Shakira Perform ‘Waka Waka’ Song at FIFA 2010

Posted by on Jun 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

FIFA 2010 opening ceremony was held in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday night, 10 June 2010. With the world cup theme song “Waka Waka” meaning “This Time for Africa”, Shakira performed on stage. For upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010, Waka Waka Song is the most emerging and powerful song. In South African colors and carrying a huge majority of flags, 50 000 people adorned, screamed, and shouted for the artists that graced the stage and even recognized the dignitaries and previous players. Shakira of Colombia was the Queen of the night. She showed up in a gorgeous, low-cut animal print body suite. Shakira sang the song Waka-Waka in her live performance, which considered to be the biggest pop burlesque in the continent’s history.

Shakira Perform 'Waka Waka' Song at FIFA 2010

Shakira Perform 'Waka Waka' Song at FIFA 2010

The official theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup has been written and released by SHAKIRA. Shakira performed with a local South African band group Freshlyground and 1581 performers from around the world containing TKZee, Alicia Keys, and the black Eyed Peas in addition to Ghana’s Osibisa, Algeria Khaled, and Hip Hop pantsula. “She Wolf,” got her started and “Hips Don’t Lie” got her gyrating her infamous waist showing South African ladies how it is meant to be done. Shakira Waka Waka’d her hips to her official World Cup track “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” accompanied by Freshly Ground as confetti sprayed into the air.

Waka Waka Lyrics:

You’re a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
And back in the saddle

You’re on the frontline
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
Oh oh…

Tsamina mina
Cuz 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
Dont 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

Meaning of the words in Fang language:

Tsaminamina means Come.
Waka waka means Do it – as in perform a task. Waka is pidgin language meaning walk while working.
Tsaminamina zangalewa means where do you come from?.
Wana means it is mine.
Zambo means wait.

Meaning of the lyrics Waka- Waka:

The song narrates that Group of men frequently dressed in military uniforms with pith helmets. They have stuffed their clothes with pillows to show that from riding the train, they had a swollen butts and from over eating, they had fat stomachs. Music historians say the song is about criticism of black military officers who were in league with whites to oppress their own people. Or at least, some of it was. The rest is Cameroonian slang and jargon from the soldiers during the war.

Video of Shakira Perform ‘Waka Waka’ Song at FIFA 2010 from youtube:


  1. Dhirendra says:

    Buena suerte a Argentina !!
    ((mostra tu magico al mundo))

  2. katy says:

    lets goo mexiicoo!!

  3. hi.shakira you song waka waka is fantastic fabulous and your dancing is very cute sweet etc. your very cute

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