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How SOLOMON LINDA the ”Mbube ” Crooner died broke


Do You know the original version of the sound track of “The lion king “ was first done by a South African artiste Solomon Linda ? He was inspired by his childhood life how he and his friends used to chase away lions .  His song “ Mbube “ ( The lion  ) became a house hold song in South Africa  in 1939 . He did the song with his group called “Evening Birds )  . Gallo Music  Publishers , a  recording company  in South Africa approached him and offered him 10 shillings ($2) and bought the rights  of his song which they later sold to another company that finally sold it to Disney for millions of Dollars . 

Solomon Linda died broke and his family couldn’t even afford to make a tombstone at his grave .  Years later a South African journalist wrote an article about Solomon Linda that went viral .  His family sued Disney with the backing of the South African Government and Disney had to give them an undisclosed sum . 

Make sure you understand copyright laws as you Engage in the music business . 

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Yongka Micheal Mbidzenyuy
Yongka Micheal Mbidzenyuy
A Young Cameroonian Blogger,PR and Writer. Focus on promoting and educating Cameroonian entertainers, AFRICA and the world at large. Also passionate about education and youth empowerment, has written a blogger's guide titled "Key To A Successful Blogging Career".

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