Beauty, charm, hard work & pure talent, all that one needs to be in charge. Even those who despise her cannot deny her flair and her impeccable presence on a stage, she can serenade you in a gown and still break it down in a tight embellished leotard in 6 inch heels whiles thrashing her hair in every direction. I must say she strikes me as an amalgamation of Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Barber Streisand & a teaspoon of Michael Jackson, making her in a lane of her own.

Her new single (which has gotten many mixed reviews from the general public) is genius. Many criticise the lack of lyric in the song, this makes me laugh seeing as the two verses on this joint are full with loaded words and lyric an anthem to ay femme fatale and that to the powerful boldness that is the hook. The sampled beat is awesome! I mean, she managed to get into the current electronic dance craze which is in the air yet she kept it fresh and you can hear that Fela Kuti inspiration which she says is a huge influence on this album. The funny reality is those who do not appreciate this song will soon be moving to it and regurgitating the lyrics line by line at the crib or the club. We saw this when Single ladies came out, which has to be one of the iconic songs which you can place next to her name. Her new album is influenced by only good music! In the latest Billboard magazine issue she says influences for this album include Fela Kuti, classic 90s r&b, Earth, Wind & Fire, DeBarge, Lionel Richie, Adele and even Florence and the machine. A diverse pool of muses which we know she will channel into genius, she is in her prime!

Her much anticipated album is titled “4”. The number holds a sentimental value to her, her fans kept calling it “4”, she was born on the forth, it is her mother’s & husband, Jay-Z’s birthday, as well as many of her friends. Even her wedding date was on the 4th. So in honour of the title here are four reasons why Beyonce runs the world:


She is married to Jay-Z, who is without a doubt one of hip hop’s most powerful men.


She invented a word “Bootylicious” which was added to The Oxford Dictionary.


She was the lead singer for Destiny’s Child, who are one of the world’s best selling girl groups of all time.


She holds the Grammy record for having the most wins by a female in one night at the Grammys by picking up 6 Grammys in one night. She currently has a total of 41 Grammy Award nominations, which is more than any other female artist in history!!!! She has a total of 16 Grammys and I’ve got a feeling she ain’t done yet. She can cut through all classes and groups, people in Timbuktu know who she is. And she has breath-taking showmanship.

We all know her new single is a subliminal rhetorical question, so I ask…Who run the world? WHO RUN THIS MUTHA?!

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  1. b'eka says:

    I just ADORE her! Thanks for the interesting post. 🙂

  2. […] to come out of Azania. I was led back  to this phenomenal music through reading. I read a blog by a friend of mine describing how Beyonce‘s upcoming album, 4, was influenced by Fela Kuti […]

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