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Akon – Oh Africa

Tarttuvaa ja värikästä musiikkia. Tehty 2010 jalkapallon MM-kilpailuja varten. Kilpailut pidettiin Etelä-Afrikassa.

"Oh Africa" is a song performed by the artist Akon featuring Keri Hilson from the compilation Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album. The song is a charity single and was released to raise funds for Akon's charity 'Konfidence' to aid underprivileged children in Africa. The song was released as a digital download on 52nd Grammy Awards night, January 31, 2010, along with the video. The Soweto Gospel Choir and young singers from many countries are also featured on the single. The footballers Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, Kaká, Fernando Torres, Lionel Messi, Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack and Andrei Arshavin make cameo appearances in the music video. (Wikipedia)

Singer Akon Biography
Akon was born on 16th April 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He grew up in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, and was raised by his father, a Senegalese percussionist, who taught him a lot about music. As a teenager, he permanently moved back to the USA.

It was in jail where he began to appreciate his musical background. After his release, Akon started recording in his home studio, and one if his audition tapes reached the office of Universal. This gave birth to his first Album “Trouble” in the year 2004.

Ongoing Success
Since then, Akon released several more albums and also produced albums for others. An example of his many collaborations with other artists is Gwen Stefani’s “The Sweet Escape”.