It is exactly fourteen days to the FIFA World Cup 2018 which will be hosted in Russia. Many songs have already been produced dedicated as anthems to the global football competition but Jason Derulo’s ‘Colors’, Will Smith’s ‘Live It Up’, and ‘We Are Awake’ by a Ugandan known as Khai UG stand out.
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Different football teams representing their respective nations will commence competition on 14th June 2018 to fight for the most coveted trophy in the world of sport. The World Cup tournament takes place every after four years and so much effort is invested in preparation for the competition.
As it has been in years before when different global artistes have come together to make songs for the world cup, many artistes have made their voices heard already with numerous world cup songs already in circulation. Jason Derulo, in conjunction with the Coca Cola company, worked together to produce the official 2018 FIFA World Cup song titled ‘Colors’. On the song, many other African artistes are featured including our own Ykee Benda, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, among others.
Another Ugandan by the names Khai has joined the battle for supremacy as regards which is the best world cup song. Khai, a.k.a Ky-netic, is a Ugandan music producer living in Pretoria, South Africa. He has worked on various covers for international songs including Rihanna’s ‘Work’, Tamia’s ‘Missing You’, among others. He was an audio producer at Fenon Records before he went to South Africa.
Khai linked up with JJ Gomes Luis (South Africa) to produce ‘We Are Awake’, the song that has been regarded as most people’s favorite ahead of Jason Derulo’s ‘Colors’.
‘We Are Awake’ is an electro pop song with passionate lyrics that depict the energy associated with the world cup tournament and football as a sport in general. Khai UG and JJ Gomes Luis have now resorted to a campaign to out-compete Jason Derulo’s ‘Colors’ song which they regard as a ‘good dance song, but a bad anthem’.
The ‘Better World Cup Song 2018‘ campaign that is currently trending internationally on social media seems to be already in favor of Khai with many contributors regarding his song as more passionate and the at the World Cup in Russia will require an awakening anthem which ‘We Are Awake’ depicts.
Once picked most favorite, Khai’s song will be included in the list of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup anthems and will join the privileged list of performers at the inaugural ceremony of the most anticipated football competition commencing on 14th June.