Akon’s Oh Africa Pepsi Ad

Pepsi commercial uses music sung by Akon

FIFA World Cup 2010

FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Memorable Events – Past and Present

Coke is the official sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but competitor Pepsi’s brilliant two and a half minute “Oh Africa” is the first World Cup related advertisement to make the viral chart, and portends well for Pepsi’s revamped focus on social media, including YouTube.

Pepsi released their new TV advert for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa in late February. In the video, some of the greatest football stars Messi, Henry, Kaka, Lampard, Arshavin and Drogba are faced with inventive African locals who have their own set of rules, as they play a pickup match. Hundreds of Africans rush to them, forming a virtual playing field. The stars desperately try to defeat the locals, but as they advance towards the adversary’s goal, the bystanders move along with them, effectively moving the playing field.

The song featured is “Oh Africa” by Senegalese-American multi platinum selling artist Akon. Oh Africa was created together with Keri Hilson, and envisions to benefit underprivileged African youth.

Oh Africa – Akon | Messi Henry Kaka Lampard Arshavin Drogba

Behind the scenes of the Pepsi 2010 World Cup advertisement

Check out this behind the scenes video of Pepsi’s commercial which transports it’s world class players from stadium to safari as they find themselves deep in the African savannah.

FIFA World Cup Memorable Events
FIFA World Cup is the largest sporting event in the world, and soccer is the most beautiful game. The round of 16 matches have started today on June 26, 2010. From today onwards till the final on July 11, 2010, we will bring you memorable events of FIFA World Cup from past and present each day.

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Articles Coming Up:

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