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BEYONCE’S ‘LION KING’ ALBUM HER ‘GIFT’ TO KENYA WAS A BIG, FAT SNUB … Says Native Singer #KOT #Beyonce #LionKing

Beyonce‘s omission of any Kenyan artists on her ‘Lion King’ album is a slap to the face and a damn shame — so says a famous East African, who helped coin “Hakuna Matata.”

John Katana — the frontman of the Chakacha Kenyan band, Them Mushrooms — tells us he and a bunch of other Kenyans noticed Bey didn’t include ANY local artists (big or small) in her new ‘Lion King’ album, “The Gift” … a self-described “love letter” to Africa.

While the Disney folks tapped tons of other African artists that are hot and poppin’ in their own countries — for example, Nigerian pop star WizKid, Ghanaian producer Shatta Wale, Nigerian singer Burna Boy, South African artists Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly, Nigerian stars Tekno, Yemi Alade and Mr Eazi — they excluded Keynans.

Full article https://www.tmz.com/2019/07/24/beyonce-lion-king-album-the-gift-kenya-them-mushrooms/

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