Nicki Minaj, Maluma and Myriam Fares release ‘Tukoh Taka’!

Nicki Minaj, Maluma and Myriam Fares release ‘Tukoh Taka’!

Music superstars Nicki Minaj, Maluma and Myriam Fares are unleashing Tukoh Taka, the first-ever official FIFA Fan Festival anthem, to pump up the atmosphere at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

FIFA Sound – the game-changing initiative that combines the universal languages of music and football – collaborated with Universal Arabic Music and Republic Records on the release.

Tukoh Taka, which is the latest addition to the tournament’s multi-song Official Soundtrack, will capture the FIFA World Cup spirit by pulsing through the heart of football’s greatest global celebration.

From the FIFA Fan Festivals taking place in Doha’s Al Bidda Park and worldwide to the buzz of the stadiums across Qatar, Tukoh Taka will set the tone for an unforgettable experience by amplifying three of music’s most iconic voices.

Trinidadian-born Nicki Minaj, who is based in the USA, is known as the ‘queen of hip hop’ after becoming the best-selling female rapper of all time. Maluma is a globally acclaimed Latin Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter from Colombia, while Lebanese singer Myriam Fares has tens of millions of followers across the Middle East and worldwide.

With the trio teaming up for an anthem that spans regions and genres to reflect the global reach of the FIFA World Cup and the inclusivity of the game, fans will associate playing Tukoh Taka with momentous moments during a true football festival.

Maluma and Myriam Fares will perform on the opening evening of Doha’s FIFA Fan Festival, which will start to welcome fans from 16:00 local time on Saturday 19 November, the day before the action kicks off on the pitch with Qatar v Ecuador.

Maluma says: “I am so happy to be part of this World Cup single! I always dreamt of an opportunity like this. Representing Latin music on this global track alongside amazing artists that sing in English and Arabic takes our culture to another level.”

Myriam Fares adds: “It has been an honour to participate in the composition, arrangement and choreography of Tukoh Taka, in addition to working alongside two of my favourite international artists, Nicki Minaj and Maluma. I am passionate about this song and I truly hope that Tukoh Taka will take the culture of the region, and Arabian music, to the whole world.”

Music executive Wassim ‘Sal’ Slaiby, founder and CEO of Universal Arabic Music, says: “The goal of Tukoh Taka was to make a record that celebrates unity, culture and diversity on a global level. A special thank you to Nicki Minaj, Maluma and Myriam Fares for bringing their identity, culture and talent to this song. YALLA SAWAH!”

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Speaking to City Girls rapper JT for i-D, the leader of the Barbz revealed her next album will go back to her Hip Hop roots. According to Nicki, she’s in a very good place now and believes being in that mindset puts her in a position to put out her best music.

“I feel like whenever I’m happy, I deliver the best music,” Nicki said before hinting at what’s to come on the new project. “And in order for me to deliver the best music for my album – which is coming out soon – I have to tap back into the essence of Hip Hop.”

Elsewhere in the conversation, Nicki hinted her fifth studio album is on her priority list, giving fans hope it can be released sometime soon. Her last solo effort came with 2018’s Queen, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 185,000 album-equivalent units, of which 78,000 came from pure album sales.

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“Super Freaky Girl” was released on August 12 and prominently samples Rick James’s 1981 single “Super Freak.” The song debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it the first solo song by a female hip-hop artist to do so since Lauryn Hill‘s 1998 single “Doo Wop (That Thing).” The track was included on Minaj’s first greatest hits album Queen Radio: Volume 1.

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