Beyonce‘s omission of any Kenyan artists on her ‘Lion King’ cd is a put to the face as well as a damn embarassment — so states a well-known East African, that aided coin “Hakuna Matata.”
John Katana — the frontman of the Chakacha Kenyan band, Them Mushrooms — informs us he as well as a number of various other Kenyans discovered Bey didn’t consist of ANY regional musicians (large or tiny) in her brand-new ‘Lion King’ cd, “The Gift” … a self-described “love letter” to Africa.
While the Disney individuals touched lots of various other African musicians that are warm as well as poppin’ in their very own nations — as an example, Nigerian pop celebrity WizKid, Ghanaian manufacturer Shatta Wale, Nigerian vocalist Burna Boy, South African musicians Busiswa as well as Moonchild Sanelly, Nigerian celebrities Tekno, Yemi Alade as well as Mr Eazi — they omitted Keynans.
Considering a great deal of the views, society as well as language made use of in ’94’s as well as 2019’s “The Lion King” shows up ahead straight FROM Kenya (or a minimum of East Africa) … John states he as well as great deals of various other Kenyan creatives discovered it confusing not one of ’em made it for “The Gift.”
John as well as songs movie critics alike have actually kept in mind the noninclusion, as well as he’s incredibly bummed concerning it … particularly given that he states no one from Disney also connected to the “Hakuna Matata” OGs.
As we’ve reported … a request was begun in 2015 that asked for Disney to drop its hallmark over “Hakuna Matata,” which is a popular Swahili expression that John as well as co. case to have actually promoted in their ’80s platinum hit, “Jambo Bwana.”
Yeah, he’s not claiming “no worries” concerning this either.