Hips Don't Lie, but Shakira Stole from Cameroon and went scold free
The chorus of the song and the words "waka waka" are borrowed from "Zangaléwa," a 1986 song recorded by Cameroonian band Golden Sounds, which was a hit not only across Africa but also in Shakira's native country, Colombia.
"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", called "Waka Waka (Esto es África)" in Spanish, is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, featuring the South African band Freshlyground. It was released on 10 September 2010 by Epic Records as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa. Written, composed, and produced by Shakira and John Hill, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a pop song whose lyrics encourage one to aim for their goals like a soldier on a battlefield. The song was adapted from the Cameroonian band Golden Sounds's 1986 song "Zangaléwa." The song initially generated controversy after numerous South Africans expressed disappointment in FIFA's decision to select Shakira to sing the song, opining that a native artist should have been assigned the role.
It garnered generally favourable reviews from critics, receiving praise for its production. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" peaked at number one on record charts of numerous countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. In the United States, the song peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over one million units in the country. The single similarly attained multi-platinum certifications in other countries, including a nine-times platinum certification in Sweden and a six-times platinum certification in Spain. By May 2014, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" had sold 12 million units of combined sales and track-equivalent streams worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. It has been listed as one of the best World Cup songs of all time.
The music video for "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" was directed by Marcus Raboy and shows Shakira and a group of dancers and children dancing to the song together. It features cameos by various footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. It became popular on YouTube, receiving 1.18 billion views as of September 2016 and becoming the twenty-second most-watched video of all time on the site. Shakira performed the song at the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony on 10 June as well as at the closing ceremony on 11 July. It was also included on the set list of her The Sun Comes Out World Tour (2010–11).
Source of Information: Wikipedia
Cameroonians got talents, all our artists need to do is look from within and bring back those days where our music use to dominate the world. Cameroonians need to learn how to support and promote each other.
The question is, can Shakira be compelled by the law for plagiarism?
I think yes by the members of the band or their family members.
She needs to pay
The truth be told Boss Chick, itz high time we visited our roots and make good music...