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Jason Derulo, Ykee Benda, Diamond Platnumz To Perform At World Cup Opening

East Africa will be well represented at the World Cup opening ceremony by two celebrated singers from the regional bloc.

The entire world will be thrown into a frenzy of nonstop football on 14 June, 2018 in Russia. This will be the time people from different countries will rally behind their favourite national teams. But there will be one winner at the end. It’s fun, heart breaking and in most cases emotional.

The whole world will only speak one language, Football.

Uganda’s ‘Kyonkola’ Singer Ykee Benda and Tanzania’s super maestro Diamond Platnumz will perform along side America’s Jason Derulo who also composed the World Cup anthem for this edition.

Other singers from Africa include; Sami Dan from Ethiopia and Liza James from Mozambique.

Diamond Platnumz shared the news of the deal through a post on his social media pages but did not give much details of it

For Ykee, this was not even part or close to his life dreams. But when he was informed about his slot, he couldn’t believe it.

“I am humbled, can’t believe music is taking me this far, It is a great achievement for Ugandan music industry if young artistes like me are achieving such opportunities ”

However, Ykee is not the first Ugandan to perform at the world cup opening.

In 2010 Jose Chameleon also featured on the World Cup anthem performance in South Africa together with international stars to mention but a few, Kelly Rowland, Shakira and Wyclef Jean.

The FIFA World Cup which is undoubtedly the biggest sports event in the world will be played from 14 June to 15 July 2018 in Russia, with 32 countries set to play.

In the 32 Countries, Africa will be represented by five countries which include; Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria and Tunisia.

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