Nandi Madida, Warren Masemola, Nyaniso Dzedze and Moonchild where South African stars that made a cameo appearance in the one-minute teaser for Beyoncé’s upcoming visual album Black is King to be debuted at the weekend.
According to Sowetanlive.co.za, The two stars who will make their appearance in the project revealed yesterday that they have been warned from speaking on their involvement until the official release on July 31.
The media outlet has reliably learnt that some of the stars filmed for the secret project late last year in different locations in SA, including Cape Town.
“As far as I know, Beyoncé shot her part back in the US. We received word from the publicist working on the project not to speak to the media,” said one of the stars.
However, according to another insider who works in the local fashion industry, the project has been in the works since Beyoncé performed at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert held in SA in December 2018.
The source said they were informed back then that Beyoncé filmed in KwaZulu-Natal for an undisclosed project. Some local fashion industry players were e-mailed a brief from Beyoncé’s style team Ty Hunter and Zerina Akers on local designs that could be used for a “documentary series”.
The brief from two years ago that Soweten has seen reads: “Can you please send me a listing of SA-based women’s shoe designers and/or manufacturers that are able to send samples to her [Beyoncé] team for a fitting here in Joburg.”
Another source close to Moonchild said that the singer had travelled to the US late last year to film for a music video for their song My Power – also featuring Busiswa, Yemi Alade and Tierra Whack.
The South African-based publicity team that works with Beyoncé said: “Information pertaining to the project will be released once a directive from Parkwood Entertainment [Beyoncé’s management] is issued.”
According to US entertainment website Variety, the project will drop on Disney Plus on July 31.