Shawn Carter popularly known as Jay-Z is set to feature Nigerian rapper Olamide and afrobeats maestro, Femi Kuti on his upcoming album, “The Ascension.”
This was made known in the catalogue of the recently released track list.
The 16 songs project features guest appearances from the likes of Olamide, Sarkodie, Femi Kuti, Nasty C, Beyoncé, Rick Ross, H.E.R and the duo of Lighthouse family.
Speaking on the 16-track album, Jay-Z said; “I’ve always wanted to get in touch with my roots and connect to the motherland. You know, Africa is blessed with so much talent and I felt like it was time to tap into that resource.
The Ascension is not just talking or focusing on Africa but it’s also about me giving back to the people, familiarizing with the culture and connecting more with the motherland.”
Olamide is featured on track 4 titled KINGS FEAST, while Jay Z featured Femi Kuti on track 13 with the title VICTORY.
The rap mogul follows in the footsteps of his wife Beyonce whose last album “Lion King: The Gift” album, featured African stars like of Burna boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, and Tekno.