The Africa Football Confederation (CAF) has picked the song ‘Sela-Sela’ (Dance Together) by the international artists Wes Madiko and Zahra Universe as the official song of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, tagged South Africa 2013.
The U.S. media company On-Spot Enterprises, through its record label Arusa Music Entertainment, will handle all the various steps until the release of the single, a local PR firm told the press on Saturday.
“It is our goal to make the official song of the Africa Football Cup of Nations be heard around the world to share in the challenges, triumphs, and spirit of community that comes with the sport of football.
“And especially in this, the largest tournament of football on the African continent,” says Rod On Jr, Chief Executive Officer and president of On-Spot Enterprises.
The song, ‘Sela-Sela’, has lyrics in English and Bantu and talks about the celebration and joy among all people, breaking down barriers that would hinder peace and unity.
It is a mix of many genres including pop, electro-house, dance, R&B, and African, making it very appealing to a wide range of listeners worldwide.
The continental tournament kicks off Jan. 19, with an opening match between host South Africa and Cape Verde.
Samsung, an official sponsor of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, SOUTH AFRICA 2013, has launched its signature song called ‘Samsung Football Anthem’ for the tournament. Under the theme: ‘Our passion powers Africa’, the company aims to bring the spirit of the game to its consumers. The anthem encourages Africans to stand tall, support their favourite teams, and get involved in the games.
The song was produced by Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, Nigerian Multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician and CEO of Mavin Records. The song will be played at all Samsung Fan Zones and Samsung sponsored Orange AFCON,SOUTH AFRICA 2013 events. People can download the anthem from Samsung Facebook pages in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.
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