Shakira - Waka Waka Lyrics and Video




Waka Waka (This Time for Africa / Esto es Africa) by Shakira with Freshlyground, Music Lyrics and Video

Waka Waka is the official song for the FIFA World Cup 2010 which took place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa.
Shakira samples an African song, Zangalewa, and keeps the African voices in the chorus.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil official song is We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull.

Shakira participated in June 2010, at the opening concert of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa with other artists like Alicia Keys, John Legend and the Black Eyed Peas. The song Time for Africa / Esto es África (Waka Waka) has been recorded specially for the occasion with South African group Freshlyground and will be the official anthem of the competition. As in 2006, Shakira also participate in the tournament’s final concert.

Here is the official video for the song, this is the English version.

Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) Lyrics

You’re a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
Get back in the saddle
You’re on the front line
Everyone’s watching
You know it’s serious
We’re getting closer
This isn’t over

The pressure’s on; you feel it
But you 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
www.musicloversgroup.com
Go on and feel it
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
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

Full song Spanish Version

Shakira - Waka Waka (Esto es Africa) Lyrics

Llego el momento, caen las murallas
Va a comenzar la unica justa de la batallas
No duele el golpe, no existe el miedo
Quitate el polvo, ponte de pie y vuelves al ruedo

Y la presion que sientes
Espera en ti, tu gente!
Ahora vamos por todo
y te acompaña la suerte
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porque esto es Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porque esto es Africa

Oye a tu dios
y no estaras solo
llegas aqui para brillar
lo tienes todo
la hora se acerca
es el momento
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Vas a ganar cada batalla
ya lo presiento

Hay que empezar de cero
para tocar el cielo
Ahora vamos por todo
Y todos vamos por ellos
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porque esto es Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porque esto es Africa

Zangalewa Song Information

Zangalewa is part of the repertoire of soldiers, but also of youth groups like Scouts, throughout Africa. Its rhythm is catchy and it can serve as marching song.
It was popularized by the Cameroonian military band Golden Sounds in 1986. It was such a success that he changed his name Zangalewa. It is sometimes called Zamina undermined by the first words.


129 Responses to “Shakira - Waka Waka Lyrics and Video”

  1. Miranda Nformi Says:

    I love this song so much. it gives gives courage to the depressed.Shakira u Rock Girl!!!! u are a supa Star. Afrika Hurayyyy!!!!!!!

  2. Jossel Says:

    Does the World Cup have two hymns?
    Waving Flag and This is for Africa?

  3. Mimi cntrrz Says:

    i love this song i sing it all day long!!!!!!!!!!

  4. mariquita Says:

    The best song,it makes me exicted,Shakira you just know to make a nice song soung good. Gosh i love it!!!!!!!

  5. magdee Says:

    I luuuuv dis track damn I’m addictd to it

  6. SChris Says:

    … Waka Waka is the theme for the 2010 Wolrd Cup … “Wavin’ Flag” is the official anthem of Coca-Cola’s 2010 FIFA World Cup program. K’Naan has specially recorded a version of the song for the tournament, hosted by South Africa. The remix of “Wavin’ Flag” is part of Coca-Cola’s global integrated marketing campaign “inspired by the joyous dance celebrations familiar to Africa.”

  7. Milano Says:

    There are 3 WC-songs:Esto es Africa(This is Africa),Wavin’flag,Oh Africa,but I love this song!!!Bonita!!Me encanta esta cancion!!!!

  8. footballmad Says:

    This song makes my spine tingle. VAMOS! ANDIAMO! ALLEZ! AUF GEHT’S!
    We love you SHAKIRA!!!

  9. Bharat Says:

    The song was really fantastic this really gives great spirit to the players as well as viewers love you Shakira

  10. aida Says:

    fantastic song! it makes me want to dance .. good job Shakira, you are always giving the best :)
    vamos Mexicooooooo!

  11. Precious Says:

    this is ayoba girl u rock ……

  12. Carina Says:

    Africa eeehh, Africa aaah. we love you Shakira.tia more.
    Dont know any spanish, U rock Gal. Welcome to Kenya Also.
    Jambo

  13. Subas Says:

    You rock the world shakira. Muwaaaa…….. Shakira

  14. Abhijeet Says:

    wow…. wat a great song ……….waka waka……..SHAKIRA always rockkkkkkssssssss……i love shakira as well as this song

  15. Ash Says:

    Sexy

  16. Mathabo Says:

    Heeehe! ds song rock,u go girl u rock shaks!!

  17. abel singlei Says:

    Superb!!!!
    words r sort to describe……..
    SHAKIRA u r d ultimate….ur songs, ur moves……..everything….
    Keep on entertaining….i’ll always b here to listen….LOVE U.

  18. rOju aranmula Says:

    i love this wAkA wAkA
    i love my INDIA
    I LOVE MY DARLING I LOVE YOU REETHU
    wAkA wAkA
    wAkA wAkA
    wAkA wAkA
    wAkA wAkA

  19. Arun Says:

    Waka Waka Superb

  20. jagdish Says:

    shakira..ur really awesome…ur voice… omg,its absolutely sensational

  21. alyp101 Says:

    does anyone have the part where Freshlyground sings???

  22. Kunal Says:

    Huh…. Shakira….. U r the best…. Waka waka eh eh…. I luv t.

  23. Aryamick Says:

    awesome !!!!!!!!!!!

  24. archangel Says:

    Shakira great great great great great great song love it very very very very very very much could sing it all day

  25. african girl Says:

    Yes, it’s catchy but what about Bisbal?
    That song was according to the World Cup.
    But you know …this sounds like a phrase someone once told me… Two boobies can do much more than a cart …

    you got it ?

  26. PRAHLAD Says:

    I LOVE U SHAKIRA….I WNT TO MAARY U….LOVE U SHAKIRA..

    UR PRAHLAD

  27. charnelle Says:

    @Jossel. The wavin flag is for Hati nog africa!!!!
    And this time for africa is just a world cup song

  28. Vibhu Says:

    Dear All,

    Ofcourse itz rocking but……. where from can i download it…..hv been trying since two days………..pls help…….

  29. eve Says:

    what does waka waka mean?

  30. katty Says:

    wow shakira, you are so amazing. kamu keren banget: you’re so cool

  31. Ganesh Says:

    Vat a throat???vat graceful movements simply awsome shacks……..u r fantastic.

  32. Bappa Says:

    just awesome

  33. donie Says:

    i love it…. thank’s for the song

  34. Rathogwa ndivhudza loyd Says:

    Damn,dis track is hot..kynd of sngs in ma head dat i cnt keep off got me singin lyk

  35. dep Says:

    wow ! i from indonesia !
    shakiraa ! you’re so amazing .
    i love it !
    “tsamina mina he he . WakaWaka he he ”
    yuhuuu ,, ! i love it very much ! :)

  36. Vimal Says:

    Shakira,your’s “waka waka” is very amazing!. I luvvvvvvvv it!…

  37. ROSy Says:

    shakira is Arabian girl and WE prod of her , she’s amazing and her voice is great , keep singing forever Shakira we loooooove you and all Arab people prod of you keep going shakira your dance is very awesome

  38. Imran Iqbal Says:

    the song is awesome & shakira is amazing…..

  39. godwin orina Says:

    i like this waka waka song by shakira,she is cool

  40. sara Says:

    i love you shakira

  41. Mary Says:

    The most positive song I’v ever heard!!
    Shakira is like a sweet angel!! Waka waka , urrraaaaahhhhh!!!!
    Luv ya, u r the best. Regards, kisses from ARMENIA.

  42. Martin Says:

    good song shakira!!, but it really says ”y la presion se siente” and not ”y la presion que sientes” :P And it’s a shame that waka waka has been copied from another song :( Vamos Argentinaaa!!!!!

  43. akshay Says:

    i very much like this song but it’s very hard for singing

  44. ankit rawat Says:

    i loved this track and shakira made it awesome. but can someone tell me the exact meaning of this songs?

  45. palash Says:

    i like sakira & her song.waka waka is one of the altruism song in the world.

  46. rajat Says:

    she really rocks man
    being a footballer this is my most fav. song

  47. Taylor Says:

    The sound of this song realy mks me kinda excited on world cup! Well,i realy hope i can be at Africa to sing those song while watching WORLD CUP! woooohoooo..!!!

  48. LADY Says:

    SOOOOOOOOO GOOD…….amazing song i loveiiiiiiiiiiit perfect waka waka eh eh zangalewa

  49. Badrinarayanan Says:

    this song makes me dance, m all pumped up wen i listen to this song !! shakira, u rock !! Love u….muuaah !!

  50. Fernand Says:

    Tsamina mina e e
    waka waka e e

    Tsamina mina..
    zangalewa..

    I LOVE so SHAKIRA !!

    =)

  51. tony Says:

    amazing song !! like it so much. This song make me dance everyday. Thank you Shakira for awesome song.

  52. Abdullah Says:

    شاكيرا شئ جيد بأن تغني ومن أفضل أغاني كأس العالم

  53. A R khan Says:

    excellent shakira

  54. abhishek acharya Says:

    i love waka waka so much and love shakira also

  55. jigaRRR Says:

    shkira u r rocking….i luv u

  56. shabbir Says:

    if it happens so, football being abolished from this earth, only two thing will remain ever :

    1) Maradona’s goal of the century

    2) WAKA WAKA song of Shakira & Freshlyground band

  57. priyashma Says:

    i luv u sakira n i like ur song very miuch(waka waka )i also like ur dnce steps when u move ur hip in the chorus…i just luvv it……ur the best no words after that

  58. sujal kanudawala Says:

    the song is superb and sakira too

  59. rohini kumar Says:

    i really luv the song. i also luv the dancesteps & the video

  60. mukesh sharma Says:

    I like this waka waka song so much .Love u Sakira………

  61. Munir Says:

    Waka Waka song is a very nice song which here in Afghanistan every one listen it and say ………. it is AMAZING!
    Shakira means, the best start

  62. Surbhi Says:

    Luv this song lyk hell.Shakira u rock and ur really beautiful!!
    This song is just perfect for fifa!

  63. Linda Munyoro Says:

    Shakira, u da bomb u just rock i `was never a soccer person but with that song `m now a huge fan u are star, ur moves ur voice dey just unique. keep shining Shaks

  64. Joanita Says:

    This song actually has quite a history to it. Look it up and you’ll see how freakin amazing this song really is. Awesome Shakira!

  65. Turkan Says:

    IT’S THE BEST SONG AND MY FAVOURITE

  66. Paige Says:

    waka waka is SOOOO AWESOME !!!!I love it I listen to it all the time.SHAKIRA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!

  67. anre.roho Says:

    wow,,boombastic,,
    a very nice song..i love it!!!
    but, what the meaning of: zamina-mina ee
    waka-waka ee..zamina-mina zangalewa anawa aa..?
    thank’s Shakira.

  68. gaelle calixta Says:

    i love this song wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  69. Nikam Akash Says:

    Superb ………., lovely………., refreshing……….,
    shakira u r 2 cool

  70. suman tamang Says:

    world cup rocks with shakira

  71. Madhura Says:

    i luv u shakira..
    its really awesome..
    :)

  72. Sazid ali Says:

    I love this song as well as shakira.
    “Waka Waka
    eh eh”

  73. kartik vijaykumar Says:

    i luv shakira’s singing……she’s awesome

  74. Vishnu Says:

    SHAKIRA YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!! ONE LOVE!!!

  75. Manyaku Says:

    If u fall get up, oh oh,
    when you fall get, eh eh,
    Tsamina mina, zangalewa.
    Cause this is Africa.

    I love this song. im feeling it, halala afirka halala!!!!!

  76. Roshan Says:

    Shakira u have done good job keep it up. Luv u Seekha

  77. minhaj Says:

    I LUV WAKA WAKA SONG.THIS SONG MUSIC REALY AMAZING.WAKA WAKA HE…HE

  78. Diva95.sss Says:

    Shakira….. Shakira rocks!!!!
    AWESOME!!!!!!

  79. DURGA Says:

    I LOVE THIS SONG VERY MUCH & MY FRIENDS ALSO ALL LOVING THIS SONG THANK U SHAKIRA

  80. neelima anga Says:

    skakira love you soooooo much……thanks 4 giving us ur beautifull voice …….

  81. Sanusi Bukola Says:

    wow, these song is a bomb……… i really love it. it gives courage if you are down

  82. gashaw Says:

    … do you know how many times i hear per day ? I so appreciate shakira … continue shakira…

  83. ale Says:

    Soccer, unites the world, May its magic and beauty live forever, the passion will never die in the heart of humanity

  84. karimi Says:

    i mean music is a lope joins all people black white and every religions shakira your song really charmed me i don’t mean one or two all day i hear and enjoy with all my body. continue dear

  85. dina Says:

    WELL IT’S SO HARD 2 LOVE A SONG AND SING EBERY DAY BT IT’S SO EASY WITH THIS SONG I CAN’T STOP PALYING IT <3WAKA WAKA <3
    EVERY TIME I HEAR IT I FEEL EXCITED ABOUT IT IT WAS EXTREMELY SUCCESFUL I DON’T LIKE SKAIRA OR EVEN HER SONGS BUT THIS SONG WAS AMAAAAAAAAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Kanica Says:

    dis track is really very awesome…….. i just luv it n i listen to it daily…………. Really SHAKIRA u rock

  87. jams Says:

    shakira…ur my best thing i ever had sooo..fantastic, ur moves it makes me crazy) waka-waka moves damn it!URS:K ANDAL

  88. natasha kotoisuva Says:

    ohh…emmm…gee…
    shakira you are a piece of work
    every time i hear this song i always feel like dancing’
    no matter where i am, literally…
    practically everyone in fiji is in LOVE with this song
    i really wish i was able to watch the world cup closing….

  89. manish Says:

    This song is really very very good.
    You rock the world.
    Love u shakira.

  90. M.jameel Says:

    i love this song very much and my all friends also love this song thanks Shakira i love u so much

  91. Kakho Thaoli Says:

    I love the song very much and from the day i listen i was addicted to it.

  92. Asher Reagan Says:

    I think this song should get an award its really innovative and the language combination is just tight, men I really love the music.

  93. Denni Says:

    I find the song very enjoyable… however, I am very very curious about what is being sang between the Oooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehh at the very beginning and the first line sung by Shakira that being “You’re a good soldier” it sounds like

    –something– zangalewa
    Waka Waka

    But the –something– is definitely not Tsaminamina — does anyone know what’s being sung?

  94. Shubham prajapati Says:

    shakira u r the great i m a very big fan of u
    so make so many waka waka songs

  95. SHAKIRA GUPPY Says:

    WAKA WAKA IS MY MOST FAVORITE SONG.EVERYDAY I PLAY THIS SONG SO I CAN DRESS FASTER TO GO TO SCHOOL ALL IN MY MOTHER CAR I PLAYING THIS SONG.I REALLY LIKE THIS SONG PLEANTY.

  96. Divyesh Says:

    Hi,

    I Love Waka Waka… most beautiful song full of tremendous energy.

    Shakira Your performance is really admirable.

    I love this song very much.. Thank Shakira…

  97. Carson Says:

    I lovvveeeeee this song! <3 I am one of ur biggest fans Shakira! U r seriously one of my role models. Oh and she did a GREAT job in this video! :)

  98. Tina Says:

    Shakira, the video is brilliant!!! I like it, especially ur dancing steps. I always watch it when I wanna b free from my busy studying schedule. Thanx!

  99. melvina Says:

    this song is rocking my soul…….. it drives me crazy.i jus luv the song…superb.fabulous,amazing…etc.thnks to shakira…youv e done a great job.infact in ur costume u were dazzling..!!!!!!!!!!

  100. sonakshi Says:

    I LOVE THIS SONG A LOT I HAVE DANCED EVEN IN SCHOOL WAKA WAKA SONG I JUST LOVE IT A LOT

    BYE

  101. RHEA JOHNSON Says:

    Hi Shakira ,
    The way you danced was awesome and about the song I have no words to say. Luv u very much .

  102. teijashinalicia Says:

    hi shakira!!!!! you’re the best of stars and i love u 4 dat….. i love dis song too and u also shakira…. i roxxxxxxxxx and i love ya heapzzzzzzzzz…. :-D lolz

  103. Goldilux Says:

    This video is very lovely.. Your the best shakira, cos this time for Africa..

  104. Fezile Says:

    I love waka waka song

  105. maahi.india Says:

    hiiii sakira dats real gusto song………. thanx 4 singing dis song…i love ur songs line WAKA WAKA …GREAT SONG

  106. Sarah Pajarillo Says:

    Tres Bien Shakira. J’aime et J’adore a vous tous!

  107. Pankaj Says:

    Go on shakira …..rock da universe.

  108. alda Says:

    shakira is a very nice singer and a wonderful dancer,is amazing!

  109. AMALEENA Says:

    superb shakira, i am an indian and have never heard foreign song. this was superb, mind blowing.

  110. Tharani Says:

    I LOVE THIS ENTHUSIASTIC SONG.SUPERB……
    WHAT A LYRICS,DANCE MOVEMENTS……
    AMAZING THROAT AND STYLE .

  111. razi from Iran Says:

    It’s perfect.
    Thanks alot.
    Superb Shakira

  112. dilish Says:

    Shakira ur best dancing girl in the world

  113. Rajesh Uddem Says:

    Shakhira … You are looking suprb in the song……

  114. Dickson Says:

    Super song dear shakira very energitic song the old man can dance when he hear this waka waka song

  115. john amadadi Says:

    i just love the song, that any tyme am on laptop i keep replayin it over n over.thks shakira more so the lyrics.

  116. grishma giramkar Says:

    i love you’r songs and you too shakira
    your waka waka song is the most famous and i like it.
    you are the fantastic one

  117. taylor Says:

    i love Shakira- i have ever since i went 2 a friends b-day party when i was like 8 (now im fifteen) and she played whenever wherever and i was like “oh my gosch who is this???!!” but yep ive loved Shakira ever since and this song definitely does NOT change my love for her!!!! i love her voice quality and i thnk shes a totally awsum singer!! :) :) :) well ya’all have fun w/ whatever

  118. Deborah Says:

    Wow love your dance and your song even though I’m a kid

  119. wakayuki Says:

    I love the song, and shakira is an awesome dancer!

  120. Ô Kamer Says:

    aujourd’hui on entend parler de Waka waka Shakire!!!! pourtant Elle n,a fait que du copier coller de l,original waka waka (ZANGALEWA).
    Zangalewa ou Waka waka n,est qu,une mervilleuse cjamson qui sort des entrailles de l,Afrique non pas du Mexique. Oh Afrique! Mon Afrique! quelle merveille!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. myna Says:

    this song is superb, the dance is awesome. I love it though it’s season it’s long gone!

  122. anika hasan Says:

    sakira u r so cute nd i love ur songs but especially waka waka song is one of my favourite song.its FABOLOUS

  123. David Kiran Says:

    The SOng is Fabulous, i cant stop listening to it, its a Gift-Talent to Shakira - great dancing and great song

  124. dayanah Says:

    This song waka waka gives a great feel when heared. this is one of the best song wich gives lots of courage to a depressed heart and a motivation to a courageous heart.SHAKIRA always rocks. she is a girl rockstarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr………………..

  125. zeb Says:

    a heart touching and gorgeous song, shakira dances quite fabulous i love that song alot all praise for shakira love u shakira

  126. harun Says:

    Sakira U r invite to my homeland Bangladesh.Becoz We are so much love to U

  127. PRERNA Says:

    I LOVE THIS SONG VERY MUCH.I LIKE TO HEAR THIS SONG AND SANG ALL TIME…..

  128. safi Says:

    I L U. since world cup 2010 when listning waka waka song. I pray for u and family till my life u r great gril. THANKS.

  129. Ishwor karki Says:

    This time for Africa. this song is really excellent and I never fed up listening this song.

    But it is very difficult to sing this song.
    ishwor karki

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