Tekno, Mr Eazi and Yemi Alade, Nigerian singers, have come under intense criticism on social media platforms for the different roles they played in Beyonce’s ‘The Lion King’ album.
The 14-track album, which was released on Friday, featured familiar names like Jay-Z, her husband; Pharrell, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar amongst others.
The gifted songstress also invited some popular artists and producers from across Africa — including those who rarely get mainstream exposure in the West — to showcase their musical skills.
Among them are Nigerian stars Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, and Tiwa Savage, South Africa’s Moonchild Sanelly and Ghana’s Shatta Wale amongst others.
But it appears music lovers are not too excited with the respective deliveries of Tekno, Mr Eazi, and Yemi Alade on ‘Dont Jealous Me’, a track on the album, and the trio have come in for some stick on social media platforms, especially on Twitter.
Quite a number of social media users are of the opinion that their performances in the song were below par for such an album with far-reaching global audience.
“Why should Tekno and Yemi Alade disgrace me,” a user said
“It is like the lion was asleep when Yemi Alade, Tekno and Mr Eazi were recording, if not e for don chase dem commot studio. Making noise in a global album,” said another user.
“Did Tekno, Yemi Alade and Mr Eazi not realize that the whole world will be listening to this sh*t,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
— Nelson Greyhood (@nelsongreyhood) July 19, 2019
Is like the lion was asleep when Yemi Alade, Tekno and Mr eazi was recording if not e for don chase dem commot studio.
Making noise in a global album😩#brownskingirl #TheGiftAlbum #LionKing2019 #LionKingTheGift pic.twitter.com/fHKwxFi8Ds
— Proper Ijebu boy🇳🇬 (@OsikoBolu) July 19, 2019Advertisement
Did Tekno, Yemi Alade and Mr. Eazi realize that the whole world will be listening to this shit? 🤦🏾♂️😂
— Tolu (@tolucrixus) July 19, 2019
Beyonce was wise to put Tekno and Yemi Alade on one track. Didn't want two trash songs.#TheGiftAlbum
— Asphodel • Pineapple Pizza Advocate. (@TheIfedolapo) July 19, 2019
When you are listening to The Gift album 🦁 one after the other, then Tekno and Yemi Alade's track comes on 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/SQ6qVfnKTX
— Aloko Husband 😒 (@kingwanne) July 19, 2019
Meanwhile, I will be here looking at you ppl like this when you start to enjoy that Tekno x Yemi Alade x Mr Eazi jam pic.twitter.com/huOoSgAH1N
— K10 (@officiallyk10) July 19, 2019
Burna , Wizkid , Tekno, Yemi Alade ,
Tiwa Savage , Mr Eazi and Shatta Wale all on an album by Beyoncé .
She selected a couple of good artists that never did harm to their featured tracts …
This is AfroBeats to the world
on another level …
They failed not at all..
— I Z U (@Izumichaels_Iam) July 19, 2019
I won't lie, I haven't been the biggest Wizkid supporter in recent years but he made us proud with the Brown Skin Girl track! Shout out to Tiwa,Burna and Eazi!..Tekno just stick to producing and Yemi Alade, listen to scar, "Go and Never Return" #LionKing pic.twitter.com/Np0ZGBVjKh
— Tweeter (@fuckusernamejor) July 19, 2019
They have Jay Z, Beyonce & Rihanna.
We have Wizkid.
We have Peruzzi.
We have Yemi Alade.
We have Tiwa Savage.
We have Davido.
We have Olamide.
We have Tekno.
We have Burna.
And someday the will all win Grammy.
— Ọládélé Dàda (@realoladele) July 19, 2019
Beyonce ft. Mr. Eazi, Tekno & Yemi Alade – DON'T JEALOUS ME
Wasn't expecting a masterpiece but come on. It's Beyonce ffs.
Mr. Eazi why?
Didn't hear Tekno.
And don't get me started on Yemi Alade.
Song was clearly meant for Scar.
RATING: 2/10 pic.twitter.com/Da9NymKViw
— VoN (@zoetick) July 19, 2019
Imagine having Yemi Alade and Tekno the same song and expecting quality lyrics…
— Oxford Comma (@DEST1NY_) July 19, 2019
Tekno did rubbish on that song…. worst verse on the song too
Mr eazi and yemi alade actually.made that song dope but as usual you people must be annoying https://t.co/vlutnfI3cW
— Éowyn of Rohan 💦 (@ahnnyjekyll) July 19, 2019
Please what did Tekno, Mr Eazi , yemi alade and Tiwa do in the Don't jealous me song.
Song was so wack, no chemistry at all 🙉 #TheGiftAlbum
— Adonis♂️ (@adeniranadonis) July 19, 2019
— iamprhayz (@prhayz1) July 19, 2019
Beyoncé should have put Simi & Falz instead of tekno & yemi alade tbh
— Olamide Boseman 💕 (@LamLam_X) July 19, 2019
That Mr eazi,tekno and yemi alade song is a NO
— BigDaddyB💸 (@bennie_tawo) July 19, 2019
I no go surprise if them play that Tekno/Yemi Alade/Mr Eazi own song for Beyoncé's Album(Don't you jealous me), when these two for this pics go dey roam around inside Bush for the movie, Lion King 😅😅😅😅😅 maybe we Don get song wey go replace "Hukuna Matata" 😂 pic.twitter.com/0G2lUFmoH7
— 👑 Nyewe-Eli of Port Harcourt 👑 (@Mr_Pucca) July 19, 2019
So far all the African artists have brought it.
Burna delivered standardly
Wiz in brwonskin girl – smooth
Tiwa/Eazi kings to the kingdom..too nice.
Someone tell me what Tekno and Yemi Alade were doing with that track? A whole showcase like this and you come up with that? Smh
— O.M.O (@Ccents1) July 19, 2019
Tekno, Mr Eazi and Yemi Alade didn't do justice to that track.
— Mide (@midEdAvid) July 19, 2019
Burna boy song is still my favourite on the album followed closely by Brown skin girl.
You see that Yemi Alade, Tekno and Mr eazi song eeehn….God will judge em.#brownskingirl #BeyonceTheGift #LionKing2019
— Proper Ijebu boy🇳🇬 (@OsikoBolu) July 19, 2019
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