Victoria Kimani calls out Beyonce for excluding Kenyan singers from Lion King album

Victoria Kimani calls out Beyonce for excluding Kenyan singers from Lion King album

 

Kenyan singer, Victoria Kimani has expressed displeasure over the absence of Kenyan singers in Beyonce’s upcoming album ‘Lion King: The Gift’.

 

1st News reports that on Tuesday, Beyonce unveiled the tracklist of her new album, ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, which is the musical accompaniment to the new Disney movie.

 

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The album features six Nigerian pop stars including Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tekno, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage as well as Ghana’s Shatta Wale.

 

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In a tweet, Kimani @victoriakimani said,

As much as we celebrate with our fellow Africans, the obvious exclusion of Kenyans/East Africans on this Soundtrack is depressing.

The movie was based in Kenya. That’s fine …. Our Queen forgot about US. WE were not represented in her love letter to us. It hurts. That’s all.”

She further stated that Rafiki, Simba and Nala are Kenyan and Disney would have had Lupita Nyongo or Barack Obama on the outro.

She said, “Since we don’t have an artist in East Africa, as much as we celebrate with our fellow Africans.”

 

 

Her comments have drawn diverse reactions from Nigerians.

 

While some support her view, others disagreed on the grounds that the album was solely Beyonce’s project.

 

Read some of the comments below.

 

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