Black Is King: Meet 7-year-old Nigerian boy who featured in Beyoncé’s new album

Black Is King: Meet 7-year-old Nigerian boy who featured in Beyoncé’s new album

- A 7-year-old Nigerian boy named Folajomi Akinmurele has become the latest Nigerian to be discovered to be recognised in Beyoncé's Black Is King album

- Akinmurele played the role of Simba in the new release

- The young boy also featured in two other music videos of the US singer's

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see News on your News Feed!

A seven-year-old Nigerian boy named Folajomi Akinmurele has gotten the attention of award-winning US singer Beyoncé after he featured in her Black Is King album.

As more stories about the Black Is King album are reported, it seems that more Nigerians have worked on the creative artwork.

The Nation reported that Akinmurele first featured in Beyoncé'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 for the lead role as 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 Me and 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'.

Folajomi Akinmurele

7-year-old Nigerian boy appears in Beyonce's Black Is King album. Source: @iamfjofficial
Source: UGC

READ ALSO: Burna Boy opens up on new album, collaboration with Sam Smith

In other news, earlier reported that Nigerians rallied around a girl whose father rejected the family due to their blue eyes.

The young girl was born with blue eyes and this irked her father, who felt the right thing was to reject the beautiful girl.

People have been urged to make donations for Kaosara at a trying time and every donation would be received by her mother. The young girl's story went viral after a lady shared photos of her on her social media platform.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!


Online view pixel