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Rihanna releases first solo song ‘Lift Me Up’

Popular dance-pop singer, Robyn Rihanna has released her first solo single,Lift Me Up” in six years.

The song is from the upcoming Black Panther sequel’s soundtrack.

The solo single which was released on Friday will appear in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is set to be released in November.

Ryan Coogler, the film’s director, said that Rihanna’s involvement in the project was to honor the late actor Chadwick Boseman.

According to him, “A lot of improbable things needed to happen for it to come through and Rihanna was very clear that she did that for him.”

‘We knew [Rihanna] was at a point in her life as well where she was focusing on different things – focused on business, motherhood, which is a big theme in our film. We were holding out hope that maybe it could work out and boy did it for this song.” he noted.

Lift Me Up has been written for the forthcoming film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever film and is dedicated to the late Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman, was a major actor in the first Black Panther film and many other movie projects such as Da 5 Bloods, 21 Bridges and the James Brown biopic Get On Up.

He died in 2020, four years after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

Last year, Boseman was posthumously nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; editing by Julian Osamoto