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Ibeyi, Laolu Senbanjo, Warsan Shire Featured In Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

Beyoncé’s 'Lemonade' HBO special was packed with references to afro-diasporic religion, afrofuturism and southern gothic tropes.

Screengrab from Lemonade

Okayafrica favorite, the Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo’s work plays a major role in Lemonade—the extended video from Beyoncé that premiered tonight on HBO—with body-painted dancers in his signature afromysterics style taking up a portion of the hourlong event. His Yoruba-influenced markings even adorns Beyoncé at one point.

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