Friday, June 04, 2010


The decision to choose a Latina to sing a Cameroonian-inspired official anthem for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa had certainly sparked controversies. The South Africans have expressed their disappointment over the fact that Shakira was chosen instead of the country's own artist. However, there are still camps that seem to don't mind and think it's just plain silly to squabble over such matter. Hmmm...personally I think it's ok. After all, she's doing a collaboration with the local artists for the song anyway. The song - Waka-Waka means This Time For Africa. It may be a World Cup to be hosted by South Africa, but they have to be proud that they are bringing it for the world to enjoy. Plus, with all the stereotype over the country with the high crime rates, poor health conditions etc , South Africans have a lot to prove. Anyway, Shakira may be just a marketing ploy kan? Like they say, daya tarikan...Anyway, I love the song. Enjoy the clip ;)

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