Award winning singer, Beyonce, on Tuesday unveiled the tracklist of her new album, ‘The Lion King: The Gift.’
Surprisingly, the album features six Nigerian popstars, which includes Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Tekno, Wizkid, and Tiwa Savage.
Ghana’s Shatta Wale was also included in the album.
However, Nigeria Superstar, Davido was not featured, which has raised questions from Nigerians on social media.
While some hailed the listed artistes, others called out Davido wondering why he was omitted from the list.
The tracks that have the African stars include: Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi: “Don’t Jealous Me”, Burna Boy: “Ja Ara E”, Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé: “Brown Skin Girl”, Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi: “Keys to the Kingdom”, Beyoncé / Shatta Wale: “Already”, Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly.
Here are some reactions gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter:
@Denrele_Edun “YO! Respect to BEYONCE for curatin a masterful recordin wit a robust soundscape that brought togetha an amazin array of d brightest and best in African music;
Wizkid, Tiwa, YemiAlade, BurnaBoy, MrEazi, Tekno, ShattaWale, Busiswa, MoonchildSanelly et al.”
@Tobkinz “Davido buy songs, not really talented, Yemi Alade is far talented don’t know about the other.”
@Ibksammie “According to them, they had to search for the best talents in Africa .Are they indirectly saying OBO no get talent. Shatta Wale is on the album, and Davido could not make it. Even Yemi alade made the album with her tumbum music.”
@Fynfaze “It takes a talented artist to shutdown the 02 Arena. If we’re to talk about talent then Yemi Alade won’t even come close with her wack lyrics bro. Beyoncé only made her choice. Davido remains one of Africa’s best today, tommorow and forever.”