American singer Beyonce has been called out by some Kenyans for omitting their artistes on her Lion King, saying it is a slap to the face and a damn shame.
John Katana , who is the frontman of the Chakacha Kenyan band, Them Mushrooms, who helped coin “Hakuna Matata, t ells TMZ 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.
Considering a lot of the scenery, culture and language used in ’94’s and 2019’s “The Lion King” appears to come straight FROM Kenya (or at least East Africa). John says he and lots of other Kenyan creatives found it puzzling not one of ’em made the cut for “The Gift.”
John and music critics alike have noted the omission, and he’s super bummed about it, especially since he says no one from Disney even reached out to the “Hakuna Matata” OGs.
A petition was started last year that called for Disney to drop its trademark over “Hakuna Matata,” which is a well-known Swahili phrase that John and co. claim to have popularized in their ’80s platinum hit, “Jambo Bwana.”
You don’t know what God has done for you if your Girlfriend isn’t on Facebook – Nigerian man says
A Nigerian man identified as Deary Hybee Moham has said that men should be grateful to God if their girlfriends...
‘I just made the video unto likeness, I never knew it will go viral’ – Man apologizes for sucking on his baby sister’s lips (video)
A final year student of LASU named Adeyeye Babatunde who was spotted in a viral video sucking the lips of...
‘Rape is evil, but it never happens to a decent soul’ – Abia politician says
An Abia politician identified as Okey Ezeala has been dragged on social media after he shared his opinion on rape....
If my husband cheats on me, I will pamper him and die with him – Lady says (Video)
A young woman has caused a frenzy on social media after she aired her opinion about cheating husbands and how...
#JusticeForUwa: Tears as video of late Vera Omozuwa on her deathbed surfaces online
A video with shows that last moment of late Uwaila Omozuwa has emerged online. We reported earlier that the 22-year-old...
Entertainment News2 days ago
Billionaire, Femi Otedola celebrates his only son, Fewa on his birthday
Entertainment News2 days ago
Davido slams Eedris Abdulkareem, says he’s a pu**y after he called him “the only Odogwu”
Viral News2 days ago
“I can’t wait to give birth to a girl so I can bang her when my wife is not around” – man says on Facebook
Viral News24 hours ago
Another Female Student Killed For Refusing To Be Raped In Ibadan
Entertainment News20 hours ago
This year I’m not taking gifts, send them to motherless babies home – Tonto Dikeh writes ahead of her birthday
News2 days ago
Baker dies in auto crash on her way to deliver cake in Delta state
Entertainment News1 day ago
Photos Of Lookalike Father And Son Sparks Debate
Sport19 hours ago
Super Eagles star, Osimhen wins Player of the Season award