K’Naan: making moms swoon and the world a better place since March, 2010
The K’naan-induced warm fuzzies keep on coming. Our hearts are still swollen from his Juno wins for artist and songwriter of the year, and we can’t get the song “Wavin’ Flag,” which was chosen as the official song for the World Cup Trophy Tour, out of our heads. Even our moms are swooning over the Somali-Canadian—a.k.a., The Little Prince of Mogadishu. And now we find out K’naan’s star-studded remix of “Wavin’ Flag” has reeled in over $1 million dollars for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The CBC reports that since its March 12 release, the track topped the Canadian radio charts for seven weeks, sold more than 160,000 iTunes copies and its video has been viewed over 4.5 million times. All this from a guy who escaped death in Somalia and barely knew any English until his teens. It may be too soon to say, but if he continues down this road of making Canada proud we see a Governor General appointment in the distant future.