Which terrible pop star has been hired to record the official song for the 2010 World Cup?

Ollie Irish

14th, May 2009


Fifa gets it wrong again
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Q. Which crap R&B star claims he has been chosen by Fifa to be the “musical director” for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa? Clue: it’s not Craig David (it’s worse than that).
Think you know the answer? The painful truth - God, I desperately hope this turns out to be bullshit – is revealed after the click…

The answer is…

Yes, Akon. Oh dear. The rubbish pop star revealed as much in an interview with BBC Radio 1:
“I’ve been hired as musical director for the World Cup. I will be overseeing the World Cup anthem and music at the ceremonies and I’m off to South Africa this week for meetings.
“I love football so it’s a great honour. Chelsea is my team in the UK but I’ll support South Africa in the Cup.”

Ach, and he supports Chelsea. Typical of a man who has recently come into a shit load of money, no thanks to any special talent.
Why choose a Yank? Well, Akon is of Senegalese origin, so he does in fact tick the “African” box. Unfortunately, he also ticks the “Owns a diamond mine and doesn’t believe in blood diamonds” box. Which makes the first part redundant. And don’t even get me started on his music, which is mainstream dross of the worst kind.
I hope we can all agree on this…

[@ The Offside]

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  1. Tommy says:

    this is bad bad news…could they have picked someone worse, yes, could have been kanye, but this is bad…

  2. phil says:

    dossena scored against real madrid and man yoo. naturally, he’s better than akon

  3. oller says:

    the guy has a history of dry humping kids on stage, and body slamming another one because the kid had the stones to throw a can at him.
    they should just get someone decent like lionel richie.

  4. fergus says:

    poor dossena. but i still voted B.

  5. Kasia says:

    Never heard of him. I am lucky, am I not?
    I won’t vote, I feel sorry for poor Dossena.

  6. t says:

    You are full of shit…if you don’t like Akon, pls keep your opinion to yourself

  7. jeneria says:

    I am a Yank and Akon has not been relevant in five years. Why they would choose him is beyond me. And quit picking on Dossena.

  8. Jay says:

    Americans should never have anything to do with football.

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