BLACK IS KING | The filmmakers that collaborated in this project

A snap shot from Already, a song that forms part of the Black is King, a film made by Beyoncé in collaboration with eight drectors.
A snap shot from Already, a song that forms part of the Black is King, a film made by Beyoncé in collaboration with eight drectors.
  • Black is King is the second time where we see Beyoncé curating various practitioners to contribute towards a music film. The first was Lemonade
  • To make the film, Beyoncé worked with a diverse group of directors, actors, creatives from all over the world. 
  • The team of directors are a blend of the artist’s long term collaborators and well established African filmmakers.


Through this dynamic co-directorship, the collective reimagined the story of the Lion King using music videos, fashion, set design and dance. 

In looking forward to the film’s release, Arts24 presents a list of the directors involved in making Black is King. 

Beyonce Knowles Carter 


Emmanuel Adjei


Blitz Bazawule


Jenn Nkiru

Ibra Ake


Dikayl Rimmasch


Jake Nava



Pierre Debusschere

Kwasi Fordjour