Four-time Grammy Award nominee and Nigeria’s legendary Afro-beat singer, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti will be joined by two other musicians Hakim from Egypt and Dobet Gnahore from Ivory Coast.
Naija News recalls that the 2019 AFCON is set to kick off with the new expanded 24 teams on Friday in Egypt, it will be preceded with a colourful opening ceremony.
In a post on CAF’s official Twitter handle, the continental football body confirmed that Femi would perform the official song for this year’s AFCON alongside Hakim and Gnahore.
The AFCON Organizing Committee have chosen three international singers to perform the #AFCON2019 official song in the opening ceremony :
— TOTAL AFCON 2019 (@TotalAFCON2019) June 19, 2019
The Afrobeat singer who announced his arrival at Cario Egypt on official Twitter handle for the competition will perform in English, while Hakim and Gnahore perform in Arabic and French respectively. The three international musicians are expected to sing “Metgamaeen” (We Are Together) produced by Synergy together on stage in Cairo, Egypt.
— Femi Anikulapo-Kuti (@Femiakuti) June 19, 2019
Femi had previously performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa at the Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg.