Bankulli explains what inspired his feature on Beyonce’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album
By Guardian Exclusive
27 February 2020 | 12:15 pm
Abisagboola Oluseun John also known as Bankulli talks about his inspiration and connection to the Grammy-nominated Beyoncé's album 'The Lion King: The Gift' on The Process.
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