Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born: February 2; 1977); known simply as Shakira;; is Colombian singer-songwriter; musician; record producer; dancer and philanthropist who has been a major figure in the pop music scene of Latin America since the mid-1990s.She is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English; Portuguese; Italian;and some Arabic. In 2001; she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service; which sold over thirteen million copies worldwide. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a song by Colombian singer Shakira, featuring South African band Freshlyground. It was the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, along with its Spanish language version, titled "Waka Waka (Esto es Ãfrica)". Released on May 11 for digital download, the song received generally positive critical reception, and became a worldwide hit.
It was later included on Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album, released on May 31. "Waka Waka" was performed by Shakira and Freshlyground at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert in Soweto on June 10, 2010 and at the final on July 11, 2010.Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll .