Femi Kuti To Perform At 2019 AFCON Opening Ceremony

Femi Kuti

The Organising Committee of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has announced that Nigeria’s legendary Afro-beat singer, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti will perform at the opening ceremony of the competition.

Kuti, a four-time Grammy Award nominee and son of Afrobeat Icon Fela Kuti, will be joined by two other musicians, Hakim from Egypt and Dobet Gnahore from Ivory Coast.

 The 2019 AFCON is set to kick off with the new expanded 24 teams on Friday in Egypt, it will be preceded with a colourful opening ceremony. The Afrobeat singer will perform in English, while Hakim and Gnahore performs in Arabic and French respectively.
The three international musicians will sing, “Metgamaeen” (We Are Together) produced by Synergy, together on stage in Cairo, Egypt.

In a post on CAF’s official Twitter handle, the continental football body confirmed that Femi would perform the official song for this year’s AFCON alongside Hakim and Gnahore.

The 2019 AFCON will hold from June 21 to July 19.

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