- A 7-year-old Nigerian boy called Folajomi Akinmurele has become the latest Nigerian to be discovered to feature in Beyonce's Black Is King album
- Akinmurele played the role of Simba in the new album
- The young boy also featured in other two music videos of the US singer
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A seven-year-old Nigerian boy called Folajomi Akinmurele has got the attention of award-winning US singer Beyonce after he featured in her Black Is King album.
As more stories about the Black Is King album is reported, it seems that more Nigerians worked on the creative artwork.
The Nation reported that Akinmurele first featured in Beyonce's 2019 music video for Spirit. It was his acting debut but he seemed to impress the renowned singer that she sought him out for her latest album.
In the Black Is King album, the seven-year-old boy was cast as the lead role in Simba.
Akinmurele starred as a young Simba who is driven out of his home by Scar and must go on a journey of self-discovery. The young boy beautifully portrayed his role of a young Simba at the start of his journey.
He also featured in Don’t Jealous Meand Mood 4 Eva, which sees him wearing the same clothes as Jay-Z while confidently rapping the lyrics.
Meanwhile, Akinmurele reveals on his Instagram bio that he is 'a kid who loves to act, loves sports and video games!'
In another story, a young trailblazer named Jasmine Bowers has etched her name in the sands of history as she becomes the first Black person to earn a doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida in the United States.
Amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, Jasmine joined the ranks of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as she makes history.
Jasmine recently announced her academic milestone in a post on social media stating that ''on July 15, I became the first Black woman to defend a dissertation in computer science at UF.''
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