The official FIFA World Cup 2014 anthem has been released by Coca-Cola ahead of this summer’s tournament, with a clear sounds from WAJE- NIGERIA, David Corey –South American, MI-NIGERIA, OCTOPIZZO- KENYA, LADY JAYDEE- TANZANIA, FALLY IPUPA- DRC, LILLIAN MBABAZI – UGANDA

Sensational multi-award winning R&B Afro Pop diva Lady Jaydee,>>> I call her Wallet, Mamaa Some Food a.k.a Judith Wambura Habash.>>She Started her Career at the young age of 7, singing in church. In the mid 1990s she formed a member of the group - Afro Reign. But it was not until 2001 when she released her first solo album titled ‘Machozi’ which crowned her Tanzanian Best Female Artist in 2001. Lady Jaydee continues to win numerous awards in and out of Tanzania including the Channel O Video Music Awards Best African East 2003, for her video ‘Machozi’ , in 2005 for ‘Distance’ and Best Collaboration Video with Titi from Uganda for her video ‘Makini’. Lady Jaydee is quite versatile in her music and in addition of performing in Swahili as her primary language, Jaydee has songs that incorporate English, French, Lingala, Zulu and others. She blends rich, soulful African vocals with arrangements and instrumentation blending both African traditional and modern influences. Some of her notable international collaborations include Samba Mapangala from Congo, Chameleone, Mad Ice and Ngoni from Uganda and Mina Nawe from South Africa.

In May 2001 she released her debut album titled ‘Machozi’ and in 2001 was awarded ‘Best Female Artist’ at the M-Net Tanzania Music awards. Lady Jaydee went on to win The Tanzania Music award Best Female Vocalist 2002 and the Tanzania Music Award Video of the Year for ‘Machozi’ during the same year. In addition during the same year she performed at the Kora All Africa Designers competition in Sun City and in May 2003 Released her second album titled ‘Binti’.

Lady Jaydee received the Tanzania Youth Achievement Award for best R&B single ‘Usiusemee Moyo’ in 2003 and during the same year nominated for the ‘The Most Promising Artist in Africa’ at the Kora Music Awards 2003. She went on to win the award for the Best R&B Album at the 2004 Tanzania Music Awards. During December 2005 Lady Jaydee released her third album titled ‘Moto’ and during the same year won ‘Best Female Artist from Tanzania’ at the Uganda Pearl of Africa Music Awards as well as being nominated for ‘Best Female Artist from East Africa’ at the 2005 Kora Awards.

2006 she was awarded Best Female Artist from Tanzania at the Uganda Pearl of Africa Music awards from where Lady Jaydee went on to release her fourth album in June 2007 titled ‘Shukrani’, including the smash hit single ‘Siku hazigandi’ as well as ‘Nishike Mkono’ feat. Mad Ice and ‘Njaloand Nyimbo Zetu’. She topped a busy year off being awarded Best Female Artist from Tanzania at the 2007 Uganda Pearl of Africa Music awards and Best Female Vocalist / Artist at the 2007 Tanzania Kili Music Awards. In 2008 Lady Jaydee was the First Olympic torch bearer as an African Artist and that same year received a nomination as Best Female Artist from Tanzania at the Uganda Pearl of Africa Music awards and received the award for Best Collaboration Song at the Tanzania Kili Awards for ‘Anita’. Lady Jaydee keeps coming back with more and more for her many fans as one of Africa’s amazing contemporary Divas. 

This is not the first time Coca-Cola has used the FIFA World Cup to bring an up-and-coming artist to the global stage. A remix of K’NAAN’s “Wavin’ Flag” was used as the brand’s anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The Somali rapper collaborated with international artists to record 30 multilingual versions of the song, which topped the iTunes charts in 18 countries and sold more than 2.5 million, downloads worldwide.
The song became a truly global hit, when it was chosen as Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, hosted by South Africa. This amended international version with additional lyrics reached the top ten in more than twenty different charts around the world. The English version was released as “Wavin’ Flag (Celebration Mix)” by K’naan to differentiate it from the original Canadian hit or from the Canadian Haiti charity hit. The Spanish cover featuring David Bisbal became very popular. A version of the song featuring will.i.am and David Guetta was targeted for international markets. Many other bilingual and country-specific versions were released.
In 2012, K’naan published a children’s book, When I Get Older: The Story Behind Wavin’ Flag, about the song and its history
K’NAAN’s Wavin’ Flag was used throughout Coca‑Cola’s FIFA World Cup™ campaign, featuring on all TV adverts and played at events during the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca‑Cola. The song broke into the top 10 on music charts in 11 countries, peaking at number one in China, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Building on the success of this music collaboration, Coca‑Cola also launched a digital radio station, ‘Coca-Cola Celebration Radio’.


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