Hip-Shaking Liberian Kid Outdoes Shakira AND Las Chicas del Can in Waka Waka Rendition

Thanks to some loyal followers of this blog, I was able to find this jewel in the depths of YouTube. Turns out Waka Waka is not only not exclusive of Shakira, nor Las Chicas del Can, but apparently it’s as popular in Africa as the Happy Birthday.

So…until I find a version that tops this one, meet my favorite Waka Waka performer… so far.

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2 Responses to Hip-Shaking Liberian Kid Outdoes Shakira AND Las Chicas del Can in Waka Waka Rendition

  1. LL says:

    I can’t remember where I read it, it might have been PBS website, but the original song was VERY popular in the late 80’s early 90’s and it was by an African troupe that had socially conscious messages in their songs. The article said something about the video poking fun at African politicians and the corruptness of their governments. I think the article linked to the video as well.

    Sorry I’m not more specific, it read it a while ago. Like the blog!

  2. LL says:

    http://www.world2010cup.com/news/194/zangalewa-the-original-song-from-which-waka-waka-borrows-chorus.html

    It’s not the same article, but gives background on the song. I’m sure you could youtube the original video.

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