Shakira's Sway: Official Waka Waka Video Clip Makes Shakira YouTube Star

Isaac AsanteCorrespondent IIAugust 5, 2010

Shakira’s official Waka Waka video (This Time For Africa) has not only amused football fans during the hot 2010 FIFA World Cup, but it has also caught the attention of millions of YouTube viewers during and after the tournament.

Most often, we are pushed to believe that soccer followers now focus only on the aftermath of the South Africa contest, but really, what happened to Shakira’s Waka Waka song?

YouTube is currently the world’s leading video community online, where many celebrities broadcast themselves; but recently, Shakira has emerged as one of the most entertaining artists on the renowned site.

The YouTube video has attracted over 139,310,000 views since it was uploaded on June 4th earlier this year.

This has made the official Waka Waka video posted on the ShakiraVEVO channel ranked sixth in YouTube’s All Time Most Viewed chart. Shakira’s Time for Africa has also earned more popularity with over 168,000 comments and is ranked 54th for YouTube’s All Time Most Discussed video.

Anyways, one might say that a video can receive views and discussions without it being truly appreciated by its viewers; however, this has not been the case with Shakira’s successful song, as she has received over 219,000 favorites, which is good enough to rank her 49th in the popular community’s Top Favorited videos chart.

Despite all the men expressing their appreciation toward the physical appearance of the experienced artist, a late survey indicated that the video was mainly viewed by female users on YouTube between the ages of 13 and 17 rather then by male users around their 40s.

Such an achievement should normally comfort the Colombian singer who was missing in the Twitter Trends during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and even Germany’s Paul the Octopus silenced her. Yet certainly, her success with Waka Waka is immeasurable on YouTube, in view of the succeeding publishing of her clip by her fans.

Eventually, we realize how amazingly FIFA has contributed in the recent and significant empowerment of Shakira; nonetheless, has everyone really had the same view on the music video? Probably not, and the video below surely justifies this fact.

In fact, regardless of the “normal” aim of the World Cup’s Waka Waka song , one can still go further with the lyrics, and even with FIFA’s choice of artist for South Africa’s “special  gift.

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