. The song aims to celebrate the ivory skin of the black woman as not something to be trampled upon, but something to be celebrated. In its video, Beyonce put all the skin tones up.