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Beyonce releases new song with Swahili lyrics - 6 days ago, 18:00

"Uishi kwa mda mrefu mfalme," globally acclaimed pop star Beyonce sings in her latest song to feature in the upcoming film, The Lion King.

The American superstar has released the song which features lyrics in Kiswahili, Kenya's national language.

The song, Beyonce's Spirit, was released on Thursday and will be used as a soundtrack to Disney’s new version of The Lion King.

"Uishi kwa muda mrefu mfalme," a voice chants twice, with a deeper voice responding "uishi kwa".

The phrase means: "Long live the king."

Beyonce, voices the role of lioness Nala, next to lead character Simba, played by Donald Glover.

The song’s intro features words in Kiswahili that are saluting the king.

 Beyonce used Facebook to confirm her long-rumoured involvement in the project.

Her other co-stars include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Seth Rogan as Pumba the warthog. James Earl Jones will play Mufasa, as he did in the 1994 original.

British comedian John Oliver has also been cast ...
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