Beyonce, on Tuesday, unveiled the tracklist 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 award-winning super singer said she worked with the aforementioned artistes because she wanted to ensure that she worked with the best from Africa and not just sample sounds from Africa.
Reacting, Kimani expressed sadness over Beyonce’s selection, saying Kenyans were supposed to be recognized 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 in Kenya. That’s fine. Our Queen forgot about us.
“We were not represented in her love letter to us. It hurts. That’s all.
“Y’all 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