Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Congrats to soul music icon Meshell Ndegoccello! She has been given the task of composing music for Ava DuVernay‘s new OWN series “Queen Sugar.” The famed director tweeted the exciting news earlier this week and claims that she has been holding on to the information for a few months now.

“Sharing a secret I’ve held for 4 months. So proud to announce that this genius is our composer for #QUEENSUGAR! #joy”

As previously reported, the one-hour series is based on the book of the same name by Natalie Baszile and follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

“Queen Sugar” stars Rutina Wesley as Nova and Dawn Lyen-Gardner as Charley along with Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Omar J Dorsey, and Dondre Whitfield. It debuts as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

Ndegoccello is no stranger to producing music for television and films. Her work has been featured in such memorable projects as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Higher Learning,” “The Best Man,” “Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom” and my favorite, “Love Jones” in which she collaborated with Marcus Miller for the hit song, “Rush Over.” Check it out below and stay tuned.

Photo Credit: Twitter/Ava DuVernay