Tag Archives: Waka-Waka

The ‘Waka Waka Gate’ Heats Up. Vargas Says Shakira Plagiarized a Song He Took from Someone Else

[ UPDATED: Wilfrido Vargas this week came forward to deny reports of a potential lawsuit against Shakira.] The Waka Waka Gate -which I am proud to have partly initiated– is about to become more interesting. Turns out Dominican composer Wilfrido … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Way Before Shakira Reached Puberty, the Waka Waka Was Called ‘El Negro no Puede’

If you are remotely familiar with Univision and it’s exclusive Spanish-language rights to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, I’m certain you have heard the now ubiquitous Waka-Waka, a melody everybody wants us to believe was written from … Continue reading

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