The celebration goes around as Nigerian artists appear on the official soundtrack of the newly released Hollywood film, The Book of Clarence.
Yemi Alade features on ‘Sacred Love’ alongside Jeymes, while Adekunle Gold with his vocal dexterity features ‘Jeezu’ alongside American Rappers, Doja Cat, and Kodak Black.
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The newly released Hollywood film, The Book of Clarence is a biblical comedy-drama film written and directed by Jeymes Samuel. This film has a long list of fantastic soundtracks featuring music artists from different nations including our very own Yemi Alade and Adekunle Gold.
The tracklist goes thus:
“All About You”– Jeymes Samuel Feat. Jorge Ben Jor
“Hallelujah Heaven” – Jeymes Samuel Feat. Lil Wayne, Buju Banton & Shabba Ranks
“Jeezu” – Jeymes Samuel Feat. Kodak Black, Doja Cat & Adekunle Gold
“Champagne” – Jeymes Samuel Feat. Jorja Smith
“Sacred Love” – Jeymes Samuel Feat. Yemi Alade
“I Want You Forever” – Jeymes Samuel Feat. D’Angelo & Jay-Z
“Godqueen” – Jeymes Samuel Feat. Kid Cudi
“Dear Heaven” – Jeymes Samuel
“Magdalene” – Jeymes Samuel Feat. Alice Smith
“Varinia” – Jeymes Samuel Feat Terry Callier
“Nazarene” – Jeymes Samuel
In an interview with the director, Jeymes Samuel, a question was asked concerning the soundtrack and its overall importance for the Hollywood film to have about an 11-track compilation.
He replied saying “I come from an age where we celebrate the score, right? We don’t really celebrate score anymore and then soundtracks are byproducts with artists, but they are not related to the film and they don’t weave in and out of the score”.
The Book of Clarence tells the story of a young man living in A.D 33, struggling to find a better life, he was captivated by the power of the rising Messiah and soon risk everything to carve a path to a divine existence.
The Sony Pictures Stars LaKeith Stanfield, James McAvoy, RJ Cyler, Teyana Taylor, Babs Olusanmokun, Omar Sy, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, Caleb McLaughlin, Nicholas Pinnock, Anna Diop, Michael Ward and many others.
Produced by Legendary Entertainment, The Book of Clarence exclusively in theaters in USA from 12th January 2024.
Jeymes Samuel (born July 27, 1979) is a British singer-songwriter, music producer, director and filmmaker, who also goes by the stage name The Bullitts.
In 2013, Jeymes worked alongside Baz Luhrmann and Jay-Z on the music for the blockbuster The Great Gatsby. He also served as the film’s Executive Music consultant.
Same 2013, he proceeded to debut his directorial debut They Die by Dawn at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. He wrote and directed this film which coincided with The Bullitt’s debut album ‘They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories’.
In 2017, Jeymes wrote and directed the short film Legacy, for Jay-Z’s album 4:44. The film starred the Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon, Ron Perlman, Hirsch Jesse Williams, and Aldis Hodge.
His feature length debut, The Harder They Fall was released in October 2021. Starring Idris Elba, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield and Jonathan Majors. This film received multiple awards including the NAACP Image Award for Best Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Debut by a British Director.
Then finally in 2024, Jeymes Samuel wrote and directed the biblical comedy drama The Book of Clarence with a list of 11 soundtracks.
It is impressive to see Hollywood collaborate with African music stars for a music soundtrack.
The collaboration does not only exist with music featuring but also amongst the cast, as Jeymes the producer wanted all races to be represented so that people could see themselves as they watch the film.
Big congratulations to Yemi Alade and Adekunle Gold, Nigerians love to see more of this. So much anticipation exists in the air as Nigerians await the release of this brilliant film The Book of Clarence on 12th April 2024.