Boycotting 2010 Fifa World Cup Opening Ceremony

Quiet recently, another blogger asked a very interesting question: Which of the world cup songs do you prefer?

I would probably have to say neither for this really really important reason:
When Portugal hosted the world cup, they didn’t go and en-list Fergie and have her perform their world cup song, they got Nelly Furtado to sing Forsa (I forgot how to spell…).
My point is this: If national pride is supposed to be the main ingrediant, why has somehow this whole thing got nothing to do with South Africa? The Waka Waka music video features some African flags, but *holds breath* NO SOUTH AFRICAN FLAG! Waka waka is that all about? and for the last time, wtf does Waka waka even mean?

Some artists have proposed a complete boycott of the opening ceremony, which includes performances by: Alica Keys, Beyonce, The Black Eyed Peas and John Legend, and they are:

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela
Folk singer Vusi Mahlasela.
Rock acts BLK JKS and the Parlotones.
The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir

Economically speaking the world cup might (or might not, again…) bring some relief through foreign monies for one month, and afterwards… we shall have to see!

Regardless of all this negativity, which was and always will be in the news (local and international), about South Africa, I know for sure, that this is going to be one of the greatest moments in the history of our nation. I mean from what I see going on all over the cyber-world and the blogosphere, the energy is ELECTRIC!, some of it should get donated to Eskom is how amazing it is…

What do you think? Think it has nothing to do with South Africa, all we are doing is hosting, and then game over?


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