A Nigerian grandmother came to the United States for a medical reason and while staying with friends she ended up on Beyonce’s album.
The grandmother, named by Beyonce’s team “Grandma Moji” was staying with her daughter’s friend whose 7-year-old boy is the star of “Black Is King.”
Folajomi FJ Akinmurele was driven by “Grandma Moji” to work on his craft while his mother was working. It wasn’t until FJ’s mother signed the grandmother up with a talent agency that she was cast for the movie.
“I was out shopping one day and she called me, and asked that I come home immediately. I was scared, you know. That was how I found myself on the way to L.A. that same day for a part in the album,” said the grandmother. You can hear Grandma Moji on “Bigger” and on “Mood” on Beyonce’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album.
— Pulse Ghana (@PulseGhana) August 7, 2020