Black Is King’: Everything You Need to Know About Breakout Star Folajomi ‘FJ’ Akinmurele

published 31.07.2020 20:19

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If you’ve watched Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” — now streaming on Disney Plus — then you’ve seen Folajomi “FJ” Akinmurele in action.

The enthralling aesthetics of the production apply to everything from the beautifully lush landscapes to the colorful and detailed costuming, and there are multiple shots of Akinmurele in which he looks every bit the young king Beyoncé sings about in her latest visual album.

Even when he’s not decked out in a crown, Akinmurele embodies the spirit of a young Simba at the start of his journey.

Beyoncé’s music video for “Spirit” — the only song to be included in 2019’s remake of “The Lion King” – was Akinmurele’s acting debut.

Akinmurele hasn’t announced a next project yet, but it’s surely only a matter of time before word gets around.

by Amon Warmann from variety.com

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