The anthem for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup is available. FIFA released “Tukoh Taka,” a song with Nicki Minaj, Maluma, and Myriam Fares, on Friday, just days before the competition.
In the music video, the group has a party in the desert in reference to the dry atmosphere of the host nation, Qatar. Minaj begins the song’s first verse with a combination of Spanish and English bars as she boards a bus filled with a diverse group of celebrators waving the flags of their nationalities.
Myriam Fares, a Lebanese singer, joins the celebration with a slew of dancers, who jive to her Arabic lines and the infectious “Tukoh Taka” chorus. Maluma, a Colombian singer, makes an appearance throughout the verses dressed for a colorful desert music festival.
Videos of athletes celebrating goals, including those from Maluma’s home nation lining up to dance on the field, are intercut between the performances by the musicians. “The World Is Yours to Take” by Lil Baby, the official World Cup advertising song, was released by sponsor Budweiser last month.
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears is sampled in the song. Calvin Harris, Diplo, the Black Eyed Peas, and J Balvin are some of the additional musical acts playing during the competition.