According to some news floating around the Blogosphere and over some other sites like Mirror.co.uk, American R&B
singer/songwriter/producer AKON might be recording for the Official 2010 Soccer World Cup Theme song.
In an interview with the Mirror.co.uk he said, “I’ve been hired as musical director for the World Cup. I will be overseeing the World Cup anthem and music at the ceremonies and I’m off to South Africa this week for meetings. I love soccer so it’s a great honour.”
FIFA is still to announce its pick for the Official Soccer World Cup Anthem and I have a feeling it might be going in for some African flavour. AKON is of Senegalese origin with a strong South African connection, hence a case for him.
Lets just hope that going against the history of some lousy selection for the Anthmes in previous world cups, FIFA picks a “Gem” this time around.