Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)

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About Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", called "Waka Waka (Esto es África)" in Spanish, is a song by Colombian singer Shakira, featuring the South African band Freshlyground. It was released on 7 May 2010 by Epic Records as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa. Written, composed, and produced by Shakira and John Hill, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a pop song whose lyrics encourage one to aim for their goals like a soldier on a battlefield. The song was adapted from the Cameroonian band Golden Sounds's 1986 song "Zangaléwa." The song initially generated controversy after numerous South Africans expressed disappointment in FIFA's decision to select Shakira to sing the song, arguing that a native artist should have been assigned the role. It garnered generally favourable reviews from critics, receiving praise for its production. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" peaked at number one on record charts of numerous countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Switzerland. In the United States, the song peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over one million units in the country. The single similarly attained multi-platinum certifications in other countries, including a nine-times platinum certification in Sweden and a six-times platinum certification in Spain. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" has sold 15 million downloads worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. The music video for "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" was directed by Marcus Raboy and shows Shakira and a group of dancers and children dancing to the song together. It features cameos by various footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. It became popular on YouTube, receiving 2.3 billion views as of November 2019 and becoming the twenty-sixth most-watched video of all time on the site. Shakira performed the song at the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony on 10 June as well as at the closing ceremony on 11 July. It was also included on the set list of her The Sun Comes Out World Tour (2010–11) and El Dorado World Tour (2018). 


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You're a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up and dust yourself off and back in the saddle
You're on the front line
Everyone's watching
You know it's serious we're getting closer, this isn't over

The pressure is on
You feel it
But you've got it all
Believe it

When you fall get up oh oh
And if you fall get up eh eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
'Cause this is Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Listen to your God
This is our motto
Your time to shine don't wait in line y vamos por todo

People are raising
Their expectations
Go on and feed them this is your moment no hesitations

Today's your day
I feel it
You paved the way
Believe it

If you get down get up oh oh
When you get down get up eh eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Ame la mejole biggi biggi mubbo wa A to Z
Asi tsu zala makyuni biggi biggi mubbo from East to West
Asi waga waga ma eh eh waga waga ma eh eh
Tendency suna tsibuye 'cause this is Africa (Africa, Africa Africa)

Tsamina mina
Anawa a a
Tsamina mina
Tsamina mina
Anawa a a

Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a
Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Django eh eh
Django eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a

Django eh eh
Django eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a

This time for Africa
This time for Africa

We're all Africa
We're all Africa

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Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (pronounced [ʃaˈkiɾa isaˈβel moˈbɑːɾˤɑk riˈpoʎ]; born February 2, 1977),known mononymously as Shakira (English /ʃəˈkɪərə/,Spanish: [ʃaˈkiɾa]), is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Shakira began performing in school, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Arabic influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker who speaks fluent English and Portuguese, as well as some Italian, French, and Catalan. more »

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Written by: JOHN HILL, EMILE KOJIDIE, JEAN PAUL ZE BELL, EUGENE VICTOR DOOH BELLY, ZOLANI MAHOLA, SHAKIRA ISABEL MEBARAK RIPOLL

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