Afrobeat Legend, Femi Kuti, Will Perform at the Africa Cup of Nations Opening Ceremony
The Nigerian musician will be singing the English version of the tournament's official anthem.
Soccer fans are counting down the remaining hours till the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) is set to officially kick off tomorrow in Egypt. Four-time Grammy nominated Afrobeats artist, Femi Kuti, is one of three international artists who'll be performing the tournament's "Metgameen" (translates to "we are together") anthem as part of the opening ceremony.
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If you didn't know that there's an official anthem for this year's Afcon tournament, you'd be forgiven. Let's just say the song itself hasn't exactly caught on as well as the tournament's organizers would have hoped. However, they're hoping to change that.
Listen to the Afcon anthem below:
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Kuti, who will be performing the English version of the anthem, will be joined by the Ivorian singer, Dobet Gnahoré and Egyptian singer, Hakim, who will be performing the French and Arabic versions of the song respectively.
The legendary Nigerian musician also performed at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa back in 2010. Many are hoping that Kuti's presence will manage to somewhat boost the Nigerian team's morale as they prepare for their first match against Burundi which will take place on Saturday.