A remixed version of Wavin' Flag, a song by Somalia-born Canadian hip hop artist K'Naan, is the official song of a World Cup trophy tour currently traversing through Africa.

Listen to Wavin' Flag: The Celebration Mix

Wavin' Flag: The Celebration Mix is a remix of the original track off K'Naan's third album, Troubadour, released earlier this year.

K'Naan, currently on tour in Africa with the World Cup trophy, was born Keinan Abdi Warsame in Somalia in 1978 before moving to the U.S. and relocating to Toronto. His name, K'naan, means "traveller" in the Somali language.

This is not the first time a Canadian musician's song has been associated with soccer.

Forca, off Grammy Award winner Nelly Furtado's 2003 album Folklore, was selected the official song of Euro 2004, the European soccer championship.

Furtado, a Portuguese-Canadian raised in Victoria, B.C., performed the song prior to the tournament final in Lisbon.


  • CBCSports.ca mistakenly reported that Wavin' Flag was named the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. We regret the error.
    Oct 22, 2013 12:11 AM ET