Lion King: Victoria Kimani Shades Beyonce After East African Artistes Were Excluded From ‘The Gift’ Album
Kenyan singer, Victoria Kimani has expressed displeasure over the absence of Kenyan singers in Beyonce’s upcoming album ‘Lion King:The Gift’.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Tuesday, Beyonce unveiled the track list of her new album, ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, which is the musical accompaniment to the new Disney movie.
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.
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 on 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 artist in East Africa, as much as we celebrate with our fellow Africans.”
Her comments have drawn diverse reactions from Nigerians.