Beyonce’s ode to melanated skin shifted the culture upon its release, reaffirming what many already knew, were beautiful. The newly released visuals provides the matching aesthetic for the collaboration with Wizkid an Saint JHN.
If you’ve seen Black is King then you’ve already seen the video directed by Jenn Nkiru. The Nigerian-British director had this to say, “I just think Brown skin, Black skin, dark skin, is so beautiful. I just see the divinity in it. It’s gorgeous.” She continues, “This was meant to be an affirmation of that. That’s the intent of it, to be an affirmation.”
“It was so important to me to represent all different shades of brown,” Beyoncé said about the music video on Good Morning America Monday. “And I wanted every character to be shot in a regal light.
The video features Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, her youngest daughter, Rumi, her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson and her best friend and former Destiny’s Child mate, Kelly Rowland. The music video for the Afrobeats song also features Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, super model Naomi Campbell along with models Adut Akech and Aweng Chuol.
“Brown Skin Girl” became the most streamed song by a woman last year in the Sub-Saharan Africa, according to Apple Music.