The Fifa World Cup now has an official song called Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), co-written and performed by Shakira and featuring some Freshlyground.

Besides for a bit of healthy envy, I have absolutely nothing against Shakira. But why on earth choose her for the soccer world cup song when we, South Africa, are hosting it? We have such great local talent, it would actually be difficult to choose. Surely it makes more sense to have Freshly Ground perform all by their lonesome. Ok. Or have them feature some international talent, but the song should have an African vibe, opposed to a Latino flavour.

Anyway, here’s the song:

PS. Can’t say that the waka-waka-eh-eh tune got me out of my chair, groovin’, but enough from me. What do you think?

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