Oh Africa
by Akon

Album: Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album (2010)
Charted: 56
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  • This is a charity single recorded by Akon for a Pepsi football TV commercial. The song is part of the brand's worldwide campaign "Refresh Your World." Proceeds from the track went to Akon's charity "Konfident Foundation" for underprivileged African youths.
  • The song features Keri Hilson and the Soweto Gospel Choir of South Africa. Akon previously collaborated with Hilson on "Change Me," a track from her 2009 album In A Perfect World….
  • Footballers Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, Kaká, Fernando Torres, Lionel Messi, Frank Lampard and Andrei Arshavin are featured in the Music Video, which was helmed by renowned clips director Gil Green. "The whole aura of it is so fun, the color, the painting and the drums," Akon commented on the video shoot. "It brings out all the cultural parts of Africa you can ever think of and it doesn't even seem like a video, it seems more like a work of art that just happens to be a video."
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