FIFA World Cup 2022 is just around the corner, and the excitement for the event is building up with each passing day. To add to the thrill, FIFA has been launching a number of songs as a part of their official World Cup Soundtrack this year.
The soundtrack, which features songs by Trinidad Cardona, Davido, Lil Baby and Balqees, now has added another star singer to its list. Akon has revealed that he is creating music for the upcoming world cup, leaving fans excited.
Akon is Creating Music for FIFA World Cup 2022 Soundtrack
The singer made the revelation with an Instagram post. He posted a video of his interview from the Big Boy Neighborhood show, where he was heard saying, “I am composing the music for the world cup right now.” The host, surprised by the news, says, “No….Are you too?” and then jokingly says, “Same here!”
Akon then, laughs, and Big Boy states, “Because we have talking about the world cup and just some of the things that are going on over there…you know…you can’t take your shirt off, you can’t do this, but it’s a whole different thing.”
To which Akon replies, “You remember RedOne? That producer, the one we did the Hayya Hayya with, he’s actually producing the anthem for the world cup, the theme song.” Fans seemed ready for the track, with one commenting, “Can’t wait to hear the masterpiece this man has ready for the WC,” and another writing, “It’s gox to be best King 🤴 🙌🔥”
The Singer Previously Worked on FIFA World Cup Album in 2010
For the world cup in South Africa in 2010, FIFA launched an album, Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album, which featured collaborations between different international artists. At the time, Akon performed one of the songs titled Oh Africa, featuring Keri Hilson.
The track was a charity single and helped raise funds for Akon’s charity ‘Konfidence’ which is aimed at supporting underprivileged children in Africa. The music video featured several footballers, including Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, Kaká, Fernando Torres, Lionel Messi, Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack and Andrei Arshavin.
FIFA is Releasing a Multi-Song Collection as Soundtrack this year
FIFA world Cup theme songs and anthems have always been the talk of the town. From the 2010 smash hit Waka Waka by Shakira to the 2014 edition’s La La La, the tracks have become a part of playlists across the globe.
This year, FIFA has thought of a new creative approach to launch the World Cup anthem. For the tournament set to take place in November in Qatar, the federation is releasing a multi-song collection as a soundtrack featuring international artists.
Talking about the new strategy, Kay Madati, Commercial Officer at FIFA said, “As part of FIFA’s revamped music strategy, the multi-song soundtrack will bring passionate fans closer to the spirit of the FIFA World Cup like never before.”
The tracks from the soundtrack that have already been released include Hayya Hayya (Better Together) by Trinidad Cardona, Davido and Aisha; The World Is Yours To Take by Lil Baby and Light the Sky by Nora Fatehi, Balqees, Rahma Riad and Manal.
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