Waka Waka

Waka Waka

Song by Shakira
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"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", called "Waka Waka (Esto es √Āfrica)" 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 song whose lyrics encourage one to aim for their goals like a soldier on a battlefield.

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7 May 2010 (2010-05-07)
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2010
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3:22
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  • Jonah Hill
  • Shakira
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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, 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 hesitation

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

If you get down, get up, oh oh
And 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

I went on a journey, biggie biggie mama
Went a to zed
But this wasn't on my journey, biggie biggie mama
From east to west

But he waka waka ma eh eh
Waka Waka ma eh eh
Zonne zizwe mazi buye
'Cause this is 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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