In Beyoncé's sixth studio album she draws listeners in as she raps lyrical about black lives, her husband Jay Z, women's rights and other issues she has set her sights on campaigning for.

But it was the painted dancers in the black and white chapter of the video which were most enchanting. For Sorry, the fourth song on Lemonade, the Nigerian artist Laolu Senbanjo, painted Beyoncé and her dancers with his Sacred Art Of The Ori.

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Since last year, Senbanjo had to keep the secret that he was working with one of the globe's biggest stars on her most ambitious project yet. In 2011, the 34 year old artist left his job as a human rights attorney in Lagos to become an artist. His work took him to Brooklyn where he works on his Afromysterics art.

Laolu Senbanjo painting dancers for Beyonce's Lemonade track Sorry Image via African Spotlight Laolu Senbanjo painting dancers for Beyonce's Lemonade track Sorry
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His creations have led to collaborations with Nike, and now, of course, with Yonce.

In an interview with Okayafrica, Senbanjo commented, ''She [Beyoncé] mentioned the jackets I posted on Instagram. My shoes. It was incredible.''

''We just sat there, telling me she loves my work. She thinks my talent is just unbelievable. That just, I don’t know… Coming from her, telling me that, it was just unreal.''

Beyoncé recites Somali-British poet Warsan Shire before Sorry begins. Activist Kenyan-born Shire's poetry tells stories of journey and trauma.

''It was so emotional. It was powerful, mind-blowing. Being someone of her power, status, speaking up for women, speaking up for Black Lives Matter, empowerment. To be part of that… she has an amazing vision. Which is what I do with my painting. It’s a form of liberation, '' continued Senbanjo to Okayafrica.

Senbanjo's describes his Yoruba body paint designs as ''the Sacred Art of the Ori is basically about connection between the artist and the music.''