Kenyan musician Victoria Kimani jabs Beyonce for snubbing Kenya and East Africa

Kenyan musician Victoria Kimani jabs Beyonce for snubbing Kenya and East Africa

- Victoria Kimani has lamented the exclusion of Kenyan and East African artistes from Beyonce's "The Lion King: The Gift" soundtrack album

- The Kenyan singer took to her Twitter page to jab Beyonce for ignoring her and other top musicians in the East African area

- She claimed that their inclusion was needed due to the fact that The Lion King story originates from East Africa

Popular Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani has blamed Beyonce for excluding Kenyan and East African musicians from her much-talked-about "The Lion King: The Gift" album.

According to the singer, it is depressing to have no Kenyan or East African musician featured on any of the songs.

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In a tweet that was sighted by, Victoria Kimani expressed disappointment in Beyonce for somewhat sidelining East African artistes.

"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," she wrote.

In another following tweet, she lamented again "That’s fine...Our Queen forgot about US. WE were not represented in her love letter to us. It hurts. That’s all."

Her comments followed the inclusion of some West African artistes on some of her songs listed on her "The Lion King: The Gifted" album.

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On her album, Beyonce had songs from Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Mr. Eazi, Tekno, Yemi Alade and Burna Boy who were all from West Nigeria, basically Ghana and Nigeria.

It is surprising that Victoria Kimani is angered since she has featured a Ghanaian artiste Sarkodie on her song titled 'Wash It.'

Many were of the view that she should have rather been happy for Ghana and Nigeria since Sarkodie and some other Nigerian artistes are her friend.

Meanwhile, management member of Shatta Wale, Bulldog, has given a blow-by-blow account of how the feature came about.

According to Bulldog, Shatta Wale did not submit any song prior to the request by Beyonce to have their artiste on her album.

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