Beyonce The omission of Kenyan artists on their album "Lion King" is a slap in the face and a damn shame ̵
1; says a famous East African who helped shape the coin "Hakuna Matata" ,
John Katana – the frontman of the Kenyan chakacha band Them Mushrooms – tells us that he and a number of other Kenyans have noticed that Bey has not involved local artists (big or small) in their new " Lion King "album" The Gift "… a self-described" love letter "to Africa.
While the Disney folks have tapped tons of other African artists keen on their own lands such as the Nigerian pop star WizKid, the Ghanaian producer Shatta Wale, the Nigerian singer Burna Boy, the South African artists Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly, the Nigerian Stars Tekno, Yemi Alade and Mr Eazi have excluded Keynans.
Considering the landscape, culture and language used in "The Lion King" from the years 94 and 2019, it seems that he came directly from Kenya (or at least East Africa). .. John said he and many other Kenyan creators found it confusing that not one of them did the cut for The Gift.
John and music critic alike I've noticed the omission and he's totally taken aback … especially as he says none of Disney ever turned to the "Hakuna Matata" -OGs.
As we've reported … there was a petition started last year with Disney dropping its trademark over "Hakuna Matata", which is a well-known Swahili phrase that John and co. claim to have made popular in their 80s platinum hit "Jambo Bwana".
Yes, he does not say "do not worry" about this.