Davido makes history as the first African singer to appear on the official World Cup soundtrack – Blueprint Newspapers Limited
David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, has become the first African artist to participate on a FIFA World Cup official soundtrack, with his appearance on the 2022 edition’s theme song.

The official soundtrack for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 began on Friday with the release of the single Hayya Hayya (Better Together) ahead of the tournament’s final draw.
RedOne produced Hayya Hayya (Better Together), which features Trinidad Cardona, Davido, and Aisha on vocals.

The combination of US star Trinidad Cardona, Afrobeats icon Davido, and Qatari sensation Aisha encapsulates the spirit of the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA sound strategy by bringing together inspiration from around the world with the goal of connecting with audiences around the world through shared passions for football and music.

“By bringing together voices from the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East, this song symbolizes how music and sport can unify the world,” said FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Kay Madati. The multi-song soundtrack will bring enthusiastic supporters closer to the spirit of the FIFA World Cup than ever before as part of FIFA’s new music strategy.”

The track will make its public debut on Friday night in front of a global audience of football fans who will tune in from all over the world to see the highly anticipated draw begin at 19:00 local time.
This is a huge accomplishment for Davido, as it establishes him as the first African musical performer to achieve such a feat.
The vocalist of “Champion Sound” turned to Instagram to share a clip from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official soundtrack video, expressing his gratitude for the opportunity.

The 29-year-old music star captioned the video: “Pleased to have featured and worked on the official @fifaworldcup Qatar 2022 song with @redone @trinidad @aishaofcl! Naija no make am but… NAIJA STILL MAKES AM! #fifaworldcupqatar2022.”

David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, has become the first African artist to participate on a FIFA World Cup official soundtrack, with his appearance on the 2022 edition’s theme song.

The official soundtrack for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 began on Friday with the release of the single Hayya Hayya (Better Together) ahead of the tournament’s final draw.

RedOne produced Hayya Hayya (Better Together), which features Trinidad Cardona, Davido, and Aisha on vocals.

The combination of US star Trinidad Cardona, Afrobeats icon Davido, and Qatari sensation Aisha encapsulates the spirit of the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA sound strategy by bringing together inspiration from around the world with the goal of connecting with audiences around the world through shared passions for football and music.

“By bringing together voices from the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East, this song symbolizes how music and sport can unify the world,” said FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Kay Madati.

“The multi-song soundtrack, as part of FIFA’s new music strategy, will bring devoted fans closer than ever before to the essence of the FIFA World Cup.”

The track will make its public debut on Friday night in front of a global audience of football fans who will tune in from all over the world to see the highly anticipated draw begin at 19:00 local time.

This is a huge accomplishment for Davido, as it establishes him as the first African musical performer to achieve such a feat.

The vocalist of “Champion Sound” turned to Instagram to share a clip from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official soundtrack video, expressing his gratitude for the opportunity.

The 29-year-old music star captioned the video: “Pleased to have featured and worked on the official @fifaworldcup Qatar 2022 song with @redone @trinidad @aishaofcl! Naija no make am but… NAIJA STILL MAKES AM! #fifaworldcupqatar2022.”