Jealousy rears its ugly head once more! Kenyan songstress and diva Victoria Kimani is having a hard time after getting trolled for her ‘jealousy’ on Tiwa Savage.
The whole fiasco started after Beyonce released the list of African artists she has collaborated with for the 14-track new album to accompany The Lion King remake, entitled The Lion King: The Gift, to be released on Friday.
When she first announced the project last week, Beyoncé said: “It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”
The list of African artists is flooded with Nigerian artists including pop stars Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi perform the song Keys to the Kingdom, with the latter also appearing alongside fellow Nigerians Tekno and Yemi Alade on Don’t Jealous Me. Nigeria’s Burna Boy has a solo track, Ja Ara E, while Cameroonian artist Salatiel appears alongside Beyoncé and Pharrell on Water. Other African artists include Nigeria’s Wizkid, Ghana’s Shatta Wale, and South Africa’s Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly.
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Beyoncé ametangaza orodha ya nyimbo na wasanii aliowashirikisha kwenye Album mpya ya “The Lion King: The Gift” na kuna idadi kubwa ya majina ya wasanii kutoka Afrika. . Album hiyo ambayo imeandaliwa (Produced) na Beyoncé mwenyewe imewashirikisha wakali kutoka Afrika kama Wizkid, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Shatta Wale na Yemi Alade. Pia kuna collabo za wasanii wengine wa nje kama Jay-z, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, 070 Shake na wengine wengi. . Album hiyo inatarajiwa kutoka Julai 19. . #BalaaZito #HainaKufeli #HuuNiMwakaWako #sanaaimezaliwaupya
The list really flipped a switch in Victoria’s mind, who is a loyal Beyonce fan and she took to Twitter to rant. She expressed her disappointment in having no Kenyan or East African Artist on the album for the movie she believes was set in Kenya.
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 🇰🇪
— VICTORIA KIMANI (@VICTORIA_KIMANI) July 16, 2019
While maybe her lobbying efforts were genuine, her comment section was filled with trolls attacking her and bringing up her beef with Tiwa Savage which she revealed a while back in this ‘Fuck you challenge. In the diss song she completely annihilated Tiwa claiming she sells p*ssy! While Tiwa never responded, her money moves are clearly the best revenge as Beyonce featured her.
Check out netizens reactions below:
It’s not a matter of “right” it’s a matter of picking the BEST ARTIST! Beyonce said they only chose the best artist from Africa! Y’all need to stop this false sense of entitlement when you know damm well that your music isn’t good enough to represent the continent
— DayoK (@kenzomilan) July 16, 2019
First and foremost, I think she worked with artists with recognition in Africa, I can't really say that much about………….
— JUDE HOUD!N! © (@Jude_Houdini) July 16, 2019
Almost all parts of Africa are happy and feel blessed to be a part of this album. And with East Africa being left out, it hurts to be in your shoes. But we all recognise there are numerous creatives there. Beyoncé did this, but we can only put each other on when we get there.
— How you ain’t know a Queen from a RAT (@AweleNwandu) July 16, 2019
Honey it could've as well been based in Tanzania so shhhhh let people enjoy things
— 💎x 🐝 (@Candypeachesbey) July 16, 2019
Go and do your own lion King Movie and add your Kenyan artiste.
— The OBIA of Lagos/Abuja (@only1socialite) July 16, 2019
So only Kenya has lions in Africa ??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣Safari deceive yin
— 🌺 吉光 🌸 (@DEUXSVELTE) July 16, 2019
Congo is always left out of things like this or almost never credited for the contribution we have to African music, so I get it. It hurts…
— Rita La Congolaise (@_kapongor) July 16, 2019
Sorry oo mufasa cousin. pic.twitter.com/NYVCUGsewF
— Dr rash (@rachydwilliams) July 16, 2019
D fact that @TiwaSavage is on d list is killing and peppering u 😛😜 .. u Neva ç anything….u go hear ham
— ηεүσ▪️◾◼️🦁 (@neyoarsena1) July 16, 2019
The question we will ask you is that did you lobby for a role in the album. Because gigs like this will not just fall on your lap, you have to work for it.
— Gabriel momoh (@gabriel_momoh) July 16, 2019
you can do another fuck you challenge.
— Blogger | Omawumi (@Blackdotmandy) July 16, 2019
She needed the best and famous African artists to work with… Sorry East Africans didn’t make the list, they should work harder( Be marketable).
— Heaven 🇳🇬🦅 (@i_am50) July 16, 2019
First of all the movie was based on Tanzania. So Please. Also hollyweird doesn't give a shit abt specific African countries. Only we do. We didn't draw those lines sis. They did. We stay colonized waiting for crumbs from the west as usual.
— MankaMenga (@MankaMenga) July 16, 2019
You can't sing.. Especially you.. Sauti sol and others deserve an appearance but sorry sis not you
— FILARAY 💨 (@heavendetector) July 16, 2019
Lol Tiwa Savage blocked East African artistes!😂😂😂😂😂
— C H I N E D U (@OG_Ciki) July 17, 2019
You haven’t earned the right to rant like this . Hit songs you don’t have all you do is envy successful artists.tufia
— 🌺XABARA🌺 (@luxeomon) July 17, 2019
just exactly lions are never depressed only black sheep's are
— Ecan emmanuel (@Oluwaecan) July 17, 2019
They will feature you in part 3 😂😂😂😂
— Sundiler (@franklysundiler) July 17, 2019
Feel your pain , but you don’t have to be so mad about it , is it because Nigerians were featured ? If Nigerians were not featured you surely won’t be this mad , our favorite #Davido was not featured and we are still cool , Africa is one it does not matter who is representing,
— inno_stunch (@IStunch) July 17, 2019