Victoria Kimani, has lamented the exclusion of Kenyan artistes from The Lion King companion album curated by
global icon, Beyoncé.
Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Tekno are some of the African singers
who have been featured on the album which is titled ‘The Lion King: The Gift’.
Ghanaian musician Shatta
Wale has also been featured on the album.
Beyoncé was involved
in the remake of “The Lion King” where she voiced adult Nala, the partner of
Simba in the iconic flick.
Kimani, 33, in a tweet, lamented the exclusion of Kenyan stars in the album which has generated world attention.
“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,”
The Lion King, Disney’s latest remake of its animated classics
brings the animals of the 1994 film to new life with CG animation.
In addition to
Beyoncé, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, Seth
Rogen, Alfre Woodard and John Oliver star in the movie.