This Time for Africa

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a song by Colombian singer Shakira, featuring South African band Freshlyground. Released in 2010, the song served as the official theme for the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa the same year. "Waka Waka" is characterized by its infectious Afrobeat rhythm, catchy melody, and uplifting lyrics that celebrate unity, joy, and the spirit of Africa. The song blends elements of pop, dance, and African music, incorporating traditional instruments and rhythms to create a vibrant and celebratory atmosphere. "Waka Waka" became a global sensation, topping charts around the world and earning widespread acclaim for its catchy tune and positive message. It remains one of Shakira's most successful and recognizable songs, embodying the excitement and energy of the FIFA World Cup.