Victoria Kimani, has just called out grammy award winning singer, Beyonce over the absence of Kenyan musicians in Beyonce’s upcoming album ‘Lion King: The Gift’.
Recall, 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.
The mother-of-three said she worked with those artistes from Africa because she wanted to ensure that she worked with the best from Africa and not just sample sounds from Africa.
“I wished it to be genuine to what’s stunning concerning the music in Africa.
“We have type of created our personal style and I really feel just like the soundtrack is the primary soundtrack the place it turns into visible in your thoughts.
“The soundscape is extra than simply the music as a result of every tune tells the story of the movie.”
However, Kenyan singer, Kimani has expressed sadness over Beyonce’s selection, saying Kenyans were supposed to be recognised in the soundtrack.
“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.
“Ya’ll could at least had Lupita or Barack on the outro since we don’t have artists in East Africa.
“Rafiki, Simba and Nala are Kenyan,” she said in a tweet.
Nigerians however, have been dragging the hect out of Victoria Kimani. See it below;
— Kaylaychee|House Stark| (@_kelechimichael) July 17, 2019
Victoria Kimani is a big fan who’s hurt, let her be pic.twitter.com/rdUyOvcmHW
— Chris D’ Drunk (@TheIgboWolf) July 17, 2019
The only good Victoria Kimani song I know was written, produced and partly sung by Tekno.
— James Ndubuisi (@JamesNdu) July 17, 2019
First of all the movie was based on Tanzania. So Please. Also hollyweird doesn’t give a shit abt specific African countries. Only we do. We didn’t draw those lines sis. They did. We stay colonized waiting for crumbs from the west as usual.
— MankaMenga (@MankaMenga) July 16, 2019
No African country loves Nigeria… That why we don’t care… Savage is our hubby.. pic.twitter.com/JinYvWKkyT
— Eyanu (@phreakme1) July 16, 2019